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Work Site Radio Reviews

When we evaluate jobsite radios and do work site radio reviews, we include both 12V and 18V models. Some hybrid models include both corded AC and battery operation modes. Most are cable of connecting to a smart phone via Bluetooth. Some radios, like the Milwaukee M18 charging radio and the Bosch PowerBox are full-sized and designed to cover large areas. Others, like the RYOBI compact radio, take the form of smaller, portable devices. Jobsite Radios and Work Site Radio Reviews Depending on what you do for a living, a jobsite radio makes a great addition to many locations. Many job sites have been productively blaring these radios during the framing or roofing process. These battery powered radios use standard 12V and 18V batteries. Consequently, many contractors and tradesmen find it easy to add them to their tool kit or throw one in the back of the work truck. Check out our portable jobsite radios roundup for a look at some of the better models.

Midland Micromobile Radio

Midland MicroMobile Radios | Small Profile, Powerful Performance

Midland 2-way Radios Get Micro-Sized and Highly Mobile The Midland MicroMobile Two-Way Radio line features a variety of GMRS radios that cover a range of 5 Watts all the way to 40 Watts. No matter your location or surrounding geography, Midland has a MicroMobile model to suit your needs. Midland MicroMobile MXT400 40-Watt Radio Powered […]

DeWalt DCR028

DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio | 12V and 20V No-Charger Option

DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio Packs Big Sound in a Small Package The DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio throws sound at you and your crew from a tough and space-saving design. At only 8.25 lbs, it’s considerably smaller than the similar-looking DeWalt DCR025 Bluetooth speaker. DeWalt DCR028 Bluetooth Radio Key Features We can hit the “legacy” features […]

Klein Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker

Klein Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker with Magnetic Strap | AEPJS2

Jam Out on the Jobsite with Klein’s Newest Bluetooth Speaker Klein Tools has just released an updated version of its popular compact jobsite speaker. The new edition, the AEPJS2 Klein Rechargeable Bluetooth Speaker, takes the positives from the older model but makes some minor tweaks to the design. This new speaker winds up a bit […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Milwaukee Packout Radio and Charger

Milwaukee Packout Radio and Charger Review

One of the most exciting products to hit the Milwaukee Packout System has to be the Milwaukee Packout M18 Radio and charger. This radio does a great job combining features, sound quality, and ample output to fill an entire job site with music. Fresh off the heels of the Milwaukee M18/M12 wireless jobsite speaker, the […]

Review8.0(out of 10)
DeWalt TStak Radio charger

DeWalt TSTAK Bluetooth Radio+Charger Review

DeWalt TSTAK Bluetooth Radio+Charger Stacks Up Nicely The DeWalt TSTAK Bluetooth Radio+Charger (DWST17510) packs an almost identical speaker package as the DeWalt ToughSystem Bluetooth radio with an updated interface and even app controls. With the promise of premium sound in a market that’s pushing the concept of sound quality higher, I set out to see […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Makita XRM09B Cordless Bluetooth Job Site Radio: 18V, 12V, or AC Power

Makita XRM09B Cordless Bluetooth Job Site Radio: 18V, 12V, or AC Power

Makita XRM09B Job Site Radio Knows its Limits and Rain Isn’t One of Them The Makita XRM09B is the latest radio from our friends in teal, boasting rich, full stereo sound and an impressive feature set. With the recent improvements in sound quality coming from several brands, I want to know if Makita belongs in […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Midland BizTalk MB400 Radio – Heavy-Duty Build, Twice the Power!

Midland BizTalk MB400 Steps Up in Build and Power With the move from medium-duty business class to heavy-duty business class 2-way radios, the Midland BizTalk MB400 has significant upgrades from the original BizTalk BR200. We’ll move through those and see if it fits the bill for your next radio upgrade or replacement. Pros Twice the […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Midland X-Talker T290VP4

Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio Review

Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio Extends Range to 40 Miles I’ve been using Midland 2-way radios for years now and the X-Talker line is what I turn to most often. The Midland X-Talker T290VP4 2-Way Radio moves the line forward with a longer range and a retail price that’s less than $90 for a set. […]

DeWalt 12V 20V Max Bluetooth Speaker DCR010

DeWalt DCR010 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Speaker

DeWalt set the standard in job site radio sound quality with their ToughSystem Music+ Charger a couple of years ago. The new DeWalt DCR010 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Speaker looks to build on that legacy with a more compact package and a wider array of power options. The DeWalt DCR010 12V/20V Max Bluetooth Speaker has a fairly […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ridgid Radio Review: Gen5x Bluetooth Charging R84085

Ridgid Radio Review: Gen5x Bluetooth Charging R84085

If you’re one of the many people out there asking for your Ridgid radio to add a charging function, you have been heard! The big deal about the new Ridgid charging radio is that it will charge any Ridgid 18V batteries. Of course, there’s much more to it than that, so let’s take a tour. […]