Summary: Been using radio for about a month now and it has worked exactly as i expected it too. I have not submerged in water but it does get speckled with water on every use without issue. Batteries seem to be lasting - still on first set of energizers. The digital radio and preset buttons work without issue! A great shower Radio!
Summary: At $43 and being a Sony product, I would have expected a longer service life than 3 1/2 years. Once that 'no battery' sign comes on, nothing can revive this radio (including, of course, the insertion of new batteries.) It is a 'shower radio' and, although no water has ever even splashed on it, it appears to have gone to heaven. Apparently others have had the same issues - as I now read the reviews - but for the majority it seems to have a more reasonable life.
Summary: Everthing written about this radio is true! The reception and sound are both great. My husband always wants music or the news when he's in the shower or bathroom. We've had clock radios and cheaper radio models before that were always disappointing. This definitely gets 5 stars. Compact enough to sit on top of a small shelf. And the weather band option is a nice plus for my former air controller guy.
Summary: He takes it with him wherever - working in the yard, his workshop in the basement, taking a shower, etc., etc. The reception is very good; the size is convenient and it doesn't leave his side very often!