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Sony ICFS79W AM/FM/Weather Band Digital Tuner Shower Radio (White)

by Sony

Price: CDN$ 115.40
Only 10 left in stock.
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  • Splash-resistant multi-band shower radio
  • AM/FM/weather band with 2 memory random presets
  • Built-In digital clock and countdown timer
  • Selectable automatic-off timer
  • Unique easy-grip design
CDN$ 115.40 Only 10 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Urban Inspirations. Gift-wrap available.

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 14.4 x 13.9 cm ; 454 g
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Item model number: ICFS79W
  • ASIN: B00171MWSO
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 14 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #4,307 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Amazon.ca Product Description

Get your hands on this easy-grip ICF-S79W AM/FM weather band digital shower radio and enjoy your favorite stations while you wash. There are 20 station presets for easy tuning, and the splash-resistant surface of the radio and supplied hanging strap make this shower radio perfect for staying up to date on the latest news and weather as you prepare for your day. A high-quality speaker produces robust sound that you can easily hear over the sound of running water.

From the Manufacturer

Hang this splash-resistant digital radio from your shower head and get the day's weather and news to begin your morning right. Includes a built-in clock, timer, and of course, AM/FM radio. Your morning routine just got a little more entertaining.

Get your hands on this easy-grip ICF-S79W AM/FM weather band digital shower radio and enjoy your favorite stations while you wash. There are 20 station presets for easy tuning, and the splash-resistant surface of the radio and supplied hanging strap make this shower radio perfect for staying up to date on the latest news and weather as you prepare for your day. A high-quality speaker produces robust sound that you can easily hear over the sound of running water.

Sony ICF-S79W
Splash-resistant Multi-Band Shower Radio is an ideal radio to have in the bathroom

Sony ICF-S79W
Featuring 20 memory presets offer convenient one-button memory tuning
Shower Radio

The splash-resistant Multi-Band Shower Radio makes this an ideal radio to have in the bathroom, and in the shower, spa or sauna.

Easy One Button Weather Band Select

Get your local weather forecast at the press of a single button.

Easy-to-Use Controls

The simple button controls are located atop the radio for handy one-finger operation.

Quartz Synthesized Tuner

Quartz tuning Provides the most accurate drift-free tuning.

Built-In Antennas

The ICF-S79W includes a ferrite bar antenna for AM as well as a wire antenna for FM.

20 Memory Random Presets

The 20 memory presets offer convenient one-button memory tuning to 5 AM and 10 of your favorite FM radio stations along with 5 weather frequencies.

Built-In Digital Clock

A digital clock with a large high-contrast display shows current time and number of preset radio station.

Selectable Automatic-Off Timer

A built-in timer helps you keep on schedule by allowing you to set the radio to turn itself off at your choice of interval.

Unique Easy-Grip Design

The no-slip design will not easily fall from your hand and can be set down on bathroom counter or other flat surface.

AM/FM/Weather Band Reception

Multiple band reception provides easy tuning of all available AM and FM radio stations, plus audio of up-to-the-minute weather.

Supplied Hanging Strap

An included hanging strap loops over a door knob or on the shower head extension for easy placement.

Countdown Timer

Set the countdown timer backwards from a time period you set--useful for timing your shower and keeping you on schedule.

Large Speaker

The large built-in speaker reproduces high quality sound you can hear even when water is running.

Technical Specifications

  • Antenna System: AM: Built-in Ferrite Bar Antenna; FM, TV, Weather: Wire Antenna
  • Frequency Range: AM: 530-1710kHz; FM: 87.5-108MHz; Weather: Ch. 1-5
  • Station Presets: 20 (5 AM, 10 FM, 5 WB)
  • Tuner Type: Digital
  • Tuning: 5 Direct Access Buttons
  • Display: LCD
  • Battery Life: Up to 80 hours
  • Battery Type: 3 C batteries (not included)
  • Output Power: 200mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
  • Power Requirements: DC 4.5V
  • Speaker Dimensions: 3-1/8" (77mm)
  • Speaker Type: Mono
  • Dimensions: 5-3/4" x 5-1/2" x 2-3/4" (143.5 x 139 x 67mm)
  • Weight: 1 lb 2.4 oz (523g)

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars

Most helpful customer reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Biggz on Dec 24 2013
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I bought this as a Christmas gift and my wife is very happy with it.
It is a good quality radio, with timer options. The sound is crisp clear! could not ask for better!
Very happy with it.
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I have one of these for home, and have enjoyed it for years, and I wanted another for the summer retreat. I looked at lower priced alternatives, but they obviously lacked what this unit has to offer. This has a digital display which makes it easier to fine tune. It either hangs over the shower head, or curtain rod. It pulls in the FM stations with the antennae, which comes with a small suction cup to fasten to the shower wall, and can even pull in the weather and TV stations. It has 5 preset stations, and a timer to turn off the unit.

When I decided to see if these shower clock radios still existed I did find them but everywhere I looked they were charging 2 to 4 times more than I paid for my original. Then I found it on Amazon at a reasonable price.

If you want to have music while you shower then this is the way to go, and Amazon sells it for much less than those only trying to take adavantage of the uninformed.
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By MathGuyWpg on Oct. 22 2013
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The radio is worth the money over the cheaper shower radios. I have tried lots of the cheap ones - they either didn't work very good, the sound was terrible, they couldn't tune radio stations properly, they broke within weeks or months, and the list goes on.

This radio works, the sound is good (you are not going to get stereophonic sound but for a small unit it is clear and has some oomph behind it), the buttons are all easy to work and program, and it has no problem tuning in radio stations. I haven't had to use the antenna cable at all to get all of my favourite FM stations. Both my 8 & 10 year old kids learned how to operate the unit in minutes.

I haven't owned it long enough to test the longevity of the unit but other reviews indicate there seems to be no issue here.

I will never waste money on cheap ones again. This unit has bang for your buck.
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I picked this radio based on favourable ratings in Amazon and have not been disappointed. It has replaced a shower radio of another make. Setup of the digital functions is largely intuitive and took at most 3 minutes after reading the instruction booklet. It seems well made and solid and the controls are simple and consist of a couple of press buttons and a single knob. Reception is good, and I like the no fuss feature of the preset buttons which is similar to a car radio. The sound is adequate - I did not really expect great sound quality. I have only had the radio for a month and cannot comment as to durability. The one feature which is disappointing is the fact that it uses a C-class battery (3 of them), an unusual size and I would have to specially buy them as nothing else uses this size battery. I would recommend them to anybody who would like a decent no fuss shower radio.
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By Jameskie on July 18 2012
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The shower radio was purchased as a gift for my daughter but I had the opportunity to try it out. It is solid and well built, and included all the accessories needed except the "C" cell batteries. The radio is easy to use, however reception is only mediocre in the shower. Interestingly, with most stations, the unit likes to use you body as an antenna! The signal is loud and clear when touching the radio, or when standing very near it (inches). However, move back from the radio and the reception degrades considerably, to the point it's not listenable. This happens even on stations with normally strong signals.

Your experience may vary but for me, I wouldn't recommend it.
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After researching shower radios I came up with two radios that suited my criteria. Neither radio I was able to find in any stores. I saw this Sony shower radio on Amazon and after further review of my two desired radios I decided to go with the Sony. This is my first time buying on Amazon and so was a little apprehensive. Turned out to be no problem and I would not hesitate to use Amizon again. As for the radio it works perfectly having the digital tuner and the presets. I like to listen to news/talk radio and my wife likes the music. Turn it on, press the band select button and we are both happy. The radio works great.
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I've had this for over a year now, and it's exactly what I needed.

I love how I could record my favorite stations and don't have to play with the dial in the shower to find them.
Having the clock is useful too.

I don't even remember having to change the batteries... maybe I had to, once... but it's clear it's not too battery hungry!

The antenna is great, because my previous shower radio would easily loose signal and give me noise... never had a problem with this one.
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By SD on Feb. 28 2012
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I had few shower radios this is the best so far. Its build quality is great, powerfull enough and easy to use controls.

Two things I am very happy are:
1- Its heavy, takes 3 C size batteries. Be careful if you hang it over shower head.
2- Having an external antenna is good and bad, obviously getting much better reception but there is an hanging wire around is not very desirable.

Overall, its a great shower radio and recommended.
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