Craftsman will soon be coming out with a new C3 19.2V cordless radio system with Bluetooth connectivity, model 45190. It features digital AM and FM radio tuners, 10 presents for each band (20 total), and built-in Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also an auxiliary input jack that creates a wired connection between your smartphone or MP3 player and the radio.
Bluetooth connectivity includes wireless audio streaming from compatible smartphones and devices, as well as pause, playlist, and volume control.
The radio also features a built-in clock and LED-backlit LCD display. It takes up very little space and runs off of any Craftsman C3 battery pack.
ETA: October 2014
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C3 battery and charger sold separately. A C3 battery and charger starter kit for $70-80 is the cheapest way to complete the system.
I’m a little surprised at the low price of the new Craftsman C3 cordless radio. $40 is reasonable for a simple radio, but it seems like you get a lot more for the money. Bluetooth connectivity, digital radio tuners, and an aux input? Sounds good.
The only thing that would make the new garage/jobsite/portable radio even more versatile is if it also came with an AC adapter, but it doesn’t.