Summary: I love this little radio. I bought one for myself several years ago and I liked it so much I bought one for my mother last year. Really like that it has both AM and FM. It's small and very sturdy. I use it almost every night and have needed to change the batteries maybe twice. I tuck it under my pillow when I travel. This week I needed to be at work during Hurricane Sandy so my company booked me into a hotel near work. At the last minute I threw this thing in my bag.
Summary: Sorry - I am a Radio collector and wonder how one can be fully satisfied with this one. AM reception is worst of all my recent purchase - Sony, Sharp, Kaito, Sangean - all are miles better. While FM is ok, AM is sub standard - and having a mono headphone jack (one ear reception) is not making it better. Recommended only of you are living in an area where your favorite stations are very strong. I give it 2.5*.
Summary: This is the second one I've purchased - the first one finally broke a piece off in the battery compartment after ten years of use. It's a nice small size and the little strap enables it to easily hang from a wall hook in the bathroom so I can get my news, traffic, and weather updates while getting ready for work. Shower steam didn't seem to affect it at all over the first ten year period.
Summary: I've had this radio for several years now. I keep it in a cellphone patch pocket attached to my backpack strap, so I can listen to music or news while I bike with minimal added weight or fuss. I cut a couple holes in the pocket to allow access to the volume/power and tuning controls. Simple, clean design, just like the radios that were common when I was a kid. Decent sound, excellent AM and FM reception, and fantastic battery life (MANY hours on a pair of AAs).
Summary: I PURCHASED THIS RADIO TO SEE JUST HOW IT COMPARED WITH THE SONY S10 MK2, I LIVE IN COLORADO AT A SHADE UNDER 10,000FT. ON THE EASTERN SLOPE OF THE ROCKIES WITH NOTHING TO OBSTRUCT RADIO RECEPTION. I REALLY DON'T LISTEN TO FM THAT MUCH AND MY OPINION IS THE PANASONIC AND SONY ARE PRETTY MUCH EQUAL IN BOTH SOUND QUALITY AND RECEPTION.
Summary: i went back and forth on this radio with the sony. based on the reviews i got this one. the battery life is super long. i use this for camping and have had it on many hours. i've even left it on over night to still have going in the morning and am still on the 1st set of batteries. the only complaint i have is sometimes the reception will start to get staticy for no reason. i have dialed it in and after a few minutes or a an hour or whatever it will start to go out.
Summary: After looking for a small, affordable, quality radio to carry on my person, I found the Panasonic RF-P50 exactly what I was looking for, on Amazon.com. Just to have a backup radio in case this radio was not the quality I was looking for, I also ordered a Sony ICF-S10MK2. Turns out both are Five-Star quality. The AM-FM bands work equally well. These radios have a great quality mono sound.
Kevin Finnegan "Making Toothpicks Out Of Logs", Amazon
11 October 2010
Summary: I didn't want to spend a lot of money for a small, portable AM radio. This one suits my needs just fine. On edit - We lost power for 4 or 5 days during hurricane Sandy. I started with two new AA batteries. I like to listen to the radio at night so I left it on and playing at a low volume all night, every night during the storm. Call it 4 nights, and at least 24 hours. It played just as clearly and loudly at the end of that time as it did at the beginning!
Summary: What A great little radio at a great price picks up alot of stations my other radios dont get.The sound is very clean as well and at this price it cant be beat.Well worth the dollars i spent on it.Quality at a good price.