Porter Cable’s new PCC771B jobsite radio is about ready to hit the market. It’s compatible with their 20V Max Li-ion cordless battery packs, but also comes with an AC adapter so you can get rocking right away.
While there aren’t any big stand-out features, there are a couple of reasons why you might want to look at this radio over some of the other jobsite radios and speaker systems currently on the market.
First, it offers Bluetooth wireless connectivity. I wouldn’t have thought this to be a huge feature, but it is something a lot of pro tool users have been clamoring for. The Bluetooth connection means you can send tunes from your Bluetooth-enabled smartphone.
If you don’t want to stream music from your smartphone or other Bluetooth device, you can still connect them via an auxiliary cable.
Don’t want to connect a music player or personal electronics device at all? The Porter Cable radio is still a radio with AM and FM tuners. The tuner is digital, and you get 6 AM and 6 FM presets.
It’s built with two high performance speakers for clear and loud sound, and a full roll cage for easier carrying and greater rough and tough jobsite environment durability. There are also loops that allow the radio to be hung from rafters or ladders.
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Looking for something a little smaller? Dewalt just came out with a small Bluetooth speaker, Craftsman now has a small Bluetooth radio, and Dewalt’s Bluetooth adapter allows you to send tunes to any jobsite radio with an aux input.
Interested in seeing this reviewed? If a few of you give the word, I’ll try to get my hands on one for testing.