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Eton FR160B Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio (Black) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • AM (520-1710 KHz) and FM (87-108MHz) NOAA weatherband
  • USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included) 3.5 mm headphone input Dimensions
  • Accessories: owner's manual, warranty card Specifications subject to change

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Color Name: Black
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Product Details

Color Name: Black
  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 13.3 x 6.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 204 g
  • Item model number: NFR160WXB
  • ASIN: B001QTXKB0
  • Date first available at Amazon.ca: May 10 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #69,557 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Color Name:Black

Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power, and Cell Phone Charge.


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By David on Feb. 21 2012
Color: Black
I purchased one of these radios for my family's Earthquake Preparation kit. We live in British Columbia and a big earthquake is supposed to occur within the next 100 years, sooner than later.
We have been very impressed by this radio.

Build Quality :

The build quality of the radio is excellent. It's a really sturdy little machine. Not too heavy either, about the weight of a thick paperback novel.

Crank Quality :

The build quality of the crank is very good. We admittedly haven't used the radios a great deal, but the cranking mechanism feels very solid, not loose at all. The sounds of the crank turning sound precise and measured.

Battery Life :

There is no battery to speak of, but a minute of cranking provided us with more than 5 minutes of radio. I'm sure it would last even longer, but that's as long as we tested it for.

Radio :

The radio is excellent. The radio picks up all the stations we're used to (CBC radio, The Beat, Virgin Radio, local stations) and the sound is very clear and loud. The NOAA Weather Bands come in fairly well. The NOAA Bands on a radio are used for emergency situations for people who didn't know. In an emergency, these bands are supposed to stay active even when other stations shut down.

Flashlight :

It's not as bright as a 3 or more LED flashlight, but it works just fine, and would be more than sufficient in an emergency situation.

Solar Power :

Haven't tested it. It looks well built.

USB Charger :

Haven't tested it either, but it's just a simple port so I'm sure it works fine.

Price :

For the $30 we paid, we couldn't ask for a better radio for an emergency situation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By C. Neeser on Oct. 17 2011
Color: Red
This radio looks good and appears to be fairly solid, although I wouldn't recommend to drop it on a hard surface. The dial button is a bit hard to turn and tuning in to the desired station can be a little tricky, but the reception is quite good and the speaker does the job well enough. Charging it with the crank works as expected but takes some effort. The flashlight is sure to come in very handy during a blackout. The feature I find most useful is the dedicated weather band. I'm happy happy with my purchase and I'm sure it will come in handy when there is a blackout, or on our next camping trip.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Anthony on Aug. 18 2014
Color: Black Verified Purchase
This is what Red Cross uses along with other relief organizations in emergency situations. It's solid and has a bright set of LEDs. The radio works great and receives the emergency wavelengths as well. The crank is portable and easy to use. I've charged my phone with it enough to make a call. It took 15 min but worth it. It also has a solar panel if you've got the sun and some time. Best of its kind.

Let me give you a little story.. Last winter the power was out in Toronto for almost a week! Well guess what I used to charge my phone and listen to the radio? Ya.. This little beast. It was great for going up and down the dark stairs of my condo with the dog since I needed a light as well.. 19 stories.. Ya..it was a leg workout three times a day! Get it.. No regrets.
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By Andrew on Jan. 25 2014
Color: Black
So I wanted to have a little radio for my tackle box and this looked very promising. The radio having a hand crank and solar panel are appealing but I found were near useless and were probably meant for just recharging the light. I used this radio for one fishing season and found it did last a good amount of time on a full charge. I don't know if this radio has to be off to get any recharge from the solar panel but I can say every time I used this I put the panel in direct sunlight and really don't think it helped much. As far as hand crank you will get maybe 5-7 mins of radio after about the same amount of crank time. I thought having the features of crank and solar with a usb recharge with the elimination of batteries was a good thing but I do now wish that option was put into this. I will end up buying something different for next year. Overpriced rechargeable flashlight.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rowszee on Dec 28 2013
Color: Red Verified Purchase
After looking at so many models I finally chose this one. Small, heavy, works great. Wonderful for camping. Gave it about 10 cranks to try the radio and it came in clearly with no static. The light is amazingly bright. Wish I had invested in this a long time ago and saved buying counless batteries..
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Color: Green Verified Purchase
a couple of weeks ago i whent in a 2 days one nighter little Bushcraft expedition in the mountains up in Lanaudiere Québec province, i tested it from home and the little bugger got the weather channel perfect.....once in the woods nada ! nothing exept the am music channel....one channel only, on the brighter side this thing as a flashlight and a solar pannel and a crank to recharge anything whit a USB plug like my flamless lighter.
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Color: Black Verified Purchase
This is a great hand dynamo crank / solar charge radio with the added bonus of a LED flashlight and a USB charger. The only weak point is with the USB charger as it really does not put out enough current to reliable and safely charge modern smartphones. All in all still a great product for your survival kit!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Max on Nov. 20 2011
Color: Green
I actually bought this radio for camping/traveling purpose. This radio is small enough to be carried around and also not too heavy.

The overall plastic quality is good but the finition is not that good, buttons fell loose and the grey front part is in fact only painted.

The crank charging system is surprisingly eficient, it makes the radio run really long with not so much cranking. I did not use the solar but I suggest not to rely too much on this. Also the nimh batery have a good capacity but make sure not to leave it uncharged for too long cause it might damage it.

The radio reception is good for a small radio and easy to tune. The light is handy when needed.Also I would rather have an audio input than heaphone plug.

One big lack is that there is no external charger. Also the USB charger requires you to be continusly cranking, you cannot charge from the internal batery, it make this feature almost useless.

So this is a nice product than could get even better if Eton fixes its minor flaws. And if you keep in mind that it's a 30$ made in china radio youll be able to apreciate its qualities and indulge its defauts.

Max
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