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The LOGIK LRBDAB14 is a very affordable DAB radio that can be powered by the mains or AA batteries. It has a small, lightweight design and comes in either blue or black. Let’s see what it can do…
- Alarm clock with snooze function
- Mains or battery powered with 4 x AA batteries
- Saves 20 preset stations
- LCD display
- 5 mm headphone jack
Dimensions: 15 cm wide x 8.2 cm high x 6 cm deep
Performance and use
The LOGIK LRBDAB14 feels quite sturdily made and has a nice, cute design. The sound quality isn’t great, but you wouldn’t expect it to be at this price.
The LOGIK LRBDAB14 can be powered by the mains or with four AA batteries, offering up to 8 hours of playback. In practice, the battery life is often less than this, which means you will get through batteries very quickly.
Apart from the radio itself, the LOGIK LRBDAB14 has a few additional features including the ability to save 20 preset stations as well as an alarm clock that lets you wake up to either the radio or an alarm buzzer sound. The preset stations aren’t very easy to use, and it’s generally easier just to scroll through to the station you want.
- Small, light and compact
- Acceptable sound quality given its price
- Eats through batteries quickly
- Presets are fiddly to save and access
- On/off switch is poorly designed
The LOGIK LRBDAB14 could be a good choice if you’re looking for something as cheap as possible, but if you don’t mind spending more there are better options out there.
LOGIK manufacture several other cheap, compact DAB radios including the LOGIK LHDR15, which has a nice wood-effect finish and feels a bit higher quality than the LRBDAB14.
One high-quality inexpensive radio is the Goodmans Canvas, which offers FM and DAB radio and can be powered by the mains or AA batteries.
For some other cheap radios to consider, see our roundup of the cheapest DAB radios in the UK.