Pros: Looks like it can take the abuse on a worksite
Cons: am tuner appears quite weak..may buy a support antenna for around $35 Even with bass totally turned down, delivers marginal sound quality for talk radio...Sangean Ad.. "feature Dynamic bass compensation for rich bass"....as any good marketing exec would do..Spin a flaw into a feature
Summary: I love the radio. The battery operation leaves a bit to be desired and not well explained. I bought alkaline D-cell batteries for it and loaded them. It was to be used on my patio for early morning coffee listening. After loading the batteries, I plugged the radio in.
Summary: Surprisingly good sound from this radio and the batteries last a really long time. We had chosen this model instead of the Sangean Lunchbox radio because this one has a clock and the other doesn't.
Summary: This is a beautiful radio. It has a rugged and protective stand. It has outstanding long range reception on both FM and AM bands. It has pre-sets for locking in you favorite stations. It has a compact, but effective, FM antenna. It has a great built in cord caddy.
Summary: To be fair, for years I've listened to a Dewalt radio...but since I've recently switched cordless tools I decided to try out some other brand of radio too...and I'm not going to lie, I've been missing out! The Sangean U3 means business..
Summary: Sangean is the best radio if reception in important to you. I use this radio when I am outside working on the garden or napping on my hammock and I think it is great. Very solid feel and sound. Knobs could be a bit tighter in feel but still it is just fine.
Summary: The sound this unit puts out is impressive. Owned it for a year now and still love it! I wanted something I could leave out on the patio and not worry about rain on it. It is under a roof but sometimes rain blows in on it but it's water proof job site radio so no problem.
Great product, best portable radio I have ever owned.
Randy G., Amazon
25 May 2013
Summary: My Sangean U3 was delivered to my home in less then 48 hours after ordering and I did not pay extra. All the positive reviews I had studied were correct. This is a top notch radio that was very easy to set up, choosing my favorite stations, and setting the clock.