its good but no DAB+ Stations,
I bought this the other day thinking being the latest one out it would have DAB+ stations, since my older one of 2yrs did. I should of read the box before buying. Anyway it has bluetooth which is great, usb for charging my phone, main power and various batteries to charge including the lithium batteries. This one has AM and FM radio as my older one only had FM but no AM unless they had a digital station. This works great, but just gave it to one of the other workers and kept this one. I like the digital stations. Just dont understand why the latest version of the makita radio has all the bells and whistles but no Digital stations.
This appears to be an upgrade to the earlier Bmr100w.
Unit is of solid build and generally well protected. Comes with Bluetooth (range only about 10+ metres tested) has folding antenna, aux in, usb out to charge a phone @ 5v 1amp, (this will decrease radio volume and can only be used in FM not AM ..go figure!
Side 12v power jack and just enough room in the rear case to house the included power supply with battery connected. (The 18v lithium battery is not included like all Makita power tools is sold as skin only) The onboard battery does not charge when 240AC power supply is connected.
Has quite a large led display which illuminates if any dial is adjusted so good screen visibility day or night.
Clock with alarm and 2 AA batteries are included for its memory backup of preset stations etc.
Has an info button which displays, station info, song & artist when receiving signal in stereo.
Learning the menu navigation is a bit confusing at first so you may need to rely on the included instruction manual for initial set up. Battery life seems good so far. The manual suggests a Makita 5ah = 35 hrs on radio or 8.5 on Bluetooth.
Its rectangular shape makes it easy to pack, weight is almost 5kgs with battery and sound is good enough for most workshop environments.
Overall a nice portable sound station and good enough to take away for group gatherings holidays etc., just bear in mind this is a worksite radio & not a 1000w PA... cost $219.00.
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