Summary: I purchased this for a senior citizen who wanted a basic radio. Basic is very hard to find I learned once I started searching. Certainly could not find one in a brick and mortar store amongst the iPods and even digital radios. She wanted something simple, with the station dial large enough to see. Something that can also be used with a power cord so she won't have to spend on batteries; this fit the bill.
Summary: I was asked to buy a radio for an OAP and I settled on this product. From the feedback I received, the recipient found the large tuning knob & clear frequency display very helpful. In hurricane-prone location like ours, the dual power option (AC or batteries) is crucial.
Summary: I bought this radio to use as a kitchen and occasional outdoor radio. I live in a strong signal area near many major stations. However, this radio cannot pull in many FM stations and an even worse problem is that it cannot lock into any station for more than 30 seconds without major drift and static. It is useless, will probably send it back if I can find the box it came in.
Summary: This is the perfect radio for a small room, for the kitchen, for someone in an assisted living residence or anyone needing a small music or talk radio source. I found it to be very easy to use with acceptable sound (this is a small portable radio!) I leave it on when I am not at home. It is a good source of "chatter" and music for my dogs so it gives a presence of voices during the time I am gone.
Summary: Bought this for my 3 year old daughter to listen to at night because she is scared of "the scary noises". Showed her pictures of several radios and this is the one she picked out. She absolutely loves it! We did have an alarm clock radio, but she would turn on the alarm. Waking up at 3:00 AM is not fun. For any of us. She can find any radio channel she likes, and the reception is great. She has been sleeping all night every night in her room since we have bought this.