U.K.'s Roberts claims first solar DAB radio

A full charge is supposedly good for 27 hours, but remember, we're talking about a U.K.-based product, so solar supplies may be limited.

Roberts Radio

It seems surprising that no one has done this already, but U.K.-based Roberts claims to have the first solar-powered DAB radio. The aptly named "solarDAB" has UV-absorbing panels built into the top of the unit and indicates its power level on a small display.

As Engadget notes, Roberts has tried to expand beyond its usual retro designs with some bright colors, but it still looks pretty staid. A full charge is supposedly good for 27 hours, but remember, we're talking about a U.K.-based product, so solar supplies may be limited.

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