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Sony Radio
Features:
  1. Analogue (dials) Controls
  2. No Presets
  3. Single "AA" Battery Lasts forever
  4. No Charger Needed
  5. AM-FM Stereo
  6. Local and Distant Switch
Sony DSC-U20

Reviewed by Garuch

Rating out of 10: 12
Price: $9.95 (with head phones)
Purchased at: Staples
Sonystyle.com

An absolutely indestructable (almost) radio.

Back at least 10 Years ago, when I was running my landscaping business, I purchased five of these radios for my helpers to use while working. These radios have been through hell and back! Running on a single "AA" battery they consistently provided diversions for folks performing incredibly tedious chores. The headphones which came with the radios all broke fairly quickly and various solutions were implemeneted. Yet they continued service throughout the balance of the time we worked together. Eventually they fell into disuse and remained on any number of various shelves in my garage.

I had purchased a brandy new handy dandy Radio Shack AM-FM digital pocket radio with 10 presets, clock alarm etc, which I was attempting to use while riding. It was nothing but trouble! I finally abandoned the attempt as virtually pointless because every bump, every tiny touch sent the device into a kernel panic. It simply was not worth the effort it required to keep the thing tuned in and providing music.

One day when I really wanted to listen to some music while I rode, I resurrected one of the old radios. I was wonderful! Once I set the dial and tossed it into my fanny pack, it just played! It didn't beep, It didn't whirr. It didn't tell me the time in nineteen seperate zones. It just played music! What more could you ask of a radio. What more would you want from a radio? I mean, I do "IT" support as a profession, yet all the presets, digital whizzos and Wiz-bangs frankly left me baffled. But, this radio, you turned it on, adjsted the volume, tuned in your station and listened. You can keep the digital!

I mentioned almost indestructable. Here are the seperate fates of some of the non-surviving radios:
1 was mulched by a Lawnboy Mower.
1 was run over when one helper left it under the wheel of the truck.
1 I lost crossing Sunrise Highway on my bike when it fell off of my belt. It may probably survived the fall, but I was just barely making the light and I am certain it succumbed to the traffic.

I have only one left and it is the one pictured. I treasure it, but I also use it! I will report it's demise here and close the book on a wonderful era of analog electronics! When it becomes appropriate. Hopefully, a long time from now!

Yes I would buy this product again!

Sony Radio
Features:
  1. Analogue (dials) Controls
  2. No Presets
  3. Single "AA" Battery Lasts forever
  4. No Charger Needed
  5. AM-FM Stereo
  6. Local and Distant Switch
Sony DSC-U20

Reviewed by Garuch

Rating out of 10: 12
Price: $9.95 (with head phones)
Purchased at: Staples
Sonystyle.com

An absolutely indestructable (almost) radio.

Back at least 10 Years ago, when I was running my landscaping business, I purchased five of these radios for my helpers to use while working. These radios have been through hell and back! Running on a single "AA" battery they consistently provided diversions for folks performing incredibly tedious chores. The headphones which came with the radios all broke fairly quickly and various solutions were implemeneted. Yet they continued service throughout the balance of the time we worked together. Eventually they fell into disuse and remained on any number of various shelves in my garage.

I had purchased a brandy new handy dandy Radio Shack AM-FM digital pocket radio with 10 presets, clock alarm etc, which I was attempting to use while riding. It was nothing but trouble! I finally abandoned the attempt as virtually pointless because every bump, every tiny touch sent the device into a kernel panic. It simply was not worth the effort it required to keep the thing tuned in and providing music.

One day when I really wanted to listen to some music while I rode, I resurrected one of the old radios. I was wonderful! Once I set the dial and tossed it into my fanny pack, it just played! It didn't beep, It didn't whirr. It didn't tell me the time in nineteen seperate zones. It just played music! What more could you ask of a radio. What more would you want from a radio? I mean, I do "IT" support as a profession, yet all the presets, digital whizzos and Wiz-bangs frankly left me baffled. But, this radio, you turned it on, adjsted the volume, tuned in your station and listened. You can keep the digital!

I mentioned almost indestructable. Here are the seperate fates of some of the non-surviving radios:
1 was mulched by a Lawnboy Mower.
1 was run over when one helper left it under the wheel of the truck.
1 I lost crossing Sunrise Highway on my bike when it fell off of my belt. It may probably survived the fall, but I was just barely making the light and I am certain it succumbed to the traffic.

I have only one left and it is the one pictured. I treasure it, but I also use it! I will report it's demise here and close the book on a wonderful era of analog electronics! When it becomes appropriate. Hopefully, a long time from now!

Yes I would buy this product again!

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