I had a Radio Shack gift card burning a hole in my pocket----and based on a recent post here on Herculodge, I took the bait and pulled the trigger on a $15.00 Radio Shack AM-FM pocket radio. Now, I don't know the first thing about silicon chips in radios.
I'm a technical dum-dum. But I actually did "need" a modern pocket radio, so why not this one? I wanted to be on the cutting edge----tech saavy----and since I'm not in the market for an I-Phone, don't have the loose pocket change for one and don't feel like standing in long lines to buy one----I thought, "Hey, the next best thing is a pocket radio with a silicon chip, whatever that means." I charged up two old AA batteries and have been playing with this radio at my office. So far, I'm impressed. Sure, it's a tinny little transistor radio----but it locks in nicely on FM stations. The sound isn't killing my ears. And tonight I'll go on an AM adventure with it. How much fun can you have for fifteen bucks these days?
Also pictured: An old Timex watch I picked up on E-Bay. It looks like '70s style, possibly '80s manufacturing??? It has a very robust "40 Hour" mainspring. I have to say, you wind this thing up and it goes and goes. At some point, I might upgrade the band. The watch case and crystal are actually better looking than they appear in the photo----the flash glare killed it. I had a desire to go back to my childhood/young adulthood with regard to watches----and wanted to look for the ubiquitous "every man's" brand of the period---easily Timex. I picked this Deco styled model for its uniqueness.