New job-site radio from Makita

makita1128Makita released a new 18-volt LXT lithium-ion job-site radio, model LXRM03B, with iPhone compatibility.

"We've kept the great sound and compact size that contractors liked about the existing jobsite radio, but with this new model we added more settings and iPhone compatibility. This is a perfect add-on for any contractor or build-it-yourselfer,” product manager Mario Lopez said in a statement.

With two auxiliary ports for MP3/iPod compatibility, the LXRM03B delivers stereo sound from two 3" speakers. The radio can be powered by any Makita pod- or slide-style battery, including up to 16 hours of runtime with the fast-charging 18-volt LXT lithium-ion battery, sold separately.

The radio also features protective bumpers and water-resistant construction.

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3 Monday, 07 April 2014 20:27
Chris Labbate
Out of most of the job site radios I have seen, the Makita one actually looks like a decent radio and not well, a power tool. Of Course we want our products to be tough, that's a great feature, but wouldn't you want your radio to have better sound, Mp3 Functions and other things that ACTUALLY have to do with being a radio, like perhaps "sound quality". This one wins in my book way to go
2 Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:54
Ralph Bagnall
Ok, it looks rugged and cool and I'd love to have one on the jobsite, but does the phone actually stick up like that in use? Seems like it would get snapped off pretty quickly on most jobsites I've seen.

I'd much prefer if the phone nested flat, maybe with the handle surrounding it to protect the phone.
1 Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:38
Edward Smith
I would like a portable radio with an electric pencil sharpener and a battery charger included. If it could boil water as well I would be ecstatic!