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5.4 out of 10

Coby CX-17

Slim Compact Design TV and Weather Band Sensitive AM/FM Radio Bu Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Coby CX-17

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Overall 6
6.0

It's alright...

Amber O., Amazon
30 July 2014
  • Summary: I like it. A little hard to tune into the radio stations on FM. But other than that it's got pretty good reception once you get to the station you're looking for. Nice for a cheap hand radio.
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Overall 6
6.0

Radio

Mae Gordon, Amazon
25 June 2014
  • Summary: I enjoyed selecting this product. It served my purpose and my immediate needs, it was a perfect gift for a friend.
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Overall 6
6.0

Bigger than I expected.

Charles K., Amazon
6 October 2013
  • Summary: It's the size of an old school transistor radio & does't really give any extra features for that size. Worth the price but only that. Given to do over I would skip the TV bands and get a radio half this size.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better and not better that the cx38 ?

Mae Gordon, Amazon
9 June 2009
  • Summary: I have owned 2 of these in the past, both of which did not last but 3 or 4 months. While it actually has a working TV2, or upper tv, band, The weather band never came in, and did not even come in when I used headphones, which also act as a wire Antenna Technically. I cant decide if these were better or not than the cx 38, since it has no sensitivity or reception on the weather band. This is quite unfortunate, because this is quite an affordable radio on our budget.
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Overall 4
4.0

you don't get what you don't pay for

tierny, Amazon
27 March 2009
  • Summary: Nicer volumetric dimensions than the usual transistor radio, but my antenna fell out after just a month or two. Curiously you rarely get what you do pay for either. Ah capitalism... what a great ruse.
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Overall 8
8.0

Better than Sony ICF SMK2

kevin652, Amazon
21 March 2009
  • Summary: I like this radio and it's better than the cheap Sony with better volume control, audio, antenna design, and size. In addition the Coby picks up a few TV stations, and a weather station or two. The tuning is a little more finicky than the Sony but it is still worth the six dollars I spent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Difficult to tune, TV and SW bands don't seem to work

D. Owens, Amazon
13 March 2009
  • Summary: I use this to listen to the news in the shower. It's adequate for that purpose, but the TV and SW bands have never seemed to work. It's also very difficult to tune as the indicator is almost invisible. Nobody expects audiophile quality in a cheap pocket radio, so it's no surprise that the loudspeaker is good only for AM news and talk shows. The mono sound is decent enough for music if you use headphones or ear buds.
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Overall 6
6.0

Better and not better that the cx38 ?

D. Owens, Amazon
7 March 2009
  • Summary: I have owned 2 of these in the past, both of which did not last but 3 or 4 months. While it actually has a working TV2, or upper tv, band, The weather band never came in, and did not even come in when I used headphones, which also act as a wire Antenna Technically. I cant decide if these were better or not than the cx 38, since it has no sensitivity or reception on the weather band. This is quite unfortunate, because this is quite an affordable radio on our budget.
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Overall 10
10

Good little radio!

beesbrat, Amazon
19 November 2008
  • Summary: We use this to take to the beach with us in the summer. It is also nice to have during bad weather since it is battery powered. Small, lightweight.
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Overall 4
4.0

Wow! Surprised.

notAyesperson "Always in search of good books", Amazon
2 May 2008
  • Summary: Wow. I was surprised at how much this costs on Amazon. I borrow this sometimes from a coworker to get thru the night. It looks like it's worth about $20. It gets only a very few stations in clearly. ONe weak R&B station that I like listening to will come in on this unit but another channel will also come in over it from time to time. Will do, but would not pay $60 for this.
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