Summary: I just got this radio, so I can't speak to battery life yet. However, everything else is great. I put batteries in as soon as I got it, and used it in the shower shortly thereafter. It was easy to tune and get a good loud volume from it without turning it up very high. I really like that the on/off button is separate from the volume and tuning controls. This radio is a very good value considering the low price.
Summary: I read the reviews prior to ordering this product. However in my situation we enjoy it very much. I bought 1 for my bathroom and 1 for my teenages boys and I do not have one bad thing to say. Good reception No static good volume.
Summary: I live across the Hudson River from New York City. There's a radio station on almost every frequency. This thing pulled around 15 radio stations from AM/FM. While I was unable to pull ESPN FM (98.7), I was able to receive the AM feed (1050), but only if my hands were on the unit. No amount of adjustment to the awful pot knob would let the station in clearly after I took my hands off this radio.
Radio audible only when held to ear - truly terrible
Kenna C., Amazon
22 February 2013
Summary: I bought this shower radio after seeing mixed reviews for it. I liked the size and especially the price. It seems that there was this option, others with terrible reviews, or ones for $70+. So I went with this one and was optimistic. It arrived and I liked the design. I opened it, put in batteries, turned it on. I had the dishwasher going so it was making it hard for me to hear.
Summary: Very hard to tune if you live in a city where channels aren't very spaced out. You can literally get a completely different station by turning it. The sound is quite loud--- you will hear it in the shower-- but very bad quality.
Summary: I bought four of these because of the good reviews and fair price. Well, they've all stopped working. One after only one time, the others after about a month. I changed batteries, etc., but they were all dead. I guess you get what you pay for, and in this case, the price is cheap because the product is, too. Wanted them to be great, but next time, I'll spend more and get a product that works.