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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
I love this little radio, as yet 1 month in I have not had to use the wind-up charger. Solar power is enough. Just putting it on the window sill or on the fence in the garden has given me hours of listening, the reception is very good which is unusual in the area I live. The sound is impressive for such a small radio. (It was smaller than I expected) but this is no problem, it makes it easier to carry around. It seems quite sturdy too.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on 14 November 2009
Does what it says on the tin and is pretty good deal for the money, the tizzy speaker can be improved by changing the speaker wire over to telephone wire you see laying in the street, if you`re handy with a soldering iron that is! Medium Wave is appalling but FM is good unit can be charged either by PC or USB charger that are quite commonplace now - charge-lead very short and a USB extender is probably needed. Volume is intergrated into the on-off switch by the way . Pretty good value for casual listening and it looks rugged too, so a constant traveller methinks ?
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 January 2010
Bought this for my husband for Xmas for him to use when he is on his allotment. He says it is perfectly suited for the job and he was over the moon with it. Very sturdy ( all his other radios have broken when being knocked off of wherever he stands them ), this is rubberised and will take a lot of punishment,I'm sure, lots of different ways for him to recharge it too. I would highly reccomend this radio.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 8 May 2014
A great little radio, while it lasted, yes the sound is tinny but I knew this from previous reviews. I used this every day for roughly 20 minutes every morning. To start with I used to charge it up about once every 3 weeks. Now, 1 year later, I get 3 days use (1 hour) before the battery dies.
The company that I bought this from via Amazon - Greensuperstore are no longer trading so I resorted to opening the back to see if the batteries were replaceable. The batteries are like 2 AA batteries but shorter, wrapped together and the connecting wire is soldered to the circuit board rather than a removable connector and so I have decided that this needs to go in the bin and has been replaced by a Roberts FM/AM/LW radio for £17 that I can run off rechargeable AA batteries. I only wish I had done this in the first place
This is supposed to be the 'greener' option but being in a bin 12 months after purchasing is hardly very green
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 14 July 2009
this item was smaller than i though it would be but i am still very happy with it,i leave it in the day light when doing the gardening and works all day long, well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 16 January 2010
Much smaller, lighter and handier than I'd expected. Easy to charge. But the sound is disappointingly tinny; just about ok for spoken word but I couldn't listen to radio 3 (can't comment re pop music). You get what you pay for. But I wish I could have replaced my previous windup radio but they aren't made any more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I was very disappointed! It wasn't cheap and the volume control does not work at all. It comes on loud and does not adjust down, its either on or off. Also reception is not good, it looses signal every few minutes and needs re-tuning. On the pic it looks sturdy but its smaller than it looks.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 17 July 2009
This is an analog FM/AM radio, powered by a solar panel cell and/or wind-up lever ( they charge an internal rechargeable battery).
It is covered in a black matt rubber, with a velvety feeling ( nice to hold in the hand).
The performance of the solar panel is amazing ( very sensitive): it starts charging even with ovecast/cloudy days ( I live in Scotland).
The wind-up level is positioned in the back. It is very well designed and, when it is not in use, it folds neatly .
The sound , dial and AM/FM switch controls are big enough to be used with gloves without problems .
There is a blue LED that lits up whenever the internal battery is being charged .
The performanc of the radio is very good and powerful: the sound speaker is better than other conventionally charged radios I have ; it is loud a clear, for sure .
The only thing missing on this radio is a wristband .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 21 January 2010
A neat and attractive small radio and ideal for bathroom/bedroom usage. The wind up process is easy, and after the initial full charge up procedure one will need only occasional 60/100 seconds winds to keep going. After four weeks from initial purchase and following over an hour and a half usage daily ( morning and evening ) in the bathroom I have not yet had the need for a full mains charge up. The main shortcoming of the product is the poor (tinny) sound reproduction, but given the size and the price, could one really do better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 19 October 2010
I used to have a Freeplay Ranger, which I thought was an exceptional radio - so this one had something to live up to. It's a lot smaller than I had imagined, but still puts out a decent enough sound, and to be fair it's size is actually a plus. I commute, and I find the radio on my MP3 player is not up to the task, where as this unit has excellent reception, and slips easily into the inside pocket of my coat...

Definitely impressed, especially when you consider the price!
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