Sony ICF B01
Product Type: Sony portable radios
Description:Model ID ICF-B01S / Sony ICF-B01 - Portable radio - silver / AM / FM Radio with Resistant Tuning allows the station to be tuned before it's put away for emergency use and will stay in that position until it's changed by the user. Built-in Power Generator with 1 minute of crank ... more
Sony ICF B01 ... cranking at the optimum rate indicated by the green LED charging indicator, the user is provided with up to 60 minutes of AM radio, 40 minutes of FM radio or 15 minutes of light.
The unit can be operated using the Power Generator or 2 "AAA" batteries (not supplied).
Two Light Settings allow you to choose between using a flashlight or a softlight which adds to the functionality of the radio. In the flashlight setting, the LED provides a bright light that can be used to illuminate an object or help guide the user when walking. The softlight is a low level light that adds illumination to a small area acting as a night light or comfort light when a group of children or adults are gathered around it.
When the Power Generator handle is turned at the optimum rotating speed (in either direction), the green LED Charging Indicator will illuminate. Continuing to turn the handle at this same rate for approximately one minute (120 rotations) will provide a full charge.
Bright Orange Color makes it easy to locate.
The unit is designed to be splash resistant for all weather operation. It cannot, however, be immersed in water.
It can easily fit in an emergency kit, kitchen drawer or the glove box in your car, ready when you need it.
Newest Review: ... for a couple of years now and was a sound purchase. It is a multi purpose gadget as it also includes a soft light and a ... more
Customer Sony ICF B01 Reviews (2)
by - written on 09/10/10 (Very useful, 144 readings)
The other half and myself have always been keen hikers and campers as we enjoy the solitude and freedom that it brings and have on a number of occasions wild camped which technically is illegal but is such a stupid law I'm quite happy to break it, anyway when camping on a more permanent site where we are not concerned with unnescessary weight we often take this wind up radio from Sony which has been going strong for a couple of years now and was a sound purchase. It is a multi purpose gadget as it also includes a soft light and a flashlight which are all powered by your manual efforts so it is good for the environment as you do not need batteries as you can ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/08/08 (Very useful, 309 readings)
Sony's imaginatively titled 'ICF-B01' wind-up radio is a well-designed product. The silver version (shown above) looks a little dull, but the orange version is very cool indeed. Offering both AM and FM, a soft light and a flashlight, it's great for a camping trip. Although there are no settings for adjusting the sound (apart from volume), the quality is by no means bad, with music and speech being transmitted clearly. When I first used the Sony, it ran for about three days without being wound, and I was very impressed. However, when wound for the first time, it only lasted for 5 minutes. I fully discharged it and wound it again - this time for ... Read the complete review
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