This heavy-duty RIDGID Jobsite Radio includes a rugged roll cage and a front compartment door to keep your iPod or MP3 player safe from job-site hazards. A convenient top tray stores small items that you can charge with the 12-volt DC receptacle.
First as a note: The radio can not "run" off of a battery because dewalt patented that technology (also why you don't see any other radio's that run off of a battery).
Overall it is good -
It is well built, but it is very heavy. The sound is ok - not the greatest by any means, but for a job site, it gets the job done fairly well. I do like the sealed compartment for the IPOD. When we're inside doing remodeling and such, it's keeping the IPOD "out of the elements". (the compartment does a good job keeping dust and such from reaching the Ipod.)