Our Pocket Radio is a Real Blessing When Small Size is Important.
We combined ease of use, very good reception and sharp, well defined audio together in this little jewel of a radio. You can listen on the built-in speaker or the included high quality original CC Buds Earphones tuned for superior voice clarity and music. It has five, one touch memory car type buttons for each band and stands upright when needed. Rubber coated sides help with grip. Lock switch to prevent accidental on/off or station change.
A much appreciated comment from a customer said it better than we could. "I am proud to own it (the CC Pocket Radio) partly because of the pride you must have in designing with such care."
Thank you from the C. Crane crew!
Alamogordo, new Mexico
May, 27 2020
Overall, a good compact little radio
Dependable, lockable, good reception with antenna, good battery life
Usually have to plug in a audio cord for good reception.Really could use a Bluetooth circuit. Wold make the radio a lot more versatile
I use it in my shop with a small speaker, also with earplugs for cutting grass and other chores. Great travel radio.
May, 14 2020
Really solid little radio. Comes with a great set of headphones and the reception is great for the size. Nice preset buttons and weather band.
Size, weather band, great headphones, sleep timer.
Travel, garage, exercising.
Long Island, New York
April, 17 2020
As an avid listener to night time radio shows around the country - this radio is an instant classic. Living just outside of NYC - I am able to tune into stations clearly at night as far away as Cleveland, Toronto, Boston, Albany, Baltimore, etc etc etc. Despite having a C Crane tabletop radio for the last 20 years - I have always used a Walkman type of am/fm radio while listening at night in bed. What was I thinking? I'm so happy I have purchased this unit.
The sound is great and the included headphones compliment the experience. Don't waste your money on a typical Walkman type of am/fm radio! Buy this radio ASAP! You will love it!
There are no cons that I am aware of.
A fantastic unit to listen to overnight radio shows from around the country.
Cleveland, Ohio, area.
March, 23 2020
Enjoy using radio due to size, ruggedness. Have had several years, main problem is noisy volume control from use. Cleared problem by carefully squirted contact cleaner into volume control opening.
Size, weight, fairly rugged. Seems to be good on batteries. Don't operate volume control at high setting...respect my wife, others.
Cost, no available schematic for personal repair, hard to open case due to construction. I am a retired engineer, technician, amateur operator.
Night time listening, low weight I am handicapped, with arthritis. Listen when I can't sleep. Other times when portability desired.
March, 17 2020
Great performance, lots of well thought out features.
Shortcut instructions are printed on the inside of battery cover.
When changing batteries every 2 weeks for me I do it as fast as possible. The presets in memory are all retained. But the clock goes to 000. Annoying. Lose one star for that.
WSM Grand Ol Opry 3 states away.
St Cloud MN USA
March, 17 2020
I USE MY POCKET RADIO THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND OVERNIGHT FOR WX / AM FM.. INCREDIBLE VALUE RELIABILITY
VALUE / RELIABILITY - SOUND CLARITY IN C CRANE BUDS/HEADSETS
WX - AM CLARITY
March, 13 2020
What an awesome little radio! If you were looking for a radio to take with you for walks or exercising, look no further.
A great little radio for DXing and for the latest weather updates. Great sensitivity and selectivity. A must for any DXer.
DXing, walking, exercising, or just for relaxation.
Northern New York State
January, 29 2020
What can I add that has not been written in prior reviews? Kind of costly, but so is a great steak...
It does what it's supposed to do; I have Harbor Freight cheapo batteries in it, and they seem to last 'forever'!
For FM reception in my most rural area, the provided external antenna wire being plugged in is a necessity.
...duh... LISTENING to radio. I do get one Weather channel, which is a GREAT plus, too! And, the nighttime AM almost alone makes this little radio worth having!
Juana Daz, PR
January, 22 2020
It's become my favorite radio. I used it during an earthquake emergency. During the emergency we lost power and with the radio I was able to know what's happening.
Great reception and clarity
I little pricey
December, 14 2019
I like the size of this radio. It's a great go-anywhere option for taking sports with you, and having the NOAA bands comes in handy. I was a bit disappointed in the earbuds that come with it, and opted to use a better quality set I already have.
Easy to use. Good sound quality for spoken word/talk radio/sports etc. Long battery life
Not great sound quality for music, though that was not the reason I bought it. Annoying sticker over battery compartment that only looked worse when I tried to remove it. Doesn't effect performance but looks cheap and was totally unnecessary. Seems kind of cheap made... which is not the norm for C Crane radio's.
Carry-along for sports and news as well as NOAA alerts.
December, 9 2019
Works great. Good sound
Easy to use
Antenna could be more durable
Listen to talk radio on fm all day
November, 25 2019
Perfect size for night time talk radio.Very clear voices.
Can eat through batteries.
Night time talk radio,baseball games.
November, 20 2019
Wonderful radio; pulls in most of the distant stations I want to listen to. Easy to set up; good fidelity with headphones I use.
Easy to operate; can preset many more stations than I thought possible.
None to speak of.
Daytime when out walking or relaxing in a park; I use it at night also when my bedside clock radio refuses to pick up distant stations.
November, 1 2019
The features are many. Enough so that setting most requires looking at the instructions - but that's O.K. One missing feature is deactivating the Dial Light from coming on whenever the station selector is used. At night, that is a very bothersome problem, as it wakes someone up, and unnecessarily so. This is a standout problem for my use of this product.
Overall, nice features and really excellent for daytime use as a personal listening radio, though I do not use most of the optional features.
Could be a lot better on some major station selection clarity at night. Needs boost in available night time sound volume for some of the major stations.
It is best at day time use as a personal radio.
San Francisco, CA
October, 22 2019
After 7 and 1/2 years, my original CC Pocket one day, gave up the ghost. I almost immediately purchased another, and it's love all over again. An absolutely perfect little radio.
The daily commute.When the missus would prefer no sports.Late shifts at work.Be creative!??
October, 2 2019
Quality sound, easy to use, reliable, convenient size, very reasonable price, pulls in weak distant stations, NOAA Alerts of dangerous Weather
I can't think of ANY cons!A great product!
While bathing, and take along on camping trips, etc.
Mill Valley, CA
September, 23 2019
Everything okay except sound. Very sharp
Small, operates on batteries, push button for stations
audio is awful. Very sharp sound,Not as good as the old walkmans. ??
September, 22 2019
Thirty days since purchase with daily use. All features and functions have performed as advertised. Still on the first set of batteries. Am able to pull in stations that a Walkman could not.
The main reason for purchase was to get some specific stations carrying Cardinals baseball, other games, and sports/news talk. All those goals have been met.
I have no complaints at this point. The unit has delivered on what was promised.
Listening while performing chores around home and outdoors. I sometimes use it while sitting within three feet of an EP Pro because it's easier to change stations.
Sugar Land, Texas
September, 18 2019
Unfortunately, my hopes for this radio were unfulfilled. It is unusable because it refuses to turn on reliably, cuts off suddenly, and refuses to change bands.I can not recommend this product to anyone and I have been forced to buy another brand of pocket radio.
Strong signal when it works
Radio doesn’t work reliably
September, 6 2019
Not happy with 64$ pocket radio. Poor reception and very few stations
August, 20 2019
I wrote a review in which I god a problem with the volume control. It would not hold. I remembered in the old days when we used tubes we had the same problem with "pots", the solution was to use can air. Just spray down the top of the volume control and it cleans out the dust. That took care of the problem.
Good battery life, good sound with earphones I listen to talk radio,lock button,sleep timer, noaa radio
Speaker is weak
Port St Lucie, FL
July, 7 2019
This is an excellent radio that is easy to set up and has very good reception where ever we travel.
Reliable, easy to program, long battery life.
Wish it had an AC cord.
Night time listening and great on the road or on-board.
Polk City FL
July, 4 2019
I have had this radio about 4 years or longer. I think I know it well. During cleanup after hurricane Irma if fell in my pool with the radio. I took the batteries out, after a few days drying out, it still works as new.
As described. Good sensitivity.
Wish it had more audio gain...but I'm half deaf!
Use it every evening and alarm to wake up every day. Ear buds or an external speaker give first class sound.
July, 4 2019
Great for listening to the game while at the game. A lot of time something will happen and everyone around me is wondering why, Terry Smith is explaining that so-and-so just balked.
fits in the pocket
BASEBALL!or talk radio when you have to go to Costco
Santa Fe, NM
June, 24 2019
I always thought it would be possible to make a pocket-sized radio of high quality, and this is it. I listen to it before I get up every morning. I use it with good quality headphones for great sound.
Solid construction, user-friendly controls, excellent sensitivity and selectivity.
The built-in speaker is not great, but certainly is adequate, given the size.
Good for both home and travel. Weather broadcasts are invaluable for people who live in mountainous areas.
June, 21 2019
Fantastic radio. Great night time long distance reception. From Vancouver, Canada I listen to San Fransisco and Edmonton, Alberta and many other long distant stations. I have bought 3 of these radios and I'm buying one more. I listen every night and eventually the volume knob wears out. Sound gets crackly. This is understandable after 5 years. I just buy another. Price has never gone up on this model. Highly recommended!!
Great long distance night reception. Very long battery life. Well made. Very nice earbuds for news talk. Very reasonable price point.
Volume knob wears out after 4-5 years but that's to be expected, as I use it every night. I just buy another because it's such a great radio
Nighttime news talk from far away stations
June, 15 2019
Ordered in 2014! Best radio I've ever had. I use FM only, one station only. Other radios have questionable reception if at all.
Wonderful reception for my favorite FM station!
Only wish I could plug it in an outlet. Is battery operated only and I go through a lot of batteries. Time to buy a Crane plug in, the simplest is best, am very technically challenged.
Anytime and anywhere
June, 14 2019
The CC Pocket Radio is great.
It's nice not having to plug in my regular radio, when the CC Pocket, battery powered radio, is so convenient. I believe at times, it gets better reception, then my CC Plus Radio.
I have none.
Whether I'm inside just relaxing, or outside working in the yard, the reception, and portability of this product, is wonderful.
April, 8 2019
Best clamp on radio I've ever had and I've had and have a bunch!
Clamps right on easily sounds great.
On off button can be a bit tricky I leave mine on full time
Riding my bikes and sleeping at night
January, 20 2019
I have been impressed with the reception of stations on both AM and FM. I was really surprised. It has very good reception for a smaller radio. The weather radio is a nice feature to have as well. The digital tuner is nice to have when DXing stations as well.
Reception, portability, and weather radio.
Sound out of speaker is adequate, better using ear buds, as expected with a radio this size.
Portability, when taking a walking, traveling, listening in bed, etc.
January, 10 2019
Great little radio I have bought 7 of them so far one got lost. I use it for several hours most days.
Pushbuttons, reception, can play through larger speakers through earphone jack
volume button will fail! Button on 4 of my radios either will only work at full volume, or will only place very softly. C Crane will not repair this or replace radio, but the radio is otherwise so useful that I just buy another one.
With the CCrane over-the-ear earphone serving as an antenna, I can listen to my XMSirius radio on station FM88.1 anywhere in the house.
San Jose, CA
January, 2 2019
We use these FM Radios to distribute actors' audio around our video/film sets. They're compact and easy to use.
Rock solid tuningBatteries last all dayPlenty of headset volume
Battery door is a little difficult to openPlastic belt clip metal would be much better
Used with a low wattage FM transmitter to send audio around the movie set for director, script supervisor, producer etc.
December, 21 2018
Based on the advertising, I bought the CC Pocket radio expecting it to be good. While the radio generally seems well made, has a solid feel to it, has easy to operate electronics, and has some nice features, that is all absolutely, completely irrelevant. This is because the sound is so profoundly bad, it is beyond any conceivable, reasonable human standard for a radio that costs this much. I don’t think for a moment that this CC Pocket I have is broken, it is just designed this way. I have listened to small radios for decades. I carry one or another around the house with me every day. I have a variety of small radios, and this by far has the worst sound of them all, the worst of any radio I have ever owned…ever. The CC radio has a very high pitched, thin, tin-can-like, ultra-hyper-cheap sound that is quite literally at times painful to listen to. It sounds like someone stuck the radio inside a long piece of metal vent pipe. The high pitch also makes it worse by exaggerating th
Solid feelEasy to use electronics
Very poor, cheap, tin-can sound quality
None because it is so unpleasant to listen to.
Pine Valley, UT
December, 17 2018
In the years that I've had this radio I have dropped it numerous times and it has never failed me.
Durability, battery life.
Any time, anywhere.
December, 16 2018
Good working product
All functions run well
Home emergency use
Rock Hill, S.Carolina
December, 9 2018
Just received my CC pocket radio. First impression, Nice. Found preset buttons easy to set as has beep when set, Nice. Holds 2 AA batteries , nice. Speaker is top quality as is pillow speaker which is extra, nice. This is not just my daytime pocket radio but my night time pillow radio. nice !
night / pillow radio for conservative talk
December, 2 2018
Very nice, well-made radio. Portable, small, but has good sound. I wake up in the morning and immediately can tune into which ever station I want to using the presets. I don't have to fumble the dial with other radios. I can take it for my walk, either using the belt clip or putting it in my pocket.
Has all the right features presets, lock key, easy-to-use volume control, very portable so can go anywhere.
Really none. I don't know why they have the switch to control whether you use the speaker or headphones, but it's not a big deal. Maybe add an A/C jack, but since it's a radio batteries last.
As I've already written, the best uses are that it's so portable. Turn it on and carry around in the house; equally usable outside.
November, 12 2018
I bought this radio because I needed a good radio to pull in some stations.But with all the hype it was no better than the radios I have been using that are much cheaper.Plus you need to add an aerial.
Very well madesize
Doesn't come with batteriesPoor reception...not as advertisedHave to add aerial for best reception
November, 4 2018
Just about the perfect radio small as can be, removable belt clip, switch on the side to completely disable all the buttons so it can live in your pocket without changing the station...If you are coming to this from using your cellphone to listen to podcasts, remember it is a radio and odd fading and static things will go on.The design is perfect for keeping it in your shirt pocket with earphones connected the earphones plug into the top where it won't interfere with putting the radio in your shirt pocket, and the volume control is on the top, where you can get to it without taking the radio out of your shirt pocket, and the sides are rubberized to keep it from accidentally slipping out of your shirt pocket and falling.
AM and FM reception is good for the size. AM is a little bit noisier than the Skywave, but selectivity and sensitivity are very good. FM is also quite good. Since I mostly use it with earphones, I don't really need the included FM antenna wire that plugs into the earphone jack instead of earphones.There is a switch on the side to disable all the buttons so they don't accidently change the station on you. Another switch sets it up to use earphones or the speaker, so you can completely disable the speaker even when the earphones are not plugged in, so you won't bother anyone with sound.
Whenever you touch a button to change something such as to tune a new station the dial light comes on. Then it stays on for 10 seconds. I find it too bright.It uses batteries a little bit more than a traditional non-DSP radio, but with NiMH rechargeables this is not a problem at all.
I use it during the day, mostly with earphones while I am walking. I use it a lot. It's excellent!
September, 28 2018
if I could only have one radio this would be it.
Simple and effective.
Nighttime and walks
Greensboro, North Carolina
September, 14 2018
All's well until a few months when activating/deactivating the radio became frustratingly intermittent, requiring several attempts.
Radio performs as promised. Great
Seems the red activation button mechanism may not be designed for long-term use.
Any time. Mostly a couple times daily.
New York, NY
September, 5 2018
I've had a lot of pocket radios in my 50+ years, beginning with an AM-only Sony TR-4100 c. 1971. I hesitated purchasing the CC Pocket because it's on the pricey side but finally took the plunge last month. Boy, am I glad I did.This is an ideal pocket radio it's sturdy, easy to grip thanks to the rubberized sides, has excellent sensitivity, the controls are thoughtfully placed, and when using headphones the sound is by far the best of any small radio I own.The CC Pocket is well worth its asking price.
CompactSturdySuperb sensitivityEase of use/Thoughtful layout of controlsFantastic sound through headphones
Tinny, congested sound through the small speaker. If the good folks at C. Crane made a lighter, smaller version of this radio with no speaker, I'd buy it.
September, 1 2018
This is a handy little radio. Good reception however on FM, the wire antenna is not very handy to use. I sit the radio on my night stand and have to move the wire all around until I get a good reception. Then when I let go of it and get into bed, the station gets all white noise and I have to get up and move the pesky little wire again until I just give up and listen to whatever I can find that's closer and stronger to our local area. That's the only thing I see wrong. The batteries last a long time for me. I use both rechageable and regular Alkaline batteries. Both work well. as for listening while walking or moving around with the headphones or the wire antenna, the same problem happens. Have to move the wire just right to listen to FM stations. These are small CONS I can deal with. It's just frustrating.
Small and easy to carry and use. Seems well made, good reception if you get the wire antenna just right.
wire antenna is a pain in the keister. Makes reception of FM stations frustrating to tune in. Looks Old fashioned with the wire sticking out of the top of the radio.
Anywhere you need/want a radio. At ballgames and other spectator sports. Good with earphones. Travel.
August, 31 2018
Good reception, we dont have pocket radios with this high quality in Germany.
good reception, thoughtful operation
did not find any
use it when I go for a walk with my dog or during jogging
August, 21 2018
Early Friday Morning I ordered the CC Pocket Radio online as a present for my husbands birthday. Received the CC Pocket Radio this morning and went ahead and gave him his birthday present. He loves it!!! Will come in handy when we go camping at Ft. Brag, listening to the SF Giants baseball games.
August, 12 2018
This little radio is spectacular.I was using other brands on the street, they were ok, but, this Crane is better.The sound is wonderful, I have a second onconnected to an amp and I am now listening to a station that is impossibleto hear on another big recievers.
The battery cover can pop off ifthe radio is dropped.
Best Uses, are you kidding, listening to theradio.
August, 11 2018
I'd been using a slowly dying Sony ICF-2002 that needs to stay plugged in. I needed something portable to carry around the house or on a walk. Having used C Crane's products before I decided to take the leap and haven't regretted it for one minute.Last comment C Crane is a great company; they stand by their products and really care about delivering a great product and delighting their customers. If this company made cars or clothes they would have my business. They don't make 'em like C Crane any more!
Easy to program; very clear and concise manual; very well built; very good power efficiency; great FM reception, even without antenna; AM reception is good and even better with included antenna; speaker is more than adequate;
nothing serious enough to complain about
For portable or stationary use. A great little radio!
San Francisco, CA
July, 31 2018
I remember pre-ordering it about 56? years ago, and it's been a near constant companion 5-6 days a week commuting to and from work, and enjoying it on the weekends as I commute to job 2. Been a C. Crane customer for yearscheck your customer database!Peace, Tony Shillings
I pair mine with Koss Porta-Pros; an outstanding combinationwhich I remember you once carried...!?
Oak Forest, Ill
July, 25 2018
I have had this radio for a few years now. I like it better than the Sangean comparable model I also own. I get a lot of DX just by rotating it around.
Easy to use and no nonsense operation.Pulls in weak stations very well. My favorite personal radio
Everyday listening and good DX at night.
July, 21 2018
i've owned a couple different Sony pocket radios, the CC Crane pocket is MILES/KM ahead of any other radio i've owned this size
station presets for channel jumping no clumsy external antenna amazing reception signal strength indicatorclock
clock needs to be adjusted frequently
personal listening perfection
July, 9 2018
This was a gift for my dad and he loves it! Customer service was A+! I would definitely buy from this company again.
Small radio and easy to use. Sounds great!
There aren't any.
Take it everywhere with you!
June, 14 2018
Great Radio for all occasions that can go with you no matter where.
great soundsmall enough to carryeasy to program the buttons
May, 2 2018
As is the case with other C Crane products I've used, the reception and sound quality of this little guy is top notch. Able to fit in just about any pocket, I use mine as a companion on my daily walks and jogs, as well as while getting my yard work done. The push buttons controls and switches are easy to understand and use. In fact, I am able to change channels, bands, and adjust volume without even taking it out of my pocket. Use the excellent earbuds that come with the Pocket radio and you'll never want to share the remarable voice clarity with anyone. There is no way I can give this radio less than 5 Stars!
Outstanding voice clarity, convenient size, very good reception, finger-tip control with push button and read-out
Jogging and yardwork companion
April, 12 2018
This is a great little radio to carry around when doing yard work or just wanting to listen to the Giants game while at work.
Great reception; solid construction; long battery life, really like the rubberized sides for easy grip; perfect size for portability, etc, etc, etc
Wish it had bluetooth for the headset - I would buy another if it came out with that feature
Doing yard work, at the office, sports events
Sacramento area, CA
April, 10 2018
Excellent in every way and detail
Finally I found great radio with bells and whistles that has no reception interference. Thank you so much!
St Louis, Mo
March, 22 2018
Bought to listen to my ball games on am Cardinals!, and also NPR on fm. Works great.Also the earbuds that come with the radio are best quality I have seen.
Speaker is nice quality for it's size when you need it.The two AA batteries do last an incredibly long time, even using rechargeables.
Baseball, and NPR !
March, 21 2018
Spend your money on something else at CC Cranea great company. I still have this newer model in a drawer use a much older CC Pocket Radio instead. I hope the old one never gives out, b/c I couldn't keep enough AA batteries on-hand for this model. Very disappointedI really wanted to use this dailynot gonna happen.
Sound is gooddesign ease of use is very nice.
1 Even rotating rechargeable batteries got old w/ this oneespecially when it conks out late at night. 2 I wish CC would seriously look at the energy requirements for the conveniences of this radio. Maybe increase size to accommodate 2 'C' batteries? 3 If you have a sleeping partner, watch out! My wife can sleep through anything these push button clicks woke her up repeatedly. I'm not sleeping on the couch b/c of a radio!
Day time, short intervals.
March, 5 2018
Works very good could not have picked a better radio.
just a good radio
at home late at night
February, 23 2018
With presets and a built in speaker,plus a weatherband,this has to be the best pocket radio. Excellent sensitvity and selectivity. I dont think any radio this size has direct presets and a speaker. A winner!
The radio that goes anywhere
February, 23 2018
I had better am reception on my old Sony pocket radio.
controls easy to use; like preset buttons
at night, have poor reception on many distant am stations which I used to be able to pull in on my old pocket radio
fm reception good
February, 13 2018
This is my first C Crane purchase. I thought with the higher cost compared to other brands that I would get a better product. There are smaller, less costly, better functioning portable radios.
Excellent signal reception.
Volume control dial failed after a year of use. Complicated operation requires constant referencing to manual. Functions, such as ALARM can be inadvertently enabled.
Portable radio am/fm/weather band.
January, 23 2018
This little radio has excellent reception. The lighting in my shop is a sea of fluorescent fixtures. My previous radio would not even pick up a signal. It was just a bunch of static noise. To my disappointment I would need to remove the earbud from my ear when I entered the shop. It was very annoying. The CC Pocket Radio is not affected at all by the lighting. Very impressive. I can go in and out of the shop without missing anything on the program I am listening to. Very nice ! At night it really pulls in distant AM stations, hundreds of miles away. I am very satisfied with this product and would recommend to anyone looking for a radio of this size. You won't be disappointed. Also, the earbuds are very well made. Perfect for my ears, although I only use one in my right ear. Thank you, CCrane, for the excellent product.
Reception is excellent, size and features. I am trying to think of a friend who might like one as a gift.
Absolutely none whatsoever.
Talk radio while on the go.
Santa Rosa, Ca
January, 15 2018
Really enjoy using the CC pocket radio.
Like the size...great for night time use as well as for walks. Like the ability to lock in 5 stations easy to program. Get great reception...FM too. Appreciate Crane Company’s service.
January, 12 2018
Great and easy tuning. Slip resistant case. Good value for the money.
Put under my pillow at night so I don’t bother my wife. GoodReception and clarity. Easy to change the channels.
January, 10 2018
Great little radio
Really like the lock feature.
Need small case to hold ear buds and fm antenna.
Use it for duck hunting, touch condition in Mi. Really like all three bands, especially the weather band because hunting on Saginaw Bay conditions can change rapidly.
San Jose, Ca
January, 4 2018
I am enjoying my ccpocket radio.The ability to lock in my 5 favorite stationsIs a plus for me.It is very convenient to use. I have recommended it to several friends.
It is very easy to use.
When walking in the neighborhood, youCan take it along and enjoy your favorite companion. My exercise companion.
December, 23 2017
Very well designed radio with excellent reception, The best radios I have bought over the year shave been ordered from C Crane.
Small enough to fit in my shirt pocket; Excellent battery life; Contains an wire FM antenna that you can wind around the belt clip when not in use; Very good speaker sound; Lock button;
Better way to keep the FM wire antenna wound with the radio. You tend to loose this if separated from the radio.
Mowing the lawn, snow blowing... when connected to a speaker headset.
December, 22 2017
I have to give this 5 stars because it is the only pocket radio with better reception than the indispensable Sony SRF-M37W. Anyone complaining about the CC Pocket Radio's reception is doing so out of ignorance. I have spent thousands of dollars on pocket radios over the years and this CC Pocket Radio not the old one is the best I have ever used.
Incredible AM reception, better even than the Sony SRF-M37W and better than most table radios Built-in speaker, if you like that kind of thing ; Lots and lots of station presets available, more than the 5 it appears to support Long play time due to 2 AA batteries Fine tuning of AM frequencies possible steps at 1,9, or 10 Khz
Bulky for a pocket radio due to 2 AA batteries; if I had my druthers this would have only 1 AAA battery like the Sony SRF-M37W and no speaker
If you get bad AM reception at night this may improve it. Only radio I have that does so. But this depends on your geography
November, 29 2017
Speaker sounds tinny and harsh. I use the speaker primarily.
Good reception. Memory buttons are handy. Multitude of features.
Speaker. Rubberized coating not needed, and will probably eventually begin breaking down and become sticky.
Neighborhood walks. News/talk and sports.
November, 16 2017
This pocket sized radio has great sound with the quality earbuds included as well as the speaker. Plenty of presets for your favorites, great FM stereo sound, decent AM reception and the weather radio feature is especially a nice extra. I go to sleep listening to this radio every night as it has a timer and shuts off automatically. I can take it anywhere. Great when doing yard work. Very pleased.
Small but has great reception Caseing of radio is very durableReception is excellent Fits in your shirt pocketEarbuds included are comfortable with great sound.Plenty of presets for all your favorite stationsWeather band very necessary, especially in my part of the country.
The price is a bit high, but it didn’t deter me from buying it.The first one I bought lost part of the LCD screen display. It was just out of warranty by about a month. I called C Crane and they replaced it at no cost. I found that most outstanding. Otherwise, my previous radio still worked, you just couldn’t read the frequency from the screen.No other issues.
Great when doing yard workTaking walks or hikesGetting emergency weather reports Timer feature great for night time listening
November, 10 2017
I have had this little unit now for five years. The volume control is now giving out. It crackles into my ears, painfully so, when changing volume. But I will buy another one. It is very durable as I have dropped this onto hardwood floors numerous times and put it into the toilet bowl once. Dried it out for a few hours and the little monster went right back to working. I use it exclusively with earphones. I have no FM reception unless the earphone are in use as the earphone wire works as an antenna. I didn't like the original earbuds that came with the unit so I bought my own. Beats the old Sony Walkman by miles and miles which I had to replace annually.
Durability. Price. Listening experience. Size. Long battery life. Big features in a small package.
Original earbuds that came with unit.
Around the house listening when exercising and nighttime listening. Great stereo sound.
October, 15 2017
have had 2 of these radios and the volume could not be controlled after about 1 year.
Great radio if the volume problem could be solved.
September, 28 2017
good compact radio
LOVE the presets!
biggest conI wish it had a place to attach a hooped string to put on my wrist so it would be easier to carry the radio from place to place when my hands and arms are full! Please make that available in your next update/redesign.
listening inside and out
August, 27 2017
Pros: Dropped this radio into my Jacuzzi twice. The first time I left it in the sun to dry for a few days...dried out and worked perfectly..second time no such luck...that fact that it survived the first dip and continued to work was astounding...the second time it happened I made the mistake of hanging it over the fireplace...whoops..it melted..my bad...ordering another right now.
Darn thing is basically waterproof although they don't tell you that....just a great little radio.
None zero period...
Late light listening in the Jacuzzi or pool when you don't want a lot of volume...like that...,I think it would be great for your bug out bag as well...I might add one to mine although I have a good crank model in there right now.
San Jose CA
August, 12 2017
Was really looking forward to getting better reception on KSCO over the hill. Good reception during the day. They must lower transmission power at night. This CCrane radio does not help at all. Same fuzzy reception as my 10 year old Sony walkman radio. Walkman is smaller and only 2 AAA batteries. Wish they still made it.
has a belt hook
August, 5 2017
I have had at least 6 portable radios over the years. This is by far the easiest to use and best I have ever had. The weather band is great for keeping up to date on monsoons.
holds frequency you set it too. Great reception. Audio is excellent.
Wish alarm would turn on radio instead of beeping
Great for working around house and hiking,this radio doesn't drift off frequency.,I am going to buy another
July, 31 2017
It is nice having an AM, FM and NOAA in one small radio that can be easily transported.
Lots of functions,am fm and noaa,wake-up alarm is not overly loud
When you need a radio that is easy to transport.
July, 28 2017
I am totally pleased with my CC Crane pocket radio. It is exactly what I was looking for, increased sensitivity to pull in distant AM stations. Not only does it have a good front end design it has features for increasing distant reception. This radio is 10 times better than any pocket radio I have used or table model. Only the radio in my 2012 Honda can pull in the stations I want. For specifics, I am about 70 miles away from Albuquerque. Any thing can receive the 100KW KKOB radio. But now I can get the 10KW KVIA and the 1KW KDAZ stations while walking thru my yard hoeing weeds.
Great reception for a pocket radio,Small size,digitl tuning
I did not need the clock or alarm.
Better to use this devie as a radion and not a TV.
Colorado Springs, Colorado
June, 29 2017
love the radio
great reception,so easy to use,love the alarm feature
movable night time listening
June, 29 2017
I'm enjoying my radio. I had a less expensive pocket radio, but it was difficult to keep it on station and to manage the volume control. This has digital tuning and a lock switch. the volume control is stable.
Light wieght,Lock button,Great reception,Good audio,Fits in shirt pocket
Battery life - I use rechargeable batteries
Walking the dog
June, 28 2017
It is a very good value for the features you get and I would recommend to a friend.
i love this little radio. I am retired listen to it day/night and walking the dog. I like the digital presets and the reception is very good.
I would like wireless headphones for convenience.
I use my cc pocket everyday It is under my pillow at night just in case I wake up and don't what to disturb my wife.
June, 22 2017
need to fix the off and battery issues.
easy for travel
can't seem to turn it off so it goes thru batteries.
great when i'm away on the truck
June, 8 2017
Easy to navigate.
June, 3 2017
The authorized vendor for CCrane may be sending me a replacement due to the FM/WX audio distortion that I described earlier. I'd be interested to know if other users experience this, or if the problem only occurs on my particular unit.
Good AM/MW reception for a true pocket radio,4/2.5 KHz audio selection useful for less static on weak AM (especially talk stations),Decent FM/WX sensitivity/selectivity considering compromised antenna (earbud wire)
FM/WX bands on my unit has an audio distortion which sounds very much like an old mechanical clock ticking.,FM very susceptible to multipath distortion even in MONO mode
I have a CC-2E but it's just too big for some circumstances. The CCPocket comes close to it's performance and is a lot easier to carry.
May, 27 2017
A very high quality product from a first class company. I could not be more pleased.
Terrific reception,Light and very well made. FM antenna works well. Qualty speaker and earphones
May, 26 2017
I am so glad I gifted this particular radio to her.
This was a gift for someone who lives near railroad tracks plus her town is hit often with tornadoes.,She is so happy with this lovely radio. Excellent sound plus she gets the Weather Report which was a main consideration when choosing this radio.,A superb product! Thank you very much!
She needed a radio that would work during any major storm. It does just that.
May, 26 2017
I ordered the CC Pocket Radio. It's great! Five stars *****.
EAST JEWETT, NY
May, 12 2017
We live in a mountainous area where radio reception is poor at best. On the advice of a friend I ordered a CCrane internet radio. I am 75 and I am familiar with how to use a radio. You plug it in, turn it on and dial up a station. After reading the 40 pages of the instruction manual, much (most) of which I didn't understand, I was only able to set the clock and fiddle with the back-light brightness. After several days of failed attempts to make the radio work I decided to send it back for a refund and started to reconsidered my friendship with someone who would recommend such a complicated, frustrating device. So I called the 1-800 number and got Annette at CCrane to find out the return procedures. Before I even got started she wanted to know why I wanted to return the radio. She then asked me if I wanted her help to make the radio work and with her and my wife's help I am now keeping the radio it is wonderful! It gets the one stat
St. Louis mo.
April, 16 2017
Glad I bought this radio
Speaker is very good for a small radio
April, 10 2017
With the long wire antenna it works in my underground home,where my cell phone gets no signal. I give it and other C Crane products i have purchessed high marks.
April, 10 2017
Behaves like solder / interconnect quality issues
Great reception,Great usability,Long battery life w/earbuds
Early life failures on 1st radio and 2nd replacement,1st radio developed intermittent / open connections that made reception completely drop off,2nd radio display lost segments / icons,Preset station button sticking / changing settings
while they worked - used when working in the yard - riding stationary bike - sleep aide
April, 7 2017
Works very well
Great reception,Compact size,Sturdy
April, 4 2017
I am nearly 69 years old and have listened to a transistor radio at nighttime since I was 12 years old. This radio is perfect for my use and the tone is excellent for me. I only use the earbuds but the regular speaker is noteworthy as well. This is an excellent product in my opinion.
Love the size and compactness. Ear buds are perfect for me and I like the lighited screen at night time so you can find the channels you want to listen to thru the night
Have not found any dislikes in the time I have owned the radio.
We often lose our power during storms in our neighborhood. The weather channel is very convenient
Appleton City, MO
March, 30 2017
Highly recommend this radio for a small compact/portable unit.
This radio (CC Pocket Radio) is an excellent radio. I primarily carry it when I walk. It has some wonderful features including the alarm and wx bands/alarm. I particularly like the construction with rubberdized case. The radio has excellent audio and is very sensitive. Thank you for doing your homework and giving us such high quality at a very affordable price. All the BEST!!
March, 17 2017
Great Reception both AM & FM. This is my 4th CC Radio
Great Little Radio
Everyday Use,Baseball Games
Buffalo, New York
March, 15 2017
Good value for $
Signal strenth is excellent. Simple and easy to use.
the speaker sounds a little tinney
March, 11 2017
Other than the volume control a great portable radio.
Great little radio.
Eventually the volume control gets extremely scratchy and difficult to adjust.,I have had three os these and they all eventully had the same problem.
Palm Desert, CA
March, 2 2017
I have no interest in the WX band and I have no comment.
Small in size,Packed with excellent reception design with full range fidelity,Fidelity in FM superb even in a metal framed home!,5 presets available independently for FM and AM
No evaluation made of earbuds as I use high end earbuds that maximize low frequencies.
Stereo music over FM
February, 27 2017
The pocket radio that I purchased is exactly what I was looking for. I live in the middle of nowhere and get great reception for my nighttime listening and I get excellent battery life.
Johnson City, TN
February, 19 2017
Enough said. Excellent little radio.
Very good sensitivity for a pocket radio. Good audio for a small speaker. I like and recommend it.
Casual carry around.
San Francisco, CA
February, 8 2017
A well-made, very useful radio. Lots of neat features that I am still learning about. I got it about 2 months ago. Very happy with it so far...
Signal pickup outside is good,Stands-up well on flat surfaces,Has a lot of useful features such as NOAA along with time readout,Good sound quality for voice. I listen mainly to talk programs with some music stations on occasion
Signal pickup in large buildings does drop off a bit but this is to be expected,It is a tad on the bulky side
Pocket buddy!,Versatile radio for on-the-go listening
February, 4 2017
Very satisfied with purchase and performance
Great performance on all bands,Solid feeling and made radio,Easy to grip or clip to belt
More bulky and heavy than expected,Hard to use sleep timer
Private or on the go listening
Kansas City Missiouri
February, 2 2017
My favorite thing is no more trying to dial in my old radio stations on my old radio. This little gem has fantastic sound quality comes with ear buds and a wire antenna for even better reception. I am a repeat customer and have never been disappointed by CCrane. The price is well worth it it is and investment in quality.
Truly a pocket radio,Great sound and has a multitude of features
Anywhere that is stationary,you cannot hang it in a moving vehicle and expect great recepiont from what I hear.
New York, NY
February, 2 2017
I spent online the last few months trying to find a small am/fm radio for listening around the house, cooking food, or when I am shaving, etc. I also like to fall asleep to the radio. I was surprised how portable radio don't seem to be sold anymore. I was concerned what I bought may be too small but the CC Crane radio is perfect. The sleep buton keeps my radio from playing all night, the alarm is loud/annoying enough to get me out of bed, and the radio works very well. I am very pleased. Too bad CC Crane doesn't sell HD radios. That would be nice! (Hint hint)
I like the sleep feature and weather station.
Lots of little instructions for different functions but easy to figure out.
Listening to radio or alarm.
January, 24 2017
Get one! I take mine everywhere. If you like radios you got to have one!
Excellent reception am or fm just like big cc radios. Fits pocket tee shirts or use supplied belt clip. Just love this radio!
Can't think of any.
Sports and camping. Emergencies. Anything!
January, 20 2017
Recently, during vacation there was a storm with nearby tornadoes. The hotels' television went out, but my CC Pocket Radio gave me weather and the news.
Exellent AM reception,long battery life. Handy alarm and Weather band,Very useful sleep timer.
Fragile plastic battery door should be made of softer plastic (similar to cladding on it's case). C Crane has been great in sending replacement battery doors.
Very useful for travel. It makes long airport stopovers bearable.,It has much better reception thatn the hotel's clock radio.
January, 19 2017
First Radio lasted 10 yrs.after multiple drops. Bought this one after trying the radio from the Tandy Corp.
Built and designed well,Easy set up,Durable
Miss the 1hr auto shutoff the previous radio had sleep timer provides same battery saving option.
I use the radio at night helps me sleep.,weather station nice feature.
January, 18 2017
Best quality small radio for the price I have seen!
*Can lock in the station,*Sleep Timer,*Alarm,picks up AM and FM stations very well
Takes a little time to learn the operation of certain aspects of the radio.
Great for listening to games music or talk radio. Also excellent as a weather alert radio.
January, 15 2017
great little radio for the money
lock feature prevents unwanted station changes many many station options speaker and headset option small and compact excellent ear buds
A little more expensive than other choices but well worth the investment
used when walking the dog or cutting the lawn
January, 11 2017
CCrane has perfected compact radio with the CC Pocket. I waited a long time to get one. In fact my old cc 400 is still going. When you find great products like this you expect every purchase from CCrane to satisfy you. Don't hesitate. Buy one now!
The radio is very intuitive. After reading the instructions you have the basic questions answered.,I have used the old CCrane pocket radio for 15 years and I instantly liked this one better. The display screen light is very helpful
I don't have any.
This is the best sleep radio I have owned. The sleep timer fits every possible need. If I didn't own a cc skywave radio this would be my travel radio.
January, 11 2017
Size is perfect
Love the weight and sound.
January, 9 2017
Well worth the price. I've had several pocket radios over the years this is the best ever.
Great Sound,Good ear buds and I like the presets. Alarm is very good.,Nice that it can work with ear buds or without.
Belt clip is not the best.
South Windsor, CT
January, 9 2017
I'm a sports fan so I appreciate the fact that such a small radio can pull in stations from places that I never would have expected. During the evening hours from here in Connecticut I've been able to pull in stations from Atlanta, Chicago, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York (as far west as Buffalo), Maryland and West Virginia. Not bad!
Solidly built,Sleep timer,Small enough to actually fit in your pocket,Superior reception for a small radio,Backlight,Clock/Alarm,Control Lock
Slot in battery compartment cover leaves radio exposed to possible moisture,When using the built-in speaker audio quality is fine for talk radio - news and sports but when listening to music you will want to use the included headphones.
Small enough to take anywhere
January, 8 2017
Glad to have bought it.
Easy to use and the reception is great.
It's perfect for listening to favorite stations while out walking.
January, 7 2017
I love this radio and plan on ordering a new one as this one is getting tired after a number of years.
I love this radio. AM and FM work very well.
First three I bought had faulty on/off switches.
Any time I want to listen to local radio.
January, 6 2017
Great things come in small packages. This radio is a powerhouse. I highly recommend!
Great reception,easy to use,small enough to travel with
January, 3 2017
Great radio for those looking to fill one's mind w/news or music while doing physical work. Or simply lounging around the home
Precisely what I was looking for.
December, 28 2016
This little radio is easy to use even in a dark room. Great sound and really like having the weather band when bad weather is around.
Easy to work. Many great features.
Works great as a night time radio,Ear buds are very comfortable
December, 24 2016
Please make a radio that lasts
I have bought this radio for my husband 3 times - once a year for the last three years. Why do they not last longer than a year? They crap out after that - CCrane offers $59.95 service - but may as well buy a new one. A radio should last longer than a year.
December, 23 2016
It's an all around great radio to have.
Great for traveling or just working in the yard.,Reception is surprisingly good.,Sound quality is excellent.
Could use a better belt clip.
Traveling,working in the yard,working in the house
December, 15 2016
It can reach out much farther than other pocket radio's, and let me listen to football games that other pocket radio's cannot do.
This is the best pocket radio I have ever owned. I bought it several years ago
I also like to carry it with me when I go to football games. It keeps me posted on scores of other games going on.
December, 2 2016
I bought a second one for my wife!
This sturdy radio feels good in your hand and has great reception.
This radio is surprisingly complex,and takes awhile to learn,how to fully use its features.
Outside (field) use
November, 30 2016
Glad i bought it.
easy to use.
found none so far.
use when i take extended walks in the am
November, 20 2016
Good gift but you will need to encourage the recipient to delve into the depths of the manual.
This radio pretty much does everything most reviews say. Mostly all good. With the wiggley tail or headphones attached FM is GREAT. I haven't tested AM much yet but night time recep[tion is pretty good. Sound quality
The speaker isn't the best quality. You will need to keep the manual close at hand if you are an old fart with a weak memory. There is A LOT TO THIS RADIO! Can do back flips and handstands wen you push the right buttons at the right time. A lot to remember but not necessary.
A close friend,night and day
November, 8 2016
I've owned quite a few pocket radios over the years and the C Crane pocket radio is by far the best. The reception on most station is perfect and is by far better than any other radio I've owned.
Tough sturdy build. Quality sound.
The included ear buds make it a terrific addition to any broadcast sporting event. Also great for taking on a daily walk.
pinellas park, fl
November, 4 2016
good quality & size,excellent sound quality when switched to my iPhone bose ear plugs,like belt clip
speaker sounds cheap when not using good ear plugs,ear plugs included sound better than speaker but don't come close to my own
small compact size great for use anywhere
October, 30 2016
I have several CCrane radios and they all perform very well. I work in a heavy RF environment and I am surrounded by steel and brick. This little gem works in those type of environments. Possibly better than some of it's big brothers. I shopped around for a basic AM/FM pocket radio and thoroughly checked different competitors. I decided on this unit. It just seemed to have the basic functions I was looking for. All I can say it WOW! If you are looking for a good basic AM/FM pocket radio with some added bonuses in reception, I would undoubtedly recommend this pocket pal. Great sound along with the nostalgia of the AM band. I've run this radio for three days at 8 hours per day and still have full battery indicator (battery dependent Duracell Quantum.) If you have second thoughts just buy it. You won't be disappointed. I'm have'nt and it just works. Thanks again CCrane for another great product. Added bonus is you get variety vs. an IPod or MP3 p
Compact,excellent alkaline battery life,easy to use,great reception,better than an IPod
Car,walking,running,outdoors,Indoors and just about anywhere you can think of.
October, 12 2016
Great little radio,hands down..
Well made,excellent reception,lighted dial,Weather frequency
Long distance AM listening..
October, 5 2016
A lot of radio in a very small device. Takes easily available batteries. I'm quite picky and not easily impressed. This little radio is impressive. Also C. Crane customer service is excellent.
This is an amazing little radio. It does fit in a shirt pocket and the antenna is flexible,so you can just drape it over your shoulders. Amazingly good reception and OK tone.
Rural use and if you want to listen to the radio while you hike backcountry. Has enough power so you can still hear it while in the shower,placed about 8 feet away.
September, 8 2016
This is truly a fantastic radio. Rubber side grips so it won't fall handling it. Gets the weather. Very handy in emergency situations.
Uses AA batteries,55 presets,great radio reception,built in speaker,National weather svc.
Could be a little smaller.
Take it out walking, listening to the game
De Pere Wi.
September, 7 2016
bought a second one
ear buds i didnt use had headphones cable broke so get bud out wow worked much better
Ten Sleep, WY
September, 5 2016
This little radio has become my constant ranchers companion working outside in rain, shine, sun, dust, or windy conditions. I travel/work sometimes for hours with this little jewel strapped down or in my pocket, just playing away. And the weather band has saved my bacon more than once from being caught by thunderstorms in the most remote badlands of Wyoming. Awesome radio.... I have given one to each of my kids, and am ordering another one for spare. thanks CCrane.
Durable,great functionality,good reception
None really.... but after 1.5 years of hard and dusty outdoor use the volume control quit working
Excellent for outdoor use... but I used it many times indoors in the shop.
Council Bluffs, IA
August, 30 2016
I had ordered the CC Pocket Radio a couple weeks ago. Finally tried it out today and was amazed at the quality and reception. It is indeed NOT the typical transistor radio i had as a child. Excellent product.
Cedar Mtn, NC
August, 27 2016
CCrane really makes the best radios for any occasion and use-I also have an older CCrane radio which is much larger-this radio also is very well designed, has great sound and flexibility of use.
CCrane has made a number of great improvements over the Sangean Pocket radio that I had purchase from you years ago.,There are many changes too numerous to mention and all are very useful
I have tinnitis and have had for years-I use these pocket radios to help me get to sleep and this radio is very easy to use. I have not found one item of negativity on this radio.
I would recommend it anywhere one wishes to have portability and versatility in use for listening to radio stations. I have been able to receive almost twice the amount of stations since I purchase this radio.
White Plains, NY
July, 24 2016
Worth the money. Don't expect the reception or speaker quality from the larger radios.
Buying my third one today. Mine is used 12 hours per day. I use rechargeable batteries which last about 36 hours of play time - less play time than disposable batteries BUT I have been using the same 6 rechargeables for over 2 years. The 6 cost me 5$ at WalMart.
Speaker qualilty is not great. With headphones quality is fine. Tips over if you try to stand it up.
While sitting,reclining and/or staying still.,I have worn out the buttons owing to constantly changing stations.
July, 11 2016
Used this radio every day at work for about 4 months. It pulled in more stations with clearer reception than any other pocket radio I tried. After 4 months the volume knob broke and I was stuck with a radio that would only play loud. I couldn't open the radio up to fix it, but it was within the year warranty, so I sent it back to cc and they sent me a new one. battery life is around 40 hours, so i can't complain there. I now farm full time and listen to it on the tractor. I'm 50 miles away from a big city, but it pulls the stations in better than any other portable radio. Of course there are places where it fuzzes out, but that is to be expected with a radio of that size in hilly country, or in dips and coulees. Also, I accidently ran it over with the tractor on a gravel driveway and it didn't damage it at all! It has more presets than there are radio stations in this part of mt, and if I had to do it again I'd buy it.
Best am and fm reception out of any other pocket radio I've tried.
July, 6 2016
If you're looking for good speaker sound quality, look elsewhere.
Nice features for such a small radio. Lots of presets
Speaker is small and produces poor sound.
Best used with earbuds or headphones.
east amherst, ny
June, 23 2016
I probably would not purchase the same radio again due to the battery life issue I have experienced. Maybe I received a defective unit that constantly drains the battery even when the radio is turned off.
nice radio with several options and decent reception
battery life is poor. must remove batteries after each use or else the radio is dead the next time you want to use it
June, 9 2016
As a longtime radio nut..dxing and all that ,I am really impressed with this little jewel..At night I can listen to WSB in Atlanta and quite a few stations further away than that.my CC Radio plus doesn't measure up to this one..During the day I can listen to AM in my vehicle at work...no other radio I have tried would do it...FM is excellent also..I use the weather section and it works very well...Over all this is probably the best pocket radio you will find at any price....JLB
exceeded my expectations,works well all around
June, 5 2016
Definitely the best radio I have ever had the pleasure of owning. For its size, the CC Pocket has better reception and audio quality capabilities than I thought was even possible for a small radio. The CC Pocket really does fit in my pocket, and I walk around with it almost always. With my old radio I would have to hold it up in my hand in order for my favorite stations to even be received. With the CC Pocket, I can listen to all my favorite stations with extremely clear reception no matter where I am or how I am carrying the radio. Along with the exceptional audio quality of AM, FM, and WX stations, the CC Pocket has more features than I've ever seen on a small-sized radio. Everything, from the sleep timers to the alarm clock to the one-touch preset buttons, makes this radio the best I've ever owned. And it gets even better! The CC Pocket comes with a pair of CC Buds! At first I expected the included ear buds to be cheap in quality, like most other included ear buds. But no! The CC
portability,reception,battery life,design,built-in speaker,display,lock switch,durability,included CC Buds,sleep timer,clock,alarm,warranty,overall quality
travel,outdoor adventuring,indoor entertainment,alarm clock
San Francisco/Bay Area, CA
June, 2 2016
My review is based on the radio's use for about four months. My satisfaction is based on the radio's use in an area with a plethora of stations YOUR RESULTS MAY VARY. My last pocket radio was a Sony, FM/AM Walkman (circa 1988, hey! it still works) but the C.Crane is so much more compact.
Small,Runs forever on 2-AA's,Included ear buds are decent,Speaker use at low volume seems to have spousal approval at breakfast table.
Station changes when you pack it in the front pocket of jeans and you bend over to clean up after your dog poops.
Given the size: Anywhere!
April, 22 2016
all in all, great radio, just falls over all the time as i use it outside
reception very good,love digital tuning to get the station,battery life excellent
top heavy,falls over too easy,would taper the bottom to get wider bottom or put a spinable plastic piece on bottom to stablize it
April, 20 2016
I miss my pocket radio and can't wait to get my new one.
Since I lost my first one while tilling a field. I did find it but ran over it with my tractor. Somehow it just slipped out of my pocket. I am going to make a little drawstring bag to hold my next pocket radio and attach it to my clothing as the clip won't hold it in a pocket when bending over.
When I'm working outside alone,It is good company.
March, 16 2016
Handyest and best radio I've owned an a lot easier to pack than my CC SW.
Radio reception is great - every AM station is 75 to 200 miles distant an they all come in great ! Plug in an go for walks an work in the yard while listening. The Presets so handy when changeing stations for different programs. Batteries last longer than I could expect. An the shirt pocket size is really HANDY !
Havent found any !
Indoors,Outdoors. AM & FM.
March, 16 2016
LOVE THE WEATHER OPTION
Easy to keep the weather on
hard to find radio
USE THE WEATHER OPTION.,Before I go out to fly my kite in my,power wheelchair with a fishing rod
March, 13 2016
Maybe the headset earbuds are a bonus, but they should be a bit better quality I think.
The radio is superb. Best radio that I own.
Brand new but one side headset don't work. Can twist near earbud to make it work.
Hooked up to my Fugoo. Great system.
March, 10 2016
Good radio but not convenient to listen FM radio without extendable antenna!..
It's a good radio but no extended antenna no FM radio. It is not convenient listen FM radio without extendable antenna.
March, 9 2016
DON'T LIKE NEEDING TO USE THE EAR BUDS OR WIRE ANTENNA FOR FM, TELESCOPE WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER, COME UP WITH A TELESCOPE TO PLUG INTO THE PHONE JACK FOR LISTENING WITHOUT THE EAR BUDS.
GREAT LITTLE RADIO
WISH IT HAD AN TELESCOPE FM ANTENNA
JUST CARRY IT ANYWHERE
January, 10 2016
I used Walkmans for years and had to buy a new one annually. I am very rough on the use of mine. This CC Pocket is indestructible and simply doesn't care how I abuse it. It is the one to buy.
Quality sound,Quality construction
I didn't like the ear buds that came with it.
San Francisco Bay Area
January, 5 2016
Expected better sound! Bought this for my husband and he said sound is tinney!
Small size radio
Mane concern is sound,The sound is tinney,I expected better sound
January, 5 2016
I am a radio nut , I recommend this product to anyone looking for great reception and portability.The price is fair.
The best pocket radio I have ever had.,The am reception is excellent,Battery life very good,This is my 3rd. c crane radio.
I don't have any.
I listen to the radio all day. portability.
December, 5 2015
This is my first Ccrane product I purchased and I tell you the CCrane pocket radio is one exceptional little radio. I love the way it feels when I have it in my hand to change stations. The sound quality is superb on AM,FM and weather band. At nighttime, I can pick up dozens of clear channel stations as far as Denver, St. Louis, Chicago, Nashville, New Orleans, Dallas/Ft. Worth and a few stations from Mexico and the sound as if it we're local. Depending on weather conditions. FM stations come out very good and with the included wire antenna the radio can pick up stations 60-80 miles away, same goes for NOAA weather stations. And I really like the Alert feature for Severe weather. Everything on this radio for me is perfect. I highly recommend it for anyone who wants a small pocket size radio with great reception. This one is for you. So Thanks again to CCrane for making this great radio!
Very good sound,AM FM & NOAA weather radio feature,Lightweight & powerful for little radio
None so far
On the go,At work,Randomly listening anywhere
November, 29 2015
Back in the 1970's I bought a small Sony transistor radio that I used with an ear piece while dog walking and when waiting for lunch to be served, for the bus to come, etc. It was okay except the tuning and volume knobs were on the side and they'd change when I'd stuff it in my pocket and sometimes the earphone would sometimes become unplugged, causing my pocket to talk to me and send me scrambling to silence it. The CC Pocket Radio remedies all this by providing preset station selection, push-button digital tuning, the ability to turn the speaker off, and most importantly, the ability to lock it all in. The volume control is in the top center and isn't bothered and is easy to adjust by reaching in my pocket. The only thing I'd change if I could would be to make it thin enough to ride in a blazer or suit coat jacket. Other than that, I this may be the perfect pocket radio!
Presets and locked-in settings,Speaker mute
I could be thinner
The name says it all: Pocket Radio
Rio Nuevo, AZ
November, 27 2015
Going return it. Seems to be much poorer quality than my last C Crane radio - a good one. Had short wave, etc. Good quality and speaker. Never used any other than AM.
Good size,fits in shit pocket. On/off button enables the listener to edit out the commercials with ease/
Only con is the speaker. Poor sound.
Use while walking,going in/out during working hours.
Peru (NE cornerof) NY
November, 4 2015
My reception has been totally unexpected-not at all unusual to pick up stations 150-200 miles distant-almost unheard of with typical small portables....battery life is better than many others...but I still keep a spare pair ready. Worth it's price hands down! LOVE IT!
Ergonomic and easy to program and much easier to operate than anything in it's class. Routinely able to recieve distant stations even when atmospheric conditions aren't ideal. It's definitely a personal pocket radio-not a boom box-but real good at what it's meant for. IT IS better than advertised.
The FM/WX wire antenna may seem a pain at first-but a telescoping antenna just wouldn't cut it in everyday portable use-a small clothespin will easily allow you to coil the wire and/or attach it to your pocket, collar or a curtain. It takes some getting used to the tactile feel of the case but that goes away real quick when the whole thing fits in your smallest pocket and doesn't slip out of your hand (or your pocket) like the smooth plastic ones do.
Any time any place you need a small AM/FM/WX w/o any attachment to house & home & car!
Salt Lake City, UT
October, 29 2015
Good design other than not strong enough to pick up AM signals in hotel rooms (which is why i bought it).
Works great unless you are in a hotel room.
Bought this to listen to when traveling. Does not pick up any AM signals in hotel rooms.
September, 9 2015
i checked out all available pocket radios nothing else comes close to the Crane.
great receptiongreat features great,selectivity
Vancouver, BC, Canada
September, 7 2015
i have owned many pocket radios over the years. Some have been better than others. This radio is by far the best I have ever owned. I listen to talk radio at night, as I fall asleep. This radio brings in far away stations and keeps them from fading in and out. The build quality is excellent and the earbuds are some of the best I have used. Battery life is quite good as well. I highly recommend this radio
great build quality
September, 6 2015
Speaker audio quality is OK, but far from the best feature of this radio. Audio - speaker or head phones - is articulate. No bass emphasis. I'd call this radio headphone sensitive if you're looking for audio quality. Its there, but not every headset is good/ best. The included ear buds are perhaps a very good place to start. There IS a difference between this and a $20 Pocket Radio, and the cost is justified.
smallsize,good battery life,feature rich,sensitive
speaker audio quality
on the go,outdoors (NOAA weather)
August, 31 2015
This radio is much more than I expected. Quality is exceptional. Previously, I purchased a much larger radio from CCRANE, and returned it because I couldn't pick up stations. This one is great.
Easy to program,Reception very good,GOOD QUALITY
August, 16 2015
I give these radios as presents. There is currently no radio that even approaches the CC Pocket Radio's quality and range of helpful features. Worth every penny.
Amazing reception,Full-featured,Easy to use.
Home,Travel,Running,With earphones or speaker.,Weather (including marine) reports.
August, 8 2015
Can't go wrong with this pocket radio.
Price & Features and great ear buds.
August, 8 2015
Bad reception, to complicated for user. Sorry thinking about returned it.
Bad reception,to complicated to use
Burke Co. Georgia
July, 5 2015
I have never been more satisfied with such a little powerhouse.
Perfect size great reception tons of features.
Normal AM and FM listening does not work with the weather alert.
Anywhere and everywhere!
June, 15 2015
easy to navigate, great reception. I use two, and have one in reserve.
June, 4 2015
Best little radio I have found to date, seems harder and harder to find a decent little radio, and this one hit the mark, thanks.
Sized just right for my needs,Great tuner sensitivity,Easy on the batteries
None that I have found so far
I use it in the evening listening to talk radio,great sound
May, 20 2015
I love this little radio. When the weather is right, I can pick up KMOX out of St. Louis here in Nashville and listen to my Cards, clear as a bell.
I wish it had a spin tuner in addition to the digital.
Home,St. Louis Cards Baseball,Backpacking
San Jose CA.
May, 20 2015
Looking for a super Pocket Radio this is it.
2-AA Battries,Good sound & Reception,Price is resasonable,Clock & 5-memorie
None so far.
In doors and on the go. Needed a Pocket Radio and this is it. got it at REI.
May, 14 2015
This is a very well made radio. It exudes quality. I really wanted to like it. However, it gets poor reception - AM andy FM - through the speaker. Especially indoors. It comes with a wire antenna that you have to plug in to the headphone jack. It helps with reception. But still not great. This radio could use an extendible built in antenna. C.Crane, you have produced what is obviously the best built pocket radio available. Please improve its reception, especially for those of us that want to listen to it through the speaker. Indoors. Without having to hook up a dangling wire antenna to it. The reception on this radio should match its build quality - e.g., outstanding.
Very well built. Rugged. Design shows attention to detail.,Speaker is clear and gets pretty loud.
Poor indoor reception AM and FM. This radio should include an extendible rod antenna
Outdoors. Using the provided ear buds.
April, 21 2015
Ive never been a huge radio listener but after becoming tired of paying for and downloading mp3s or wasting data on my phone I bought this little radio. I'm amazed at how many stations I can pick up and the clarity. Battery life is also great. Buy it, you'll not be disappointed.
La Mesa, CA
April, 2 2015
This is a fun little radio. I'm enjoying it and have no buyer remorse.
Digital tuning works well. Small and compact.,I like the locking feature to prevent accidentally hitting the controls.
The only minor con I offer is that the speaker is a bit smaller than I had envisioned. It seems like it could have been a wee bit bigger.
Travel. Easy to carry around.
April, 2 2015
It's a good radio, but for that price it's not worth the twenty-two months use that I got out of it.
It has good reception but doesn't hold on to a station well while I'm walking around the apartment.
After twenty-two months the on/off switch broke and fell down into the body of the radio. I couldn't open the radio to attempt to fix it. Now I have an expensive paper weight.
Rio Vista, Solano County
April, 1 2015
Thank you, C Crane!
My Oakland Athletics season ticket seat is right under the radio broadcasters' suite - I love hearing what they are broadcasting up there on my fabulous CC pocket radio.
People keep asking to borrow my radio. i have to tell them politely how to get their own...
To cheer on the A's.
April, 1 2015
I've purchased many pocket radios searching for the best. This one is my favorite because it has ALL of the features you could possibly want in a compact package. Don't be spooked by the critical reviews...this little radio is a champ!
durable,lock switch,sleep function,alarm,weather stations,volume control,battery indicator,great AM/FM reception,ideal size,long battery life
haven't found one yet
listening to Badger football and basketball,weather updates,hiking/camping/dog walking
Evans Mills, NY
March, 24 2015
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Crane, Employees/Design Team: I received my order, and works much better than I thought. I had the impression that c.crane was more of an overpriced electronics boutique, however after reading reviews and description, I decided to buy this little pocket radio anyway. Now I see that it is worth every penny of the price I paid for it. So much thought was put into the design and circuitry. It would be hard to explain this on your website or in customer reviews, but it's obvious after playing with the features. Thanks for offering such quality at an affordable price. I will be ordering from you again. v/r, Geoffrey Casey Fort Drum, NY
Simple menu to operate features. Sleep timer, Menu driven with front buttons eliminate need for extra knobs or selector switches, well built-solid, is the Cadillac of all portables.
That I didn't purchase this radio before wasting money on my cheaper $10-20 radios. On a serious note I can think of no cons for this radio.
In garage, day carry while walking or exercising. On bedside table with sleep timer. In my go bag while traveling. Great for weather reports too-no need to waste your smartphone batteries and/or data usage when u have a radio like this.
March, 11 2015
Love almost everything about the radio. Only negative is there is a very annoying background hiss when using headphones, even with the volume all the way down. Of course, you only hear this in a very quiet room. So private listening at home is out for me. Sigh. But for walks it is great because of all of the outside road noise. Reception is surprising good on FM. On AM it is also amazing for it's size, as I can get Milwaukee, Chicago, and a lot of small power stations in the area DURING THE DAY. I have owned this radio for 2 years now. Maybe the latest models have had the hiss removed.
Perfect size for walks.
March, 7 2015
No matter the battery, lithium or alkaline, they last 4-6 weeks. My radio sits on the shelf in the office and is rarely used, maybe one hour per month. But when I turn it on: nada. Disappointed. If the constant clock is draining it, there should be a way to turn it off. There isn't.
great sound and clarity
poor battery life
February, 25 2015
I'll be buying more for gifts for my family.
small compact user-friendly and complete great radio for travel
No negatives whatsoever
travel,bug-out-bag,gift,day-to-day use,excellent radio for emergency sitautions
February, 8 2015
I Loved this radio until the lock switch locked me off PERMANENTLY! BIG BUMMER!
san jose, ca
January, 21 2015
No, this isnt a review for a Timex watch, but for this little tank of a radio! I dont remember how many times Ive dropped it on a cement floor or tile, only to have it keep playing! Very impressive build quality and great sound and reception. When you plug in the FM antenna, the sound just explodes out of the speaker. I cant speak highly enough of this radio. A must have for any radio listner.
January, 8 2015
This little radio hears well on all three bands. The sound is very good. I love the rubber surround and the easy to use presets. The CC Buds work well with it. The users manual was a pleasure to read. I believe it was written by a team for whom English is a first language and by people who understand radio and propagation of radio waves. Very clear and easy to read.
December, 16 2014
Love this radio but I had the same problem that I see other users had...the on/off switch broke - got stuck inside the radio - and couldnt be fixed. But, I used it constantly for almost two years and I will purchase again. Its the best for keeping under the pillow for those nights when insomnia strikes.
December, 1 2014
Great little radio for listening to AM. Survives every night under my pillow using the sleep function. It does have the beep alarm, but it shouldnt be too much work programing in a radio wake alarm since there is no hard off switch.
Little Hocking, Ohio
November, 30 2014
This radio has a lot of nice features such as presets, ability to fine tune a station, a soft rubber type outer coating. The disappointing part is the am reception. I bought this radio to replace an old Sangean DT400 that was getting pretty worn after several years of heavy use. The Sangean is a lot better in pulling in distant AM stations than the CC pocket radio. The CC is a nice radio but If AM reception is important in your purchase decision, get the Sangean.
November, 19 2014
Ive had mine for about six weeks and it works as well as any AM/FM radio Ive ever had. The speaker is great, controls are easy and the appearance is the best Ive seen Im hitting FM stations 30 miles away like they were local. The weather channel is a nice addition, too.
November, 10 2014
Nicely designed with digital features easy to use. Stations sound great through ear buds supplied. External speaker performs as expected for its size. Strong, local stations are received without overload. Plenty of AM and FM stations to listen to. Perfectly satisfied and suits my needs 100. Very nice radio!
October, 13 2014
This was one of the best investments I ever made ,Outstanding sound & clarity ,many nice features that you normally find on a much more expensive device ,,Going to get one as a gift for DAD !
August, 20 2014
I cant believe how well this pulls in distant AM stations at night. I consistently get WTAM, a 50K station from Cleveland, and Im located in New York City. Battery life has been great, Im still going strong on the NiMh batteries I put in over a month ago. I have also dropped it twice while bicycling around, due to my being kinda careless and it is none the worse for wear. Nice Radio.
July, 25 2014
Great little radio. Pulls in KGO almost every night. However, the volume control has become painfully noisy.
June, 19 2014
I use this radio to listen to baseball games, talk, and some music. The speaker has good sound quality and volume considering this is a small portable radio. The presets are very convenient. The reception is great for FM, and the batteries last forever. Havent really tried AM much so I cant comment on that. I am very pleased with this radio.
Elk Grove, CA
June, 18 2014
Quality sound, ease of use, fits in my pocket and a strong reception at first light on my morning walk.
June, 14 2014
I have often bought OTHER items costing far less than this $60 radio, that ALSO included batteries. Crane does not include batteries. Want to know how to program the 50 station presets? So do I! Alas no documentation/ manual is included.
May, 24 2014
Ive owned this cc pocket since about the time they first came out. It has endured all the hard use I have put it through. Easy to use. Its reception is amazing..On it, I can listen to Canadian stations which I cant pull in on a much higher priced Sony standard sized portable. This radio is excellent. Just to let you know, Ive got an old, large cc radio purchased when Art Bell was on back in the 90s. It is excellent and my cc pockets reception is comparable to it.
May, 19 2014
BUY THIS RADIO! Bought it to replace a previous CC Radio that has seen tons of use and abuse over the last 5 years. This on is even better than the last! The only thing missing is an AC power source for it, but dont let that stop you from obtaining it because the battery life is more than adequate. Go for it!!
May, 9 2014
I LOVE my pocket radio. This is my fourth radio Ive bought from C.Crane. It has great sound quality, is easy to use, long battery life, and I love their idea of having basic instructions printed on the inside of the battery compartment. You cant go wrong with this rugged little radio!
April, 27 2014
I bought this little radio believing it would be my last AM/FM/WX radio. At first it seemed to work fine even if the reception was ok at best. But now I have had it less than two months and its busted. It will only tune to the wx channels. I cannot switch between bands. the lock/unlock button does nothing. I dont even think its worth the hassle of sending it back.
April, 21 2014
This is my third radio from CCrane and I was truly stunned by the reception of this little radio. It fits in my shirt pocket while walking. As with my CCrane2 and CCrane shortwave the quality is there. Myself, I rather pay a little more for quality and be satisfied. Keep in mind it is a pocket radio and you are not going to get the sound of big speakers but I just love mine.
Atlanta , GA
April, 19 2014
Was using the Sangean small radio for years. This radio is far superior. Reception is excellent!!! the and the speaker is larger and clearer.This radio is packed full of useful features. good price. Cant go wrong with this radio!
North Tustin, CA
April, 16 2014
Best little radio I have ever had. Reception is excellent.
April, 10 2014
I had it for a year so far it is working great on fm it picked up 100 mile fm station
Las Vegas, Nv
April, 1 2014
Terrible static on volume control knob. Honestly, how good is a product with ONLY a 60 day warranty?
March, 24 2014
I got this radio about ten months ago. It is quite impressive in acquiring distant stations and overall quality. Recently, however the on/off button on the radio broke. I contacted C. Crane for repair and even though I had the radio about ten months it was still in the warranty period. I returned the radio and C. Crane immediately sent me a new radio in exchange- no hassle, just excellent service for a very quality product.
March, 24 2014
March, 14 2014
Another product worthy of the C. Crane name.
March, 8 2014
Im often awake in the middle of the night and love listening to the radio. I know where every button is on my Pocket and never have to turn on a light! The preset buttons allow me to easily hunt for different stations. The sound is perfect - the range is incredible. Love my Pocket!!
March, 7 2014
best radio I ever had.
El Centro CA
March, 6 2014
Great reception, but I use my pocket radio at night in bed, next to my wife. This model was nixed by my wife due to the noisy buttons for station changing. So I went back to my DX200 model. Listen up design engineers!
March, 6 2014
Great little radio. I have an issue with the presets: by mistake I set up a station 3 times, so when I scroll up or down I get that station 3 times. Did not find a way to cancel the preset. or override it. If anyone has a solution for that, that would be greatly appreciated.
March, 2 2014
Great radio but the unit died after one year. Looks like the power switch.
March, 2 2014
Very nice radio in all respects excerpt reception. Have to use an auxiliary antenna to pull in Several FM stations that are not far away.
February, 27 2014
This little radio has excellent reception,the sound with the earbuds is really very good easy to read and well lit information window. The size is nice to fit in a shirt pocket or with handy hanger on a belt or waistband. Very handy worth it.
February, 26 2014
I have mine for a year now, and while I love the features and interface (both superior to my Sangean DT-400W) it has a slight hiss when using any earphones (including top end $400 Monster Turbine Pro Coppers) while the DT-400W is hiss free. More importantly, the DT-400W will milk a set of batteries forever, while the CC Pocket eats them like candy. Mine will kill a brand new pair of Eveready lithium AAs in one month flat and I barely listened to it for more than an hour or two. It also dissolves alkalines with similar abandon. They seem to last a little longer, maybe two months with virtually no playing use. My Sangean DT-400Ws and DT-200 will go well over a year just sitting in a drawer and still show (and test) a full three bars (max) of battery power on their meter. If down to two bars, they still run for days of play time. The CC Compact, if down to two bars, will go dead in an hour. Either mine is defective, or the circuitry is poorly designed. Not ready for prime time unless this
December, 21 2012
You guys hit a home run with this pocket radio.Cannot believe the number of FM stations it picks up using the ear buds wire for an antenna. A lot of features packet into such a small package. Another note the alarm is nice a loud. I`ll give it five stars all day long. Good Job Guys. Thank you, IFM
|What's in the Box|
|Input Power:||2x AA battery (not included). Do not use Lithium Batteries.|
|Power Consumption:||30 -100 mA DC (depending on headphone or speaker usage)|
|Speaker:||1.2", 16Ω, 0.5W|
AM 520- 1710 kHz (10KHz Steps)
AM 522- 1629 kHz (9KHz Steps)
FM 87.5- 108.0 MHz
FM 76.0- 108.0 MHz (AM 9KHz Steps mode)
WX: 1-7 CH
Channel 1: 162.400 MHz
Channel 2: 162.425 MHz
Channel 3: 162.450 MHz
Channel 4: 162.475 MHz
Channel 5: 162.500 MHz
Channel 6: 162.525 MHz
Channel 7: 162.550 MHz
|AM Tuning:||10 kHz, 9 kHz or 1 KHz steps|
|FM Tuning:||100 kHz steps|
|AM Antenna:||Internal Ferrite Bar - 5mm High x 13mm x 49mm (1.9") long|
|FM/WX Antenna:||Built-in antenna or Headphones|
|FM Stereo/Mono Switch:||Yes|
|Earphone Jack:||1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo|
|Presets:||55 (25 AM + 25 FM + 5 WX)|
|Sleep Timer:||15-120 minutes|
|Dimensions:||2.5" W x 4.2" H x 1" D|
|Weight:||3.8 ozs (without batteries)|
|Warranty:||1-Year Limited Warranty|
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.