ETON Hand Crank AM/FM Weather Radio w/ USB Charger and Flashlight
This little radio has remarkably good sound for such a small speaker, better than some very expensive radios I've tried. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that it's a little difficult to tune to station; however that being said, I haven't seen a small radio that isn't difficult to tune. I like that if I ever need too, I can charge my phone - that is a BIG plus for this little gadget.. And in a storm, having weather reports is also welcome, all while being able to enjoy both my favorite AM/FM programing. I purchased one for myself and 3 more for gifts.
The premise of the machine is good - the crank the charger the radio. But all are cheaply made. Radio has poor reception, quality(a hard plastic) of the case poor, the flashlight adequate. Was very very disappointed in this item.
Kept me company on a recent night without power
I rarely write reviews but last year I had a premonition and ordered 4 of these (one for the car, one for my desk at work, one for my tote bag and one for at home). My husband laughed at me. Well, he passed away earlier this year and so I am living alone for the firs time in ages. There was a storm yesterday and the wind blew the power out for about 5 hours. I was sitting here alone in the dark until I remembered my hand crank radios. I pulled two of them out and got the radio going on one while I cranked the other, and I had both lights on. It doesn't take as much cranking as you would expect, especially if you have one on lights and one just on radio. The radio goes for a long time on one crank. I felt a lot better having some light and the cheerful sound of local radio - I knew it was just a storm and life elsewhere in the city was buzzing along. I took it with me to bed and kept it nearby all night. As far as I am concerned, the cost of all four was worth it just last night. Too bad I don't need another one - that purple is so pretty. And oh yeah, that little bit of physical effort will keep a person moving and chipper. I love this thing.
STAY TUNED IN...
WE LIVE IN FLORIDA. THIS WILL COME IN HANDY IN THE CASE OF BLACKOUTS. PURCHASED TWO: ONE FOR ME, ONE FOR OUR CHILDREN'S HOME. HAVE TESTED IT, BUT I HOPE IT WORKS WHEN NEEDED! LOL.
A very good deal
I was all set to be disappointed in this radio, for I have ordered little emergency radios before, and they were very cheap-sie and did not pull in radio signals well. This one is a little champ. I love the solar panel (and hope to never have to use the crank feature) and I love that we can charge our cell phones via this unit. The radio comes in well - the weather band is great. This would make a great little Christmas present for friends and family who could be left without power sometime.
did not work
It was a good idea and I tried and tried to make it work even called the company but it was not to be. Had to send it back. Hope they come out with a better one.
I bought 3 of these for Christmas gifts. I checked them out when they arrived and was surprised to find them already charged and ready to go. I turned on the radio and was shocked at how good the reception was.
Angel Eton hand crank
It is a good radio, flashlight, emergency radio receiver, & quick phone charger. We ordered two of these for Tornado season & snow/ice season. Sometimes, we need the source that it provides & with a crank charger to have a charge even when there is no other source. It can also help for light when walking the dog but the light really is best for the emergency situations. We are thinking to keep one in the vehicle & one in the basement. Thanks!
NOT QUITE SURE
I purchased this for myself in case of a power outage. I used the hand crank when it arrived. The charge didn't last. I'm going to place it in the sun (when the sun comes out...I live in Oregon) I'm still debating if I will send back. The concept is wonderful, however if it dosent work there is no need in decorating a junk drawer.
Works great.....nice size.....would recommend everyone have one just in case.....
Not the best...
I will keep this for a "just in case it might work correctly when I need it" reason. The radio works fine, but I have a very hard time getting the weather radio to work in my home. Sadly, this is the main reason I ordered it. The blue color is nice. The light puts out well, but again, I mainly wanted it for the weather radio and it certainly lacks in performance.
I have seen this product before, but I almost always wait to read the reviews. This radio is AWESOME!!!!! My husband and I absolutely love it as a night radio that doesn't need electricity. The flashlight is ultra bright, too. Just another great purchase from QVC. I am very proud to be apart of this family. P.S. Might be purchasing for ALL Christmas presents.