7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Perfect for my 85 year old mother, Jan. 15 2012
I tried other radios for my mother but anything digital has far too many buttons and modes for her and she will accidentally change the mode and stop using the other radios.
This unit has three knobs of decent size. My mother's hands are NOT arthritic so this is not a concern for her and I cannot speak to that. The middle knob is off/FM/AM which she can turn on and off without changing the volume or the station setting. The tuning knob also has an indicator that lights when a strong signal has been tuned. The unit is of heavy, solid construction with a nice wooden cover which seems to hearken back to the days of quality rather than the cheap plastic cases typical of our current era.
Although just a single speaker it has a pleasing sound. My mother has had it for three weeks and she is very pleased with it. Any time I call her I hear it playing in the background on her favourite classical music station. My mother lives in the city where the signal strength is excellent so I cannot talk to long distance reception either.
I previously purchased a different model Sangean radio for myself and so far I am pleased by their overall quality and sound.