Product Type: Roberts portable radios
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Good Enough if a Bit Basic
Roberts R 9924
Member Name: headsore
Roberts R 9924
Advantages: Good quality and durable
Disadvantages: Basic design and a bit outdated
One of the best little radios I use to listen to sports coverage is my Roberts R 9924 portable radio. In the looks department it is nothing spectacular but it is a good decent and reliabale little radio I have owned for a while. It is probably looking a bit outdated by now to some people but to me it's one of the best.
What I personally really like about this radio is that it has a little socket for my headphones which means that not everyone on the bus has to listen to my chosen channel on my way back from work. I will use the aerial around the house or the office fully extended in order to give it a little boost and to help with the signal transmission. This radio is made from cheap bog standard plastic. Having said that however, it has been dropped more times than I can rememebr, and despite being made from cheap plastic it hasn't made it look too knocked or scratched, so it must be very hardwearing.
It runs from 2 x AA battteries but these can work out quite expensive so I choose to use the rechargeable ones. It is very easy to use and very lightweight to carrry about in my backpack. The sound quality for such a little radio is actually very good in my opinion. It is not tinny, as you might expect, but delivers excellent sound quality.
I paid about £14 for it a while ago now and I do own other poratble radios, but I have to say that this one is near to the top of my list of favourites.
I also like the fact that it comes with its won carrying handle and this has proven to be very useful for me over the years and has prevented me from actually dropping it more times than I have already. It has no digital display but this doesn't bother me as the reception is excellent at all times.
Overall I really rate this radio quite highly.
Summary: Overall excellent radio
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