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RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio

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12-586

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Product Summary

Classic style.

This compact, lightweight portable radio lets you listen to AM/FM radio wherever you go. It features a telescoping antenna for better reception and a headphone jack so that you can listen without disturbing others. And with its classic styling, it will look good in your pocket.

  • Classic styling complements your pocket and your pocketbook
  • Telescoping antenna for better reception
  • 1/8" headphone jack so you can listen without disturbing others

You'll also need

  • "AA" batteries (2)
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What's in the box

  • AM/FM Pocket Radio
  • Nylon wristrap
  • User's guide
 

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April 12, 2012 RadioShack AM/FM Pocket Radio (User's Guide)

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Customer Reviews

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RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio
 
4.1

(based on 103 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (50)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (35)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (9)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (78)
  • Good sound quality (65)
  • Durable (59)
  • Long battery life (59)
  • Simple controls (43)

Cons

  • Poor sound quality (14)
  • Heavy / bulky (7)

Best Uses

  • Daily use (62)
  • Home use (58)
  • Travel (36)
  • Commuting (13)
  • Running (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (64), Traveler (19), Gearhead (10), Student (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (60), Yes (9)

Reviewed by 103 customers

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5.0

BEST EVER

By D-Man

from Ohio

About Me Frequent Traveler

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Long Battery Life
  • Size

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Home Use
    • Travel

    Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

    I must say this is by far the best handheld radio i have ever had. I came on here to buy another one as mine is slowing starting to wear down after having it for 8-9 years, yes i said 8-9 years.

    Being used every day and paying 15$ is incredible. I would recommend this to anyone. For this item i can say you actually get more than you pay for.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good little radio

    By doc

    from Slickville Pa.

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Sound Quality
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

      Just what I was looking for.We've lost power quite a bit lately.Got one for my mom so she can listen to the baseball games.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very good little radio!

      By CWAlbert

      from Atlanta

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Reception

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Running

        Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

        This is a nice pocket radio for my exercise walks or on the deck

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Very nice pocket radio!

        By Engineer

        from New Jersey

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Fishing
          • work

          Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

          Use it at work where reception is typically poor. Also plan to bring to the lake where I fish to listen to the Yankee games.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very Good Pocket Radio

          By scot

          from Waco, Tx.

          About Me Practical

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Sound Quality
          • Great Reception
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Travel

            Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

            This little radio has good, clear sound out of the little speaker, and the reception was good. The controls work fine. I've had a couple of other makes of small radios that did not compare in quality to this little Radio Shack unit. Will use mine when camping or when I'm working in one spot for a while out of the house and/or car. This is probably what you're looking for. Excellent value for the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Decent for what it is

            By Jack

            from Texas

            About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Sound Quality
            • Lightweight
            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

            • Bulky
            • Reception could be better

            Best Uses

              Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

              Got it to keep in my backpack when I travel and hike. Tried it out, works pretty well. The case also seems pretty sturdy. Only downside is that reception is a little weak and staticky at times. Overall, not that bad. I like it.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Great FM Reception

              By Stewart

              from Durham, NC

              About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead

              Pros

              • Great Reception
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Bulky

              Best Uses

              • Hiking
              • Home Use
              • Yardowrk

              Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

              So far this radio is almost perfect for my uses. I have had a lot of radios, and this one holds the local FM public radio station better than any other. Other smaller pocket radios and larger portables constantly get interference when you move them, but not this one. I also like that I can use earbuds, and the sound quality is fine, or I can choose to use the speaker, and the sound quality is acceptable. I can't speak to durability, but I suspect those with bad experiences just got a lemon.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Amazing Sensitivity

              By DGI

              from Big Rapids, MI

              About Me Gearhead

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life
              • Picks Up Distant Stations
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • A Little Tricky To Tune

              Best Uses

              • Running

              Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

              This little radio picks up an amazing number of stations. With earphones it sounds quite good and its accent on treble speaker carries outside for speech, particularly ball games.
              It has FM automatic frequency control so with a croweded band it can get just a little tricky to tune. I like the use of AA batteries instead of 9 volt types which are higher priced. It's a good value.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              all are defective

              By who cares

              from Florida, USA

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Good Sound Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                  First one had the tuning dial move on me after about a week, could only get FM stations on the low end of the dial. Second one fades in and out, also stations move in on each other, very poor performance. Save your receipt AND ALL SHIPPING WRAPPERS AND PAPERS including plastic, or else Radio Shack seeks to void the warranty.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Don´t let others judge by you...try it

                  By ALMEX

                  from Monterrey MX

                  About Me Practical

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy Controls
                  • Good Sound Quality
                  • Long Battery Life

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use

                    Comments about RadioShack® AM/FM Pocket Radio:

                    Good reception and extended battery life; this little radio is often misjudged by people who doesn´t undestand radiowaves physics. Works great around home without reception change. In the night I can catch stations from over 500 miles clearly.
                    So good, I bought two more for the backpack and the blackout home kit.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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