Product Type: Sony portable radios
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A Simple Radio
Sony ICF S22
Member Name: surj1
Sony ICF S22
Advantages: AM/FM, Durable, Easy To Use
The Sony ICF-S 22 is a hand held portable radio which I just stumble across few days ago. I don't know were we got it from, maybe it was given to us, I can't remember. I simply put batteries inside it to check if it works and it did so thought might as well review it.
The portable radio is of old style and not DAB. It's silver and has your traditional manual radio tuning dial on the side. It has a speaker which takes up most of the front and the rest is taken up by the station frequency wave numbers, AM/FM. At the side you have a headphone jack and above it near the corner a string handle. It has an extendable Arial which when not in use tucks in nicely same size of the radio. A little red LED light lets you know when you have a good frequency locked on.
- Hand held portable radio
- FM/AM analogue tuner with LED indicator
- Built-in speaker, telescopic antenna, earphone jack, carrying strap
- Operates on 2 x AA-sized batteries (not supplied)
- Weight 450g
The radio is very simple to use and will get you the frequency you want quick with the easy to use dial. You have the option of AM/FM and they both work well depending on signal. The sound is clear and doesn't crackle which is ideal for leaving in one place and not having the need to go back and forth to adjust the frequency again. As I mentioned it's not a DAB radio it's more a 90's style radio, simple and effective. It's also very durable so can handle a rough tumble once in a while and conveniently fits in the palm of your hand even though it is a bit thick compared to hand held radios nowadays.
Overall a very good hand held portable radio by Sony so you know it will last. Mine still works and I don't know how long we've had it for. This radio costs only around £10 which is good value.
Summary: An Easy To Use Portable Radio
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