Radio

Muzen Original III AM/FM Radio & Bluetooth Speaker review – Back to the future

REVIEW – Let me say upfront that I am a fan of mid-century modern design. I love the clean, uncluttered lines, the smooth expanse of wood in the furniture, and especially the “atomic ranch” look of that period’s TVs and radios. Mid-century also recalls a simpler time that I’m sure I look back on with …

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Midland ER310 emergency crank weather radio review – 4 ways to power it up

REVIEW – I don’t have white tape on my glasses but I’m a bit of a weather nerd. I’ve taken the NOAA/NWS Advanced Skywarn Weather Spotter training, have 5 weather apps on my phone, and I use Twitter to follow my NOAA office for alerts. I have a weather radio at my bedside and one …

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Midland MXT500 MicroMobile Two-Way Radio review

REVIEW – Heading out into the great outdoors during the summer can be a lot of fun especially with a large group of friends. One important consideration though is making sure everyone can communicate when venturing to where cell signals are rare. The advent of inexpensive two-way radios has made staying in touch when on …

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The FCC GMRS license fee has finally dropped!

NEWS –  The decrease in the FCC General Mobile Radio Service radio license fee has been rumored for years.  I double-confirmed by two phone calls to the FCC today that the fee is officially now $35 for a ten-year license. The fee had been $70 for years. The FCC’s various antiquated webpages do not reflect this …

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MUZEN Transistor AM FM Radio, Portable Bluetooth Speaker review

REVIEW – I can remember being stuck at home during Hurricane Sandy with no power for 14 days. My only contact with the outside world was a transistor radio. That one occurrence made me a believer that despite our advances in technology, simple devices can be most important. This is one of the reasons that …

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FosPower Emergency Solar Hand Crank Digital Portable AM/FM, NOAA Weather Radio review

REVIEW – I live in New York near the ocean or as some may say at the water’s edge. It is very normal for me to experience power outages during any storm in any season. Years ago during Hurricane Sandy, I spent 14 days in the dark, and it was a hand-crank radio that I …

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Blackloud Soundot AF1 FM radio earbuds for iOS review

REVIEW – Do you still enjoy listening to FM radio? I listen to it every day on my drive to and from work. But have you ever wanted to listen to FM radio with your smartphone but not using a streaming service like iHeart Radio which uses your data? Then you will be interested in …

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Listen to your favorite FM station on your iOS device

I listen to the radio in my car, but that’s about the only place I can listen these days.  I don’t have a radio in my house anymore, and my iPhone doesn’t have a built-in radio.  With the 8 Pin Lightning Compatible FM Radio for iPhones and iPads from Allputer, you can listen to the radio …

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Automatica automatically syncs with the cloud to provide you with mobile tunes

  If your vehicle has a built in USB port, the Automatica might become your next favorite gadget. The Automatica USB device is a small computer that emulates a USB mass storage device connected to your car and constantly updated by an Internet WiFi connection. It syncs with cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Google …

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Oxygen Audio O CAR – Car Radio Built for the iPhone

If you’re an iPhone user that also happens to be shopping for a new head unit for your vehicle, you might want to check out Oxygen Audio’s new O CAR stereo which has been designed specifically for the iPhone. The O CAR features a built-in RDS-enabled AM/FM tuner, Bluetooth connectivity and a 4-channel, 55-watt amp …

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Eton/Red Cross ARCFR360R Solarlink Emergency Radio Review

After reviewing the Eton/Red Cross Aluminator Flashlight , I was happy to receive an Eton/Red Cross ARCFR360R SolarLink Emergency Radio as a gift. Being a preparedness-minded kinda gadgeteer, I was really looking forward to adding this feature-filled gadget to my kit. Note: This is a 2nd opinion on this product. Janet reviewed the ETON Solarlink …

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