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Reviews Categories | Receivers: General Coverage | Tivdio V-115 Portable AM/FM SW Radio Help


Reviews Summary for Tivdio V-115 Portable AM/FM SW Radio
Tivdio V-115 Portable AM/FM SW Radio Reviews: 1 Average rating: 5.0/5 MSRP: $$17-$25
Description: TIVDIO V-115 portable radio with all features you need: FM/AM/SW band, and also
have 3 record mode, bass sound music player. You can record your favorite music
or talk shows on the radio, and can record the external sounds with the built-in
microphone. So this Multi-Functional Radio not only allows you to enjoy the radio,
but also bring you a great fun
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Cheap-FM-AM-SW-Full-Band-Stereo-Radio-Receiver-TF-Card-MP3-Player-REC-Recorder-Rechargeable/204596_32540444782.html
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KB2NAT Rating: 5/5 Jul 4, 2017 08:35 Send this review to a friend
Amazing for the cost  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
I give this radio a 5 with a caveat: There's nothing that does what this radio does as well as it does for the price. It's not quite up to the level of, say, a Kaito 1102 or Tecsun 660/880, but it's not it's not THAT much below them. The speaker fires out both the front and back for added bass and volume. It comes with a rechargeable cell phone battery and a cable to recharge from any USB port (5volts).
It operates from 4.9 to approximately 22.9 MHz (no SSB). Price runs from $17 (eBay) to $25 (Amazon).
Pros:
-Fairly sensitive (surprisingly) with its relatively small antenna
-Records huge gobs of either vocal or on air files with a micro card (you buy it separately)
-Volume is quite substantial, especially since the unit is only slightly larger than a deck of cards
-Radio does fairly well in our crowded city with relatively few ghosts and overloading. It's not perfect, but it's still pretty good.
-The battery lasts for an afternoon of non-stop operation
-The screen lighting has settings for how long it stays lit
-It also has a carrying cord with a metal bracket attached that plugs into the back of the set to allow the radio to stand on an angle on a desk or table.
-It has 100 memory settings.
-It doesn't get goofy with added antenna wire connected to its vertical.
Cons:
-The radio can be sensitive to the angle of its antenna (ferrite rod or pull out antenna.
-It's not stereo in FM
-The manual is small and marginal in its English grammar. Some things are therefore left to experimentation for your learning curve.

In short, if I paid $60 or more for this, I would have paid too much. But at $17+ bucks, it's hard to quibble. If it fell into the pool, I'd buy another one and not worry about it. Oddly, it's incredibly tiny size allows me to use it far more frequently than the others that I have. It's just fun on a budget. It's very much well worth the money.
 


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