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Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio - ICF-S79W

Abt Model: ICFS79W | UPC Code: 027242733602
Regular Price $49.99
$48.00  
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 (206 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 206 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (65)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sound quality (144)
  • Great reception (126)
  • Durable (115)
  • Lightweight (98)
  • Long battery life (81)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Home use (120)
  • Daily use (98)
  • Anywhere (23)
  • Travel (17)
  • Shower (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (126), Casual user (16), Enthusiast (9), Traveler (9), Gearhead (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (42)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (77), 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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3.0

What time is it?

By Steel Curtain

from Chicago

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Sound Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

    only problem is non-lighted time and channel display. cannot see display unless very close

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Great Battery Life!

    By Chet

    from PA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Sound Quality
    • Great Reception
    • Long Battery Life

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

      Great shower radio easy to use with good reception and good price ,I would recommend to buy this radio

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      • No

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      5.0

      Nice sound quality

      By Nick

      from Chicago, il

      About Me Practical

      Pros

      • Good Sound Quality
      • Great Reception

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Home Use

        Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

        Nice speaker

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By Craig

        from Cupertino, CA

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Lightweight
        • Long Battery Life
        • Preset Station Buttons

        Cons

        • No Aux Input

        Best Uses

        • Daily Use
        • Home Use

        Comments about Sony Splash Resistant Shower Radio:

        I don't use this radio in the shower. I use it in every room of the house. We have three of them, one of which is on the window sill in the bathroom. My wife and I enjoy listening to talk radio and music and what makes this radio great is the 5 preset station button on the top of the unit. It is super easy to use and the batteries, 3 C's, last a long time. I only wish it also had an Aux input of Blue Tooth so that I could listen to podcasts on my phone through the radio speaker.

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        • No

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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.

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          • No

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          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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