I have been waiting for this for awhile now, and I have to say I'm so disappointed!!! For Rigid to finally release a jobsite radio with nice features, like direct ipod docking and race scanner is cool. However, for this item is useless for it appearently does not charge your batteries. I am so confused as to why Rigid would release a jobsite radio without an internal charger. All the major battery tool brands; Dewalt, Bosch, Milwaukie, etc. that offer a heavy duty worksite radio also charge their batteries. I am a huge fan of the Rigid line of battery opperated tools, but very upset with this new release!!!