Product Type: Panasonic portable radios
Newest Review: ... so far. The radio itself is I have mentioned FM/AM which is all it does. No DAB, No usb no internet connectivity. It is just a go... more
Nifty little radio!
Panasonic RF 2400
Member Name: NicndDan
Panasonic RF 2400
Date: 18/10/11, updated on 18/10/11 (115 review reads)
Advantages: Clear sound, good tuning hold
Disadvantages: Pricey and no DAB
Although I am a massive fan of DAB radio, owning several as well as radio in general possessing a very expensive Internet Radio, there are still one or two rooms in my flat where I cannot get a good signal, one being the bathroom. So every time I want a nice long soak I need to rely on FM/AM radio and for that purpose a few months ago I bought this Panasonic RF 2400 model. Even though it was expensive costing me £32.99 I have been very happy with its performance so far.
The radio itself is I have mentioned FM/AM which is all it does. No DAB, No usb no internet connectivity. It is just a good old fashioned radio. As with all radio's like this the battery life is very long and one good set of batteries, of which the machine takes four AA, will last months on end for occasional users. You can plug it into the mains but perhaps not the best idea in a bathroom!
The device comes in a stylish balck design, is very small and slim. Its extremely portable or if using for similar needs to be me doesn't take up much space at all and can easy be stashed away in a drawer. Its made of a tough durable plastic and will stand up to falls and the aerial is made of tougher material than most. Previous radios have suffered from bent aerials even when even modest pressure has been placed but there is no worries here. It has a tough handle to make it easy to carry around and a headphone jack for private listening.
How about the reception? Usually its crystal clear, I struggle to get a good FM reception on my clock radio in my bedroom but this is superb. Even in the bathroom which for some reason seems prone to any sort of signals at all, this little nifty device picks it up clear as a bell. Its holds stations well once tune and doesn't "slide" out of tune. The big dial and big display make it more easy and accurate to tune (tuning stations next to each other on a cheap radio is tough!) and the sound quality is sharp from the speaker.
All in all this is an excellent radio and among the best I have had and serves my purpose of needing a non DAB radio for casual use!
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