Summary: This combo of portability and being able to leave it plugged in, is a great combo. I can grab it to go if needed. I wish it would also charge the batteries but it does not. I just change batteries every 6 months. I'm good to go for midwest tornado season. Fingers crossed.
Summary: The radio works fine, haven't used the SAME function since we don't get many alerts of this type (tornado, hurricane, etc...). Problem I have is with the rechargeable battery pack not holding a charge anymore.
EZ to use, and portable.... straight from tornado alley
29 May 2014
Summary: I live in Tornado alley (for real) and this is the radio I depend on to save our lives. Its portable and works while underground in my cellar. I like it so much that I just recently bought another one and had it shipped to my parent's new home in another tornado prone area.
This radio has lots of problem issues that need to be fixed.
15 May 2014
Summary: I got this radio about 10 days sgo. The rechargeable batteries wouldn't work from the beginning. I called midland and they sent me new rechargeable batteries whi worked fine for several days.when I went to charge them in the charging cradle it wouldn't work.
Summary: I had a lot of trouble getting the rechargeable battery into the unit and the instructions just said to put it in - no other directions. It took my husband's brute strength to get it in; and it's in an awkward place due to the belt clip.
Summary: So far it has alerted for a state drill and also an actual weather event while on a road trip. I did have a problem where the time and settings got way off. This was happening while it sat in the charger thing.