- Brand Name: Coby
- Model Number: CX90BLK
- Tuner Technology: Digital
- Item Height: 1.8 inches
- Item Length: 0.8 inches
Coby CX90BLK Digital Pocket AM/FM Radio, Black
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- Sensitive AM/FM tuner
- Convenient belt clip & neck strap
- Digital display with backlight
- Digital AM/FM tuner
- Dynamic bass boost system (DBBS)
- 20-station preset memory (10 AM, 10 FM), hold switch prevents accidental key presses
- Clock function, 3.5mm headphone jack
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the Coby DX-90 on the other hand was $2.00 more, is smaller, sleek, completely digital (no knobs or dials), has a stereo headphone jack (again verified this with 3 sets of headphones), comes with earbuds (that are not very good, but at least they tried), has an internal antennae, and has awesome AM reception.
get this radio, it's more than worth the money, don't get suckered into buying the Sony brand name like I did, you'll regret it.
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VERY good reception on both the AM and FM band...above average to say the least. I'd even go so far as to say it's comparable (almost as sensitive and selective) to the (well known to long distance radio enthusiasts)Sangean DT200VX AM/FM/TV Portable Pocket-Size Radio at about 1/4 the price.
It's only drawback in that regard is it's lack of a FM mono/stereo switch for fringe aria reception...a small flaw worth overlooking.
It's audio is a bit better than you may expect in this price range(when using a decent set of headphones, of course), but it's nothing to write home about...I'll just call it "sufficient" (i.e. not unpleasant or harsh at all). It also has enough output power to drive a set of larger headphones without any problem as well as flat out rock a set of sensitive buds. Of course the earbuds that come with it are awful..but that's to be expected
All in all I'd say it's a great radio and worth every dime if not twice as much. A real bargain that performs quite well. Don't let the price or the brand name fool ya as it's nothing short of outstanding....especially for it's price class.
Memory-scan function only goes from low to high...When you go thru the pre-set stations of the memory you must scroll thru all memory settings to get back to a station you just passed. You could 'scan' back..... "scan-function" goes bowth ways (up or down frequency). If you want to switch back & forth between 2 stations... it is not possible w/ the 'memory-scan' function...you must 'scan' back to the other station.... or scroll thru all other memory settings to get back. OR you could enter only those 2 stations into the memory settings(impractical but possible).
Ok, first the bad stuff:
The Coby CX-90 I received looks a bit different than the one in the picture. The faceplate on mine is more brownish than black, and the backlighting on mine is amber, not blue. I'd rather have it in blue but, oh well. The fit & finish and overall quality of the exterior plastic casing of the radio isn't top notch, but it's not the worst I've seen either. It's pretty much what you'd expect from the Coby brand name. I'd say the biggest downside of this radio is the relatively short battery life. It uses two 'AAA' batteries and the instruction manual states battery life is 20 hours. I use a set of 750mAh rechargeable batteries and it seems like I'm only getting about 10 hours out of them. Although, my batteries are old so that may be the fault of the batteries not the radio.
Now the good:
Very compact and lightweight. I like the modern styling. It looks more like an MP3 player than an AM/FM radio. I can enjoy listening to the radio and still look modern and hip, instead of like I just time-warped in from the early '80's. The digital tuning is great, no more fiddling with a thumbwheel and guessing if you're on the right frequency. 10 memories per band make it even easier to tune in favorite stations. A handy hold switch locks buttons from being pressed unintentionally. And the best thing about this radio is excellent reception on both AM and FM bands.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
great device. cousin was crazy for one of these. it has worked for many years. no complaints or problems.Published 1 month ago by Norford
great product! picks up clear signal and the battery life is great!Published 2 months ago by Mikayla's_mom
Not much thought put into controls and too many get moved unintentionally. Poor battery usage and all settings are lost every time batteries are changed. I just threw it away.Published 3 months ago by mpphoto
a cheap pocket radio that loses the presents when batteries are changedPublished 5 months ago by Jack
Good for am AM on the go. Takes batteries wish they made a rechargable usb one or maybe they do. Use it as a backup portable radio.Published 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Works great, just wish it didn't have the clock constantly on, have to pull the batteries everyday, or else it doesn't last very long.Published 6 months ago by solo