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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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Coat

Egg timer flaws....

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

mines the cheffy apron..

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Flame

@ac - egg timer flaws

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

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Happy

I want one

'nuff said

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Sim
Unhappy

expensive

why are DAB radios so expensive?

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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).

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No good...

...if you've got pelmets.

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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.

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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.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Lidl

How much for shipping from Malta then?!

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

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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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