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Comments about Sony Portable AM/FM Pocket Radio:
Have bought dozens of these for family and friends. Get so many inquiries from these recipients, and others that notice and want to buy them for their contacts or themselves. â€¦. and on it goes. Hope you will keep producing them.
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needed this radio for emergency situations when power goes.... inexpensive, and reliable!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
The Perfect Emergency Radio!
Most people do not own a reliable portable radio dedicated for emergencies, This is the perfect radio! Not only is it ruggedly constructed, but the audio quality and sensitivity is great. In my experience, Sony is Mercedes of the electronic industry. Remember the Boy Scout Motto: "Be Prepared". Retired Public Safety
Flashback Transistor Radio
from New York, N.Y.
About Me Practical
Flashback transistor radio to replace the one I owned that I had searched for for many years prior to owning. Everything close to a nolstagic transistor radio contemporary is bigger, bulkier and boomier.Small, light and convenient used for Sports Talk Show listening during lunch hours and Baseball Games in the evening and weekends. Good reception, my last one lasted me at least 10 years and would still be with me if it hadn't been purposely vandalized. Even without a battery door (lost and never found) it withstood the test of time.Great product!
from Arlington tx
good buy and fast delivery
from Findlay Ohio
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.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
BUY IT FOR LIFE
from south bay CA
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.
Sony Portable AM-FM Radio Review
By NY Born & Raised
from Forest Hills, NY
something good to have in the house as a just-in-case during a storm. simple stuff.
Service and delivery comments:
delivery, arrival condition, good, as expected.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
SONY POCKET RADIO PERFECTION
The Sony ICF-S10MK2 AM/FM Pocket 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. A morning sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, a hot cup of coffee, a warmed croissant, the fresh scent of the morning newspaper, and a Brahms symphony playing gently in the background. This is a marvelous pocket audio product, offering a superior portable design, reception range, and expert craftsmanship as well. This product is designed to persevere throughout the years. The Sony pocket radio can withstand less than ideal weather conditions. It is designed to accommodate subpar operating environments on a consistent basis. The Sony ICF-S10MK2 pocket radio offers two distinct listening options. A formidable built-in 2.25 inch monaural speaker provides big booming sound on FM music stations. Classical music, classic rock, hard rock, the blues, jazz, country, the oldies, and disco music are very enjoyable and superbly reproduced across the FM band. The Sony pocket radio provides clear, well-defined, and distinct voice quality on AM talk radio programs. I find that the weekday morning's public affairs, health, business, world news, technology, popular culture, science, the arts, comedy, movie review, sports talk, newsmaker author interviews, and auto repair programs feature accurate reception on the AM band. The audio quality emitted from this unit's speaker is on par or of better quality than many larger portable radios that I have heard in my experience. The built-in monaural speaker provides depth and clarity of sound, without distortion. A convenient earphone jack is included for any occasion when a private listening session is desired. AM/FM tuning is a breeze with this unit's thumbwheel-style tuning control. The tuning dial is accurately calibrated for all local market radio stations on both broadcast bands. The front panel LED tuning indicator lights up when a station is accurately tuned and locked in. Station-drift is not an issue with this pocket radio. I never feel the need to readjust the tuning dial once the bright red LED indicator is lit. This Sony pocket radio is always there for me when I want to listen to the ballgame, weather forecast, traffic report, stock market update, or a newscast when I can't be near a TV. This unit's AM ferrite bar antenna and FM telescopic whip antenna enable this portable radio to achieve exceptional sensitivity and selectivity broadcast reception performance on the AM/FM bands. I don't need to reorient the position of the portable radio frequently or extend the telescopic antenna to achieve satisfactory AM/FM reception quality. 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 two AA batteries that are difficult to deplete. It is a rare event when the Sony pocket radio's batteries need to be replaced. I recommend the use of high-performance Duracell Ultra or Energizer Max alkaline batteries for maximum audio performance and battery life for this unit. The super high-performance features offered by this Sony ICF-S10MK2 pocket radio are as follows: analog tuner, thumbwheel-style rotary tuning control, AM/FM dial scale, red tuning marker, LED power on/tuning lock indicator, AM/FM reception, AM frequency range: 530-1600 kHz, FM frequency range: 87.5-108 MHz, AM/FM band selector switch, rotary volume/power control, 2.25 inch monaural speaker, speaker grill, speaker cabinet, 100mW total system output power at 10% THD, 3.5mm monaural earphone jack, built-in AM ferrite bar antenna, FM telescopic whip antenna, black carry strap, DC battery terminals, detachable battery compartment cover, battery compartment, and attractive silver casing. The product dimensions are as follows: Width: 2-7/8", Height: 4-¾", Depth: 1-3/16", and Weight: 7 ounces. The Sony portable radio includes a 90-day parts and labor limited manufacturer warranty. This unit's monaural earphone jack will only permit the user to hear audio out of the left side of a pair of stereo headphones. However, this issue can easily be corrected by connecting a 3.5mm monaural-to-stereo headphone plug adapter to the pocket radio's earphone jack. Sony has produced a perfect pocket radio. Good Luck. Enjoy.
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