11-17-2013 12:20 AM
I would like a good clock radio with HD radio capability. And possibly a USB port for a thumb drive with some of my favorite tunes on it.
I think the inclusion of Apple ports (although all the rage in most products today) are relatively useless since an iPhone in a charging cradle can be a clock radio all by itself... possibly with a set of speakers added. Skip that, and spend the money on features that people other than the Apple fanboys want.
I am finding that the majority of HD radio items available are either low end or it is included as a feature on a $1000+ receiver. How about a nice $100-$150 unit for home or office.
My ideal would be focused as a table top radio with a very good tuner and reasonable speakers that includes AM, FM and HD on both bands, with the clock functionality and USB port. Treble/bass controls and/or some other tone settings/equalizer would be nice too. Oh, and an ear phone jack so I can listen privately when others are in the office.
I have currently settled for the Insignia tabletop model, but it seems to have made many wrong compromises. I don't need a hybrid portable/table top model. If I want portable, I will buy portable. I want a table top radio.