Bosch PB360C Review: A Good Jobsite Radio?

Bosch PBS360C Review: A Good Jobsite Radio?

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Do you lack space at your jobsite for a sound system but still want to play your favorite artists and songs to keep you motivated during your projects? Why not try the Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio? This unit is built for the tough conditions of a jobsite while still able to play music from afar.

If you are looking for information about the Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio, this review will help you out. I’ve rounded up the radio’s pros and cons, and gone over what to expect when you use it.

 

Reviewed Product

Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio

A compact and portable jobsite radio with Bluetooth. It also has a USB charging port and an LCD screen.

 

The Bosch PB360C jobsite radio has a square design that makes it space-saving yet powerful. By bearing a Bluetooth function, it has an edge over traditional jobsite radios that depend only on a simple antenna to play your music.

Specifications

This 24-pound jobsite radio has a Bluetooth function, which allows up to 150 feet of pairing and listening capability. This allows you to listen to your favorite songs from your phone or the internet with ease.

When it comes to its sound, it has four-way speakers that will blow out 360 degrees of surround sound. This makes it easier for you to listen to your favorite songs or even podcasts, radio, or internet shows from all directions, regardless of where you are on the jobsite.

You have two options for operating this radio: through 18V batteries or any standard 120V AC outlet. What I particularly like about this model is that it even has four 120V outlets that allow you to connect a variety of tools into the unit for charging.

The jobsite radio has a size of 13.5 inches in a perfect square, making it convenient to store even in cramped jobsite or garages. As for the AM/FM radio, it has up to 10 AM presets and 20 FM presets that are ready for you to customize.

Like many jobsite radios, it has a USB charging port for your phone. In addition, it has a pivot-style antenna and it’s powered by a lithium-ion battery.

Quality

This jobsite radio is backed by a 1-year warranty from the manufacturer. Even so, it has solid durability features that will make it last longer. For instance, it has an aluminum and rubber roll cage for shock-resistance, as well as a weather-resistant design so come rain or shine, you’ll have your music and entertainment at your jobsite.

I also like that its digital media bay has secure storage. This will keep devices such as a phone or music player stable on the radio while you’re working.

Usability

When it comes to usability, the jobsite radio has four-way power outlets so it’s easy to connect to the radio. Moreover, due to the plethora of presets for its AM/FM radio, making it quick and convenient to switch between your favorite stations. Due to its advanced digital tuning, it will also help you find your preferred station.

Another convenient feature from this jobsite radio is its included battery charger for nearly endless music streaming. It also has separate bass and treble controls, as well as a four-preset equalizer that’s customizable.

When you don’t want to use the Bluetooth function, it also has an AUX port so you can manually connect it to a separate device. I also like its illuminated LCD screen that displays information about the current radio station and the status of the unit in terms of selected mode(s).

A set of carrying handles allow you to transport this jobsite radio anywhere around your work area. After all, if your jobsite is huge and you may need to go upstairs or to another area, and having an easily-transportable radio like this one makes life easier.

Bosch Bluetooth Power Box Jobsite AM/FM Radio/Charger/Digital Media Stereo PB360C

Should You Buy the Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio?

You’ll like the Bosch PB360C if you want a hands-free Bluetooth function that allows you to stream internet radio, music, and anything else without the need for wires. This works great for large jobsites, and it has a 150-feet radius for playing music.

Another plus point is that it adheres to work areas with limited space for extras. If you simply don’t have space for a bulky jobsite radio, the square design of this unit will easily fit into cramped or small spaces.

If you are still unsure about your decision, go through the below list of the pros and cons of the tool.

Pros of the Bosch PB360C

Let’s start with the pros.

It has Bluetooth.

What I like the most about this jobsite radio is the Bluetooth function. It allows you to play music from your phone or any Bluetooth-capable device up to 150 feet – eliminating the hazard of added wires around your workspace.

The unit is easily portable.

The portable design allows easy transport anywhere within the jobsite. Furthermore, it also has comfortable handles for carrying.

There are many AM/FM presets.

With 10 AM and 20 FM presets, you have a wide selection of radio stations to customize.

It has an equalizer, plus bass and treble controls.

This will help to enhance your listening experience and allow you to tune the music to your liking.

Cons of the Bosch PB360C

Even though the Bosch PB360C is a great tool, there are a few cons worth noting as well.

Some phones might not fit the media door.

This will be a problem for people with tall phones or wide screens.

It doesn’t display the song name on the LCD screen.

Some Bluetooth-capable radios do this, but unfortunately, this jobsite radio doesn’t.

What Are the Alternatives to the Bosch PB360C?

Alternative to Bosch PBS360C Although the Bosch PB360C is rich in features, if it still doesn’t meet your criteria, check out my other options for you:

The Bosch PB120 (read my review) is great for those who prefer a lightweight option. Made by the same brand, it has built-in speakers as well, while comfortable handles make transport simple. Like many jobsite radios out there, it has two power options: 12V lithium-ion battery and AC/DC power. It’s monitor also has a similar backlit screen.

Another suggestion for a jobsite radio is the DeWalt DCR018 (read my review). Like my original choice above, it has AUX input and USB ports, but it doesn’t have Bluetooth. Nonetheless, if you already have tools from the DeWalt line, it accepts many of their batteries, from 12V up to 20V MAX. You will probably also like its space-saving design.

Yet another jobsite radio I’d like to suggest is the Milwaukee 2890-20 (read my review) , which has 10 presets for its AM/FM tuner. It’s also lightweight, at only 11.7 pounds, and supports USB 2.1A smartphone charging. It might not have Bluetooth but it does have an AUX port. This is also a durable choice of radios thanks to its sturdy construction.

Finally, you might also want to see my article about the best jobsite radios and speakers overall.

Summary

As a whole, the Bosch PB360C is a great choice for saving space in the jobsite while also allowing you freedom from AUX wires. If you’re not so keen on using physical connectors then you will find the Bluetooth function of this jobsite radio very convenient. With a good playable range and surround-sound design, this jobsite radio will deliver the music you need to boost your mood at work.

 

Reviewed Product

Bosch PB360C Jobsite Radio

A compact and portable jobsite radio with Bluetooth. It also has a USB charging port and an LCD screen.