The Aldi retro radio is back and almost identical to the iconic Roberts radio...only £150 cheaper

A retro deal you won't want to miss

As fans of all things retro, we could barely contain our excitement when we spotted the retro Aldi radio back among the supermarket's special buys.

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Eagle-eyed Aldi fans with a fondness for retro interiors will have spotted that the Aldi radio is a dead ringer for the Roberts revival radio. However, with the most inexpensive Roberts revival radio with Bluetooth costing £179.00, Aldi's version is a massive £150 cheaper!

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The Aldi radio is surrounded in a leather-look material and is completed with brass detailing that gives it a gorgeous vintage look.

Aldi Radio

The radio comes in four designs, you can opt for a simple white or olive green. Or if you prefer something jazzier it is also available in a spot design or floral print.

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Buy now: Reka DAB & FM Radio, £29.99, Aldi

If you were worried that the Aldi radio might be all style and no substance, then let us stop your right there. The DAB and FM radio has 20 presets and a 24-hour clock that will automatically update when the clocks change.

However, the star feature has to be the Bluetooth capability, that allows you to pair it up with your phone and use it as a speaker as well as a radio in your bedroom or kitchen. You get a retro look with all the modern technology.

As always with Aldi, their superpower lies in their amazing prices. Costing just £29.99 the Aldi Radio is an absolute steal. However, while the Aldi Radio and Roberts radio might look similar, there are a couple of differences that set the two apart.

Roberts radio

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Buy now: Revival RD70, £179.99, Roberts

The Roberts radio will always be the ultimate retro radio. Made out of an acoustically-tuned wooden cabinet, the radio is then bound in luxurious leather cloth, available in a variety of colours to match every room colour scheme.

The radio is also kitted out with an alarm and colour display that is unbelievable easy to navigate.

However, if you plan to be bopping along to the radio in the bathroom perhaps consider opting for the Aldi radio. A steamy bathroom is not the ideal environment for the luxurious leather cloth of a Roberts radio as I sadly found out with my beloved pink Roberts radio.

The Aldi radio went on sale this week and is already proving incredibly popular.

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So if you are keen to get your mitts on the bargain retro radio you better be quick as we predict another sellout.

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.