ETON Hand Crank AM/FM Weather Radio w/ USB Charger and Flashlight
GREAT DEAL FOR THE MONEY AND IT WORKS FINE, GLAD I GOT IT.
Maybe good for campers
I really wanted to like this as I purchased it to keep in the car for emergencies. With that said, if it was an emergency I doubt I would be able to crank continuously for long enough to say it was useful.
However, I love having a solar charge!! So, I left it sitting in my south facing window for 2-3 days while out of town. I expected to have a fully charged unit upon my return. Instead, I got 5-10 seconds of radio and then nothing.
I called the 800# to see if I had misunderstood directions, or perhaps gotten a defective unit, only to find out that for the 'solar panel' to charge, it has to be left OUTSIDE to charge, not in a window with blinding sunlight pouring in. So much for the idea of having this solar charged in the car, ready in case of emergency.
Sturdy enough feel and size
Comes with usb cable
Bright light for a couple seconds with a quick crank.
Clear radio sound, again, for a couple of seconds after quick crank.
CRANK CRANK CRANK for little return
Having to leave unit OUTSIDE for 3-4 hours to charge in full unblocked sun
Tiny print on radio dial. Although it's easy dial and listen, you charge might expire while searching.
Worst piece of junk I ever bought. Is going back. Antenna is so small it won't pick up any stations, while other weather radios pick up 3 weather stations. AM and FM are horrible also. Do NOT waste your money!
this is sooo much more
The person I got this for uses this All the time. I want to buy one for myself
does not work
so much for this emergency radio junk city......went one for one miinute then dead after alot of winding
I purchased this for my husband. He is an outdoors guy. This is perfect for him because this is multi functional and does not require batteries.
Hand Crank AM/FM Weather Radio Line item review.
AM- *Very poor
Weather- non-existent on both of my devices. *Awful
Charger- *I've seen better
Flashlight- *Okay to poor
Would make a stocking stuffer but not a serious gift. Sorry but it is what it is.....
bought this for my vehicle
keeping this in my vehicle. Like this for security and safety if I need it.
The only thing about this device that works is the radio and flashlight. But it involves a LOT of cranking. It would not charge a cell phone and even if it barely does, you can only get a minute of talk time.
Bought one of these a few years ago, plus another brand. This one is still working fine, other isn't! So I ordered 2 more for Christmas presents.
Not the best
I'm really not happy with this hand-crank radio/charger/flashlight. 15 minutes of cranking does not afford any substantial supply of power. The analog tuner on the radio is not good -- could not tune in a strong local AM station.
Great idea bad product
You need to crank this 10-15mins just to be able to get 1 min of cell phone time. Product returned