Men and women have long desired a more rugged radio – one that would withstand accidental dropping and other rugged abuse. The U-3 is the answer for any individual who is seeking a sturdier, more authenti music scheme for tougher use. It is water resistant, and may be powered by AC current, batteries, or through your vehicle. With 10 programmable memories and an alarm clock, this radio is the only one you’ll need on those long camping trips, or in your garage or workspace. The U-3 even has the capacity to charge cell phones.
- Water immune
- 10 memory presets
- Backlit LCD display
- LED band indicator
- High sensitivity, magnificent sound performance
- Stereo headphone and aux-in jacks
- 6.5″ 7W full range speaker
- Auto scan
- Soft bended spring antenna
- 2 alarm functions
UTILITY RADIO DIGITAL A/M F/M Water Resistant 10 memory preset, 2 alarm timers 6 1/2″ full range speaker AC wire compartment, PLL systhesized tuning, radio & buzzer alarm, automati shut off timer.
- Brand: Sangean
- Model: U-3
- Format: CD-ROM
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 14.50″ h x 9.75″ w x 9.75″ l, 12.00 pounds
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful.
Manly Radio in Bold Blue: The Sangean U3 AM/FM Worksite Radio
By M. JEFFREY MCMAHON
A reader warned me about the Sangean U3 being too bass-heavy. Listening to talk radio wasn’t pleasant. Too muddled. Same complaint about the otherwise well reviewed U3′s smaller brother, the very appealing Lunchbox, which will be available in about a month for about $12 less than my $103 U3. The lesser priced Lunchbox has a slightly smaller speaker, no headphone jack, and no tone controls for bass and treble.
Let me say before I delay any longer that the tone controls on the U3 make listening to talk NO PROBLEM. The sound is great on both talk and music. Digital FM, with 5 presets, is crystal clear with no background noise and no need to adjust the FM rubber antenna. The weakest station I listen to 89.3 KPCC comes in with no problem. AM, received from the internal ferrite, has 5 presets and is very sensitive. No ugly birdy noise on 710 AM, a sometimes problematic station on my other radios.
My wife also likes the radio, its bold look and its crystal clear sound. She said she wants to keep it in the kitchen, which means I’ll have to move the Boston Acoustics Horizon Duo into the living room. For now the U3 is between my computer and yoga mat inside the office. Like all my radios, my U3 doesn’t like the computer. Five feet away from the computer and all my radios suffer a bit of compromised FM. AM doesn’t seem to be affected.
You can power up the U3 with the included AC. Not included are the 2 AA batteries to back-up power, clock and presets in the case of a power outage.
If you don’t want to use the AC, you power up the U3 with 6 D batteries.
The U3 also comes with dual alarm functions, which I plan on never using. This radio is to produce big clear sound in the house, the garage, or front and back yards. So far as I can tell it is a big winner.
19 of 20 people found the following review helpful.
Great tailgating gift for my husband!
By P. Starling
I wanted a rugid, digital, LOUD, yet small radio for my husband to take with us tailgating, camping, and to NASCAR races. This fit exactly what he and I were both looking for. It has a light, can be used while plugged into an AC or DC outlet, or even use batteries. It’s digital with memory so he can save all his favorite stations and it is LOUD for only being one speaker.
14 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
WOW what a great radio!!!!
By Richard I. Watson
I started out looking at job site radios, you know, the ones with the battery charging systems. Some of them weren’t rated very high and I didn’t need that feature. Then I found the U-3. I have a hearing loss so I was worried about the base sounding mudduled like one review. Perhaps they have updated the bass control since that one review. I had no trouble with the base control and I can hear talk radio fine. I live in a rural area and have never been able to get AM reception on any radio, in my shop. Not only does it strong AM no matter where I place it, the U-3 gets crystal clear FM. My favoite FM station has always been fuzzy on other radios. There is plenty of base if you want it. The volume can boom clearly over all my machinery. The controls are eazy to use with dirty hands, and the thing laughs at all the saw dust on top of it. I have not tried the battery thing yet since I am never planning to use it that way. The thing is built to withstand an atomic attack.
Now for my only con…….. If it had a remote I could put it on a high shelf. It is a minor inconvienace to put it within reach.
Treat yourself and buy this radio.
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