Share your experiences and opinions about this tool.
I have the Bosch PB360D even after owning the first generation Bosch radio that was such a disappointment.
They did themselves right with this model. A jobsite radio really should not have a CD player, which this one doesn't. It's going to get dust in there and essentially be useless. I believe Bosch realized this and made this unit without the CD player.
In it's place is forward thinking ports for a USB device and an SD card. To compliment these ports is a Sirius radio dock and a 2nd auxiliary port. All of these ports are housed behind a locking side panel with a velcro foam pad to hold an MP3 player.
Anything could have been better than the original radio antenna signal. There was none. Now, stations come in crystal clear with an very easy to read digital readout screen, slightly tilted uphill so one can actually read what station it is on.
Volume and tuning knobs are super smooth.
Speakers are incredible. 4 on top in 4 different directions with a downfire subwoofer. This little guy puts out the tunes even though I am still biased with my old JVC Kaboom Box.
The subwoofer, while making the radio sound that much better, added some weight to it. This is a hefty little guy weighing in at 25 lbs. Being the little cube it is, it's a little awkward to carry.
On the opposite side of the ports are 4 GFI outlets. This comes in real handy when you have one work station setup with multiple tools and don't want to carry around a 3 way. It's built right in. The only complaint I have is that if you set the radio on the ground, to open the GFI covers to plug something in, you have to get down on your hands and knees just to plug something in. I have my table setup and put the radio directly underneath where the SCMS is.
Backside cover houses a charger for 14.4-18 volt batteries which when unplugged still powers your radio. I don't have any cordless Bosch so I can't comment on how long the batteries last.
Mounted on top right from the factory and still sitting there in plastic wrap is the remote control. Personally...I will never use this. Maybe someone will want to change the channel from the rooftop or something.
Power cord could use some extra thought. Still the cheap plastic casing like from first generation radios. Really stiff in cold weather.
And as always, the rollcage protects everything. This is a very heavy duty radio, but still will be susceptible to damage like anything else.
I say mostly the same thing as Kent, anything I noticed that was different I posted in the comments.
Radio reception is good, but not great. The Remote is nice, but you need to be facing the front for it to work and outside it has a limited range.
Couldn't ask for more from a radio. Keeps the tunes cranked, batteries charging, and power running with the additional inputs. It sounds great. Went way too long before treating myself to a jobsite radio. Now, it's as much a part of my everyday tools as my saws.