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Wed Dec 2, 2015, 10:34 AM

Need advice/suggestions on easy-to-use, table-top cd player-radio for 90 yr. old friend

who has some visual and finger-tip agility issues. I have a label-maker and can help with identifying the control knobs. She loves music and I hope this will help relieve the boredom she has been having since moving into assisted living residence. It would be great if she could pick up local am-fm stations--the simpler, the better. Doesn't need remote control, USB dock, MP3, clock radio. Pref. price range $30-$100.00.

I have googled just about every search term I can think and read 100s of reviews on amazon.com, but haven't come up with much.

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Reply Need advice/suggestions on easy-to-use, table-top cd player-radio for 90 yr. old friend (Original post)
japple Dec 2015 OP
csziggy Dec 2015 #1
japple Dec 2015 #2
CottonBear Feb 2016 #3


Response to csziggy (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 3, 2015, 06:49 PM

2. Those are very nice units. She doesn't need turntable and it needs to be small as she

doesn't have much space in her room. I might just get one for myself, though! Thanks for posting.

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Response to japple (Original post)

Sat Feb 6, 2016, 08:37 PM

3. I found these Sony products on Amazon:

Brand Name: Sony
Model Number: cfds05
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-CD-Radio-Cassette-Recorder/dp/B002I0X6X8


Sony CFDS50 Portable CD, Cassette & AM/FM Radio Boombox
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-CFDS50-Portable-Cassette-Boombox/dp/B00INEG8W4/ref=pd_sim_422_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=313%2BSNwUrGL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1XJJQCGP6GAHKFDPC5YM

Sony Portable Digital Tuner AM/FM Radio Tape Cassette Recorder & Cd Player Mega Bass Reflex Stereo Sound System Plus 6ft Aux Cable to Connect Any Ipod, Iphone or Mp3 Digital Audio Player
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KGC034K/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_3?pf_rd_p=1944687502&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B002I0X6X8&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1MSH8MQK23G95WJJTG1M#Ask

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I have had good luck with Sony products. I have a Sony CD/radio/cassette (from the early 2000s) and a Sony clock radio (from the early 1990s). Both of these products work great and are very easy to operate. However, I have not purchased a new Sony product since 2001. The product reviews for the above listed new Sony products are mostly good. However, I would keep all receipts, register the warranty cards and be prepared to return your purchase.

Two years ago, I purchased a clock radio/CD player for my son. It was an unknown (to me) brand and I have found it very difficult to operate. It is all digital and not at all intuitive. There are buttons with cryptic labels and the manual is almost useless. I cannot figure out how to set the time or alarms. The manual is the badly translated into English type.

Perhaps you could find a simple, easy to operate radio/CD player at a local yard or garage sale.

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