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Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio, Silver

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  • Portable AM/FM radio fits easily into shirt or jacket pocket
  • Supports AM and FM stereo broadcasts
  • Telescoping antenna
  • Built-in speaker and earphone jack
  • Attached carrying strap for convenience
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Product Specifications

Brand NameSony
Speaker TypeBuilt-in
Color NameSilver
Item Display Height25.9 inches

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Sony
  • Model: ICFS10MK2
  • Tuner Technology: AM, FM
  • Power Source Type: Battery & DC
  • Item Height: 4.8 inches
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 2.9 x 2 x 4.8 inches ; 6.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00020S7XK
  • Item model number: ICFS10MK2
  • Batteries 2 AA batteries required.
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2,741 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #137 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: October 2, 2001

Product Description

Product Description

Sony, AM/FM Pocket Radio, For Portable Use, Built In Speaker, Earphone Jack, LED Tuning Indicator.

From the Manufacturer

Sony's ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio will fit easily into your shirt or jacket pocket for convenience and easy portability. The AM/FM tuner lets you choose from the wide range of radio talk shows and music programming. The built-in Speaker enables convenient listening anywhere, and the earphone jack permits private listening enjoyment and improved sound clarity in noisy environments. Additional features include an LED tuning indicator, a telescopic antenna, and a carry strap.Battery Life (Approx) : up to 45 hours (AM: 45 hours, FM: 40 hours), Battery Type : "AA" x 2 Batteries, Output Power : 100mW (at 10% harmonic distortion) and Power Requirements : DC 3V.

Customer Reviews

I am going to buy another one of these radios.
Linda S. Hayes
I like to listen to the news in the mornings and needed a small radio to listen to carry with me from room to room while getting ready....this little radio is great!
LOD
I am very pleased with this radio - it gets great reception and the sound quality is very good.
Sheri Asmus

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1,582 of 1,600 people found the following review helpful By J. Ray on April 6, 2005
BUY THREE!

I've never written an online review before but his radio is great and is worth the trouble.

I'm a Ham Operator and I restore tube radios for a hobby so I've spent a few hours listening to DX, I know crap, I know hype, and I know a miracle when I trip over one. I started looking around for a pocket radio to keep in my truck because sometimes I would be caught working away from the shop for hours without any news or music. If you're a radio nut you can guess what happened next. A month later, probably twenty hours online and more than a hundred bucks worth of pocket radios and I wasn't happy. I'd had fun and now had some radios handy around the house for "adequate" use (radios & led flashlights, can't have enough!). Even though I had run across this radio online and in reviews I didn't put it on my list of probables, It was just a $10.00 radio and I was limiting myself to vintage radios with discrete transistor designs or new IC designs over $30 or $40 dollars. After all I wanted a "good radio". I was pretty much interested in an analog radio because in this price range digital sets are usually noisey, battery hogs, and plauged by "birdies". Finally, I ordered one of these because "what the heck" ten bucks, if it sucks I'll give it away. When it showed up I plopped in a set of AA's tuned the dial and heard lots of stations, good sign. Any radio that has analog tuning with a dial thats two inches across is a challenge, but thats ok. Low and behold theres KGNC from over 120 miles away and it's 1500hrs(3pm). What the hay! Listen up buyers, This radio is TEN BUCKS and it can hear stations others can't. No one has learned how to put sensitivity, selectivity, and audio into one box this size but this radio is a miracle!
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372 of 379 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Hildreth on November 8, 2005
I'm one of "those people" that always seems to have room for one more radio, even if it is roughly the same as many others I own. After reading several reviews for the ICF-S10MK2 and seeing the $10 price tag, I couldn't resist. After spending a few days of extensive listening, it has sent a few other radios to the display shelf. The Sony is a bare-bones FM/AM transistor - no clock, dial lighting, bells or whistles. The clear plastic front and splash of brushed aluminum around the dial selector give it just enough style to be noticed. Controls are kept to a minimum at volume, tuning, and band-selection. The audio quality is good, but par for a transistor radio. As long as awe-inspiring surround sound isn't expected, you won't be disappointed. The FM antenna folds out from the left side of the radio and swivels around for optimal reception. A much better option than just protruding from the top. The earphone plug on the side is mono only, and will only play in the left ear with a standard set of headphones. FM performance is good - a little too good, as the signals tend to overload a bit. Away from the city areas, FM signals come in distant and fairly well. The AM band is where this little Sony really shines. While most small radios can't cope with decent AM reception, this one goes above and beyond radios 3 times its size and 6 times the price. The AM tuner has excellent sensitivity and selectivity, and gives you the option of some tougher signal catches. I have been able to listen to a small station 35 miles away at 1140khz, while almost next to the antennas of a 50,000 watt monster at 1180. The S10MK2 performs some good feats on only 2 AA batteries, with an average listening life of 40-45 hours per set. Alot of enjoyment for little money.Read more ›
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573 of 597 people found the following review helpful By E. Kellar on August 28, 2006
I love this little radio. It gets great reception for all the AM talk radio shows I like listening to. However, like another reviewer mentioned, I too have a problem with the output jack. When I plugged in three seperate headphones they all only had sound for the left ear. If it weren't for that I'd probably give it five stars. After consulting sony's online FAQs I found that this is most likely not a defect in the product. To quote the site:

"If audio is being heard from the left side of the headphones only, ensure that the device from which it is connected has stereo output capability.

IMPORTANT: A mono device will only output sound to the left side.

NOTE: Generally, if a device has an output jack labeled EARPHONE it will be mono, while an output jack labeled HEADPHONE will be stereo. "

Sure enough this little radio does not have a headphone jack, just an earphone one. If you want this radio to use without headphones, or don't mind sound from only one ear then it's great.
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NOTE: When considering this fine radio also take a look at the Sony ICF-S10MK2 Pocket AM/FM Radio which *is* this radio, without batteries and for several dollars less.

As I was looking at this product listing it occurred to me that with a house full of technology but not one battery powered radio it's not out of the question that we could still be out of touch. However, unlikely that might actually be, I realized that spending less than $10 for a radio that worked even marginally well could be a bargain.

The bonus is that this radio works far better than marginally well!

The audio is clear and even pleasant. It certainly isn't "HiFi" and I got a chuckle looking at some of the reviews as I was deciding to buy it that mentioned how the audio only came out the left ear. (I guess there are plenty of people around who don't remember the world before Stereo-everything.)

Adjacent Channel Rejection is much better than I expected. With inexpensive and poorly designed radios it is common for strong stations to "spill over" onto neighboring frequencies and drown out other programming. (In some extreme cases, only one station can be heard across an entire band.) The problem is especially noticeable in areas where there are a lot of radio stations. For example in the Washington, DC areas, which is where I live. I was delighted to see (actually hear) that as I tuned across both the AM and FM bands individual stations could be heard with no interference from their neighbors.

The radio uses two AA batteries and works fine with NiMH rechargeable ones.
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