Bosch PB360S 18-Volt Lithium-Ion Power Box Jobsite Radio and Charger

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  • Michael A. Morabe "Resilient Productions" says:
    33 of 34 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Awesome Radio!!!, September 1, 2010
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    Michael A. Morabe “Resilient Productions” (Gilbert, AZ) –
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    I’ve been looking for a great radio to use outdoors for volleyball and I loved the DeWalt’s because they were heavy duty. I stumbled upon this Bosch on Google and read A LOT of reviews about it. I was SUPER worried about the sound quality considering the DeWalt’s always cracked once they were pumped up just a bit loud.

    I just received this product and BLASTED it with some bassy and high treble music and what happened? NOTHING BUT AWESOMENESS!!! The sound was SO CRISP and the subwoofer was GREAT!!! I even dropped this badboy from about 8 feet high, while playing a song, and it was GREAT!

    Quality construction (except the huge knobs which are questionable) and GREAT sound quality!

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  • "Handyman" Jack says:
    17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Hefty radio for the jobsite, January 20, 2011
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    “Handyman” Jack (Bay Area, CA) –

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    There are quite a few jobsite radios out there now and it seems like every major tool manufacturer now has one. There are only two that I know of that recharges batteries and that’s the DeWalt and the Bosch (who probably licensed the technology from DeWalt because of the lawsuit). I bought this one over the DeWalt because I like the Bosch litheon series of cordless tools.

    The sound from the unit is great. It really pumps out clear highs and it’s got a subwoofer on the bottom for really nice bass. I did have one complaint and it’s when you have the volume set at a low level (under 3 or 4). You can hear an audible hissing and it get’s worse (like a hum) when you plug it in and it charges the battery. It probably has to do with interference from the charging circuit. As for the hiss, who knows…

    Some reviewers mentioned that this really isn’t an upgrade cuz it doesn’t play CDs, cassettes, and/or 8-tracks. Are you kidding me? Who plays 8-tracks anymore? And if you ask your 8 year old about cassettes, they’ll look at you funny and probably ask you if you meant one of those Nintendo cartridges.

    This radio is pretty heavy and it’s got a roll cage to protect it from falls. It’s got 20 presets for FM, it can play music from SD and USB, and it has two mini-stereo AUX inputs that you can connect to your iPod or iPhone (it even includes a short cable for that purpose). It also has a 12V lighter socket which I use with my iPhone car charger. Unfortunately you can’t use the charger (which is on the outside) and keep your ipod inside the sealed compartment at the same time.

    The unit also has two AC plugs but I wouldn’t power my 15 amp corded tools through those. I mainly use them for my cordless tool battery chargers. Oh and if you do leave your radio unplugged it seems that it drains the 18v 2.6 litheon battery (which I purchased separately) rather quickly. Perhaps a couple of days in standby; definitely won’t last more than a week or so.

    One more thing, when you change audio sources with the source button, it seems to take a while to switch. The button press isn’t instantaneous.

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  • Chappy says:
    15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Sweet radio now even better., August 16, 2010
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    Chappy (Maine, USA) –

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    I own the previous Bosch radio, which was nice, though i never used the CD player and it didn’t charge my litheon batteries. This one charges them, not as fast as the charger unit, but still. The sound is great, even better than the previous, as the subwoofer is a very nice touch! Build quality is great, the size is smaller and much more sleek and updated looking. I’d buy it again!

    Now if i could find a buyer for the old one?!

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