May 30, 2017
This review is sponsored by the Home Depot as a part of The Home Depot's Pro-Spective Campaign.
I don't know about you but music is a MUST in my shop; and this DEWALT Bluetooth Radio/Charger is living up to my standards!
The box comes packed with the one DEWALT Bluetooth Radio Charger. Any batteries that go along with the radio/charger must be purchased separately or bought in a bundle. This Bluetooth radio is compatible with all DEWALT 20 volt/60 volt batteries, but is still able to be powered by a connected AC power cord.
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To test the DEWALT Bluetooth Radio Charger I used the AC power cord, as well as a FLEXVOLT DEWALT battery to see how it held up. This baby definitely is durable. While testing it out, there was an accidental drop test that took place and let's just say this radio will stand the test of time!
The radio quality was pretty decent. The signal was a lot better outside than inside my shop but nothing too noticeable. I'm not much of a radio person, but for all who like to listen in on podcasts, I think you will be pretty satisfied.
When I unplugged the radio from outlet power, I had the battery in place and there was no interruption in music, which I thought was pretty nice! Especially when your right in the middle of "your song."
I love anything with Bluetooth, so I may be a little bias on this part. But compared to other tools/products I’ve used, this Bluetooth radio was by far the fastest Bluetooth linking set up I have experienced. Normally, I have to try and link 2 or 3 times to try and get a connection, but I pulled this baby straight out of the box, powered it on, went to my Bluetooth section on my phone and clicked the Bluetooth link in less than a minute and BOOM she was connected, just like that. So thumbs up DEWALT! As a tech junkie, you guys impressed me.
I love that this DEWALT Bluetooth Radio Charger has additional outlets. My shop doesn't have many and the one I do have is buried behind a workbench so plugging and unplugging can be a hassle for me. Having these additional outlets handy definitely makes this radio charger worth having in the shop.
USB CHARGER/AUX PORT
Other than bluetooth, audio can also be played by connecting an audio device or mobile phone using a 1/8' (3.5 mm) audio cable to the audio port located inside the storage box. A USB port is also available if you want to charge your phone! This definitely comes in handy for me.
How handy is it that the radio charger comes equipped with this bottle opener! This was a very cool additive to this radio charger.
I don't know about you but I am girl that loves some bass, so I was happy to see that this radio charger came equipped with controls to adjust the treble and bass. Kudos again to you DEWALT. I also love that there is a mute button, so if someone walks up you can just press one button instead of powering the whole radio off or turning the volume down.
PLACEMENT OF THE POWER BUTTON
This is something I stumbled over, but nonetheless something that could cause some aggravation. The power button is placed directly in the front of the radio and is easily turned off and on with one easy button press.
When first operating the radio, I found that when I would reach directly over the radio to grab something I would hit the button accidently and it would cut the radio off. I did this three times before I decided to move it somewhere else. Again, no REAL issue, but I think moving the power button elsewhere, or making it harder to press would make this radio better for that reason. P.S My claws come out when I’m in the middle of my song and the music cuts off.
Dewalt has a 3 Year limited warranty, 1 year free service, 90 day money back guarantee on this Bluetooth. radio charger.
I acknowledge that the Home Depot is partnering with me to participate in the THD Pro-Spective Tool Review Program. As a part of the program, I am receiving compensation in the form of products and services, for the purposes of promoting The Home Depot. All expressed opinions and experiences are my own. My post complies with the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) Ethics Code and applicable Federal Trade Commission guidelines.
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