Pros: Nice radio for the price. Small and compact. Nice for traveling.
Cons: Is a little static coming through radio but what to expect for a cheap price on radio.
Overall Review: Better than Nothing
Pros: Very compact; about the size of a small cell-phone. It's very simple to use, not a lot of buttons or switches; intuitive control placement. Automatically picks up the signal for the area where you are located. Extendable (abeit flimsy) antenna.
Cons: Speaker is terrible. I would have gladly paid another couple of dollars for something that had better sound quality. As it stands, it sound like one of those old fashioned ear-phones with the volume cranked to distortion even at low levels. The mode slide switch is quite flimsy and does not have a very good positive feel. You have to play around a bit to get it to hit where you want it. Reception is moderate, a better quality antenna would have done wonders. My 3 stars is closer to 2 1/2 due to the construction, lack of sound quality and mediocre reception.
Overall Review: All in all this little unit does what it say, BUT it could do in MUCH, MUCH better. I was very disappointed with the over all construction of the device. It seems that Midland is equating "Small and Compact" with "Make it as cheap as you can get a way with and still have it work." It's fine if you want something to bang around in your car or as a back-up, but I would not rely on this for your regular weather radio. Spend another $20.00 and get something that has some true quality behind it.