by Donna M. Airoldi | April 26, 2011

With the weather warming up and people getting summer rentals or weekend homes ready for the season, it’s time to take a look at portable radios. Tivoli Audio has two that are ideal for barbecues, pool parties, gardening, or beach time, and are well worth adding to an incentive merchandise program.

The SongBook AM/FM alarm clock travel radio makes it easy to bring high-fidelity sound with you, wherever you go. As Men’s Journal notes, “Ideal for both beach and beach house, this warm-sounding, splash-proof hybrid functions as an alarm clock, AM/FM radio, and iPod speaker. Plug in the book-size device at night, and by morning its six rechargeable AAs will have enough juice to run all day.”

The SongBook radio is small enough to fit into a briefcase; weighs just 1.75 pounds; has five station preset buttons, a digital alarm, and sleep functions; runs on an external power supply or six AA batteries; is compatible with iPods and other MP3 players; and is available in nine color options.

Tivoli’s iPAL radio also is easy to move around, was designed to specifically work with iPods but also connects to CD players and other audio devices, and delivers top-notch sound.

A CNET.com favorite, the iPAL weighs just 1.95 pounds, has an AM/FM tuner, comes with a stereo mini-cable and works as a portable speaker, is available in six colors, and, using NiMH batteries (included), recharges in less than three hours for up to 16 hours of power.

Both products have weather-resistant cabinets, full-range speakers, external AC power supplies/chargers, built-in telescoping FM antennas, and one-year warranties.

The SongBook's MSRP is $199.99. The iPAL's MSRP is $219.99. For more information, contact Ron Sylvester, Tivoli Audio’s national sales manager, at (866) 848-6544 or [email protected]