Summary: Bought this when my old handcrank radio broke. This needs a lot of cranking for a short amount of radio run time. The flashlight works with less cranking. Also cranking is noisy, can't go stealth with it. The frx2 comes with a solar option to recharge, I think. Maybe that would be better.
Summary: Recently complained that the solar panel was cracked from inside; and I never really used it much. But, I actually crank it every week or so to keep it charged. I noticed when I was cranking it, my thumb was pressing down VERY HARD on the solar panel. Clumsy me!
Decent overall if u dont pay over $10 or so. i wouldnt buy again.
CoolRay "Hulkfan", Amazon
11 January 2015
Summary: Decent little radio. Mine has good reception, although battery charge doesnt last long, which is very disappointing. Cheaply made, very touchy to tune. Not worth over 10 bucks or so. Light is good for a cheap unit.