This is very sad to me, as it seems virtually certain that this epochal product has been discontinued. For well over 10 years, I owned one after another of these fantastic pocket radios. I have never found a better one, and I don't expect to.
The SRF-59 was, first of all, a wonderful sounding AM/FM radio. Reception was superb, and stereo separation was impressive. The whole thing was about half the size of a pack of cigarettes. It paired beautifully with PortaPros.
And it was completely, unapologetically analog. Tuning was via a thumb-wheel, as was volume control. It ran -- literally for days -- on a single AA battery.
All this for $15.
OK, call me old and irrelevant, but it kills me that there is no longer room in this gadget-mad world for such a simple, elegant, effective product. But let's be real. It didn't display pictures of your cat or video of your wedding (and a freakin' radio really should, huh?) It didn't surf the net. It didn't tell you where to find a bathroom, and it didn't cook breakfast. Who needs such a useless thing?
It was just a brilliant radio, nothing more and nothing less. Sigh.