Sony ICF-S79W (ICFS79W) Digital AM/FM Shower Radio Weather Band Tuner

Portable AM/FM Shower Radio and Weather Band w/ Easy to Grip Design

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Shower Time Just Got Better!

For years Sony has helped pioneer the road in the consumer electronics market. From the early days where "Listening on the go" was just wishful thinking, to modern times when just about every phone is a music player, Sony has always had their sights set on what was next. In 1979 Sony shocked the world with the very first portable music player, the Walkman. For the first time in history, people were able to enjoy their favorite tunes on the go. And since the Walkman was introduced in 1979, we have never looked back. We have been spoiled over time with the increasingly fast evolution of electronics, and the constant demand for the next big thing. Sony has managed to stay right on pace with this ever changing industry, without losing their grasp on what won our hearts in the first place. The joy, and convenience of portable music and radio is now a standard in most of the world today.

With music playing in every other room, the car ride, and even at the gym, it only makes sense to have it playing in the shower too! Right? This splash-resistant digital AM/FM radio can hang right from the shower head, or set just about anywhere to bring music and news to the only room left without it. With 20 one-button presets (5 AM, 10 FM, and 5 weather) you are sure to find just what you are looking for, right when your looking for it. Whether its weather in the morning, or some soft tunes at night, you can find it with the push of a button. The built in digital clock and selectable automatic-off timer will ensure you do not get caught up in your favorite music solo. Shower time just got THAT much better!

General Features:

  • Splash-Resistant Design For Use In The Shower Or Any Other Environment On-The-Go
  • Easy one button weather band select
  • Large controls offers easy-to-use operations
  • Quartz synthesized tuner delivers the most accurate drift-free tuning
  • Discreet built-in ferrite bar antenna
  • Up to the minute weather band audio reception
  • Hanging Strap for simple "Hang-and-Go" installation
  • Large speaker design for maximum playback clarity
  • Built-in digital clock and automatic-off timer
  • Unique easy to grip design prevents from slipping in wet environments
  • 20 Memory Presets:
    • 5 AM Stations
    • 10 FM Stations
    • 5 Weather Frequencies
  • Also found as: Sony ICFS79W, ICF-S79-White, ICFS79 White
  • Dimensions: 5-3/4"W x 2-3/4"D x 5-1/2"H
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  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Display Type: LCD
  • Speaker Type: Mono
  • Speaker Dimensions: 3-1/8" (77mm)
  • Frequency Range:
    • AM: 530-1710 kHz
    • FM: 87.5-108 MHz
    • Weather: Ch. 1-5
  • Tuner Type: Digital
  • Tuning: 5 Direct Access Buttons
  • Battery Life (Approx): up to 80 hours (with recommended Sony batteries)
  • Battery Type: "C" x 3 (Not Included)
  • Output Power: 200 mW (at 10% harmonic distortion)
  • Power Requirements: DC 4.5 V

AM/FM Radio Features

Backlit Display
This means that the clock radio is backlit with the color specified here.
Display Color
This is the color of the clocks display. For digital clocks, this is the color of the numbers that are displayed. Analog clocks typically do not have a display color, unless the hands on the clock are illuminated.
Built-in AM/FM Radio
This means that the clock radio has a built-in tuner that receives analog AM/FM radio signals.
Built-in CD Player
This means that the clock radio has a CD player built-in. If the clock radio features an alarm, then the radio will often allow the user to wake up to the CD that is loaded.
AM Radio Preset
This is the number of AM radio presets that the clock radio has.
FM Radio Presets
This is the total number of FM presets that the clock radio has.
Built-in iPod Dock
This means that the clock radio has a dock specified for the docking of an iPod or iPhone. When docked, audio playback is available. In some cases, video playback is also available. Please see the product description for more details on this feature.
Headphone Jack
Headphone jacks allow a pair of headphones to be connected to the clock radio for quiet listening.

AM/FM Radio Specifications

Secondary Power Source
Additional options for the power source.
Primary Color
This is the main color of the item.
This means that the clock radio has the ability to easily be moved from one location to another location. They will typically have a internal or replaceable battery that will retain the time on the clock, even if the power cable is removed from the clock (on applicable radios).

Clock Radio Features

Clock Type
Analog clocks feature the traditional hour and minute hand. Digital clocks will usually have a LCD or LED display where the numbers are displayed. The type of clock is listed here.
Built-in Alarm Clock
This means that the alarm clock has the option to set an alarm. This is perfect for making sure that you wake up on time.
Dual Alarm
This means that the clock radio features a dual stage alarm. They enable two different alarms to be set. Great for couples that want to wake up at different times. Sometimes called a "His & Hers" alarm clock.
Snooze Button
Hit the snooze button and you can sleep in a little longer! This means that the clock radio has a button specified on the radio for delaying the alarm.
Sleep Timer
Sleep timer let the clock radio play for a specified amount of time before turning off. This is convenient for those that enjoy falling asleep music.
Atomic Time & Date
This method of displaying the time is very accurate. Clock radios that have this feature do not require the user to set the time and date, but instead the time and date are automatically set.
Projection Display
Clocks with this type of display will project the time on to a wall or ceiling.

iPod Specifications

Compatible Apple Devices
This list refers to the Apple devices that the product is compatible with.

Some Car stereos are compatible with iPods and/or iPhones. If the headunit can connect to an iPod or iPhone via USB or iPod connection cable, these listed iPods are compatible. This list does not apply if the iPod is being connected through the 3.5mm mini-jack plug. Newer iPods are usually compatible if the appropriate adapters are purchased and used.

Any iPods/iPhones released after the release date of this product have not been checked by the manufacturer and/or Sonic Electronix for compatibility. We therefore cannot guarantee their compatibilities or incompatibilities, including, but not limited to: playback, video, charging, and response time.

Mounts the iPod
This means that the device will mount the iPod or iPhone and hold it secure. This is a common feature for some iPod car devices that will mount the iPod on the dash of the car.
Charges the iPod
This means that the device provides a charge to the iPod or iPhone.

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Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Product Name: Sony ICF-S79W (ICFS79W) Digital AM/FM Shower Radio Weather Band Tuner

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Sony ICF-S79W (ICFS79W) Digital AM/FM Shower Radio Weather Band Tuner

Portable AM/FM Shower Radio and Weather Band w/ Easy to Grip Design


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