Sony - Portable AM/FM Radio - Black

Stay informed during emergencies with this Sony portable pocket radio. It uses two AA batteries to provide up to 100 hours of listening, and it has a built-in AM/FM tuner for entertainment as you travel. An integrated hand strap and headphone socket on this Sony portable pocket radio let you use it anywhere.
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Overview

What's Included


  • Sony ICF-P26
  • Headphone
  • Hand strap

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
91% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (354 out of 391)

Features


Volume control

Lets you easily set the volume at an ideal level.

AM/FM tuner

Lets you listen to your favorite stations.

Telescopic antenna

Promotes optimal performance.

Built-in speaker

Delivers powerful audio.

3.5mm headphone jack

Allows private listening.

2 batteries

Provide up to 110 hours of radio life.


Overall customer rating

4.5
91%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lovely Radio for Transistor AM Radio Lovers

    Posted
    Kangaroo77
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I grew up in the 70s when a pocket transistor radio was a great way to carry around your favorite Top 40 station and the hits of the day. 40+ years later, there are so many other ways of doing that - and I love the tech advances and choices - but radios like this still have a very valuable place in my lifestyle. Bought this to replace a failing S10MK2 - I stand on the side of those who judge it to be a very worthy replacement to that terrific radio. The sensitivity and selectivity are both excellent - no less of a performer than the previous model in that aspect. Audio - very pleasant. Battery life - excellent. Tuning/volume controls are crisp and responsive - and I do find the battery life/tuning LED's to be useful features. I'm a ham op - have dx'ed the AM dial for decades - owned terrific radios from Sony/Sangean/RS/Kenwood/Icom/Yaesu/GE/CCrane/etc --- and am pretty familiar with what 540-1700 sounds like on radios good and bad. This is a good one - I'm glad I made the purchase - it has great ears and performance - and is a lovable piece of gear that is often my go-to choice even with a nice lineup of internet radios, 'higher-end ' AM/FM portables, smartphones, etc. FM performance is quite strong as well. I'm just not as much of an FM listener - so I didn't focus on that -- sorry, since I know that's where 90% of listeners are nowadays. AM OR FM tho, this little radio is superb, and I highly recommend it! And - seeing as how a simple radio is becoming so hard to walk into a store and find, thanks to Best Buy for making it available - and at a very competitive price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I tried to like this radio but just couldn't......

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

    I needed a small radio to have with me while working. One small enough that I could carry around the shop with me. I read some reviews and this one seemed like it would be good for my needs. When I got to Best Buy, I asked the salesperson if they had one out of the box to listen to. "No", he said. "But if you don't like it, bring it back within 2 weeks for a refund or store credit." I bought it and brought it to work with me. What it lacked in sound quality it didn't make up for by being difficult to tune in to stations. Plus I had trouble picking up a signal from a local station less than 10 miles away. On a better note, I did try listening to it with a set of headphones and it sounded pretty good. Other than that, I was overall very disappointed in this radio. I expected much more from Sony, the pioneer of top quality, good-sounding, small audio devices. I wound up bringing it back to the store and "upgrading" to a radio which is a little bigger for just a little more money ($5) about which I will write a rave review if I am ever asked to review a purchase from Best Buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great portable radio

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

    This product was a gift for my mom, who practically grew up on the old "transistor' radios. She uses it to listen to ballgames, music and news. The size is compact enough to carry in a jacket pocket, or in a bag, or even on a bike. The sound quality is great, not "tinny" or full of static. Battery life is good for the amount of time this gets used. It also has an earphone jack, for private listening and can accommodate SONY headphones that also produce a good sound while the radio is connected to the headphones. Tuning to stations and channels is easy, and I would definitely recommend this for a senior, or anyone who wants to take a small radio with them to places like a beach, picnic, or even to have while in the shower (outside as the unit is not waterproof). It is a great radio, and the price is definitely worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Portable Radio

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

    It is so hard to find a plain old AM/FM radio these days. This SONY radio was a perfect find (though it took myself and three Best Buy employees to figure out where they were stocked in my local store!). Good volume and clear output from the speaker. Very strong antenna strength--in tidewater Virginia I can pick up 700WLW from Cincinnati, just in time for baseball season; Go Reds! My only qualm is that the antenna only pivots on one axis; it would be nice if the antenna could rotate. As it is, you sometimes have to rotate the whole radio to get the strongest signal possible; which obviously isn't a huge problem with a unit this small. The radio is larger than other portables I've had in the past, but is sturdy and still fits in a coat pocket, cargo pocket, or toolbelt. A perfect radio for working around the house or taking to a job site.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good quality!!! Good sound!! Good Reception!!!

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

    Presentation/Availability: Product was well packaged with no broken/opened box. There were many available at the store. Performance: I purchase this and sent it to a loved one to Puerto Rico to use after hurricane Maria hit. It does exactly what I needed from this device. It works perfectly in both AM/FM bands. The sound is very good even at high volume. Batteries last a lot which surprises me. And is Sony, so I know is a good quality product. Customer service: EXCELLENT customer service. I was greeted by an employee as soon as I walked through the door. Then other employee asked what I needed. He had knowledge of what I was looking for and helped me to get to the right area for getting my product, which I did quickly. THANK YOU!!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Weak tuning. not loud enough.

    Posted
    1davey
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I bought this radio to tune specifically to a few favorite stations, to listen while at work and to listen at the Dodger games. The size is nice and it generally works pretty well. But, it does not tune to stations at the far ends of the dial and the volume is not loud enough for ball games. I had to hold the radio near my face to hear the broadcast over the crowd noise. I could tune zero stations inside my work building so that was bad. I guess Sony doesn't make high quality products like they used to. I ultimately returned the radio for a refund.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi 1davey, We regret to hear that your device's performance failed to meet your needs and was returned. Sony takes into consideration all feedback to improve the performance and quality of our products and services. We're always looking to make Sony better. We appreciate your time sharing this feedback. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent little radio for the price

    Posted
    Terry

    I just bought this little radio to use while walking after breaking my old expensive Walkman. I did a lot of research and read a lot of reviews before buying this item. I have to say I am so impressed with the clarity of the sound on this little radio, it's easy to set to my station and easy to adjust the volume. I have no problem with reception while walking and changing directions. Very happy with this radio, it delivers what it promises. Plus, you can't beat that price. I use my headset with it and have had no problem with connection or sound.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent item for the price

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

    Everything being manual is a big benefit. I purchased one for me and one for my mother. It's very easy to use. The antenna swings out to about 270 degrees and extends almost 2 feet. The battery door remains attached and swings open so you won't lose it. The included hand strap you can install makes it that more secure that you won't accidentally drop it if around your wrist. The sound is nice and loud. Ear phone jack on the side. Green battery indicator light and red tuning indicator light on the front. Other than the 2 AA batteries required but not included, there is no other power source available.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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