Rated 4.6 out of 5Â by 89
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mirda One little glitch.
I have purchased this cute little radio a week ago. After inserting the batteries radio did not power up pushing the ON button. Went to the store and exchange it for another one. The same thing happened again and before one more trip to HomeDepot, I tried to figure out what could be wrong. When I checked the gauge button on the green battery (P107) and than pushed the power ON button the radio came to life. Tried ON and OFF several times and radio always powered up. When I left the radio in the OFF position for about 5 minutes the radio was dead again. I repeated this test several times and always with the same result. You just have to push the battery gauge button first to make the radio work. Than I tried P102 battery (there is no gauge button to trigger the ON) and the radio worked fine at all times and still does as I write this comment. On the bottom line that means, the radio doesn't like the green batteries and the previous radio I returned was more likely also O.K.
I would suggest that HomeDepot put a sticker on each package of the radio, that says - won't run on P107 and P108. That saves customers time, disappointment and Ryobi's reputation. The radio is great and got 5 stars from me.
July 24, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JayDubya Great radio, poor job site clock
Have had mine for a few years now & it's still going great but I thought I should inform Ryobi & others of the issues I have with it.
1) It's mono (of course) but if you play a familiar stereo tune, you'll notice one of the channels is missing.
2) The clock- I work on job sites where there no clock at all but the one on my radio. Aux input shows the time but if the radio's on, the display shows the station you're listening to and to see the time, you have to walk over to it & hit the clock button. Kind of inconvenient. I know what station I'm listening to- I chose it, listen to it all day & they even tell me who they are every 30 minutes or so, but I'd rather see the time as a default.
I've read complaints about scrolling thru the presets. There's only 10 so it's not that big a deal but going up AND DOWN the order would be nice.
It's passed the 3'+ drop test on multiple occasions, been sprayed with paint and adhesives and cleaned up OK. A pretty durable unit and if they resolved the clock issue in the next edition, I'd get another one, ASAP.
October 14, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Paul Radio
Not as powerful as many of the large construction radios that I have seen but it is more then loud enough for me purposes. It is a great size and has a digital tuner. Very nice reception and easy to read buttons. It was also available at a great price. I would purchase it again.
September 24, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sandman great work radio
This is a great little radio with a long run time on a battery. The Aux port allows streaming music from a smart phone.
September 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LynsieLu Best product for the price!!!!!
Love this item and for the price and function its a cut above the rest!!
September 23, 2014