Apr 062012

Radios that are designed specifically for use in a wet environment have made great strides over the years. Shower radios were first introduced in the mid 1980s, and have come a long way since. When once you only had a basic AM/FM radio available for your shower, today you can have a radio with a CD player or an mp3 player with radio as well.

The typical shower radio will not offer many of those features that are standard with models not designed for wet environments. For example, the radio will not have a headphone jack or any other external ports. These kinds of exposed openings in the radio casing lead to safety concerns.

Radios for the shower are created with water safety in mind, preventing moisture from entering the unit through the use of a solid and water tight external case.  This allows you to be assured that the unit is safe to use in any wet environment, whether it be your shower, near a swimming pool, or at the beach.

Conair SR11 Shower Radio, Blue
The least expensive radios will be those that only provide AM/FM reception. Higher end models are specially designed with water tight enclosures around any CD player or mp3 port that is present in the unit. This guarantees that the unit remains dry and that it is safe to use even in the most damp environments.

Radios that are created for the shower have internal antennas. Digital models that are available today are a far cry better than the analog models of the past. Even the best of the early models had trouble consistently delivering good performance. Today’s models offer a strong and consistent signal.

There are many different designs of radios to choose from. There are some that hang from a curtain rod or the shower doors, and others are designed to be attached to a shower stall or shower unit wall. Regardless of which model you choose, you will find that there are some that fall into the lower end of the price range, typically costing between $25.00 and $50.00 and other, fancier models that can cost more than $100.00.

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