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Ok, but i have some issues on its build.
on 26 August 2014
Arrived, feels very sturdy, great sound, but I have some reservations about it doing the job I purchased it for.
Basically it keeps going out of tune, if left on the window sill I have to twiddle the tuner after 10 hours or so.
No big deal but something I have never had to do on any radio before. I need a radio on 24 hours a day, I need it to be working 24 hours without being touched. This is not doing its job.
Also my kitchen windowsill faces North East, and when this radio is on the sill facing inwards it does not charge.
However, if I lean the radio over it does charge or if I twist it around so the speaker and solar panel is facing the window it does charge, but the sound is then directed at the glass....
I am unsure what the technical reason is that the solar panel is made angled downwards to the front? I am not an expert but I would have thought having it flat would have made more sense so it could receive the sun from all angles of light or low-ish light?
Anyway, it charges if I move it around during the day or have it outside. Luckily it is quite bright today as it rained heavily yesterday so my windowsill radio did not charge at all and was completely flat this morning, even though it was sunny outside today (no sun getting to the solar panel until the radio was tilted backwards)
All in all, it looks good, sounds good, but I can not fully like it due to having to regularly retune it, and turn it around on the windowsill so it charges.
I will update when I have fully tested it in another property that I want one for, so I could be buying another, whether I buy the same make of radio, or a different make of radio remains to be seen.
If you want an update, stay tuned, which is more than can be said for this thing.........