Milwaukee’s new 2792-20 M18 jobsite radio is due to hit store shelves next month, and it packs a lot of features into a rather large package. Although initially impressed by the design, I wanted to wait and see what others said about the radio before deciding whether it was something I wanted to test and review myself.
The guys over at Tools in Action recently put up a video review of the new Milwaukee Bluetooth radio (embedded below). To satisfy the curiosity of ToolGuyd’s early adopters and Milwaukee cordless power tool fans, I prodded Dan and Eric into providing a few quick words about their experiences with the radio thus far.
Please refer to our preview of the new M18 radio charger if you’re interested in a complete rundown of its features, specs, and capabilities.
Here’s what they offered about the Milwaukee 2792-20 radio:
What They Liked (The Good)
- Wireless Bluetooth controls
- Ability to charge M18 Li-ion batteries
- It can be run off M18 Li-ion batteries
- USB device charging port
- Rugged feel
- Easy-to-read LCD screen and large digits
What They Didn’t Like (The Bad)
- It’s large
- Expensive ($229)
- No M12 battery power ports
- Bass/lower frequency is lacking
- Sounds like every other radio
If there are a lot of questions or interest, I might look into getting my hands on a test sample for independent evaluation. In the meantime, I find myself interested in the radio’s cutting-edge features, but averse to its large size, heavy weight, high price, and reported so-so sound.
What do you think? Will it be a winner or shelf warmer?