Bosch PB360C Power Box Jobsite AM/FM Radio/Charger/Digital Media Stereo Review
There are numerous products to explore on the market, and it can be hard to choose the best drill, for example. However, with this radio, the decision is a no-brainer. When looking for receivers for the job site, nothing comes close to the Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio Power Box. This is the perfect audio box for practical features and harsh conditions.
This radio box is protected in an aluminum roll and rubber cage, meaning that it can stand pretty much everything you throw at it at a job site. Concerning sound, the Bosch radio box has four speakers with one on each corner top of its cube design.
A premium subwoofer is placed just under the cube and offers you sound in 360 degrees. To truly appreciate this gadget, you need to take a virtual walk around it.
A Versatile Tool
Apart from being a media player and radio, the Power Box is also a charging unit. Once it’s plugged in, you not only have the option of charging Bosch batteries but can even charge other electronic devices like your cell phone and iPad. You insert either 14.4V or 18V Bosch batteries at the back of this unit.
Once plugged in, the unit automatically starts charging your battery or any device in the USB port. When you unplug the unit, it immediately starts drawing power from its battery without interruption.
To the left of this unit is the media bay. The bay features USB and AUX ports. You even get the room for storing your USB or AUX cables when they are not in use. On the other side is the cord management bay where you can save the unit’s power cord.
There are four outlets for plugging in your other stuff as well. But before you get excited, the maximum amp on the outlets is 10 Amps.
The front of this Bosch job site radio features a blue LCD screen for the station and other information. The screen is protected by two metal bars, and just below it is the on/off power button.
There are also two knobs for volume and tuning control, and they can be used for setting treble or bass to your preferred levels. Between the knobs are the EQ settings, custom, clock and memory buttons.
A blue light under the knobs is the Bluetooth connectivity indicator. Next to it are five buttons for music play including the play or pause button, a button for pairing the unit with a Bluetooth device, a scan/seek button and a source button that allows you to select whether Bluetooth, radio or something is the source.
The receiver on this device gives you 10 AM, and 20 FM presets that are saved even after you switch the machine off, thanks to two AA batteries.
A Mobile App
While everything above makes this unit shine, there’s still a lot more to it. First, with Bluetooth capability, you can connect the unit directly to your smartphone. The range on Bluetooth is an impressive 150 feet.
The smartphone app is user-friendly and is available free for Android and iOS devices. Use the app to control your music, announce a recorded message from your phone, for alarm setting, for streaming, the Bosch toolbox and the option to select an audio device.
Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio: Conclusion
If you are on the market for a radio system that stands far above the rest, it’s the Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio Power Box. This audio device is durable, sturdy, sounds excellent and packed with excellent features. Whether you are at a job site, camping, hanging out in your yard or even tailgating, this is a system designed to stand by itself.