The Best Shower Radios of 2019

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Finding the best shower radio is difficult because of all the choices in front of you. What features should you look for?

Which manufacturers make quality products that you don’t have to be afraid will break after only a few uses?

In this article, we’re going to review 5 of the top shower radios you can find today.


Best Shower Radio Reviews

1. Sangean H201 Portable Shower Radio

Sangean H201 Portable AM/FM/Weather Alert Digital Tuning Waterproof Shower Radio
  • 25 Memory Presets (10 FM, 5 AM and 5 WX) with Auto Seek Function, Adjustable Sleep & Short Timers, and Real Time Clock with Large Easy-to-Read Backlit LCD Display
  • Public Alert Certified Weather Radio, Receives all 7 NOAA Weather Channel and Reports

If you are looking for an affordable and portable shower radio that is super durable, and also serves as an emergency radio and survival tool, then the Sangean H201 Portable Shower Radio is something for you to keep in mind.

Review

The Sangean H201 Portable Shower Radio comes complete with 25 memory preset stations including 10 FM, 5 AM, and 5 WX stations, plus more. In case these stations don’t suit you, or you want to find a specific one, you can use the auto-seek function as well. 

What’s pretty cool is that it also comes with adjustable sleep and short timers too. The real-time clock is another beneficial feature, and the backlit LCD display helps you see exactly what is going on. 

Keep in mind that while this is a waterproof shower radio, which will not break no matter the amount of water, its primary purpose is actually to be an emergency radio. It comes complete with all 7 NOAA weather channels with public weather alerts. 

It is a public alert-certified weather radio, intended for people who are adventuring outdoors. At the same time, the Sangean H201 Portable Shower Radio comes with an emergency flashlight, an emergency buzzer, and a battery power indicator too.

It can operate using batteries, such as when in the shower or outdoors, and it can be plugged into a power source too — but not while you’re using it in the shower. 

Pros

  • Very durable and totally waterproof
  • Certified alert and emergency radio
  • Easy to hang and very portable 
  • Battery and AC power
  • Many preset stations and auto detect functions

Cons

  • No shower mount included 
  • Timer does not turn the radio off

Best For

The Sangean H201 Portable Shower Radio is best for people who could do with a combination shower and emergency radio, especially for those who plan on venturing outdoors.

2. Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio

Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio with Speaker
  • Splash proof - Enjoy listening to your favorite radio stations while showering
  • Comes with detachable rubber strap for ease of hanging in the shower

Here we have a very simple shower radio  that does not cost much, is very durable, and does everything which a normal radio does. It’s the perfect little option to go with for some quick tunes in the shower or bath. 

Review

The Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio is a really small and portable radio, which makes it a good option for small showers, for storing in a small place, and it’s the kind of thing you could take with you on a camping or hiking trip.

The Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio is quite durable, and it should have a good deal of impact resistance, not to mention that it is splash proof. That said, it should not be submerged, as it is only splash proof. 

What is really nice about the Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio is that it has a 100-hour battery life on a single set of batteries, plus it has an auto power-off function to save battery energy.

It also features 5 preset station buttons, as well as a tuning dial so you can find your preferred station. It’s more than loud enough for the shower, and it comes with a simple hanging strap as well.

Pros

  • Durable and splash proof
  • Easy to hang
  • Small and portable
  • 100-hour battery life
  • 5 preset stations

Cons

  • Cannot be charged or plugged in
  • Not totally waterproof

Best For

The Sony ICF-S80 Splash Proof Shower Radio is best for people who just want a small, efficient, cost effective, and basic radio to listen to some tunes while taking a quick shower or leisurely bath.

3. Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker

Shower Speaker, Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker, FM Shower Radio, Mic, and LED Mood Lights, Super Bass and HD Sound for Bathroom, Pool, Beach, Kitchen & Outdoor | Portable & Wireless Speaker
  • HOLIDAY SALE - COMPARE OUR SPEAKER TO OTHERS THAT ARE THE SAME EXACT PRODUCT. WE CHARGE LOWER THEN THEM BECAUSE WE HAVE EXCESS INVENTORY THAT WE ARE TRYING TO GET RID OF, ENJOY! BEST SOUNDING SHOWER SPEAKER - Just because it's small doesn't mean it has to sound that way. The ShowerPal Bluetooth Speaker was delicately designed to deliver a full loud sound accompanied with an added Sub Woofer to deliver extra bass. Our 4Ω5W Output speaker is truly the best sounding shower speaker there is.
  • FULLY WATERPROOF - We are proud to say that our ShowerPal Speaker is fully water proof. Perfect for listening to your favorite tunes in the shower, pool, outdoors, or anywhere! IPX7 Certified Waterproof. Never worry about your speaker getting wet again.

If you are looking for nothing more than a simple wireless Bluetooth speaker for your shower, the Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is a small, portable, and affordable option to go with, plus actually pretty high tech.

Review

The Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is nothing more than a simple little speaker, and the price matches. It’s one of the cheaper options, but this doesn’t mean that it’s not a good one.

It’s not the loudest or most bass-heavy speaker on the market, but it’s more than good enough to listen to a bit of Taylor Swift as you lather up. 

The important part here is that the Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is durable and waterproof, so it definitely won’t break in the shower, not to mention that it comes with an easy suction cup mounting system, and it’s portable so you can set it up wherever you need it.

Moreover, the Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is a wireless option, so you can sync it to your phone and listen to music from your device.

Even better is the fact that it comes complete with a microphone and two-way calling abilities, so you can pick up calls and talk in the shower. 

The range for the Bluetooth function is advertised as 30 feet, but realistically, it’s closer to 20. The Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker has about 8 hours of battery life before it needs to be charged.

Pros

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Small, portable, easy to mount
  • Loud enough for showering
  • Very affordable
  • Wireless connection with two-way calling

Cons

Radio function is more or less nonexistent

Best For

The Auto Tech Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker is best for people who want a simple and waterproof speaker to hook their phones up to and listen to some music in the shower.

4. Hydro Beat Bluetooth Shower Speaker

Bluetooth Speaker Power Bank - HB Beast - Powerful 20W Waterproof Bluetooth Portable Shower Speaker with Power Bank. Multiple Connections, Bluetooth, Micro SD Card Slot, USB Charging and Aux Cable.
  • POWERFUL - The HB Beast has two MASSIVE 10w speakers which delivers incredible volume without any distortion. The Beast has been cleverly engineered to deliver MAXIMUM crystal clear volume and the integrated Sub Woofer delivers extraordinary deep bass. With this portable powerbank speaker the party never stops!
  • POWERBANK SPEAKER – The Beast has its own built in POWER BANK! The power bank can be used as a standalone power bank or can be used whilst blasting your selected music letting you charge your device on the go.

This is a speaker which is very similar to the one we just looked at, but it comes at about twice the price, but the overall quality of it is also a bit higher too.

Review

The Hydro Beat Bluetooth Shower Speaker is another simple shower speaker. For one, it comes with a suction cup so you can easily stick it onto your shower or bathtub wall without much effort, although, from time to time, it may fall off. That said, it is very small and portable, so you can easily take it with you no matter where you go. 

The Hydro Beat Bluetooth Shower Speaker has a great waterproof rating, which means that you can shower and even go swimming with it, and it should not be affected by the water. The shell could be a bit more durable, but other than that, it’s a fine option.

In terms of functionality, the Hydro Beat Bluetooth Shower Speaker has pretty good range for the wireless connection, at least 24 feet. Moreover, you can easily sync your phone or device with it to play music. It even comes with a built in mic so you can take those important shower phone calls. 

Pros

  • Durable and waterproof
  • Easy to mount
  • Small and portable
  • Good sound quality
  • Good connection
  • Built in microphone

Cons

  • Long charge time compared to runtime 
  • Suction cup is not the best

Best For

The Hydro Beat Bluetooth Shower Speaker is best for people who want a moderately priced and high-quality speaker that has wireless connection capabilities.

5. iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker

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iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker - Certified Waterproof - Wireless It Pairs Easily To All Your Bluetooth Devices - Phones, Tablets, Computer, Radio
  • BEST SOUNDING SHOWER SPEAKER – A PREMIUM GIFT, BUILT TO LAST – Bluetooth version 4.1 and the unique iFox WHITE FILLED BUTTONS make it easy to see the buttons in the shower. With CE, FCC and ROHS certifications it's guaranteed to last
  • 100% WATERPROOF, EVEN FULLY SUBMERSIBLE – The iFox shower speaker is great around water as it's not just water resistant it can be fully immersed in water up to 3 feet. Great also as a Bluetooth speaker in the car as it suctions to your car windscreen

Here we have the final option on our list today, one that comes in at the same price as the previous shower speaker we just looked at, and in all reality, besides the look of it, is more or less the same thing.

Review

If you are on the hunt for a shower speaker with great sound quality, the iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker is something for you. In terms of bass, treble, highs, and lows, it’s probably the best sounding speaker here on our list today.

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker is also very durable, as it has a great level of impact resistant, and it is waterproof to the point where it can be submerged without breaking.

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker is a Bluetooth model, and it has a good connection range, so you can easily have your device in the next room and still play music from it.

What is also impressive about this thing is that it has a great 10 hour battery life, which is comparatively longer than the other speakers we have looked at.

Pros

  • Great battery life
  • Good audio quality
  • Good wireless range
  • Included controls
  • Microphone for calls

Cons

  • Doesn’t stay up that well

Best For

The iFox iF012 Bluetooth Shower Speaker is a great option if you want a durable and completely waterproof shower speaker that has wireless abilities and comes in at a moderate price. 


Conclusion

What it really comes down to here is whether you want just a normal Bluetooth shower speaker or a more comprehensive shower radio.

Once you have that figured out, you can then move on and make your choice. 

About the author

Glen

My name is Glen. I've been in the audio world for over 15 years. I love reviewing audio equipment and solving audio related problems.