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Many radios are dubbed ‘kitchen radios’ solely for the reason that this is the room they end up getting most of their use in. Roberts has gone the whole hog and designed a radio specifically for kitchen use. The first thing to note about the RDK-2 is that not only is it designed for the kitchen from a functionality perspective …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Coat

    Egg timer flaws....

    .."only 99 minutes" - seriously, how long do you guys boil eggs for??

    mines the cheffy apron..

  2. Antony King
    Flame

    @ac - egg timer flaws

    Ostrich eggs take about 2 hours, so it'd be crap for that...

  3. r
    Happy

    I want one

    'nuff said

  4. Sim
    Unhappy

    expensive

    why are DAB radios so expensive?

  5. Beelzeebub
    Unhappy

    Because

    It's new technology innit? Or that's what the gen public see it as.

    Still riddled with reception problems and coverage issues.

    Welcome to Blighty (no longer dear old).

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Thumb Down

    No good...

    ...if you've got pelmets.

  7. David Gosnell
    Boffin

    Or because...

    An analogue radio is essentially a few transistors and maybe a simple IC or two thrown together with the odd resistor and capacitor as glue. A DAB radio is to all intents and purposes a miniature computer bolted on to a conventional tuner, and whilst they are still a bit over-priced, it will pretty much inevitably always be a bit more expensive than its analogue counterpart.

    Mind you, Roberts radios of any flavour don't tend to come cheap, so a lot's in the name. For affordable and stylish DABs, look to Intempo and the like. Rather like with "real" computers, you'll find there's actually only a very small number of people manufacturing the innards, and you may even end up with pretty much exactly the same radio in a different and more affordable case.

  8. David
    Pirate

    Lidl

    Lidl are selling a kitchen radio for a tenner.

    http://www.lidl.com.mt/mal/home.nsf/pages/c.o.20081222.p.Kitchen_radio

    Not DAB but who cares.

  9. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Re: Lidl

    How much for shipping from Malta then?!

    And that's before considering the crappy euro exchange rates.

  10. David
    Happy

    @Anonymous Coward

    LOL. You really are a git AC. You will find them in your local store along with other brand quality items which are cheaper.

    To answer you other questions, delivery to/from Europe should cost around £6.85.

    The current exchange rate British Pound to Euro is 1=1.07218 (from xe.com)

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