Slide 4: Makita LXRM03B

Plug a portable mp3 player into the dock, and your device will charge even as music plays through the rubber-encased radio's side-mounted speakers. Its boxy shape makes the Makita LXRM03B ($140) easy to pack, and many will appreciate its removable antenna (though some might prefer if it were fixed in place). Meanwhile, the auto scan feature is nice to have, and the tuner's reception is good, but the controls are somewhat complicated.

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