Best Shower Radios

Last updated: 6th February, 2017

Many of us enjoy listening to the radio in the shower or bath. Finding a good radio that can withstand the occasional splash is tricky, however, as most radios aren’t designed to be splash-proof.

Here’s a roundup of the best radios designed especially for use in the shower or bath.

 

Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio with Speaker

Price: See prices on Amazon

Overview

The Sony ICF-S80 is a dependable shower radio that you can also use around the house. It comes in an elegant white design.

Features

  • Battery life up to 100 hours
  • Auto Power Off function
  • Saves 5 preset stations
  • AM/FM Radio
  • Strap holes so you can easily hang it on your shower
  • 12 hour clock

Pros

  • Can be hung on a shower or stood on its own
  • Stylish
  • Volume goes quite loud
  • Long battery life
  • Shows the current time
  • Works in the US and EU

Cons

  • No DAB radio – just AM/FM
  • Splash-proof, but not waterproof

Verdict

This isn’t the cheapest shower radio, but quality comes at a price. It’s a very reliable radio that will provide you with weeks of battery life and will look great in your bathroom. Take care not to place it directly under running water as it is only designed to be splash-proof.

 

Roberts Splash DAB/FM RDS Digital All Weather Radio

Price: See prices on Amazon

Overview

This splash-proof DAB radio is a high-end model from Roberts. It’s great for using in the shower, in the garden, by the pool, or on a camping trip.

Features

  • Splash-proof (not completely waterproof)
  • DAB and FM
  • Emergency alarm
  • LCD torch feature
  • Takes two D-sized batteries
  • Up to 60 playtime on full charge
  • Carrying strap
  • Dimensions: 235x140x56mm
  • Weighs 920g
  • Fixing bracket for attaching it to a wall

Pros

  • Made by a reputable brand
  • Good DAB reception
  • Helpful manual
  • Quality build
  • Quick and easy to set up

Cons

  • No batteries or power source included

Verdict

If you want a solid radio you can rely on, the Roberts Splash DAB/FM RDS Digital All Weather Radio is a great choice. It should work well in areas with normally poor reception, and is perfect for use in the bathroom.

 

Philips AE2330/00 Bathroom Splashproof Clock Radio

Price: See price on Currys.co.uk

Overview

This is a small splash-proof radio that doubles up as a clock. It has an easy-grip design making it easy to use in the shower.

Features

  • Ergonomic handle and anti-slip design
  • Splash-proof and water resistant
  • Detachable strap for hanging the radio in the shower
  • Takes 3 AA batteries
  • FM and MW radio
  • Weighs 530g
  • Low battery indicator
  • Dimensions: 15.5×8.5×6.5cm (roughly)

Pros

  • Batteries should last for months
  • Sound is good – not too tinny

Cons

  • Mono audio
  • Not DAB
  • Not waterproof – only water resistant
  • Only displays the time when the radio is off

Verdict

This radio is very easy to use in the shower thanks to the detachable strap and easy-grip design. You need to be careful not to put it directly under the shower though as it is only designed to be splash-proof, not waterproof.

 

Re-Wind Wind-up Splashproof AM/FM Bathroom Shower Radio

Price: See prices on Amazon

Overview

This inexpensive shower radio can be charged by USB or by winding it up, which should give 20 minutes of listening for each minute of winding.

Features

  • AM and FM radio
  • Splash-proof
  • Wind-up or USB charging
  • Stand and hanging hook
  • Headphone socket

Pros

  • Save money on batteries by winding the radio up
  • Water resistant: great for the shower or camping
  • Hanging hook makes it easy to use in the shower
  • Eco-friendly thanks to the wind-up feature
  • Good volume

Cons

  • Tuning can be difficult and fiddly

If you don’t expect to always get perfect reception and don’t mind winding up the radio frequently, this radio is a good buy. It’s fairly cheap at around £15, and is good for camping trips where you’ll appreciate its splash-proof design and the fact that you don’t need batteries. It also works well in the shower.

 

Alternatives to getting a shower radio

One alternative to getting a shower radio is to connect your regular radio, MP3 player or smartphone to splash-proof Bluetooth speakers. This means you could have your radio in the living room but listen to it in the shower via a wireless Bluetooth connection. Of course you should check that your current radio can connect to speakers via Bluetooth first.

If you’re interested in getting a spash-proof Bluetooth speaker, we recommend the Mpow 5 W Armor Portable Bluetooth Speaker. It’s built to be splash-proof, shockproof and dustproof, so it’s perfect for the shower or for camping. The sound quality is also impressive.

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