Summary: I opened up the radio to put the battery in and the battery cover snapped off. Then, when I used electrical tape to hold it back together it still didn't work. Yeah it was cheap but I got the same result as if I went to a website, ordered an empty box, got it in two days (free shipping because I'm prime), threw out the box, tore up a couple of twenties and threw them in the garbage. My search for a decent portable radio continues while I miss some decent local sports.
Summary: I needed a pocket radio for walking - and this does the job. I want to pick up the local NPR stations, which can be a little difficult because there are higher-power stations nearby on the dial. This radio is tiny (yeah!) and I can get the stations I need. There is some interference from other stations - but there is on my clock radio at home, too. Controls are easy to use.
Summary: This product is terrible. I cannot get the thing to stay on a station, it jumps all over the place. For some reason the FM doesn't work at all and it is built really cheap. I expected alot more for my Thirty bucks.
Summary: I bought this as a present for my husband for Christmas. He absolutely loves it. He wasn't sure if the AM would work well but in fact, it does. It's perfect since it's pocket-sized. Definitely would recommend this product.
Summary: I bought this little radio from C. Crane Co. six years ago and it's still going strong. I have dropped it about every third day. I have left it outside in the rain a few times. I have probably torn up 50 pair of earbuds that were connected to it. I use it primarily to go to sleep, as my wife can't abide the sound of talk radio. I usually turn it on and stick it into the pillow case, sometimes it makes it all night and sometimes it gets jerked out.
Summary: I've had mine for around 5 years and it's been great! I haven't used it all that much, I usually use my mp3 players, but when I want to listen to AM radio I listen at work. Like it says, it's the size and weight of a bic lighter. It's always had really good reception as far as I'm concerned. The only down side which took a star away is that it doesn't have digital tuning.
Summary: First, it is a great size. After that things begin to decline. The reception for both am and fm is poor. I tried the radio under a variety of conditions and never got a clear signal. I'm afraid I can't recommend this. It's bad enough that I'm ordering another radio.
Summary: This is the best tiny radio I know of. I've tried others that are built into headphones (too heavy!) or strap onto the wrist (sound & reception less good) or that sell for cheap at the drugstore (awful reception). From the suburbs it pulls in the NPR station just fine (some small radios don't). I like that the tuner is analog, not digital. In my experience, the cheap digital tuners in other small radios cut in and out annoyingly on marginal stations.