Radio resists rain, dust, and shock. Roll-cage design offers maximum protection against impact. Comes with 10 station presets for added convenience. Offers a 9 ft. attached power cord that's simple to store. Sold in various colors.
Sometimes hard to pick up FM channels. Not best sound quality.
Comes with built-in clock and 15 presets. AM/FM radio can be connected to satellite radio, MP3 player, or CD player. Equipped with flexible antenna designed to deliver strong radio signal. Backed by 3-year warranty.
More distortion and white noise compared to similar radios.
Equalizer feature for consistent volume and sound quality from both speakers. 12 presets, and you can easily program your favorite radio stations. Runs on Li-ion batteries or AC adapter. Portable and lightweight.
Thin power cord tends to snap easily. Bluetooth connection sometimes spotty.
Compatible with iPod and MP3 devices. Aluminum speakers built to perform in high winds, rain, sleet, and other severe weather. Can be plugged in wall outlet or used in conjunction with a power drill battery. Terrific sound quality compared to similar radios.
Pricier than comparable options. Can be hard to program memory channels.
Compact radio only 12 in. long. 2 neodymium speakers for exceptional sound quality. Shock-absorbing frame withstands drops and falls. Equipped with 7 in. antenna for good reception indoors and outdoors.
Low volume even at highest volume setting. Doesn't include headphone jack.
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Let’s face it, playing music on an Alexa device in rugged work environments like a construction site is not going to work. Apart from getting clogged with dirt and dust, and possibly pulverized by debris, the volume is never going to be high enough. Specialty radios have been made for such uses. They are rugged, often with a roll cage to offer protection from drops and impact. They are also weatherproof to withstand being outdoors, and portable. In addition, the speakers will need to be configured to deliver quality stereo sound that can be heard on job sites. Most offer cordless and battery use, and many will connect to smart devices via Bluetooth. Some also operate as battery chargers and clocks.
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