Product Type: Tesco portable radios
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Looks aren't everything
Tesco Value BB-060
Member Name: headsore
Tesco Value BB-060
Advantages: Cheap, reliable and great sound and performance
We have had our great little radio from Tesco's now for almost three years We paid only £12 for it, which in fairness, I think is excellent value for money. It's basic, yes, but it's also very reliable and long lasting.
The model we have is the BB-060. Granted, it doesn't look 'the biz' but it's no eyesore either, and perfect for what we use it for. I'm personally not out to impress anyone with a posh looking radio. We bought this primarily because it had all the features we wanted at the time, including the ability to be run by mains or batteries. If you do decide to power this by battery, you will require size C batteries and you'll need six of them. The batteries are fairly long lasting, I have to say, and this is how we power it during the summer months when we have it on in the back garden.
Setting up and tuning are simple, easy and straightforward. There is the usual AM / FM option, volume control, aerial, handle for carrying the appliance etc. It also comes with a basic CD player and again this is very straightforward to operate - no instructions necessary unless you are a complete idiot. It is lightweight and fairly compact and not so large it's 'in your face', but large enough so you'll never lose it!
As for the sound quality - well, it's very good overall. It isn't a DAB radio and to be honest, I don't think it's ever going to be equivalent to a DAB, but having said that, the sound quality for the price is really very good. We have it turned up fairly loud in the back garden when we have friends over and are holding family parties and barbeques, and as the neighbours are always moaning about the noise we are giving off, I am guessing the sound does indeed travel well, so I cannot complain about that. The radio reception is also good and we rarely lose it no matter where we are in the house or the garden.
Overall, I cannot really say anything negative about this great little radio / CD player. It does what we wanted it to and we are perfectly happy with our purchase. It was certainly great value for money and I recommend it highly.
Summary: Really recommended
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