I set out to find the best am fm clock radio for home. Nowadays many people use their smart phones for these features, however this is best if you do not want the mobile phone near your bed. Many of these have art of the state features to wake you up with your favorite music station.
When I was looking for the most suitable product in this category, I firstly looked for design of the product. Secondly I looked a the option of waking up listening to your favorite station. Thirdly I looked at the additional features they have to offer. Some of them even have weather updates and one can even work with manual cranking.
This radio has 23 programmable county codes for Canada. You can received weather settings for only the county you live in. You can get weather / tornado warnings if you are living or travelling to Canada. You can decide to wake up to am / fm radio, local weather or ring / buzz. The alarm setting can be set to high or low. You can digitally preset stations and lock them in securely. The sensitivity is very good and you would not need an external antenna. I choose this item on top of my list due to its excellent clear sound and bonus weather warnings.
This radio comes in 5 different color combinations. There is a battery indicator showing the power left in the batteries. The lcd display shows the tuning in digital numbers and for poor reception you can get help from the long retractable antenna. Overall the size is very compact being only 6.54" long, 4.26" tall, and weighing a feather-light 12.5 ounces. The speakers are great to fill a medium size room. The radio has 10 presets (5 AM and 5 FM) channels. I selected this radio due to its fine reception and portable size.
This radio has multiple power options. In case your batteries run out , you can spin the hand turbine for one minute to get 15 minutes of radio and flashlight. Alternatively, you can put it in the sun for solar charging. There is an LED flashlight and emergency beacon. You can also charge your smartphone via USB in case of any emergency. There is also an option to play music from external MP3 player via AUX cable. The buttons glow in the dark. The builtin battery is 600mAH 3.6 volts. I choose this to be on the list due to its good radio capabilities and survival options.
This is one of the smallest, lightweight and portable radio clock. It can easily fit inside yours sweater pocket. There are 400 channels in the presents. The knobs are quite sturdy and tight. There are no hash sounds when you are changing frequencies. The radio signal is very excellent due to built in ferrite bar antenna. The radio uses 2 batteries with batter life expected to be 60-70 hours. The LCD display panel is back lighted. The excellent reception alongwith additional features like aviation bands make it an ideal radio to buy.
It is an old model. There is LCD Display which shows the digital frequency. There are 100 Station Memory Presets in the radio. There is an in built in ferrite bar antenna and another telescoping antenna. It has a dual clock in it. The battery life upto 47 hours. The speakers are 3" in size with stereo sound. Although this radio does not have any additional features, it is a very solid product with high quality radio performance.