Makita 18V Jobsite Radio

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Makita
Model:
BMR100W
Price:
$100

Description

• Delivers rich stereo sound from two powerful 3.25" side-firing speakers
• 10 Preset FM/AM buttons and MP3/iPod® compatible
• Runs 16 hours from an 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery
• Protective bumper design for added durability
• Compact design at only 10.1 lbs.
• Digital backlit quartz display
• Compatible with Makita 9.6V - 24V Slide-Style and Pod-Style Batteries
• LXT Lithium-Ion battery and Rapid Optimum Charger produces 430% total lifetime work with 3x more cycles
• Accepts Makita 18V LXT Lithium-Ion battery for even longer run time
• 3-year warranty on radio
• Battery and charger sold separately

WOOD magazine review

Great sound, compact and easy to carry

Review Summary

We like this radio because of its fold-up handle and slim, vertical stature—it’s our favorite for carrying around to different jobs and locations. And the sound quality proves great despite not having an equalizer. It has five station presets for each band, and there’s even alarm and one-hour-sleep functions (for sleeping on the job?). It’s got two mp3 inputs, but does not include an adapter cord. But the outer input provides no protection for an iPod.
With the other, hidden inside the battery compartment, we couldn’t plug in an adapter and use a battery pack at the same time. We like its many battery options, but it does not accept Makita’s 10.8-volt lithium-ion packs used in their line of micro-drill/drivers.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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