AMAZING RADIO deceptively displayed. (Fully 1/4 the size SUUGESTED by the picture)
Joseph W. Strain "Brewmaster", Amazon
8 December 2014
Summary: Grundig G8 Traveler II Digital AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with Auto Tuning Storage AMAZING RADIO deceptively displayed The real neat multiplie position control hidden beneath a hinged cover has nothing to do with the radio. It "tunes" the clock according to a selected time zone displayed around the circumference of the selector switch travel. (It DOES work) FM Reception : an IMPORTANT CRITERION to me. It is far better than any radio in house.
Summary: I was disappointed. The radio was unable to reject interference from my computer on the AM band, something my cheap Coby CX789 does pretty well in exactly the same location. Then I tried setting stations in memory and going back to them. Unlike digital radios that have one button for each station (random access), this one requires you to go serially through all the presets to get to the station you want by rotating the tuning dial.
This is a beautiful, inexpensive radio with a wonderful sound
Elisabeth Heptner, Amazon
25 October 2014
Summary: This is a beautiful, inexpensive radio with a wonderful sound. Since I have a more expensive world radio, which I use for international channels, I cannot judge the capability of that reception. If I could improve on it, I would transfer the weight of the radio to the bottom so that it might stand more securely even on wood surfaces which are covered with A TABLECLOTH. THANK YOU.
Summary: At this price, how can anyone gripe. Digital tuning! Lotsa bands. Auto tuning. Cool looking. Pocket-able. Wowser! C'mon, this little multi-band radio is fantastic. Only thing it lacks are WX bands (weather). But you can look outside your window and make your own predictions any old time. And this wee wonder will be very VERY handy during next global war.
I had great hopes for this radio but was badly disappointed
Maine Boy, Amazon
9 July 2014
Summary: I had great hopes for this radio but was badly disappointed. I had great trouble pulling in a strong station that I had no trouble pulling in with another radio. I always thought Grundig was one of the best but they seem to have gone way downhill recently. I would recommend Sony and Sharp if you are looking for a good radio like this.
Summary: I found it relatively easy to program in about 12 stations. The sleep timer goes off every 30 minutes and thereby saves me a bunch on batteries. I am usually asleep before 30 minutes. I like being able to change stations in the dark. Also it only takes 2 batteries, unlike some other radios which take 4 batteries. Because I have a radiowave absorbing steel siding on my house, I get diminished reception. Basically I rate this radio better than average or good.
Summary: The G8 has great sound for a small multiband unit. The tuning is more accurate (up to 100ths of a wavelength) than many other digital radios in this price range. Features such as the clock, world clock, thermometer, earphone jack, & wake alarm make it extremely useful for travel. I didn't rate it at 5 stars because: it wasn't made in Germany like old Grundigs; it takes 3 batteries instead of 2; I need time to ascertain unit longevity and quality of construction.
Summary: Very poorly and cheaply made. You will be better off buying any random radio from pharmacy stores. Eton has destroyed what Grundig used to mean. The controls are flimsy and reception quality is really bad. The battery cover keeps coming loose. I bought it for my dad, but was disappointed and ended up putting it in freecycle.