Joshua Goldman, with CNET, has written a review of the Grundig G2. What’s more, he offers a fairly thorough review of the Grundig G2’s features and design.
First of all, I’m very impressed that CNET would bother reviewing a shortwave radio at all. Typically, I look to CNET for reviews of portable hi-tech like cell phones, iPods, cameras, computers, and the like; to see them review a shortwave seems like a broad-minded effort.
However, the focus on the G2’s actual shortwave performance was glossed over, at best. The reviewer merely writes:
If you’re most concerned with pulling in FM stations, you’ll be happy with the G2 Reporter. Even some stations that I’ve found difficult to tune with other portables came in strong. Tuning of AM and SW was good, too, but less reliable than FM.
And…that’s it. So much for the G2’s shortwave.
So, though this is not a review of the merits of the Grundig G2 as a shortwave radio, it does cover the radio’s recording features, battery, .mp3 and .wav file playback, battery, design, and similar features. Which, at least, is a step in the right direction.
Previous comment should be amended to:
The battery got puffed up!
I purchased my Grundig G2 Reporter in Nov 2012.
The battery stopped recharging about 6 months ago.
I got puffy.
The text view on the window is all fuzzy and cannot be read.
Some of the buttons are slow to respond.
This radio is useless.
It is not worth the price I paid.
It has been relegated to the junk pile
I would not recommend this radio.