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The LOGIK L55DAB15 is a portable FM/DAB/DAB+ radio with an alarm clock. It has a retro design with a wood-effect finish. Find out how what it can do and how it performs in this review…
- FM/DAB/DAB+ radio
- Saves 20 preset stations (10 on FM and 10 on DAB)
- LCD display with brightness control
- Alarm clock with snooze function
- Mains or battery powered with 4 AA batteries
- 2 x 2W speakers giving stereo sound
- 3.5 mm headphone jack
- Carrying handle
- Sleep function
Dimensions: 24.6 cm wide x 16 cm high x 9.9 cm deep
Weight: 1 kg
Performance and use
The LOGIK L55DAB15 has a nice compact design with a wood-effect finish. This radio is quite small (24.6 cm wide) and is easy to carry around, and you can power it with 4 AA batteries or the mains lead provided. As with most portable digital radios, the battery life is quite poor, so you will probably want to keep it plugged into the mains most of the time.
Unfortunately, this radio is quite difficult to use compared to most other portable DAB radios. In particular, setting alarms and saving presets can be difficult, even after reading the user manual. It can be quite frustrating trying to use this radio’s features as the controls aren’t very intuitive.
The sound quality is acceptable for a radio in this price range, but it doesn’t have much bass and hence sounds a bit tinny. It’s not a bad radio for listening to speech stations, but the tone quality isn’t great for listening to music. The volume is also quite limited, so it’s not a good choice for using in noisy places.
This radio has an orange display rather than using blue like on most digital radios. One advantage of this is that the display isn’t so bright at night, but this can also make the display harder to read.
- Decent sound quality for the price
- Attractive retro design with a nice wood finish
- Display is clear and easy to read
- Doesn’t go very loud
- Lacks bass, so it sounds quite tinny
- Manual is unclear and hard to follow
- Setting alarms and saving presets is fiddly
- Orange display can be hard to read at night
The LOGIK L55DAB15 has a nice design and would look good in the kitchen, but it does have some issues. The sound quality is decent for the price, but it lacks bass and sounds rather tinny. The radio can also be tricky to use as the manual is confusing.
To summarise, the LOGIK L55DAB15 could be a good choice if you like its design, but you should be aware of its flaws before purchasing it.
If you don’t mind getting something with a more modern design you should consider the AZATOM Horizon, which is an affordable FM/DAB clock radio with Bluetooth.
One good and inexpensive retro DAB clock radio is the KitSound Jive, which has an attractive 1950s-style design.
For some more options see our roundup of the best clock radios in the UK.