Construction sites can be extremely loud environments: you have tools and heavy machinery working around the clock, creating a lot of unpleasant ambient noise. To combat this, many workers turn to earbuds and
headphones, trading jackhammering commotion for personal
playlists. However, this practice can present serious safety concerns on construction sites where workers need to be alert to
The next option apart from earphones, would be to grab a Bluetooth Speaker. The problem with this is that workers need three
main components: portability, decent sound, and ruggedness.
This is where Milwaukee Tool’s M18 PACKOUT Radio + Charger
comes in. This modular sound system offers an array of features
for just about everything you could possibly need—we’re talking
chargers for your phone, chargers for your tools, a bottle opener
(for when you’re not at work…), and so much more.
We spoke with the product team at Milwaukee Tool to get a
better look at the PACKOUT Radio and why it should be on your
radar this year.
NED : WHAT IS THE M18 PACKOUT RADIO + CHARGER AND
WHAT TYPE OF WORKER IS IT DESIGNED FOR?
MILWAUKEE TOOL (MT): The M18™ PACKOUT™ Radio +
Charger is the most advanced radio built for the jobsite. The M18
PACKOUT Radio is not only fully compatible with the PACKOUT
Modular Storage System, but is also fitted with 10 speakers
and full-range connectivity, allowing users to stream rich sound
wirelessly from over 100 feet away.
NED : WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF HAVING A RADIO OF THIS
TYPE ON THE JOBSITE?
MT: With balanced 360-deg. sound across large spaces and
M18 charging capability, this radio keeps users productive and
allows them to have the same listening experience no matter
where they are on the jobsite.
NED : WHAT ARE THE MAIN FEATURES AND WHAT CHALLENGES
DOES IT SOLVE FOR THE USER?
MT: It goes without saying that the sound on the radio is the
primary feature. From our jobsite research, it was clear that
music keeps users motivated on the jobsite. A jobsite can be a
rough environment. Not only does this radio help diminish loud
jobsite sounds, but it is also equipped with an IP54 rating and
exterior protection on every corner to deliver uncompromising
sound and durability all in one.
Next to sound, functionality is a key feature that is incorporated
into the radio. With full-range connectivity, Bluetooth 4. 2, AM/
FM radio, built-in auxiliary, onboard storage with mobile device
charging, a built-in charger, and an auxiliary input, this fully-func-tional jobsite radio + charger will equip users with everything they
need from a jobsite radio.
NED: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FEATURE AND WHY?
MT: Unknown to some, the radio comes with an on-board
bottle opener. While the radio is built for the jobsite, this
feature allows it to be the perfect addition to any tailgate,
backyard picnic, and more.
NED: HOW IS THIS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER SIMILAR PRODUCTS ON THE MARKET?
MT: When placed within a user’s PACKOUT system, all features on the radio are accessible no matter where it is placed.
Other similar products require a certain stacking orientation
in order to access all the features.
NED: HOW DOES IT FIT INTO THE M18 PRODUCT LINE? CAN
IT BE USED ON ITS OWN?
MT: The radio is fully compatible with the M18 system, now
offering more than 200 power tool solutions.
It can be used within a PACKOUT stack or as a stand-alone
radio, and it can also be powered through an AC cord for use
without an M18 battery.
NED : ANY OTHER INTERESTING NOTES ABOUT THE RADIO
THAT READERS WON’T FIND ON YOUR WEBSITE?
MT: You can’t put into words how good the sound is; you must
hear it to believe it. With a 10-speaker system consisting of four
full-range speakers, four tweeters, a subwoofer, and passive radiator, the radio delivers the clearest and most balanced sound
on the jobsite.
*With the holiday right around the corner, we at New Equipment Digest wanted to
send the love back to our readers with a chance to win the Milwaukee Tool M18
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Milwaukee Tool has developed what could be the best jobsite radio in the industry, loaded with
everything a worker could possibly need.