I was in the mood for a portable or small tabletop radio. I wanted something that looked like my Grandpa’s 1980’s Sony radio. He spent many afternoons and evenings listening to Red Sox games on his radio. At first, I bought a Sony alarm clock – known as the ICF-C1. It was well designed and the radio seemed decent. However, it would not run the radio on battery. I didn’t want to be forced to listen to the games in one location. I actually returned the ICF-C1 and decided to keep looking. Fortunately, I came across the Sony ICF-F10. It seems like it came to market around 2013. With the exception of it having a black speaker grill (Grandpa’s was silver), it is a near replica of the one I had seen so many times over the years.
$20 on Amazon? SOLD.
Here is a review from a gadget expert in Montreal, Canada.