Best Radio Stereo System

I have several Ryobi tools already, so this was a good buy for me. when you buy this, you do NOT get a battery or Battery charger. If you do not already have these things, you will have to spend additional money to purchase them in order to use this without a power cable. BTW, you have to provide a power cable yourself as it does not come with one of those either. I had two motivations when I purchased this radio. I wanted something that would allow me to use the Ryobi batteries to act as an emergency Phone / electronics charger, AND I wanted a Battery operated Radio for those times when one might lose Power. This radio performs both functions PERFECTLY! as I said, I already have batteries and chargers, so IF we were to lose power, I could use this radio to stay informed as well as entertained. the USB port located on the radio is for charging only, but it does have an AUX port and a cable to allow one to play music from a non Bluetooth device using the radios speakers. it also has a blutooth streaming connection, so you can use the radio as a remote speaker system as well. the radio does well in performing it’s basic mission, I.E. it plays music from a radio station. I took this radio out in the yard to keep myself entertained while doing yard work a few weekends ago and I was able to Listen to music, with the volume set to 9 out of 10 for about 6 hours and I think I could have gone several hour’s longer before using up the charge. I had one of the smaller batteries that comes with the smaller Ryobi tools, so it will go quite a while on one battery, much longer if you were to use one of the bigger 4X lithium batteries. I have not tried using it to charge anything yet, but I would think that it would be able to do that function flawlessly as well.

OVERALL

I gave it 5 stars because I had everything on hand to use it right out of the box, some people might need a little more before they can get started.(Battery, Charger, and Extension Cord Not Included / Radio Only)
  • BLUETOOTH: The Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio features Bluetooth connectivity to pair with smart devices, stream internet radio and stored music with range of up to 150-feet, giving you more jobsite freedom
  • STEREO SOUND: Includes Four-way speakers and a subwoofer to project 360 degrees of outstanding sound quality in all directions. Includes separate controls for bass and treble and equalizer customization
  • DURABLE: Featuring a protective aluminum and rubber roll cage and a weather-resistant and dust-resistant design
  • POWER: Runs on Bosch 18-Volt batteries or plugged into a 120-Volt AC outlet. Includes a built-in battery charger for charging and four 120-Volt power outlets for connecting tools and other devices
  • PORTABLE: Take the Bosch PB360C Power Box wherever you need it with multiple carrying handles, compact size, and a weight of 24 lbs

The Bosch Power Box PB360C jobsite radio/charger/digital media stereo features Bluetooth technology to connect to the user’s smart device (with a range of up to 150-feet) and stream Internet radio and stored music. This portable, high-performance, weather-resistant entertainment system delivers 360 degree enriched stereo sound. Its four-way speakers and a subwoofer provide outstanding sound quality in all directions. It is durable, with an aluminum/rubber roll cage and a weather-resistant design. The portable radio features a powered USB port. The Bosch Power Box can be powered by Bosch 18-Volt Lithium-Ion batteries or plugging into a 120-Volt outlet. Its built-in battery charger will charge the user’s Lithium-Ion batteries as well. The PB360C also features four 120-Volt power outlets for connecting tools or other devices. Battery and charger sold separately.

  • Runs on 12V MAX/18V/20V MAX battery packs
  • AC/DC power allowing the flexibility to run off AC power cord of DeWalt power tool batteries
  • Device storage box protects digital audio devices from jobsite debris and damage
  • USB power port allows device to be charged via USB when radio is plugged into AC wall outlet
  • 3.5 mm Auxiliary input allows for connection to CD, MP3, portable satellite receivers and other digital audio devices

Milwaukee 2890-20

Music on the job is important to keeping up motivation and morale. The 2890-20 M18 18V jobsite radio from Milwaukee combines high sound quality with a robust design and other handy features to give you the best experience possible. A 2.1A USB charging port is located on the back so you can keep your smartphone or other device charging while you play music from it. You can play music straight from your phone with the 3.5mm aux jack, or you can use the digital radio built into the system. A sturdy foldout antenna can give you better reception without having to worry about it snapping, as can happen on inferior products.

The sound quality from the speakers is great, but what’s even better is how much they’ll hold up to impacts ordinarily found on the job. In particular, the rubber end caps provide plenty of shock resistance from drops, making this a step above the rest. Keep this in your workshop or on a construction site. You can keep it charged with either an M18 18-volt battery or standard AC power for maximum charging versatility. For a radio that sounds good, lasts long, and will keep your phone charged, look no further than Milwaukee.

  • CHARGE YOUR DEVICES: Keep your phone tucked into the back of the radio and out of harm’s way. Smart phones can be kept in the special onboard compartment that’s loaded with a 2.1A USB charging port
  • SHOCK ABSORBING END CAPS: This radio is built to last, with the rubberized end pieces able weather drops and other impacts regularly found on the jobsite
  • DIGITAL AM / FM TUNER: You can have up to 10 presets stored on this radio at once, letting you and your crew keep your favorite stations stored for easy access
  • STACKABLE DESIGN: The rectangular shape of the radio is designed to sit flush in cars, boxes, and bags while having tools and other supplies stacked on top
  • M18 COMPATIBLE: This Milwaukee power tool works with M18 18v lithium ion Milwaukee batteries. Compatible models include the 48-11-1860, 48-11-1850, 48-11-1828, and 48-11-1815, 48-11-1840, 48-11-1820

18V Dual Chemistry M18 Jobsite Radio with Shock Absorbing End Caps, USB 2.1A Smartphone Charging, and 3.5mm Aux Jack

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