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Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio

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Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio

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Product Highlights

  • Splash Resistant
  • Easy-Grip Flat Bottom Design
  • Hanging Strap Included
  • AM/FM/Weather Band Frequencies
  • Built-In Clock
  • Count Down & Auto-Off Timers
  • Quartz Synthesized Tuner
  • One-Finger Controls
  • Built-In Antennas
  • 20 Station Presets
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Rock out in the shower or any other wet environment with the Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio. That's not to say that the ICF-S79W isn't just as great on dry land as well. No matter where you're listening the radio can be placed on a counter or other flat surface. And, of course it can also be hung from a shower head or other fixture, using the included strap. The radio also features a non-slip grip design that makes it easy to handle when you're hands are wet.

Aside from its aesthetic qualities, the ICF-S79W also provides you with useful control and listening features. You'll benefit from one touch weather band access, in addition to the AM/FM bands, and, 20 station presets. And when it comes to tuning, the quartz synthesized tuner ensures drift-free precision. A built-in clock keeps you apprised of the time, while count down and auto shutoff timers keep you on task. Everything comes together with the conveniently placed one-finger operable controls.

Splash Resistant
The splash resistant nature of the ICF-S79W makes this an ideal radio to have in the bathroom, shower, or any other frequently wet or damp area
20 Station Presets
The station presets provide you with convenient one-button turning to your choice of AM, FM, and weather bands (10 FM, 5 AM, 5 Weather)
Quartz Synthesized Tuner
The quartz synthesized tuner provides you with accurate drift-free tuning
Digital Clock
The digital clock features a large, high contrast display that shows the current time and pre-set radio stations
Count Down Timer
The timer counts backwards from the time period you set. It's useful for keeping on schedule as well as timing other activities
Selectable Automatic-Off Timer
The auto shutoff timer helps keep you on task by turning the radio off when time's up. Choose from 10, 20, 30, 45, or 60 minute intervals
Hanging Strap
The included strap loops over the shower head or other fixtures
One Button Weather Band Select
Get current weather info at a touch with the weather band select feature
Ease of Use Controls
The controls are located on the top of the radio for easy one-finger operation
Built-In Antennas
The radio includes a ferrite bar antenna for AM frequencies and a wire antenna for FM
Large Speaker
The radio's speaker provides powerful sound for audio you can hear even with the water running
Easy-Grip Design
The non-slip grip design of the radio is handy in wet environments and the flat bottom allows the radio to sit on a counter or other flat surface

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Tuner
Type Digital
Display LCD
Frequency Range FM: 87.5-108MHz
AM: 530-1710kHz
Weather: Channel 1-5
CD Playback Format N/A
Presets 20 (5 AM, 10 FM, 5 WB)
Speaker 3 1/8" (77mm) mono
Power Output 200mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
Connectors None
General
Power Requirements 3 x 'C' batteries
4.5VDC
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.6 x 5.5 x 2.6" (143.5 x 139 x 67mm)
Weight 1.15 lbs (523g) including batteries
Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio
  • 90-Day Limited Warranty
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    by PowerReviews
    SonyICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio
     
    4.7

    (based on 71 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (52)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good sound quality (57)
    • Great reception (56)
    • Durable (47)
    • Lightweight (36)
    • Long battery life (28)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home use (47)
      • Daily use (45)
      • Travel (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (45), Gearhead (10), Traveler (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (50), Yes (10)

      Reviewed by 71 customers

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      5.0

      Good Shower Radio

      By Mustang1987

      from Orland Park, IL

      About Me DIYer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Reception
      • Lightweight
      • Long Battery Life

      Cons

      • Mono Sound

      Best Uses

      • Home Use
      • shower

      Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

      This Radio actually gets a strong signal in our basement shower. Tried a couple other models and they were not very good.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

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      4.0

      Well worth the $$$

      By Sony Shower Radio

      from NJ

      Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

      I got this little shower radio for my daughter for Christmas. It works well! I have a few stations preset .. They come in clear and loud!

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      5.0

      Awesome radio!

      By Nancy

      from NJ

      Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

      This is a replacement from the original we purchased many, many years ago. Tried replacing it last Christmas with blue tooth shower speaker,but it was a bust.

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      5.0

      Singing in the rain

      By Brian

      from Long Island NY

      About Me Gearhead

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Use

        Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

        Great radio at a great price, nice Sony quality.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        Great radio!

        By Todd

        from Plymouth, MI

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Sound Quality
        • Great Reception
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Use

          Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

          This shower radio is great. I replaced an old radio of a different brand and am very happy with this one. The multiple bands and easy access programmable buttons make it very easy to use.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Good product with fast delivery

          By Jim

          from Ft Mill, SC

          About Me Frequent Traveler, Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Home Use
            • Travel

            Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

            I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews prior to ordering this item. B&H had the best price and offered free shipping. The item shipped very quickly and arrived in perfect condition. The radio works very well and is everything I was looking for and B&H did a wonderful job with packaging and shipping.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            4.0

            Works fine

            By TPR

            from Syracuse, NY

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Sound Quality

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Home Use

            Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

            Replaced an old analog so I like the digital display and presets. Wish it was a little thinner with a longer hanger rope. If it lasts a long time it will be worth the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very nice

            By Juiano

            from Nj

            Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

            AAA+++

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            5.0

            Excellent everything

            By Ron

            from Germantown, WI

            Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

            Great to purchase from them.

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            5.0

            GREAT RADIO!

            By Jill & David

            from New York, New York

            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 ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

              This radio is durable, good sound quality, good reception, it looks nice, with a long battery life. You'll love it!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              5.0

              I bought this product again

              By Charlie

              from Dearborn Mi.

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Daily Use

                Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                The previous version only lasted about 10 years despite being dropped and soaked many times.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Better than my Br00kstone Shower Radio!

                By sasny

                from Severna Park, MD

                About Me Practical

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Sound Quality
                • Great Reception

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Home Use

                  Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                  I got the Sony after I finally gave up on my old Br00kstone shower radio. What a difference! Programmable stations (more than Br00kstone's), better reception, smaller and more compact, stable bottom that doesn't fall over...this one is just a much better product at a much more reasonable price. I'm very impressed with it. My daughter and I are each able to program all of our favorite stations, and it's small enough that it doesn't take up much room in our bathroom. I really like it! My old radio didn't have a flat bottom, so it fell over all the time (we didn't hang it in the shower). It's also easy to program the stations, and to program the clock. A+ product.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great Radio

                  By Lisa

                  from Philadelphia, PA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good Sound Quality
                  • Great Reception
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use

                    Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                    I've been shopping around for a shower radio that works well and can stand on its own (instead of hanging over the shower head). This one works perfectly so far.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes

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                    5.0

                    Singing in the Rain

                    By ABF

                    from Brooklyn, NY

                    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 ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                      I have been using this radio in the shower for at least 10 yrs now and would recommend it to anyone. I have dropped the radio and it still works. Water has showered all over it and it still works. That is why I bought another one as a Christmas gift.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes

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                      5.0

                      One good performing Shower Radio.

                      By Jerry

                      from Bartlett, TN

                      Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                      Very neat Shower Radio. Love the digital tuning, easy to find the radio frequency. I was looking for a FM, water resistance, radio; the AM and the Weather feature are a plus. I have had the unit for two weeks now with no problems. A good price through B & H Photo-Video.

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                      5.0

                      Nice Bathroom Radio

                      By Pat W

                      from Brentwood, TN

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Sound Battery Operated

                      Cons

                      • None yet

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use

                      Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                      This is perfect for my bathroom so I can listen to the news while getting ready for work. The sound is crisp and clear. The speaker is good. The controls are logical. I consider it a very good deal for the price.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great for the shower or portable!!

                      By T-Man

                      from Minneapolis, MN

                      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 ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                        Very nice radio for the shower. Very portable-can easily take it anywhere. Sound quality and reception is very good.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Missing One Thing

                        By klhender

                        from Columbus, OH

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Great Reception
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Sound Quality

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use
                        • Home Use

                        Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                        I've only had it for a couple of weeks but like it a great deal. I will give it 4 stars only because it doesn't have a tone control feature. I'm starting to adjust to it but the tone control would have been nice.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Morning Edition

                        By Ann Arbor Amy

                        from Ann Arbor, MI

                        About Me Gearhead

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Sound Quality
                        • Great Reception
                        • Lightweight
                        • Preset Radio Stations
                        • Splash Resistant
                        • Weather Radio

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Use
                          • Home Use

                          Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                          This is exactly what I needed. I listen to the radio in the morning while I shower and get dressed. But, my shower radio was on it's last legs. The Sony Splash was just right--splashproof, attractive, with station *presets*. The weather radio is a bonus. B&H Photo had the best price, too.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Sony radio is a very good product

                          By Wasradar

                          from Orange County, CA

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Great Reception
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Use

                            Comments about Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio:

                            All I had to do is unpack it, add batteries and push the digital ON button. I have 5 digital presets so no tuning once they are set. The sound is good for what I listen to which is mostly talk and I can hear the sound in the shower even tho the radio is not in the shower.
                            I'd buy another one if I had to.

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                            • No

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