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Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio - ICF-S79W

Abt Model: ICFS79W
Regular Price $49.99
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Splash Resistant/ AM/FM/Weather Band Reception/ Easy One Button Weather Band Select/ Built-In Digital Clock/ Selectable Automatic-Off Timer/ Quartz Synthesized Tuner/ Built-In Antennas
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4.5 (197 reviews) 4.5
 

Product Details

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 labor / 1 year parts

Footnotes:

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

All specifications subject to change without notice.

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PortableYes
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Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio
 
4.5

(based on 197 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (123)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound quality (135)
  • Great reception (119)
  • Durable (111)
  • Lightweight (94)
  • Long battery life (76)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)
  • Bad reception / weak antenna (4)
  • Heavy (4)

Best Uses

  • Home use (114)
  • Daily use (92)
  • Anywhere (23)
  • Travel (16)
  • Shower (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (120), Casual user (16), Enthusiast (9), Traveler (9), Gearhead (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (69), Yes (23)

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

Loved the first one so much I bought a s

By Opty00

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use
    • In The Shower

    Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

    This is the second shower radio I've bought since I'm moving to a multiple bathroom house and need another one. In the three years I've had the first one I've only replaced the batteries once and the reception has been great living in a townhouse. It's easy to use and durable.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Very decent for use in shower

    By Ron

    from Morton Grove, IL

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight
    • Pretty Good Sound Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Home Use

      Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

      Quite good for use in the shower. The fidelity is not phenominal but I didn't expect it to be. Very easy to change bands and stations. There are two FM and one AM bands and each band has room for 5 preset stations which is more than adequate (besides the weather band). I haven't had it long enough to comment on the battery life but I doubt that will be a problem. All in all it meets my expectations.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great portable radio

      By Barb

      from Dallas TX

      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:

        I have had this radio for years - several of them. I love it as a portable radio I carry around the house and great for the Weather Band.
        You have to get the little wire antenna taped to the back of it just right or it can be torn when it gets stuck in a drawer or the like. Also, eventually the blue plastic top wears away where you push the On/Off button and possibly the tuning buttons which is too bad, but otherwise it's a great little radio and the batteries last a long time.

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        5.0

        I love this radio

        By Showerlady

        from Boston Area

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Shower

          Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

          I love using this radio in the shower. It is very durable. I had my last one for over 10 years.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Don't judge a product by its size

          By Bob

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Sound Quality
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Use

            Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

            Love both the quality and sound for such a small radio. I will stick with Sony, as it certainly puts out a fine product.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Very impressive!

            By Ron

            from Orland Park, IL

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Sound Quality
            • Great Reception

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Home Use

              Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

              We had a shower radio from years ago that never really had a good sound, but we tolerated it. This Sony shower radio not only has great sound reception, but its white housing make it attractive and a good fit in the shower.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great Radio!

              By Jayne

              from Vermont

              About Me Practical

              Verified Buyer
              Site Member

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Sound Quality
              • Great Reception
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use
                • Home Use

                Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

                Love all of the presets and having the weatherband.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Fast, free shipping. Arived in perfect order.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great & dependable

                By Gadgetman

                from Pennsauken,NJ

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Use

                  Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

                  This is the second radio for both me and my daughter
                  they are replacing two radios that are over 10 years
                  old.

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                  • No

                  Comment on this review

                   
                  5.0

                  Love this radio!

                  By LP

                  from Washington, DC

                  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:

                    This is my second radio. The fist one lasted over 10 yeas. I highly recommend it for your morning shower.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Works great in our basement shower!

                    By efolker

                    from Mt. Pleasant, IA

                    About Me Practical

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

                      I bought this for my husband who listens to the radio every morning before work. Our old shower radio required 4 D batteries and quit getting our favorite stations a long time ago. This radio is great. It even gets perfect reception in our basement shower. He currently has it sitting on a counter outside the shower We are placing it inside the shower after we remodel to test the splash resistant feature. Well worth the money.

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                      • Yes

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