Rated 4.9 out of 5 by 8
Rated 5 out of 5 by BettyBoot Great Product
Great little radio, I put it in my pocket and listen to it when I go out walking.
Thank you Sony, you make great stuff!
October 2, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by aquaviva71 Awesome
I love this radio. Strapped it on my Mountain Bike. Its a joy to listen to as I'm biking.
September 10, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by SeasonedCitizen Pocket Radio
My wife and I have been buying this model for so many years we cannot remember accurately. It could easily be 30-40 years. It has been nothing but reliable, and you certainly can't beat the price. I believe the first one we purchased cost about $3, and it lasted for many years. Another purchased about five years ago is going strong. We're afraid this model could go out of production, so we are purchasing two more at this time. No stereo available, but perfect for talk radio fans like us.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by xactopilot BUY IT FOR LIFE
I've had one of these radios since the 90s, and I'm sure it will still be working for many years to come. This radio's design is very refined, from the nice tactile click when you spin up the volume knob to turn it on, to the perfecty balanced tuning knob. This radio tunes very accurately and doesn't drift once you've set the knob. There aren't a lot of numbers on the dial and the range is fairly compressed since there's only so much room for it, but you'll have no trouble tuning. The FM mast is substantial and capable of pulling in low power stations from many miles away, even in the saturated FM bands in the SF bay area. The AM ferrite bar is also quite good, and I've heard some very distant stations on it when conditions were just right... (but I can't say I've done a lot of DXing with it since I have other radios for that)
this is the radio i keep in the drawer in the kitchen, for emergencies or just when i'm going to be doing something outside. It's quite loud and can be used outdoors if it's not super windy. It's just a perfectly functional thing. sure, it's a little pricey at $12, but you'll never buy another one, and you'll get thousands of hours of use from it. I can't think of any other electronic gadget I've gotten as much use out of, other than my giant transforming robot, of course.
June 20, 2013