Rated 4.3 out of 5Â by 9
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Mohican Works; some dumb UI choices
Nice tidy little package, much smaller than the non-Bluetooth under-counter radio it replaced. Pairs easily and sounds OK. It's the only thing with comparable features I could find at this price point. However ...
1) The button labels are tiny, so if you have bad eyes like me, trying to manipulate this without your glasses inevitably results in something dumb happening, like setting an alarm or timer that'll go off hours later. And man, is that sucker loud! I accidentally set a timer to fire while I was out of the house, and could hear it from the driveway when I returned home.
2) In a stroke of boneheaded design, when you're listening to the radio, the display shows ONLY the radio station number but not the time. You can't toggle between time and channel number. So, you can't, for example, listen to NPR while making your kid's lunch in the morning while simultaneously keeping an eye on the time -- you have to power off the radio to get the time to display.
2) Boneheaded design choice #2: 'Volume' has up/down buttons. 'Tune' has up/down buttons. 'Memory' (remembered radio stations), on the other hand, is only a one-way control. So, say you set NPR on memory position 1, and that's all you care about; and thereafter you accidentally hit the 'Memory' button. Now you're listening to static. Because there's no way to jump to the previous memorized station, you need to press the button 19 more times, scrolling through all 20 memory positions (19 of which are static) to get back to NPR. Ugh!
This thing would be SO much nicer if the control labels were more visible, if the clock displayed in perpetuity (maybe displaying the channel number for a few seconds when you change stations), and if the unused Memory positions were hidden until assigned.
January 7, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JimO Great sound, relatively easy installation and easy (and reliable) Bluetooth synch.
The template for drilling the holes was a little confusing with the multiple fold marks for different types of cabinet overhangs. Once the holes were drilled the radio was easily screwed in and looks good.
Synching up my wife's iPhone 5 via Bluetooth was easy and it reliably connects each time. The sound quality for such an affordable radio is excellent. AM is not included with the radio and that is the only thing I miss for my morning news and traffic report.
April 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Froggy Best little radio ever.
This has the best sound ever,I am real please with this radio,play it every day while I cook in my kitchen.
October 28, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by JDawg Nice Sound! Bluetooth works well.
I like the flexibility in mounting and mounting template was a nice touch. Good Sound for small device. Very loud timer.
September 17, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Duelten Works great!
Excellent Value. System works great and fills the kitchen with pretty loud music. Bluetooth works great that my wife paired up with her android phone. While I wish it had a USB port and perhaps a remote, it was a good purchase.
January 1, 2014