Review of a good radio receiver Retekess V115 with Aliexpress

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Retekess V115 is a Chinese-made receiver that picks up radio stations in FM, AM, SW wave bands with a media player and convenient intuitive control. The ability to play tracks in MP3 and WMA format from micro SD memory cards will allow the owner to listen to music even in places that are difficult to receive radio signals. The built-in voice recorder will allow you to record radio broadcasts on removable media.

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Equipment:

The device is sealed in plastic wrap and packed in a small cardboard box. The front side of the package shows the device and the model number, and the ends indicate its main advantages in the form of pictograms.

Радиоприемник Retekess V115

On the reverse side of the package, the basic information is duplicated in a more detailed form, the address of the manufacturer in English is also indicated there.

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Inside the box, the buyer will find:

  • radio;
  • battery;
  • charging cable;
  • instruction manual;
  • Drawstring stand.
Радиоприемник Retekess V115

The battery in the radio is used universal, 1000 mAh. Such batteries are suitable for installation in most Nokia push-button phones and budget radios. The power supply unit, alas, is not included in the package.

Радиоприемник Retekess V115

The operating instructions are written in several languages, illustrations are available. Despite the large thickness of the brochure, there is no section with translation into Russian in it.

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Device overview

The design of the device is made in the style of a Soviet radio receiver.

Радиоприемник Retekess V115

The radio is made of black plastic and is equipped with a 2W speaker. Control is carried out using buttons located on the front of the case. A black and white LCD is integrated above the keypad.

Радиоприемник Retekess V115

On the back of the product there is a compartment for a removable battery, a “MEGA BASS” speaker and a recess for a stand.

Радиоприемник Retekess V115

From above, in a special groove, a retractable antenna is hidden. All connectors for charging and connecting accessories are located on the right side.

Радиоприемник Retekess V115

The radio is quite light, with an installed battery and a memory card, its weight is 165 grams. There is a screen backlight that can be adjusted. In size, the device is approximately the same as a regular smartphone. On a flat surface, the device is stable, but when the antenna is fully open, it staggers with slight shaking.

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For a more stable placement of the device, the manufacturer has provided a support leg that can be inserted into a special recess on the back of the case. In this way, you can place the multimedia speaker reclining without obstructing the sound of the rear subwoofer.

Multimedia capabilities

The radio receiver confidently catches radio stations broadcasting in FM, AM, SW bands.

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In the menu settings, a language selection function is available, including Russian. When the power is turned off, the receiver settings are saved.

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You can search for available channels in three ways: the first is to enter the menu and select the auto-search option, the second is by holding down the rewind button, and the third is to manually set the frequencies using the number keys. Saving the desired radio station is carried out by holding the “MEMO” button, then the numbers you want are entered, after which it remains only to confirm the operation by pressing the play / pause button. Despite the diminutiveness of the gadget, the sound in it is quite high-quality and voluminous, at maximum volume it is able to interrupt the noise of a working washing machine. Thanks to the AUX input, you can connect various external sources.

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You can switch channels and tracks both by numbers on the keyboard and using the rewind keys. You can customize the playlist: play all content on a flash drive, or select a separate folder or track for looping listening. The battery charge of the radio receiver lasts on average for 2-3 days in moderate listening mode.

Audio recording

The recording function allows you to record sound from a microphone or from the AUX input. The quality of the built-in microphone is pretty decent. The dictaphone is also capable of saving broadcast radio broadcasts to the drive.

Outcome

Retekess V115 is a budget radio with an impressive array of options. It will appeal to both radio amateurs listening to foreign SW radio stations and those looking for an MP3 player and a compact speaker to listen to their favorite music.

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