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Sony ICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio

You Pay: $47.95
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

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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    SonyICF-S79W Weather Band Digital Shower Radio
     
    4.7

    (based on 64 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good sound quality (53)
    • Great reception (52)
    • Durable (42)
    • Lightweight (33)
    • Long battery life (25)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily use (44)
      • Home use (42)
      • Travel (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Practical (42), Gearhead (9), Traveler (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (46), Yes (9)

      Reviewed by 64 customers

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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.

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                • 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.

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                  • 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.

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                  • 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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                      5.0

                      Excellent product.

                      By Lily

                      from Fargo, ND

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Ease Of Operation Small
                      • Good Sound Quality
                      • Great Reception
                      • Lightweight
                      • Long Battery Life

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Daily Use
                      • Home Use

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

                      This is our second radio. The first was a gift over 20 years ago and is still in excellent working condition. We wanted another for our bedroom. I love the ability to set many stations and access at the push of a finger. Great sound and quality.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Great product

                      By Joanne

                      from Nova Scotia, Canada

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Commuting
                        • Daily Use

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

                        I am very happy with this radio! I am using it in my bathroom while I get ready in the mornings, as well I take it out to the hot tub with me. Great sound in a compact package. Easy to use, program. Definitely recommend this radio. The onlydownside is that it takes C batteries which are pretty expensive....but they last for quite a while.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Probably best shower radio available

                        By Rob

                        from Lake Ronkonkoma, NY

                        About Me Gearhead, Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Sound Quality
                        • Great Reception
                        • Long Battery Life

                        Cons

                        • Not Totally Water Resista

                        Best Uses

                        • Daily Use

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

                        2nd one purchased. Last one lasted 2 1/2 years, it seems water must get into the components from somewhere. Great sound, etc. Possibly if you leave the device outside of the actual shower, it wil last longer.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        This is my second radio and I love it!

                        By Bob

                        from Plano, TX

                        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:

                          There are so many good features, so when my son asked for a shower radio for Christmas, there was only one choice, and thankfully B&H was still selling this wonderful product. The reception on both AM and FM in the shower is outstanding. I even listen to a non-super powered AM station and it comes in great. The timer is a nice feature so I can leave the shower, with the radio on, knowing that it will automatically cut off at the correct time. And the digital tuning and station set buttons are great in the shower, since my glasses are on the counter. No fumbling around trying to read the tuning dial, just preset the buttons and you are ready to go. I like this so much I've thought about buying another one for when my first one dies, which I hope is a long time off. I've had it about 10+ years and the only thing I've ever done is change the batteries, and that's about once every couple of years. This is a great product: well made, and fairly priced. I wish everything worked as well and for so long.

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Supberb waterproof radio

                          By JACK

                          from NY

                          About Me Practical

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Daily Use

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

                            Convenient, small, Sturdy, Affordable,use in shower, Old one broke after many years. As Storm "Sandy" was approaching we purchased 2 new units.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Old School New School

                            By Stevie D.

                            from Chicago, IL

                            About Me Frequent Traveler, Gearhead, 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:

                              Had an earlier version of this radio which after being dropped, kicked, submerged and subject to more than a dozen users for more than 15 years finally decided to give up the ghost on one morning with no fanfare.

                              We were ECSTATIC to look on B&H to find that Sony still to this day produces the exact some model and at a outstanding value given how rugged and high performing it is.

                              It may seem weird to be so overwhelmed by a simple piece of bathroom electronics but this device is by far the best value piece of electronics of any kind on the market. Five stars is insufficient...

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great shower companion!

                              By Andrew

                              from New York, NY

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

                                  The Sony weather radio is a great companion in the shower - or anywhere you need a water-proof radio. Not only does it have the traditional AM/FM bands, but it also has NOAA Weather Radio channels - a real plus in case of inclement weather. You can preset your five favorite stations, and access them with one-touch ease. Sound quality is good, and the radio is light enought to take anywhere. A real bargain, considering the price.

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                                  • No

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