Summary: Nice size and weight, comes with long ear bud headphones, which adds to convenience. Reception in major metropolitan area is fine. The Off feature after 90 minutes can be a bit annoying; haven't been bothered enough to find out how to turn off that default feature. Easy to set to stations and go from AM to FM. The only feature missing is back lit volume control and LCD screen. You have to set stations with lots of light and to see control buttons.
Summary: WARNING TO ALL POTENTIAL BUYERS - YOU MAY NOT GET WHAT YOU PAID FOR BUT SOMETHING OLDER AND OUT OF DATE LIKE THEY DID TO ME. I am not sure if I should be pissed about this or not, I ordered on 4/20/2014 and was sent an older (type I) unit. Not what I wanted or was expecting. I wanted the front volume on the type II and the 2 batteries as I was hoping for longer battery life.
Summary: It doesn't do much, but what it does is a pleasure. I find the audio quality to be fine (with a different set of head-phones). The batteries never seem to die, and I already have most channels I'm interested in programmed in. I haven't had much recent experience buying other devices; I got a cheap nano-ripp-off thing that had the most confusing user interface, but did just about everything. Recording, MP3 playback, FM radio.
Summary: I have owned this radio for four or five years and am finally giving it a review. I use it almost every day, listening to the news, in the morning and taking it to listen, at work. I have used it, so much, that I have worn all of the button descriptions off, It continues to work, flawlessly - on only one AAA battery. Sturdy and easy to use (even in darkness), good sound and a very reasonable price. This one may outlast me.
Summary: I bought this to to replace a MP3 player that packed it in. I was unable to find another mp3 player with good FM reception. I like to listen to satellite radio in bed, and the signal for that, comes from my Sirius receiver, 3 rooms away. This little radio has no problem picking up the signal, whereas a new MP3 players FM, could not. Only thing missing is a light button or else I would have given it 5 stars.
Excellent Radio, great battery life and excellent reception
Javier Ricardo Montes Carrera "Jav_MC", Amazon
18 June 2013
Summary: Really good reception, the AAA battery (it works with just 1 battery!!!) lasts as long as one week using the radio for at least 5 hours every day. I have used this radio for more than 3 years now and it is still working like it did in the first day.
Excerpt: I've purchased lots of little inexpensive radios--you get what you pay for. Though this one costs a bit more it has solid performance. Tuning is easy with convenient preset buttons. It's perfect for workouts at the club, biking, at the ball field, anywhere. It's small enough to fit easily into a pocket. <br />A word of caution--there are several varieties of this Sangean radio. This model has the tuner button on the face--very convenient.
Pros: Accurate Scanning, Good interface, Lightweight, Reliable Reception