Dollar Store Bargain – The 99 Cent Radio

During my bi-weekly trip to the local 99¢ Store, I came across the following iPod-styled FM radio and, quite frankly, had the buy one. Take a look for yourself and tell me you could resist.


Cracking the plastic casing open took a little bit of slice and dice, but once I had the radio freed I was pretty stoked to find out that the photo of the dude blowing the sax is permanently stuck to the radio and not just some teasing insert! Bonus Points!

You go, GoRadio!

The functionality is predictably limited. You can change stations only by clicking on the “Scan” side of the disc. Clicking “Reset” takes you all the way back to the beginning, and there’s absolutely no indicator of what station you’re currently tuned to. That said, the reception is impressively strong and within seconds of plugging the earbuds into the jack, I was listening to the dulcet tones of the Tom Tom Club.

GoRadio in the palm of my hand

For a buck, I wasn’t expecting anything much, so I’m pleasantly surprised to be writing this post with the earbuds comfortably pumping music into in my head-holes. Just think – without GoRadio, I may never have known Mariah Carey wrote a song telling her man they can have sex but he better not have the video pop up on YouTube! Oh, silly Mariah…

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