Revival of the Radio

British portable radio manufacturer Robert’s has been making radios since 1932 and can today be found in homes all over the world, even the Royal British family. There have been numerous models in production, but the one that is instantly recognizable is the vintage looking Revival radio that takes its inspiration from classic mid-century design.

Robert’s have modernized the inside with DAB technology for digital radio and a smart LCD-display at the top. I bet that these would look snug on any breakfast table around the world. Suggested retail price is around £150.

The iconic ‘Revival’ DAB radio is a nostalgic 1950s style retro radio with advanced DAB features. In a range of colours it not only looks great it sounds great too. Now with 120 hours battery life this fantastic DAB radio is more portable than ever. The ‘Revival’ features rotary tuning and volume controls, RDS station name display, a stereo line out socket, headphone socket and portability thanks to its carry handle.

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Above: roberts-pink

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Above: revival_dab

Christopher

Christopher founded Ultra Swank in 2005. Has a crush on mid-century graphic design, defunct airlines, Disneyland and the Century 21 Exposition. Is a collector of easy listening music from the 60s and 70s and a Swedish expat living in Barcelona, Spain.

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Comments for this article

  • Fhardyfan

    I can just sit back and listen to Julie London.

  • http://www.ultraswank.net Chris

    Or perhaps some nice Dalida tunes?

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