Rated 5 out of 5 by nanasue This little radio reminds me of the old "transister" radios we had when I was a kid. Same size, but much better quality in both the construction and sound. I had been seaarching for a small porable radio to mount on my mobility scooter, this is perfect.
April 27, 2011
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 4 out of 5 by radionut Performs like a larger radio
Even though this is a small unit, it picks up all the out of town stations that my larger tabletop radio gets. You have to turn the dial very slowly or you'll skip right over distant stations. It also has plenty of volume for it's size.
January 31, 2009
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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Computerhobbyist SONY POCKET RADIO PERFECTION
The Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio is the consumer electronics industry’s best performing pocket radio. It has a flawless design, implementation, and reception of analog radio broadcasts. I enjoy listening to this pocket radio just as much as any larger portable item in my personal radio assortment. The Sony ICF-S10MK2 pocket radio offers two distinct listening options. A formidable built-in 2 ¼ inch monaural speaker provides big booming sound on FM stations. The Sony radio provides clear, well defined, and distinct voice quality for my favorite talk radio programs on the AM band. The audio quality emitted from the built-in speaker is on par or of better quality than many larger portable radios that I have heard in my experience. The built-in speaker provides depth and clarity of sound without distortion. A convenient earphone jack is provided on the left side of the radio for any occasion when a private listening session is desired or needed. FM and AM tuning quality is a breeze with the unit’s thumbwheel style tuning control. The LED tuning indicator lights up in bright red when a station in tuned in accurately or locked in. Station drift is not an issue with this Sony pocket radio as I never feel the need to retune the dial once the LED indicator is lit. This Sony pocket radio is always there for me when I want to listen to the ballgame or a newscast when I can’t be near a TV. The telescopic FM whip antenna and built-in AM ferrite bar antennas enable this portable radio to offer exceptional sensitivity and selectivity in station reception across the FM/AM radio bands. I am also able to receive out-of- market AM stations on most nights when clear atmospheric conditions are present. The Sony ICF-S10MK2 pocket radio offers high performance battery life. The Sony pocket radio is powered by 2 AA batteries that are difficult to deplete. It is a rare event when the Sony pocket radio’s batteries need to be replaced. The super high performance features offered by this Sony pocket radio are as follows: analog tuning dial, FM/AM dial scale, LED station lock indicator, FM/AM band reception, FM/AM band selector switch, dual function volume control/power switch, built-in speaker, earphone jack, FM telescopic whip antenna, built-in AM antenna, carry strap, and battery compartment. Lastly, the Sony ICF-S10MK2 pocket radio offers great build quality, compact size, and performs admirably in tough operating environments. Good Luck. Enjoy.
May 7, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by weeks THe Best "Transistor" Radio still sold
Forget the Ipod, The walkman, Sirius and everything else. Before those came along transistor radios ruled the world. You can listen to music, news, talk radio, even church services (I can live without that one). And this is the old school version that works like a charm, and it's only about 12 bucks. Power outage, weather emergency, nuclear attack, this will keep you informed. I take it to the beach,
July 12, 2011
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