Makita’s new LXRM03B job-site radio has features that combine technology with construction-site durability. The 10-pound stereo has a dock compatible with most iPods and iPhones, a backlit display for easy reading, two 3-inch speakers, and two additional ports for MP3 players. It’s water-resistant and has rubberized bumpers designed to protect the most delicate parts. It can be powered by the AC adapter or any 9.6V to 18V slide or pod-style Makita battery. According to the maker, a fully charged 18V LXT battery provides up to 16 hours of runtime. Price: $150 (radio only). 800-462-5482. makitausa.com.