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Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white

Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white
alaScore 81

306 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 306 reviews of Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other MP3 Players for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The durability and sound are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the memory.

usability, sound, durability, portability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other MP3 Players the Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the size and durability. The price and sound are also appreciated.

usability, sound, price, durability, size

73% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: SHOWER RADIO,AM/FM,WEATHESHOWER RADIO,AM/FM,WEATHE

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Sony ICF-S79W - Personal radio - white from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other MP3 Players on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and durability. The price and sound also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the reliability.

usability, sound, price, durability, portability

reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Icfs79w Weather Band Shower RadioSony Icfs79w Weather Band Shower Radio

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: SmartShopper (sony.com)

Best Period

 

Just received this product and I can now see why all the love for it. My wife had tried a shower radio bought from amazon and the sound and clarity doesn't compare. I can see why this is a 5* product on many review sites. Just simply works. Love the...

Everything about it

Nothing at all

May, 2012

Consumer review by: CindyJ (sony.com)

Great radio!

 

I ordered this radio to replace an oldie that finally quit! The features are terrific, especially the timer - will definitely save on batteries! Love having the station presets - now we can easily find all our favorites. Excellent reception on the...

Exceptional features

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: bbarley (sony.com)

Get one now

 

I have had this for over two years and never had trouble it picks up stations very good.I have it in the shower and in the bath room no problems.I just bought two more for the house and to take Camping.

Very good the best the Best

none

Dec, 2011

Consumer review by: SamSneed (sony.com)

Would buy again

 

We have had this radio for at least 15 years and it has been great. We are ordering another cause the top cover finally cracked.

Convenient

Doesn't pick up enough stations

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: terryboy (sony.com)

LOVE THIS LITTLE RADIO

 

I have had this radio going on SIX YEARS now. I was purchasing a speaker system and checked to see if Sony still offers it just to see. I bought it in my senior year of High School and was a little weary of spending $50 on a shower radio but I have...

Small, Portable, Nice Sound

Nothing

Aug, 2009

Consumer review by: bigD (sony.com)

great radio

 

I've had this radio in my bathroom for 18 years or more.I did not use in shower but on the shelf.Great sound now I have a second home I was going to buy another but I found out does not have tv band any longer. So I'm very disappointed.

listen to tv,or weather band noaa,or radio

off button getting wore

May, 2009

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Good Radio, Disppointing design change

 

"I purchased this to replace a previous model that was broken. I was disappointed to find that the unit no longer has the local TV band. This is a big disappointment in a otherwise great unit,"

Sound

lack of TV Band

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: Anonymous (sony.com)

Good Radio, Disppointing design change

 

I purchased this to replace a previous model that was broken. I was disappointed to find that the unit no longer has the local TV band. This is a big disappointment in a otherwise great unit,

Sound

lack of TV Band

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: radiofan (sony.com)

Love this radio

 

"I have had this radio for many many years. My mom ended up stealing it from me. Now that I remember this radio I want on again. Glad they still made it."

long battery life

after many years of use the top cracked so I had to seal it with calking

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: radiofan (sony.com)

Love this radio

 

I have had this radio for many many years. My mom ended up stealing it from me. Now that I remember this radio I want on again. Glad they still made it.

long battery life

after many years of use the top cracked so I had to seal it with calking

Nov, 2008

Product Specifications

Your morning routine just got a little more entertaining. Get your hands on this easy-grip ICF-S79W AM/FM weather band digital shower radio and enjoy your favorite stations while you wash. There are 20 station presets for easy tuning and the splash-resistant surface of the radio and supplied hanging strap make this shower radio perfect for staying up to date on the latest news and weather as you prepare for your day. A high-quality speaker produces robust sound that you can easily hear over the sound of running water.

Audio Input

Type: None

Audio System

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

Cassette System

Type: None

CD System

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5.5in
Height:2.6in
Weight:18.4oz
Width:5.7in

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:S79W
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony ICF

MD System

Type: None

Miscellaneous

Color:White

Radio

Preset Station Qty:20
Tuner Bands:AM/FM/TV/Weather
Tuner Type:Digital

Remote Control

Type: None