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Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio - ICF-S79W

Abt Model: ICFS79W | UPC Code: 027242733602
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 (202 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 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
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  • 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 202 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (126)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound quality (140)
  • Great reception (124)
  • Durable (114)
  • Lightweight (97)
  • Long battery life (79)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home use (117)
  • Daily use (95)
  • Anywhere (23)
  • Travel (17)
  • Shower (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (124), Casual user (16), Enthusiast (9), Traveler (9), Gearhead (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (73), Yes (24)

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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4.0

Good looking with great sound.

By Donna

from Lagrange Il

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Sound Quality
  • Great Reception

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use
    • Home Use

    Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

    Stands firmly and fits easily into the bathroom setting.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    Exactly what I was looking for.

    By ww

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer
    Site Member

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Good Sound Quality
    • Great Reception

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use
      • Home Use

      Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

      This has been and presumably will continue to be used daily. The design is very stable so it isn't likely to tip or fall even when bumped. It doesn't appear to have any substandard knobs/dials/controls which could break or wear out. The reception is very good. Like all of the Sony products of the past - well-constructed and reliable.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Dad loves!

      By Leigh

      from Fort Worth, TX

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Home Use
        • Travel

        Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

        My dad loves this radio! He uses it in the shower, back yard, front yard, even in on the road. He likes the long term battery use and the sound quality. It's very durable and practical. Great product!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Excellent radio

        By Joanna

        from Boston, MA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • In The Shower

          Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

          This was a replacement, as the previous one stopped working. It's an excellent shower radio.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Good radio but.....

          By khakiman

          from New York City

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

              The sound is great and it has long battery life. However it replaced an identical one that stopped working (electronics failed) after only a couple of years use -- and not even in the shower, but on a shelf in the bathroom. Other reviewers had the same experience.

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              • No

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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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                    • No

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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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