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Retekess V112 AM FM Radio Portable Mini Radio with Earphone Pocket Digital Tuning Rechargeable Battery LCD Display for Walking Jogging Gold

Last Updated: August 21, 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.6
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
1000
Old Reviews
381
Unverified
115
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FM RADIO
500 mAh
BATTERY CAPACITY

Review Summary - 504 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
FM
 133
fm, reception, stations, great little radio, listen
+89%
-11%
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" ...  She will be in the garden for hours using this radio.  ...  "
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" ...  >>> Guided by the radio-locator.com search engine I was very satisfied with reception on both FM and AM. ... FM picked up all of the stations that were rated as 'Strong' or 'Very Strong' transmission and of those 25+ stations all were very clear with the exception of 2 more distant ones with a bit of hum.  ...  "
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" ...  Small enough to fit in watchpocket, good FM reception, easy to tune, and good substitute for the lack of radio chip in my AT&T cell phone.  ...  "
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" ...  This little radio works great.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a good radio. ... Overall, I really like this radio and recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  The radio works great.  ...  "
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" ...  Good small radio.  ...  "
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" ...  sensitivity much better than my old Sony digital for WUSF FM 89.7 NPR  ...  "
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Battery Life
 91
charge, hours, rechargeable, battery life, hold a charge
+64%
-36%
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" ...  recharge time seems adequate  ...  "
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" ...  And from time to time it automatically shut downs despite it has remaining battery.  ...  "
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" ...  Charges in a couple of hours, and good to go for around 5 or 6 hrs.  ...  "
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" ...  recharge time seems adequate  ...  "
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" ...  The batteries last around w4 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery took forever (after 8 hours I went to bed and it was fully charged the next morning), but also ran forever.  ...  "
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" ...  I have a $40 + Sony that requires a battery and like this little friend much better.  ...  "
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" ...  It is nice that you can charge the battery rather than having to replace.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 85
radio, reception, listen, small, size
+87%
-13%
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" ...  It is small, light and provides good sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Has good sound for the size.  ...  "
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" ...  So small and sounds great!  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is remarkable for such an inexpensive and tiny unity.  ...  "
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" ...  I just got this one and couldn't be happier, It's simple to use and the sound is very clear.  ...  "
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" ...  Has good functionality so far, light weight and easy to use, I think it can improve the sound quality, even connected to external speaker it sounds like some how encapsulated is the word I how I can describe it  ...  "
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" ...  The reception and sound quality were great.  ...  "
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" ...  Good sound for small radio Easy to use when exercising  ...  "
Charging
 64
hours, charging, battery, usb, radio
+50%
-50%
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" ...  Will not take a charge.  ...  "
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" ...  DOES NOT HOLD CHARGE VERY LONG- ABOUT 9 HOURS.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery wouldn't charge so could only listen to for a few minutes.  ...  "
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" ...  and the charging port was difficult to get the charger in but again I got another one and worked for about a year then refused to charge any longer.  ...  "
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" ...  I could not charge the item using USB cord.  ...  "
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" ...  The reception does not work well at all and you have to plug it in to charge the battery.  ...  "
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" ...  DOES NOT HOLD CHARGE VERY LONG- ABOUT 9 HOURS.  ...  "
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" ...  When I attempted to charge it, it would only hold a charge for about 5 minutes then died  ...  "
Size
 53
size, compact, sound, radio, pocket
+100%
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" ...  This small radio is big in value and satisfaction. ... It fits in my pocket so comfortably and is a real gem .  ...  "
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" ...  small, light weight and easy to fit in your pocket  ...  "
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" ...  Compact and perfect for what I use it for  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to carry or hide. ... I take mine fishing, also great for the bus.  ...  "
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" ...  Hoping this radio lasts for a while cause it's really compact.  ...  "
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" ...  and for the price this is a great little portable radio. ... I also loves that it comes with a lanyard as this is a much better way to carry it when working outside.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is great because it can go into a pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  a great size and idea .  ...  "
Ease of Use
 46
easy, radio, easy to operate, small, simple
+91%
-9%
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" ...  It is very easy to use and the sound quality is exceptional.  ...  "
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" ...  Great and compact with simple, easy to see buttons on the front.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate, decent tone quality for such a small device.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to operate, decent tone quality for such a small device.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and easy to view the info in the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to work, and transmits the stations clearly.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Convenient to use, easy to obtain preset stations (at least on the AM side) .  ...  "
Price
 34
money, worth the money, little radio, worth, waste your money
+85%
-15%
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" ...  For this price- Recommended.  ...  "
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" ...  is ok for the price  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent value for the money!  ...  "
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" ...  A good buy and worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little radio for the price!  ...  "
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" ...  Please don't tell the seller, but this is worth several times its actual cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice little radio for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  Works fine for the price!  ...  "
Product Reliability
 30
working, stopped working, months, radio, weeks
+27%
-73%
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" ...  I have gone through 2 of these in about 3 months. ... The second one worked fine, but it failed to take a charge after about a month.  ...  "
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" ...  The first two lasted about 8 months each.  ...  "
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" ...  I have gone through 2 of these in about 3 months. ... The second one worked fine, but it failed to take a charge after about a month.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke after 1 month  ...  "
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" ...  The headphones stopped working 2 weeks after using it!  ...  "
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" ...  Radio quite working within 30 days.  ...  "
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" ...  This broke after 1 week of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Piece of junk .  ...  "
Comfort
 26
ears, ear, radio, neck, lanyard
+73%
-27%
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" ...  This works great, but the covers for the ear buds are quite thin and tear easily.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to listen to music when I fall asleep.  ...  "
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" ...  They are the 'solid' style without the interchangeable rubber tips and a bit large so they will not fit everyone, but they sound as good as most any other $10-$15 set of buds.  ...  "
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" ...  Super comfortable to carry and practical, amd the fact that doesn’t need batteries is the best part!  ...  "
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" ...  It fits in my pocket so comfortably and is a real gem .  ...  "
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" ...  Smaller & lighter (easily fits in a small pocket or use enclosed lanyard for around your neck) and much cheaper than my old Sony SRF-M37W (which I don't think are available anymore).  ...  "
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" ...  ), comes with a generous cloth fob to hang around your neck.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased a headset for around $20 the result was excellent.  ...  "
Network
 25
signal, weak, antenna, poor, miles
+64%
-36%
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" ...  I think the small size prevented Tivdio from installing a big enough AM antenna.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought the reception would be weak while moving around but even in a moving car the reception stayed good.  ...  "
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" ...  Said it was clear reception.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it, gets great reception.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought the reception would be weak while moving around but even in a moving car the reception stayed good.  ...  "
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" ...  It had to be small enough to fit in a pocket but have decent reception .  ...  "
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" ...  I can only speak for Dodger stadium- but the signal is super strong with only a fraction of a second delay.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s tiny, discrete, light, and has amazingly good reception without requiring a mast antenna.  ...  "
For Running
 24
gym, earbuds, radio, listen, walks
+88%
-13%
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" ...  It easily fits in the pocket of his running shorts.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones are kinda cheapo but work just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  Love it for walking  ...  "
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" ...  I use it everyday while riding my bike.  ...  "
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" ...  Able to listen while walking  ...  "
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" ...  Love it for the gym, walks, etc  ...  "
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" ...  Easily fits in a pocket while walking.  ...  "
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" ...  Nice Small radio that fits my needs, walking, running.  ...  "
Fit
 21
pocket, earbuds, ear, ears, buds
+81%
-19%
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" ...  I use it every day at work along with some ear plugs speakers.  ...  "
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" ...  Easily fits in a pocket while walking.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits in my pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  Plus it is so small that it easily fits into my shirt pocket.  ...  "
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" ...  It fits in my pocket so comfortably and is a real gem .  ...  "
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" ...  Sweet, fits right in your shirt pocket so you can listen to music, news, or to a ball game while at work.  ...  "
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" ...  They are the 'solid' style without the interchangeable rubber tips and a bit large so they will not fit everyone, but they sound as good as most any other $10-$15 set of buds.  ...  "
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" ...  Fits in my back pocket and I just wire the ear buds through my shirt.  ...  "
Headphones
 17
earphones, buds, ear buds, radio, earbuds
+59%
-41%
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" ...  Sound quality good with higher grade buds or headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Worked as expected (used my own headphones).  ...  "
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" ...  This device works with Apple Earphone and most other earphones  ...  "
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" ...  You will need a better set of ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would make it better is wireless earphones.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality through the ear buds is probably not the greatest, but it's still not bad for the price you pay.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound quality good with higher grade buds or headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  Headphones are kinda cheapo but work just fine.  ...  "
Controls
 16
button, radio, pressed, changing, station
+63%
-38%
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" ...  Light, buttons well-positioned.  ...  "
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" ...  Great and compact with simple, easy to see buttons on the front.  ...  "
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" ...  Buttons feel sturdy.  ...  "
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" ...  Great and compact with simple, easy to see buttons on the front.  ...  "
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" ...  Still getting used to the controls. ... There are no tone controls, other than volume, but it's not an issue, the sound has good bass and treble for music.  ...  "
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" ...  Light, buttons well-positioned.  ...  "
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" ...  Still getting used to the controls. ... There are no tone controls, other than volume, but it's not an issue, the sound has good bass and treble for music.  ...  "
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" ...  The next day I crossed my fingers pressed the power button and was ecstatic when I heard the radio broadcast through the ear phones.  ...  "
Gaming
 14
game, radio, games, football games, baseball games
+100%
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" ...  I like that you can hang it around your neck for games its small and stays out of the way  ...  "
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" ...  If you work outside and you love sports this thing is a game changer.  ...  "
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" ...  Used it for the first time at last night's football game.  ...  "
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" ...  I was looking for a small radio to listen to the radio broadcasts while at professional baseball games.  ...  "
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" ...  Sure, as long as I have a ridiculously expensive subscription to listen to a whole bunch of NFL games I don't really care about.  ...  "
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" ...  I use this to listen to the radio broadcast of baseball games I attend. ... It really increases my engagement in the game, I feel like I know what's going with the details of the game, not just the big hits. ... Multiple 4 hr games on one charge.  ...  "
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" ...  Will last at least 4 hours, I took it to several football games and it always had plenty of juice left.  ...  "
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" ...  Bought this to listen to local broadcasts during baseball games, which it is ideal for.  ...  "
Marketplace
 14
seller, time, received, worth, vendor
+86%
-14%
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" ...  Very happy I ordered  ...  "
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" ...  They offered to give me a discount (???)  ...  "
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" ...  I received my order on time.  ...  "
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" ...  Thanks to Angela for contacting us and making this offer.  ...  "
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" ...  Excellent thank you  ...  "
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" ...  There were a few options here on Amazon. ... Please don't tell the seller, but this is worth several times its actual cost.  ...  "
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" ...  Would buy from this seller again.  ...  "
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" ...  Great company to buy from and work with to your ultimate satisfaction.  ...  "
Build Quality
 14
cheap, broke, gold, earphones, cord
+36%
-64%
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" ...  My clumsy self needs something more durable than that.  ...  "
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" ...  This broke after 1 week of use.  ...  "
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" ...  The neck strap needed to be taken apart and tied in to radio through a tiny hole provided which is too small otherwise.  ...  "
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" ...  On time, I put it inside a bag on my bike rack and the pressure of a bungee cord smushed it, collapsed the case, with not much force, and bye bye.  ...  "
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" ...  This broke after 1 week of use.  ...  "
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" ...  Looks and feels very cheap.  ...  "
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" ...  Broke within a week.  ...  "
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" ...  On time, I put it inside a bag on my bike rack and the pressure of a bungee cord smushed it, collapsed the case, with not much force, and bye bye. ... I would move on, but I need something very skinny and thin I can put in a waterproof IPhone case and take it paddleboarding with a portable blue tooth transmitter to my SUP Smart speaker, which is a MUST if you paddle.  ...  "
Weight
 11
light, small, light weight, compact, thin
+100%
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" ...  It’s light weight and charges instead of using batteries what more could you ask for.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  Super small , very thin & light weight and it receives strong-clear signals in my hilly area where most radios do not work well.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, compact and very light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  Small, compact and very light weight.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like that it is so small and light weight and comes with a strap to carry it around my neck while I am working.  ...  "
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" ...  I really like that it is so small and light weight and comes with a strap to carry it around my neck while I am working.  ...  "
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" ...  Light weight, easy to carry.  ...  "
Volume
 10
sound, good, speaker, small, loud
+70%
-30%
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" ...  Not loud enough for an arena, use better earbuds if you need to hear in loud places.  ...  "
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" ...  I would suggest using a better pair and the quality and volume on the device increases greatly.  ...  "
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" ...  The small size and good sound.  ...  "
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" ...  It's small but packs a good sound.  ...  "
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" ...  I get all my stations and the volume is great.  ...  "
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" ...  I get all my stations and the volume is great.  ...  "
Features
 9
lock, light, handy, features, weight
+67%
-33%
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" ...  The radio's light weight and compact size are positive features.  ...  "
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" ...  I was reading the manual and enjoyed all the features .  ...  "
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" ...  Used in a factory type setting environment, so their is a lot of structure.  ...  "
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" ...  LIGHT AND PERFECT WALKMAN,THANKS!  ...  "
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" ...  The lock feature comes in handy.  ...  "
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" ...  The lock feature comes in handy.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 9
read, night, display, radio, one
+78%
-22%
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" ...  The characters on the small screen are easy to read.  ...  "
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" ...  very easy to read the LED screen very light weigh due to no battery comes with a lanyard for running  ...  "
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" ...  She especially like the radio mode and the LCD display.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that I don't have to spend money on batteries anymore works great here in Chicago would have been nice if screen lit up at night.  ...  "
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" ...  clear screen and simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to use and easy to view the info in the screen.  ...  "
Ports
 9
plug, port, charge, recharging, recharge
+56%
-44%
comment
" ...  great that I don't need batteries, just recharge it from a USB port on my computer.  ...  "
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" ...  NOTE: You must supply AC plug or car adapter plug-borrowed from your cellphone.  ...  "
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" ...  At the end of the day, I plug up to my USB on my desktop on my desk and i'm good to go the next day.  ...  "
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" ...  Recharge from your tablet or grab an adaptor and plug into the wall.  ...  "
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" ...  They even included a charging USB cable which is a nice touch.  ...  "
As Gift
 8
christmas, happy, bought
+100%
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" ...  Bought it as a gift and they are very happy  ...  "
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" ...  Don't know about product yet, because it was purchased for a Christmas gift.  ...  "
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" ...  Gift for my husband who has a hearing deficit.  ...  "
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" ...  Got as a gift.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a good gift for ages 10 and up. ... It will make a nice Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for a music lover.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a good gift for ages 10 and up. ... It will make a nice Christmas gift or stocking stuffer for a music lover.  ...  "
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" ...  So I would absolutely recommend this for your teens :) Merry Christmas folks :)  ...  "
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" ...  So I would absolutely recommend this for your teens :) Merry Christmas folks :)  ...  "
Capacity
 7
even, antenna, works, weak, sound
+86%
-14%
comment
" ...  I know this by using it constantly in client's homes.  ...  "
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" ...  I think the small size prevented Tivdio from installing a big enough AM antenna.  ...  "
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" ...  I found it, gets great reception.  ...  "
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" ...  I thought the reception would be weak while moving around but even in a moving car the reception stayed good.  ...  "
Earbuds
 7
buds, ear buds, cheap, use, still
+71%
-29%
comment
" ...  Not a big deal though, I expected to want to use my own ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality through the ear buds is probably not the greatest, but it's still not bad for the price you pay.  ...  "
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" ...  You will need a better set of ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  This works great, but the covers for the ear buds are quite thin and tear easily.  ...  "
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" ...  This works great, but the covers for the ear buds are quite thin and tear easily.  ...  "
Cables
 7
charging cord, usb, cable, charge, bye
+29%
-71%
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" ...  Now after just over three months, the male part where the micro USB cord plugs in to charge it, broke.  ...  "
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" ...  This would get a great review, however the charging cord was missing rendering it useless.  ...  "
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" ...  On time, I put it inside a bag on my bike rack and the pressure of a bungee cord smushed it, collapsed the case, with not much force, and bye bye.  ...  "
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" ...  On time, I put it inside a bag on my bike rack and the pressure of a bungee cord smushed it, collapsed the case, with not much force, and bye bye.  ...  "
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" ...  I could not charge the item using USB cord.  ...  "
Setup
 6
use, set, easy, work
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  The written instructions were also horrific.  ...  "
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" ...  Followed all rudimentary instructions.  ...  "
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" ...  very poor instructions, and it does not work as it is supposed to if a person can figure out how to use it.  ...  "
For Kids
 6
daughter, purchased, love
+100%
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" ...  Will be ordering one for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  We have not had a chance to show her how to use it, but are hopeful she will love listening to the music she loves.  ...  "
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" ...  wife likes it.  ...  "
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" ...  My dad loves it!  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this for our daughter and she loves it.  ...  "
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" ...  I purchased this for our daughter and she loves it.  ...  "
Delivery
 6
time, order, arrived
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  Delivery was prompt.  ...  "
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" ...  received in very timely matter.  ...  "
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" ...  This unit arrived in good shape and has been used several times since.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my order on time.  ...  "
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" ...  I received my order on time.  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 6
radio, devices, bluetooth, want, volume
+83%
-17%
comment
" ...  What I really want is a portable AM radio that works with Bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  Perfect for my teen who says she wants to listen to music but has lost her privileges to have internet capable devices  ...  "
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" ...  I would suggest using a better pair and the quality and volume on the device increases greatly.  ...  "
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" ...  As with most electronic devices, one must read the directions and use the Web to utilize all the features.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would make this radio exceptional is if it could be Bluetooth enabled so that my wireless headphones would work, but that may not be physically possible.  ...  "
User Manual
 5
instructions, work, use, features, easy to use
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  very poor instructions, and it does not work as it is supposed to if a person can figure out how to use it.  ...  "
Returns
 5
sending, another, returned, replacement, replace
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Not able to return.  ...  "
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" ...  Sending it back!  ...  "
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" ...  AND THEY WONT TAKE A RETURN.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 5
case
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  I accidentally dropped it in a body of water  ...  "
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" ...  I accidentally dropped it in a body of water  ...  "
Design
 5
finish, cute, radio, one, cheap
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  Picked up one in gold and one in red.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Cute, little radio.  ...  "
Bass
 3
treble, sound, volume, tone
+100%
comment
" ...  The audio was pleasantly bass-y.  ...  "
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" ...  There are no tone controls, other than volume, but it's not an issue, the sound has good bass and treble for music.  ...  "
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" ...  There are no tone controls, other than volume, but it's not an issue, the sound has good bass and treble for music.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 3
would, radio, want, really
+100%
comment
" ...  What I really want is a portable AM radio that works with Bluetooth.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would make this radio exceptional is if it could be Bluetooth enabled so that my wireless headphones would work, but that may not be physically possible.  ...  "
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" ...  The only thing that would make this radio exceptional is if it could be Bluetooth enabled so that my wireless headphones would work, but that may not be physically possible.  ...  "
Cleaning
 3
dust
+100%
comment
" ...  need something to listen too went cleaning house.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is far better than my previous Sony which bit the dust.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is far better than my previous Sony which bit the dust.  ...  "
Clarity
 3
screen
+100%
comment
" ...  clear screen and simple to use.  ...  "
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" ...  SO convenient and SO clear!!  ...  "
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" ...  SO convenient and SO clear!!  ...  "

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Specifications

Battery
Battery Capacity:  500 mAh
Connectivity
FM Radio:  Yes 
Yes
FM RADIO
500 mAh
BATTERY CAPACITY