The National Geographic online store has a few Grundig radios on sale. Most notably, the Grundig G8 for $24.95.
- Auto/manual tuning
- Auto Tuning Storage (ATS) function (on FM, this will auto-populate memory slots with available stations)
- Digital tuning with digital frequency readout (LCD)
- Local timer setting + world timer settin
- Sleep timer & alarm clock (either radio or buzzer
- Key lock function
- 3.5 mm headphone output
- DC jack – 6V
- Comes with warranty, manual and a nice travel case
Of course, with a radio in this price class, there are some compromises:
- No single-side band.
- There is muting between frequency changes, so while tuning you will notice a slight “chug” sound.
- No manual gain control.
- Speaker is small, though audio (as with many Grundig portables) is quite impressive.
At $25 US, this is a no-brainer. Pick up a G8 today as I have no idea how long this sale will last.
If you’re reading this post after the National Geographic sale, check G8 prices at the following places: