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Roberts Blutune T2 Review

Roberts Blutune T2 review: A sleek bedside radio

Roberts Blutune T2 Review
Release Date
2016
Manufacturer
Roberts
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If you’re looking for a sleek and sophisticated DAB alarm clock radio, we could have just the thing.

Another stylish addition to the Roberts Radio portfolio, the Blutune T2 combines performance and style with a compact design that means it fits perfectly in almost any room.

If you’re looking for something with the visual impact of the Roberts Stream 94i, but you also want the freedom to pick your radio up and take it with you on-the-go, then the Roberts Blutune T2 is an excellent compromise.

We grabbed our own version of the Blutune T2 so that we could take the tech for a spin and give you a complete rundown on what to expect from this state-of-the-art DAB alarm clock.

Read on to find out more.

Roberts Blutune T2 review: Design and build

It’s hard to find a Roberts radio that isn’t well considered.

Products like the Roberts Radio Revival RD70 truly take your breath away. While the Roberts Blutune T2 DAB radio with Bluetooth doesn’t have the same retro styling, it does deliver a sort of sophisticated appeal that’s hard to overlook.

The first thing you’ll notice about this radio is how compact it actually is. The Blutune T2 is only about 10cm by 17cm with a depth of 11cm. That means that you’ll have no problem picking it up and taking it with you when you want to take your music with you to a festival, camping trip or simply another room.

What’s more, the Blutune T2 also features a nifty leather carry handle – which makes it even easier to transport. It’s not as small as the Roberts Sports, but it’s also intended for more than just one person to use at a time.

The space at the top of the Blutune T2 is shiny silver, giving it a delightful modern appearance, while the side paneling has been done in soft oak wood, giving you that all-important vintage appeal. On the front of the device, you’ll find a fantastic digital screen, where you can browse through music options, and even connect to Bluetooth.

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To make the design of the Roberts Blutune T2 even more impressive, there’s also built-in charging, so you can keep your music system topped up with energy wherever you go.

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Roberts Blutune T2 review: Features

We’ve conducted quite a few DAB radio alarm clock reviews on Roberts devices, and we’re beginning to see a pattern. Compact sizing doesn’t necessarily mean cutting down on features or functionality when you’re dealing with Roberts.

This space-saving compact radio is perfect for waking you up in the morning, or keeping you awake when you’re out with friends. There’s also a USB socket built into the system, so you can charge your phone on-the-go too.

As you might expect, the Blutune comes with all the connectivity features you might need, including DAB+, DAB, and FM radio, combined with Bluetooth in case you want to stream music and content from your phone. If you can’t get your Bluetooth connectivity just right for any reason, there’s an aux input socket, so you can connect via cable instead. We particularly liked this extra touch for flexible control.

The Roberts Blutune T2 is a great combination of form and function. When you set the alarm, you can either choose to have the machine wake you up with a buzz, or with the radio station of your choice. The radio also works when you’re using battery power – making it ideal for when you’re out and about. There are also multiple alarm functions for if you want to set different alerts for specific days.

Features include:

  • DAB+, DAB and FM radio wavebands
  • 60 station presets
  • Mains supply or battery-powered performance
  • Built-in battery charging
  • USB input and aux sockets
  • Fully portable for outdoor use
  • USB smartphone charging
  • Snooze and alarm functions
  • Bluetooth streaming
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Roberts Blutune T2 review: Radio performance

This compact device from Roberts isn’t the biggest or most powerful DAB radio in the world – but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t offer plenty of value.

With plenty of ways to stream the music or podcasts that suit you, we’re sure you’ll find something that you love to listen to with the Roberts Blutune T2. What’s more, like with most Roberts devices, you’ll find that the DAB connection is particularly strong.

Although it can be a bit fiddly to set your Bluetooth up at first, you’ll also be able to enjoy a high quality of sound whether you’re streaming or playing music through your radio connection. Roberts ensures that you’ve got enough depth and volume in all of your sound to keep the party going.

What’s more, it’s worth noting that the sound quality was particularly sharp when we were tuning into podcasts. If you love listening to spoken content online, or offline, then you’re going to adore the quality from the Blutune T2.

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Roberts Blutune T2 review: Verdict
If you're looking for something stylish, compact, and easy to use, then it's hard to go wrong with the Roberts Blutune T2 DAB radio with Bluetooth. This device comes with all the connectivity you need to listen to content in a range of different formats. What's more, the fact that you can pick the radio up and carry it with you wherever you go is a huge benefit.

More than just another bedside clock, the Roberts Blutune lets you stay tuned to your favourite sources of entertainment, without ever having to miss a beat.
Sound
93
Design
91
Connectivity
90
Build quality
89
Portability
95
Positives
Easy to use
Lightweight and super portable
Clear and sharp sound
Two-alarm modes and sleep function
Play music through a range of connections
Negatives
Bluetooth can be a pain to set up
Screen can't be dimmed much for bedside use
92
Sweet
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