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Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio - ICF-S79W

Abt Model: ICFS79W | UPC Code: 027242733602
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Sony Multi Band Digital Tuner Shower Radio - ICFS79W

Key Features:

  • Easy One Button Weather Band Select
  • Splash Resistant1 Multi-Band Shower Radio
  • AM/FM/Weather Band Reception
  • 20 Memory Random Presets (5AM/5FM1/5FM2/5Weather)
  • Supplied Hanging Strap
  • Built-In Digital Clock
  • Countdown Timer
  • Easy-to-Use Controls
  • Selectable Automatic-Off Timer (10 Min/20 Min/30 Min/45 Min/60 Min)
  • Quartz Synthesized Tuner
  • Large Speaker
  • Unique Easy-Grip Design

Features:

  • Splash Resistant1 Multi-Band Shower Radio: makes this an ideal radio to have in the bathroom, and in the shower, spa or sauna
  • AM/FM/Weather Band Reception: provides easy tuning of all available AM and FM radio stations, plus audio up to the minute weather
  • 20 Memory Random Presets (5AM/5FM1/5FM2/5Weather): offer convenient one-button memory tuning to 5 AM and 10 of your favorite FM radio stations along with 5 weather frequencies
  • Easy One Button Weather Band Select: gives you weather information at the press of a single button
  • Supplied Hanging Strap: loops over a door knob or on the shower head extension
  • Built-In Digital Clock: with large high-Contrast Display that shows Current time and number of pre-set radio station
  • Easy-to-Use Controls: are located atop the radio for handy one-finger operation
  • Countdown Timer: times backwards from a time period you set, useful for timing your shower and keeping you on schedule
  • Selectable Automatic-Off Timer (10 Min/20 Min/30 Min/45 Min/60 Min): helps you keep on schedule by allowing you to set the radio to turn itself off at your choice of interval
  • Quartz Synthesized Tuner: provides the most accurate drift-free tuning
  • Large Speaker: reproduces high quality sound you can hear even when water is running
  • Unique Easy-Grip Design: will not easily slip from your hand and can be set down on bathroom counter or other flat surface
  • Built-In Antennas: include ferrite bar for AM, wire antenna for FM

Specifications:

  • Audio
    • Frequency Range: AM: 530-1710kHz; FM: 87.5-108MHz; Weather: Ch. 1-5
    • Antenna System: AM: Built-in Ferrite Bar Antenna; FM, TV, Weather: Wire
  • Antenna
    • Tuner Type: Digital
    • Station Preset(s): 20 (5 AM, 10 FM, 5 WB)
    • Tuning: 5 Direct Access™ Buttons
  • Capability
    • Radio: AM, FM, WB
    • Clock: Yes
    • Location: Bathroom
  • Convenience
    • Timer Clock: Countdown, off
  • General
    • Design: Shower Radio with hanging strap
    • Day/Night Function: Time: 12 hour system
  • Operating Conditions
    • Water Resistance: yes
  • Power
    • Power Requirements: DC 4.5V
    • Output Power: 200mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
    • Battery Type: "C" x 3 batteries (Not Included)
    • Battery Life (Approx.): up to 80 hours (with Sony batteries)
  • Speaker
    • Speaker Dimensions: 3 1/8" (77mm)
    • Speaker Type: Mono
  • Hardware
    • Display: LCD

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Width: 5.75"
  • Height: 5.50"
  • Depth: 2.75"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 1.15 lbs
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer):
    90 days parts and labor

Footnotes:

  1. Not meant to be immersed in or come into continuous contact with water.

All specifications subject to change without notice.

More reasons to buy the Sony ICF-S79W from Abt Electronics
  • Abt.com is an authorized dealer (Learn More).
  • The Sony ICF-S79W is Brand New.
  • The Sony ICF-S79W Ships in a Factory Sealed Box.
  • Abt ships this product for free!
 
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Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio
 
4.5

(based on 220 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (137)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (69)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound quality (157)
  • Great reception (138)
  • Durable (124)
  • Lightweight (109)
  • Long battery life (86)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (4)
  • Heavy (4)
  • Poor sound quality (3)

Best Uses

  • Home use (132)
  • Daily use (105)
  • Anywhere (23)
  • Travel (19)
  • Shower (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (137), Casual user (16), Traveler (11), Enthusiast (9), Gearhead (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (86), Yes (29)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Still the best shower radio available!

I've owned a Sony shower radio for many years, and finally the top flex panel cracked and allowed water into the electonics, and it died. But, it lasted many years (10...Read complete review

I've owned a Sony shower radio for many years, and finally the top flex panel cracked and allowed water into the electonics, and it died. But, it lasted many years (10 yrs?) Used it everyday.I had been able to put heavy-duty clear tape over the cracks that developed in the membrane, to prolong the life for about 2 more years. (Cracks developed after years of my fingernails pressing into the plastic membrane switches.The tape repair probably could last forever if you make sure it's solidly taped.And, if you don't have fingernails, you are "golden".)So, I bought another, and it should last 10 yrs or more. I also placed these radios in my vacation rental property-- one in each shower. I've tried cheaper ones-- and found them to be garbage. There are others from [...] -- but they are more expensive and larger, and may not have digital tuning. The Sony is simple, plays AM/ FM / TV and is very sensitive to signals. The antenna is a simple wire which can be moved around anywhere and can stay-put using a suction cup attachment. Don't waste your time or money on another brand-- the Sony design has remained exactly the same for many years, I guess because it works.( And the price has gone down over the years.)

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Beware the antenna

You need to extend and position the wire antenna to get FM stations. That would be OK if you just park the radio in one spot and leave it. Trying to keep the antenna...Read complete review

You need to extend and position the wire antenna to get FM stations. That would be OK if you just park the radio in one spot and leave it. Trying to keep the antenna properly positioned in the shower is another story.

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5.0

Excellent Bathroom Radio

By 

from Evanston, IL

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Great Reception
  • Lightweight
  • Long Battery Life

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bathroom Use

    Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

    The bathroom is probably one of the worst places for radio reception. The Sony Shower Radio provides superb reception and has very acceptable sound quality. Due to its portability I can easily move it if the reception gets a little weak.

    It is well designed with very clear knobs. It is simple to set up. I highly recommend it.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    great little radio

    By 

    from bensenville, ill

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Sound Quality
    • Great Reception
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Use

      Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

      great little radio good for weather updates and alerts

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Comment on this review

       
      4.0

      Splash radio

      By 

      from Arlington heights

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Good Sound Quality
      • Great Reception
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

        Perfect for my bathroom. Wish it came with AC adapter.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Bought this radio before

        By 

        from evanston il

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Sound Quality
        • Great Reception

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Use

          Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

          Previous one only lasted 2 years, but it's the only radio that will work in this bathroom.

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          • No

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Great Radio for Bathroom & Shower

          By 

          from Chicago IL

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Good Sound Quality
          • Great Reception
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Home Use

            Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

            Morning and shower use

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            Comment on this review

             
            5.0

            Just what I was looking for

            By 

            from Canton, GA

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Sound Quality
            • Great Reception
            • Long Battery Life

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Use

              Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

              Nice shower radio and with the digital tuning you don't have to fumble with knobs to find stations. I would buy this again!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Have 3 of these - One in several rooms

              By 

              from Racine, WI

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Great Reception
              • Lightweight
              • Long Battery Life

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Home Use

                Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

                Have one in Bathroom; one in kitchen; and one to take to whatever room we're in. Great durable radio and have had two for several years. Great little radio.

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                • No

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                3.0

                Not the best quality for the money

                By 

                from Rocky Hill, CT

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Sound Quality

                  Best Uses

                  • Outside Shower

                  Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

                  I had high hopes for this radio after reading some of the comments about it. For the price I am disappointed in the quality of it. The sound clarity isn't great and sounds muffled. I have tried moving it all over my bathroom and nothing makes it sound any better. I like the pre-set buttons and design but really wish it had better sound. I would not purchase again.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  nice but too expensive

                  By 

                  from chicago

                  About Me Practical

                  Pros

                  • Good Sound Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Use

                    Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

                    pricey

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

                    Comment on this review

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Product

                    By 

                    from Lisle, Illinois

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Good Sound Quality
                    • Great Reception
                    • Lightweight
                    • Long Battery Life

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Home Use

                      Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

                      Use it in the kitchen

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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