The best jobsite radio has the best sound. It’s the best radio first and foremost.
After that, other stuff like being able to charge your phone, its weather resistance, how many (or any) power outlets it has, how heavy it is, how compact it is and how much money it is come into play.
There’s 17 models to choose from. With the most important criteria being sound quality – here are the best 3 jobsite radios:
Best Overall – Bosch Jobsite Radio and Charger
The best jobsite radio for most people is the Bosch Power Box PB360S. When it comes to sound quality – there is no competition. It has 4 speakers each at a top corner to ensure sound is enriched in all directions. It also has an integrated subwoofer underneath the unit to make sure the music is felt (not just heard).
The Bosch design and engineering team didn’t stop there. The Power Box can charge just about anything… It can charge via USB, 12V DC, 14.4V – 18V lithium-ion and can charge – when plugged in – itself and externally from its 4x AC 120V power outlets – it’s a power bar.
It can play MP3 via an AUX port (cable included) and has USB and SD card capability. The only thing missing in terms of connectivity is Bluetooth, which you can add for $20 by getting a Bluetooth Music Receiver and Male-Male USB cable.
It is protected against the harsh jobsite environment and has been rated by an outside agency as dust proof and splash proof.
Weighing in at 25 pounds this is the heaviest jobsite radio on the market. But it is easy to carry given its protection cage acts as an easy to grab handle. Check out the link below to see 5 product videos… 1 of which is them throwing the radio down stairs and hitting it with a bat.
Most Popular – DeWalt Jobsite Radio and Charger
Another great option – especially if you already own DeWalt tools – is the DeWalt DCR015. DeWalt has 5 different jobsite radios to choose from and this is their most expensive and newest model. So what’s the difference between this and the other DeWalts’?
This has a USB outlet for charging phones and 2 power outlets so it can act as your power bar and radio.
This model runs on and charges the DeWalt 12V/20V MAX batteries. Of course it also runs with no batteries if you plug it in.his one charges all the 7.2V to 18V lithium-ion and NiCad batteries in 1 hour (the DC012 DeWalt model does the 7.2V to 18V lithium-ion and NiCad batteries).
Get The Most For The Least $ – Makita Radio
At 9 pounds it is the lightest and most compact on this list. As you can see in the image it has a fold down large-size handle to make it even easier to carry around.
It does not come with a battery so if you already own Makita LXT tools that have the 18V LXT or 18V compact lithium-ion battery you can use those to power this.