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Midland - All-Hazard Weather Band Radio - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not so much

    Posted
    daisy709
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I purchased this weather radio to make sure we get all alerts about tornados, hail and all kind of crazy stuff going down in TX. The TV weather people cover a good amount of area and many times miss our immediate area. So, I thought we were set. The radio was set up for the county we live in. Well, since than we had a very bad storm with hail and heavy rain that flooded our backyard. It was so bad, the rain was going sideways and hail dropped of the size of golf balls. TV went out (satelite is not the smartest thing), so we couldn't get news of what was going on. I was sitting and staring at my newly set up weather radio to go off and told my family to get ready for shelter if need to be. Do you know when the alert came thru? 30 minutes after the storm, when we all sat down to watch a movie, freaked us out. I already have a handcrancking weather radio for less amount. It announces child abduction very well though. But for weather, would not recommend.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good weather radio for a reasonable price

    Posted
    Ace64
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This radio is for one thing and one thing only....to alert you of emergencies...floods, storms, chemical spills, etc. It does this very well. The radio sets up quickly by hitting the menu key and then using the arrows to page thru the options...what kind of allerts do you want to be notified of (I picked all). When the national weather service sends out a warning you get a warning tone that could wake the dead and then the verbal warning....winter storm, tornadoe, etc. You can hit the paddle any time for weather forcasts also. The unit looks good, the sound is a bit like an old AM radio...you have six or seven channels to choose from and you pick the one that comes in the best...but if I had one improvement to suggest it would be a better speaker. For the price it is great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

    Posted
    CCLady
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    This one replaced a very similar, older model, also by Midland, which had been knocked off the shelf one too many times. There are fancier weather alert radios out there, but this does all I need it to, I chose it over cheaper models because it has S.A.M.E., with which I can specify which county alerts we'll hear, thus saving alerts for counties that aren't likely to affect us. This newer model also allows choosing which kinds of alerts will sound, e.g. fire, avalanche, amber, blizzard, etc. I only wish there were alternatives to the loud siren, which startles me in a major way in daylight hours; but doubtless it will do the job in the middle of the night.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Effective and great price

    Posted
    Ihatescreennamestoo
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    This little jewel can be set to only go off when the emergency conditions you choose arise in the counties you chose. You can make it sound an alarm or speak the warning in an odd but effective computer voice. Stick some batteries in it and it will continue to work when the power goes out. The volume can be adjusted so you can put it by your bed or in the middle of the house. And it's a great value too. I didn't hear it in my basement office with the door closed when it went off on the upstairs balcony, so it's not THAT loud, but everyone who wasn't in such a safe underground location heard it just fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Keep your family safe

    Posted
    BoilerPete
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    The weather alert radio was very easy to program; set up was very easy and straightforward. However, with the backup battery installed, I had to walk the radio around the house until it picked up my local NOAA weather station. It does have a connection for an external antenna, but to me it seems unlikely that most folks would use such an item. Three days after setting up the radio, it received an alert and provided much needed extra time to prepare for coming strong thunderstorms and tornados.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Home

    Posted
    marcesue
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I really like my weather radio we have had one for a number of years. Our last one we got after we had a fire in our house two years ago, It was working well but we had a bunch of new kittens and they began chewing on cords, after splicing the cord 3-4 times it was too short to splice any more and yet I could not keep batteries in it all the time. I tried to find a new cord for the old one and realized it was more cost effective to buy a new radio than cord which may or may not work. So now I have the new radio and it works quite well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great weather radio

    Posted
    Rpdp
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    This radio is exactly what we wanted. We can program the counties we want alert for so we are no alerted in the middle of the night unless it is the counties we requested. We feel safer with the system!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good warning system but NEEDS volume control.

    Posted
    LPMEN
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Other than the annoying loudness of the warning alarm, this is a good weather radio. I live in a small condo. When the alarm goes off, it is deafening. They need to add a volume control to this radio!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great weather alert unit, easy to program

    Posted
    Grumpy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    Small footprint ... Direction very forward and easy to follow and understand... Reception in my area quite good...no cons at all... Recommend everyone should have one , and this one is pretty good..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    VERY INFORMATIVE CAPABILITY

    Posted
    RWCSR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    MY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE WITH WEATHER RADIOS WAS VERY LIMITED BASED ON OBSOLETE TECHNOLOGY; HOWEVER, THIS RADIO REPRESENTS MUCH MORE ADVANCED TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES AND PRODUCES A VERY SATISFYING RESULT.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Decent Radio

    Posted
    medic8527
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Decent radio, works well and easy to program. Appears a lot cheaper in construction than previous models. The previous models had a lot of issues so only time will tell if this one will hold up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GOOD VALUE AND EASY TO SET UP

    Posted
    weathervane
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    was able to set unit up in less than 10 minutes. Price was very competative. basically set it self to correct channels for the area

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good weather radio - set up is not very difficult

    Posted
    ravensch
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    While I have only had this unit for a short time, it appears to be easy to setup and seems to function properly. Time will tell how reliable it will be.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    buy this one if you want to buy 1 every year

    Posted
    dbott

    It worked fine for 1 year. I'm looking for something better this time. I understand this doesn't happen to everyone, but when it happens to you........ you don't again

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

    Posted
    TornadoFreak1994
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I really like it, it has not failed me! it gets good reception and the alert tone is loud!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great weather Radio

    Posted
    Completepac
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    We love this radio. We can set it for only the counties we need the alert for so it will only wake us when we need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A fine instrument

    Posted
    Chowguy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Product arrived on date selected. Great service. Product is now set up and working just fine. Easy set up.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works exactly as advertised!

    Posted
    PapaJoe107
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Bought this for early warning. Luckily, no special alerts have come through as yet. Just nice to have a little safety valve.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A must have for the family

    Posted
    41182
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    It keeps us in the know about severe weather. I am glad we got one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    GREAT RECEPTION AND EASY TO USE & PROGRAM.

    Posted
    SKN88
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    GREAT RECEPTION FROM NOAA! EASY TO USE. EASY TO PROGRAM FOR NOAA STATIONS.

    I would recommend this to a friend