Summary: dinkiest thing.. I knew that going in but still was surprised. It charges well with the sun, if it is sunny enough and the crank.. good thing I have small hands. I do wish it had an outlet adaptor so I could use it daily because it fits nicely on my kitchen window sill.
Summary: I really like this little item. We take it camping where there is no electricity. When we notice the volume gets quieter on its own we know it is time to give it a crank. My husband took it along to Canada because he didn't have to worry about electricity or batteries and it worked great for him...
Summary: In late June 2011 our family awaited the news from our local authorities as to whether or not a wildfire (NM) would require us to evacuate our home. (Having purchased this radio as part of of camping/emergency gear in April 2011 we had no idea how important it would become) Twelve hours after the...
Summary: Anyone who thinks the tiny solar panel on this could charge a cell phone, doesn't know much about solar panels. Sorry folks, but cell phones require a lot of juice, so don't buy this if you expect to be streaming video all day.
good reception; small enough to solar charge sitting in kitchen window
Roseann M., Amazon
21 May 2015
Summary: NOAA radio invaluable in NE Texas this spring. We live in the midst of multiple tornado and flood watches/warnings. We keep this set to the NOAA broadcast station and can instantly get the latest hazardous weather reports. Also use it for daily weather reports. It gets great reception.
It is smaller than I expected which makes it great for travel
Debra Gilbert, Amazon
19 May 2015
Summary: I left it in the sun for 4 hours and got plenty of hours of listening. I then used the hand crank for about 3 minutes and got the same length of time. I let the battery completely drain and powered it up again with no problems. It is smaller than I expected which makes it great for travel.