I believe this is the best cheap pocket radio for the money! And I don’t mean cheap in the sense of poor quality. Rather, cheap being inexpensive.
I’ve had this portable pocket radio for several years. I’ve got to tell you that I still believe it’s the best little AM/FM radio in its class (inexpensive and small).
UPDATE: There is a newer model of this portable radio:
Sony ICFP26 Portable AM/FM Radio
(view on amzn)
It performs well. Good for discovering news and information (especially during a power outage) and will help keep you informed.
AM ‘Cheap Pocket Radio’ Attributes
It is remarkably priced, especially considering that it’s made by Sony (who makes quality electronics).
It’s small enough to easily fit in a pocket, pack or kit while measuring only 4.69 x 2.74 x 1.50 inches. It’s a “pocket radio”.
Runs on AA batteries. You’ll get approximately 100 hours of run time.
Battery monitor LED glows bright green with adequate batteries then dims as batteries weaken signaling the need to replace them.
Hinged battery compartment cover so you won’t lose it.
When I first bought it after looking at reviews for the best but inexpensive small portable radio, I was quite surprised with it’s ability to pull in stations.
It has a nice convenient red tuning LED.
It has a decent sound for it’s small size. Pleasing tonal voicing. Good quality sound for a small portable radio.
Standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Headphones will play in both ears, though mono sound.
If you don’t already have a portable battery operated AM radio for your home, preparedness kit, camping, or for listening while out in your boat fishing, this inexpensive small pocket radio might be just right for you.
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