User Review: Grundig Mini400
Price Paid: $20 CAD on sale
This uses 2 AAA batteries, is very slim, and I find, powerful.
I use it for sanity keeping at work, but also take it hiking and camping to play with the shortwave aspect. I have listened to Radio Free China (propaganda), Radio Havana (music), the BBC, amongst others... Dusk is the best time to catch the most listening options.
It has a clock, has an alarm, which is useful, and can be locked into on or off, which is handy for jamming in a pack.
I find the batteries last 8-10 days of 8-10 hrs/day of use, which is just fine, as I use rechargables.
The headphones I don't bother with, and the pouch that comes with it is garbage, but it fits so nice and light into a shirt pocket, or a jacket's chest pocket.
I fully endorse this little radio, and owe thousands of hours of entertainment and education to it.