Many products are marketed as ‘retro’, but few have the pedigree and charm of this week’s amazing prize. Thanks to our lovely friends at Roberts, one lucky winner will win a beautiful Roberts Revival Uno in the (wonderfully named) ‘yellow submarine’ finish.
The Revival range came about by lucky happenstance. An original Roberts 1950’s radio featured as a prop in a 90’s Martini ad and it sparked huge interest, with people eager to know if this stunning radio was still in production. In light of the sudden surge in awareness, Roberts decided to update the iconic radio, to reflect how far technology had come, whilst keeping the style authentic; thus, the Roberts Revival was born. In effect, Roberts kept the styling but made sure it was progressive retro. So, the look is vintage – and would get a nod of wistful nostalgia from those who remember the 50’s – but underneath that beautiful exterior beats an ultra-modern heart.
The Roberts Revival Uno proves the age old adage that small is beautiful. In the Revival Uno, Roberts has taken everything I adore about the beautifully designed and intricately engineered Revival, and then cleverly crafted it to be 35% smaller – with no loss of craftsmanship, styling or audio quality.
The retro 50’s-style Roberts Revival Uno radio is more compact than the standard Revival, making it ideal for smaller rooms and also incredibly easy to take with you. Since you can power it via mains or battery, it’s the perfect partner whether you are staying at home or heading out and taking your music with you.
Explore new stations or save your favourites on the pre-sets. You can listen to DAB/DAB+ and FM stations and the one-touch access button takes you straight to your favourite station.
This little beauty looks great as a bedside companion and with two alarms, you – and your significant other – can choose to instantly wake up to the buzzer or ease in to your day with talk and music via DAB or FM radio. Roberts have clearly given thought to this as part of your bedroom set up, as you can customise the brightness of the display with the adjustable dimmer, so there’s no need to throw something over the display at night (speaking from bitter experience!)
The Revival Uno can also play music from your smartphone or MP3 player, thanks to the auxiliary input socket and you can even use it as a speaker for your own music collection. For those quieter moments, there’s also a headphone socket.
Whether it’s DAB radio, smartphone songs, or The Archers, the audio quality is every bit as good as we’ve come to expect from Roberts; little wonder that they have myriad industry endorsements and not one but two Royal Warrants!