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Reviews Categories | Receivers: Weather Alert | RadioShack® 7-Channel Handheld Weather Radio with SAME 12-522 Help


Reviews Summary for RadioShack® 7-Channel Handheld Weather Radio with SAME 12-522
RadioShack® 7-Channel Handheld Weather Radio with SAME 12-522 Reviews: 1 Average rating: 4.0/5 MSRP: $49.99
Description: Model 12-522 Radio Shack handheld weather radio. Replaces 12-259
Product is in production.
More info: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3506942
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WA1TED Rating: 4/5 May 6, 2009 19:26 Send this review to a friend
Fixes some of the complaints about the 12-259  Time owned: 0 to 3 months
What's new:
Spiffy new red color case
Rechargeable/Alkaline switch in battery case
Recharges batteries in radio when attached to AC
Volume range shifted lower and now more suitable for casual listening

What's same:
Same tone confirmation intensive menu
Not able to toggle tornado warning
Can program up to 10 locations
Can switch to travel mode which picks up ALL warnings and counties
High battery drain (but not having to pull rechargeables out every two days to recharge them makes up for it a little bit)
Fixed stubby antenna

Bottom line:
Took a fairly sophisticated affordable Public Safety alert radio and fixed the major useability complaints about it (needs a recharging cradle and sounds too loud for checking reports)
 


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