ETON Hand Crank AM/FM Weather Radio w/ USB Charger and Flashlight
This is an amazing product. The radio, and power connection is great if there is ever a need to use them. The LED light is very bright and cranking is so easy.
I think this little gadget is a must have for everyone. It could be a little more solid feeling (comes off a little cheap; plastic) but it does what it says it will do. I charged mine with my computer and set the radio station and put it in my junk drawer in case the power goes out. Hopefully, I won't need it but it's good to have in the chance that I may need it in an emergency. Highly recommend.
I bought three of these, two as gifts & one for myself. Last winter during the ice storm when I lost power for a couple of days, it was great not only to have the flashlight, but I had the radio to keep me company. The weather radio is especially important to have during any storm season and this unit is great because you can have it handy and no worries of dead batteries. Easy to crank.
Unless you want it just for emergency's and want to hand crank it the solar panel will not charge it.. been sitting in the sun for days and will play radio for about a minute and then goes dead,, disappointed that the solar panel wouldn't charge it more than that. So its OK if you want to crank it for emergency's only . Not what I expected..
The crank barely supplies enough electricity for a couple seconds.
Using the solar charger is not much better - after a day of charging in the bright sun, I got a scant 5 minutes radio.
Handle broke off....
Purchased this last year and, after winding to charge it just a few times. the handle broke. Waste of money.
not a good product
This requires too much "cranking" for the amount of time that it works.
Doesn't Charge Phone
I originally bought one of these a couple of years ago. The radio and flashlight function works great, but I was highly disappointed that it wouldn't charge my iPhone via the USB port.
Bought it, tried it, and put it away. Fast forward several months to the first summer storm related power outage. Boy was I GRATEFUL to have this! With a few cranks, I had a very bright flashlight and could safely get around the house. Keeping it cranked powered the radio- and that saved me from boredom! Haven't needed to charge my phone YET, but hurricane season hasn't ramped up yet thank goodness! If you're in a storm prone area do not HESITATE. I love NOT having to deal with batteries with this item. Crank, and you're in business! Now ETON, how about a crank-able air conditioner?
Good useful purchase. I bought for any emergency we have. Very compact, works great.
I bought it for a friend who lives in NY. I have a similar one and I use it often as a flashlight. And it is so handy for radio and weather information. They had all those big storms last year and she thanked me for sending her this item.
Got for a gift for a neighbor and he loves it. No batteries needed! Perfect for staying up to date on weather, or just listening to radio.