We love radios. In fact we’re doing a radio face-off in an upcoming review—that’s got everyone around here very excited. Know what else gets us excited? NEW radios. Take Bosch’s PB120, for example. This is a $99 compact cordless radio that can be plugged into an outlet, or it can run for 8 hours straight on a Bosch 12V battery pack (sold separately). It’s got an AM/FM radio and an auxiliary input on the back, so you can play your own tunes straight from your MP3 player or smart phone.
Like its bigger brother, the Power Box 360, it can also take some hits thanks to shock-absorbing handles that also protect it from job site abuse. We’ve heard this thing and without spoiling the bigger review, we can tell you that the Bosch PB120 has some amazing output for such a little enclosure. Just stay away from that EQ button as it only serves to bloat the bass and distort the output more quickly at high volumes.
The PB120 comes with an AC adapter that stores in the back. (Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for your MP3 player—there’s just not enough room.) You can also mount this radio right to the wall—until you’re ready to lift it off and take it with you.