Sangean H201 AM/FM/Weather, Digital tuned Waterproof/Shower Radio
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- Built-in AM/FM antenna with PLL digital tuning
- 10 station presets and auto seek function
- Water resistant up to JIS7 standard
- Large, easy-to-read backlit LCD
- Easy-to-apply bracket and hanger
- Built-in AM/FM antenna with PLL digital tuning
- 10 station presets and auto seek function
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|Dimensions||5.5 inches x 2.2 inches x 9.3 inches||4.17 inches x 1.55 inches x 6.34 inches||4.19 inches x 2.5 inches x 1.18 inches||4.25 inches x 2.5 inches x 1 inches|
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From the Manufacturer
H201 at a Glance:
- Display: Large easy to read LCD
- Display Size: 3.34 x 1.41 inches
- Memory Presets: 20 (10 FM, 5 AM and 5 WX)
- Tuner Type: DSP Tuner
- Dial Type: Button up/down
- Alarm: Sleep and Nap timers
- Speakers: 1 x 3 inch full-range
- Waterproof: JIS7-Standard Waterproofing
- Power: 2 D Cell Batteries or AC Adapter (not included)
- Flashlight: LED
- Dimensions: 9.3 x 5.5 x 2.2 inches
- Weight: 1.14 lbs.
- Carrying Strap and Wall Mount Bracket with applicable hardware included
Sangean H201 Waterproof/Shower Radio
Weather still plays a sometimes dangerous role in our lives. The internet and television are usually a good source of information, but in some weather emergencies and power outages a portable radio is essential. The H201 receives all 7 NOAA weather channels and has a siren function that will alert you during extreme weather conditions or emergencies to help you be prepared and safe.
This extremely portable radio has great sound and excellent reception quality that is achieved with a built in AM and a pigtail FM antenna and runs on two D-cell batteries that will last a long time without having to change them. The push-button controls are easy to operate and the speaker is impervious to any wet environments. Built with a sturdy cabinet, this radio can be taken anywhere. With its DSP Tuner and 20 presets (10 FM, 5 AM, 5WX) all your favorite stations can be easily and accurately stored. Other great features include built-in timer (1 to 120 minutes), a built-in LED flashlight, battery power indicator, large easy to read LCD display, real time clock, emergency buzzer, auto seek and adjustable sleep and snooze timers.
This radio will actually float, is submersible and meets JIS7 waterproofing standards that are equal to marine grade radios. The H201 is so versatile that you can enjoy it in virtually any environment wet or dry.
An easy-to-read large LCD display shows you the station you're tuned to, current time, frequency band, memory pre-set, volume level, power level indicator and timer setting. The segment-style LCD screen measures 3.34" x 1.41" and is backlit and easy to read, and can be seen from across the room.
The DSP Tuner provides great reception, with its built-in AM and pigtail FM antenna you'll get those hard to receive stations. With 20 memory presets (10 FM, 5 AM and 5 WX) you'll have all your favorite stations a push button away. And with the Auto Seek function to assist you to find all your favorite stations automatically you'll be programmed in no time.
The H201 features a powerful built-in LED flashlight and a loud siren in case of emergencies or weather alert conditions.
Top Customer Reviews
This radio has a solid feel, nothing flimsy about it and I like the way that the handle rotates down to hide in the back. This radio has good sound for the size, no complaints, but it is not great. This is not a boom box so you are not going to hear it across the backyard but it fills a room nicely. It is great for the bathroom and can be heard over the shower.
I like the digital controls with the station presets. It would be nice to have more than 5 per band but for me that is a minor fault.
The radio has reasonable reception even with the antenna stowed away. When the antenna is extended the reception is very good. Note, the antenna is not the telescoping type but is a wire that is stowed near the battery compartment when not in use. In some ways this is less convenient but on the other hand it is easier to hide the extended antenna. For use in the bath or bedroom I personally like this style antenna better than the telescoping type.
The built in single white LED flashlight is reasonably bright and will come in handy in an emergency or camping. There is also an alarm siren that emits a piercing sound but ... why? Perhaps to annoy the cat.
The radio has a clock, a convenient timer, and an auto off sleep timer but no built in alarm clock. This isn't really a travel radio but for car camping trips I plan on bringing it and an alarm clock would potentially be useful but that is a minor fault.
For me this is a nice portable that is good for Bath, bedroom, kitchen, and listening to ball games in the garage.
I have tried four other "shower radios" before finding the Sangean. None of them performed well. Two of them simply died upon getting wet. Not even a very expensive model from The Sharper Image performed as well nor as consistently as this unit.
I live more than 35 miles outside of Washington DC in a very rural and mountainous part of the state. Radio reception here is poor even under the best of circumstances unless you are seeking one of the "big boys" in the city. Even with a high quality receiver there is a lot of bleed over of adjacent station frequencies as well as frequency drift as the day progresses. The station I was after is nearly 40 miles away in an even more rural area. Even with a high end home stereo connected to a large external, directional, FM antenna in the attic this station is difficult to receive consistently.
The Sangean received the station right out of the box albeit very weakly until I unfurled the built-in external antenna. That station now consistently comes in well, rain or shine, winter or summer. Positioning of the external antenna is very critical. This radio's receiver isolates stations very well which is an amazing feat for any portable radio in this class of equipment. This feature is so helpful, that I listen to two stations that use the same frequency. One station is in Virginia while the other is in Wilkes Barre, PA. By simply repositioning the antenna, I can listen to either station without cross talk from the other station.Read more ›
Lest you think this is a review of the Sony, I will now describe the Sangean's strengths and weaknesses relative to the Sony. To wit, the Sangean doesn't sound as good, but it's decent. I am a veteran audiophile and musician and I can live with it happily. It just has a smaller speaker than the Sony and it shows in the overall timbre as being weaker on the bottom end. But then again, I had no illusions of this being anything but a radio for the shower, and what sound is there is pleasant enough. The speaker grille is louvered to protect the speaker element from water coming in a downward direction and this directs the sound downward, as well. For best sound, mount the radio at or above ear level (although I didn't as I wanted my children to be able to reach it).
Reception is almost as good as my GE Superadio III. That's saying alot. There is no suction cup included for the rubber coated flexible wire antenna (as the Sony has), but the Sangean is more forgiving about antenna positioning, so not a huge deal. I can just let it hang and still pick up the weakest Christian radio stations in my mountainous area. Pretty impressive.
The perceived build quality is way better than the Sony, so I feel like the higher price was justified. It just seems like it was built to last.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The unit is larger than I'd like given that its only function is to play the radio in the shower. Does the job, though.Stations come in clear.Published 1 day ago by SunnyOne
Radio has all the features I wanted including waterproofing but the FM reception was awful even in normally easy to reach local stations (Boston area). Read morePublished 3 days ago by barry cohen
Excellent radio - have now two of these - one in the kitchen and one in the bathroom. So easy to set up and very clear receptionPublished 7 days ago by Julie H
It's very difficult to find a good bathroom radio that's just not speakers for your Bluetooth ! This one is nice looking not too big and has great sound -- worth the cost although... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Amazon Customer
I like having a battery-operated radio around to use in case of power outages, and my old standby died after 25 years of daily use. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Chuck Echweild
We liked this product. It is better than expected. We are very pleased.Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
I really like this shower radio. Great built in features, especially the hook used to go over the bar. It hangs well. It sounds great. It is easy to use and program. Read morePublished 21 days ago by joel fomalont