Whether it’s catching up on the news, laughing away at talk radio, or bobbing along to my favorite tune, I thoroughly enjoy the comfort and convenience of a shower radio. If you enjoy these versatile, waterproof, battery-operated electronics you may want to come with me on a quick journey to find one which will best suit your intended uses.
We’ve included many different types of shower radios on this list – radios which adhere to the wall with suction cups, radios with emergency broadcast sirens, radios with built-in flashlights, simple AM/FM radios, radios with digital displays, and much more.
There are a few things to consider before purchasing your shower radio. Don’t worry – there isn’t a lot. If you have already visited other pages of our website, you may have seen that we sometimes write extensive buying guides for certain products. We do that because we truly believe that the best purchase is an informed purchase. In the case of shower radios, however, there are only a few key things to consider.
Where will you put it? – Take a quick look at your shower space. Where do you have room for your shower radio? There are many options and different types of shower radios on the market, so narrowing down your choices based on your available storage space will speed up your purchasing process. You can get radios with hooped handles which will allow you to hang them around your showerhead (if the hoop is large enough to fit over the showerhead) or on hooks inside your shower. Instead of hooped handles, some feature hooks which will allow you to hang them on certain showerheads, shower door handles, and shower caddies. Some are too large to hang on anything. These radios usually feature flat bottoms and require ample space on the ledge of a bathtub or on a shower caddy.
What features are you looking for? – Most of the time, the more features you get, the more money you pay. Whenever this isn’t actually true you should be a little suspicious that you may not be getting a quality radio. You must ask yourself what features you are looking for and then figure out if those radios match your budget.
Personally, I prefer a very basic shower radio. I like an on/off switch, a dial for volume, and a dial for tuning. There are, however, radios with many other features including hands-free phone calls, digital displays, programmable stations, flashlights, and much more. As I’ve said, though, those are usually more expensive radios. They also tend to have shorter battery lives since they use much more power than a simple dial-style radio.