Another great product form the Dewalt range. A must have for every contractor! (well every contractors that's allowed a radio on site) This little radio is great, I take the radio all over the country with me, not only does it allow me to listen to radio keeping me entertained on a long slow day on site, but it also charges my drill batteries in the evening, charges my phone, gives me an extra plug socket and also has an auxiliary input for my mp3 player.
Before buying the Dewalt radio I was dubious as to weather it was just a bit of a gimmick, but after treating myself to an early Christmas present a few years back iv'e not regretted it since. The speakers are actually of good quality they produce quite a nice clean sound, the bass boost function is handy and works well, actually makes a notable difference and the volume is plenty loud enough even on busy sites. The radio comes with 6 preset options so you can save all you favorite radio stations, has an auto search function aswell as a manual dial. All the buttons and controls feel sturdy and of good quality, the casing is a hard ABS plastic suspended on shock absorbing rubber mounts, which hold the radio within a hard roll over type cage. This radio is defiantly up for site abuse, dropped, bashed, rolled, kicked it can take it all.
The extra features of the radio are great, this radio will run faultlessly on 18v Dewalt drill batteries, i usually get about 8/9 hrs radio play out of a single battery, and when the day is done I plug it back in and it recharges the battery within the hour.
The extra plug sockets on the side are a great addition, this means even when you have the radio plugged in you still have use of two 240v sockets and also a USB charger socket so you can also charge your phone, ipod ect, again without taking up another plug.
"Top quality digital site radio with excellent sound quality / Enhanced durability due to new roll-cage design, shatterproof LCD screen and pivoting antenna / Charger redesign for less static on AM and FM frequencies / Runs off and charges Ni-Cd, Ni-MH and Li-ion 7.2-18V batteries / USB power output for mobile phones and MP3 players / Features: Weatherproof Speakers with Bass Boost Option; Dual Bass Ports & Upgraded Speakers; Dual Pivoting 28mm Flexible Antenna for Better Reception; Built-In Clock; 10 FM Station Memory Presets; 5 AM Station Memory Presets / Specifications: 7.2-18V multi-chemistry charger / Runs off 9.6-18V batteries."