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Alba TRDAB2820 review

You won't get a better DAB radio for such a bargain price

Our Verdict

Only makes sense if price is your number one concern


  • Dirt cheap

    Easy to use


  • Clunky buttons

    Weak sound

Everyone loves a bargain, but rarely can you get a top-quality product and still have enough change for the bus fare home.

While you wouldn't quite call this Alba the pinnacle of design excellence, it's cheap as chips and, like a can of Ronseal, it does exactly what it says on the tin.

For your spare change, you get a digital radio with top-notch reception and an easy-to-use interface. It's also got an analogue FM tuner sitting alongside the digital one, and you can run it from batteries.

On the downside, it does feel very plasticky - especially the buttons, which are overly sticky - and the sound from the speaker is particularly tinny. For the price, however, it's a bit of a bargain.