Sangean FB-100 Fatbox Rugged Industrial AM/FM Radio

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Expert Review

The real selling point on the Sangean is its reliability in unpredictable conditions. There's a roll cage to protect the radio but it's also been built out of durable, high-impact plastic to make it everything-resistant. Hot days in the sun, excessive work dust, surprise thunderstorm; the Fatbox excels in these environments. It's rated water-resistant at JIS4, making it splash-proof at its surface. It's impact resistant as well so you can drop the thing off the back of your pickup and it'll still keep playing with no problem.

Sound quality is a big selling point here with two 6 1/2 inch high-powered speakers that are also protected from the elements. There are six equalizer settings, each designed to finesse the lows, mids, and highs, as well as a Dynamic Loudness setting.

The Sangean comes with a digital AM/FM tuner and a highly sensitive multi-directional antenna that can lock in even the weakest signal without much interfering static, with the help of phase lock synthesization. The unit can run via AC power or eight D batteries and offers a 12 volt DC-in socket, backlit LCD display and 12 memory presets to store your favorite radio stations.Rating: 4/5