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COBY CX-61 - Personal radio

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of COBY CX-61 - Personal radio. The average rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and size. The design and portability also get good reviews. The headphones and sound get critical reviews, and the performance and usability get mixed opinions.

price, portability, design, size, durability

sound, headphones

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the COBY CX-61 - Personal radio is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 66/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for COBY CX-61 - Personal radio


alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of COBY CX-61 - Personal radio from The average user rating for this product is 1.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Comments about the durability and design are on the whole positive. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some critical views about the sound. Reviews are divided on the performance.

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27% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: COBY CX-61 Mini FM Scanner Radio with Neck StrapCOBY CX-61 Mini FM Scanner Radio with Neck Strap

Jun, 2018

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Bad at any cost


It won't stay put on one channel. It jumps around.


Sep, 2010

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Now I know why it was only 5 bucks


I got this radio to take on my daily runs and thought that 5 dollars was a bargain for a portable radio of this size. Overall, it's a nice size but because the radio is a cylinder it was awkward in my pocket and I had to wear a running waist pack to...

Small, Cheap

Mediocre reception, horrible headphones, dim backlight

Mar, 2007

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Coby CX-61 Mini FM Pocket Radio Tuner


Was just what a I wanted for FM radio on the go. Jogging or emergencies without breaking the bank. Would have preferred in ear-canal headset rather than ear buds but I already have those.

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I tried to use when i was travelling in the public trasport. when it failed to get the proper signals for the selected station it keep skipping to the next station and there is no way i can hold to the station. its like I cant here what i want .. but i...

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Absolutely useless!


Won't stay locked on the station for more than a few seconds at a time, which makes listening to your program of choice impossible. Mine is going back to the store.

Jan, 2011

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Great little radio


I use this while running and have found it to be a great product. It is light weight, portable and it does lock on to the station that I am interested in listening to. I also use it at my gym where I can use it to listen to the FM transmission from the...

Dec, 2010

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Works for 30 seconds


I bought this item and at first I thought what a deal then I couldn't keep it on a station for more than a few seconds it scan on it's own all the time. I returened it ASAP. Don't buy you spend scanning and re-scanning for a radio staion.

Oct, 2010

Product Specifications

Coby Electronics is a manufacturer of quality consumer electronics products designed to deliver outstanding performance for value conscious consumers who do not compromise on product performance. Coby incorporates new designs with innovative technologies to produce great looking and great performing consumer electronics products. PRODUCT FEATURES: FM Scanner Radio with Lighted Digital Display; Unique Contemporary Design; High Sensitivity FM Scanner; Lighted Digital Display; 3.5mm Headphone Jack; Lightweight Stereo Earphones Included.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio Output

Headphones Form Factor:Ear-bud

Audio System

Functions (KB):Radio
Sound Output Mode:Stereo
Subcategory (KB):CD / MD / cassette players / personal radios
Type:Personal radio

Dimensions & Weight



Manufacturer:COBY Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:COBY CX


Tuner Bands:FM
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None

Service & Support

Type:90 days warranty