Whether it be taking them to the beach (not in England, naturally), keeping you company on a fishing trip, helping you through a weekend of DIY or as your essential partner during your working day, portable radios are liable to be splashed, knocked-over and generally given far too hard a time.
Enter the Intempo WorkMate. It's a DAB/FM radio at heart but majors on rugged, boot-proof build, with a "tactile but tough rubber casing", complete with a splash-proof finish.
The WorkMate can be powered by four AA batteries or the mains and comes in a no-nonsense black finish (though the "orange zest" details don't sound quite so mean).
Available in October from Amazon, the Intempo WorkMate will set you back a very fair sounding £40. Let's hope the radio sounds just as pleasing...