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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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  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 4.4 x 13.3 x 6.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 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 (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #21,629 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

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


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David on Feb. 21 2012
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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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 Sinatra fan on May 1 2014
I have one at home and one in the car.
Friends want me to get some three in all. This solar radio is handy.
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By Andrew on Jan. 25 2014
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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