Take Your Music On the Road With a Portable Pocket Radio
An outdoor walk or a day at the beach is always better with some musical accompaniment by a portable soundtrack. Use a portable, battery-powered pocket radio to get the music, news, or weather information that you need wherever you are, or to get current information in case of a power loss. You can find a large selection of portable pocket radios in the collection on eBay.What features are common among portable pocket radios?
The radios in the eBay collection vary by model. Some are designed for specific purposes and others are designed for general use. Some of the features that you can find in this collection are:
- Local receiver - These feature an AM/FM receiver for listening to local stations.
- World receiver- Others feature a world band receiver for listening to stations around the globe.
- Portability - All the models are battery operated, so they can be taken wherever you go. Some incorporate a rechargeable battery.
- Earphone jack - Most models come equipped to be compatible with earphones for private listening.
- Frequency presets - Tune into your favourite stations at the press of a button.
- Antenna - Telescoping antenna for better reception.
The high demand for these devices has led many companies to release models over the years. Some of the brands available in this collection are:
With all the models of pocket radios available, it can be difficult to choose the right model. Your decision will be based on your individual needs. One factor will be the kind of receiver in your radio. A simple AM/FM receiver will allow you to listen to the stations in your area. However, if you want to listen to stations from farther away, you will want a global receiver designed to pick up stations in other countries. If you want to listen to local emergency activity, you will want a scanner designed to pick up the frequencies specific to police, fire, or aircraft.
Another factor in your decision will be flexibility. While a simple pocket radio is designed to listen to radio stations, there are models with more flexible features in this collection. For example, a pocket radio/speaker incorporates USB and memory card connections, allowing you to listen to digital files. You can listen to your favourite songs as MP3 files as well as tuning in to local radio stations.