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Maximise your Time with a Shower Radio

Catching up on local news while you get ready for work is easy with a shower radio, which lets you enjoy talk shows or sing along to your favourite tunes. Several options on eBay come with CD players and other features to match your intended uses.

Does a shower radio come with any emergency features?

Yes. A shower radio may have an emergency broadcast siren which alerts you during dangerous weather conditions and helps you prepare and be safe. Some radios come with built-in flashlights, and several allow you to make hands-free phone calls if you need help. Most are designed to float on the water if they slip from your hands, and can be submerged in up to 3 feet of water, for as long as 30 minutes. This makes them safe to use around pools or the beach.

Can you stream music wirelessly on a shower radio?

Yes. Some shower radios on eBay have a Bluetooth feature, and let you connect to your favourite phone to stream the music you like to hear, or connect to your tablet or computer for audio notes. Check that any shower radio you select has the Advanced Audio Distribution Profile, a Bluetooth Stereo profile which allows high quality stereo audio to be streamed easily from your phone to your radio via a Bluetooth connection. A radio should also support AVRCP and HFP Handsfree. Having Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing is also a plus, since some radios use NFC to make pairing easy. A shower radio enhances your entertainment options in the following ways:

  • A shower radio can connect via Bluetooth to a device up to 33’ away.
  • A shower radio can connect via Bluetooth in 4 seconds or less.
  • A waterproof shower radio lets you listen to streaming audio from a tablet without exposing the device to water.
Do all shower radios attach to the shower tile?

No. Several use a powerful suction cup to stay attached to the wall, and are completely waterproof or battery-operated so you stay safe while using them. Many on eBay meet JIS7 waterproofing standards, so they perform like marine grade radios. Several radios come with hooped handles. These can be placed around your shower head or on a hook inside the shower. A few on eBay come with built-in hooks that you can use to hang them on shower door handles and shower caddies. Several individuals prefer huge radios that are too large to hang. These have flat bottoms and can be placed on a bathtub ledge.

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