Excerpt: Bought these for a few of my offices to use as emergency radios. Although the flashlight could be brighter, it is a bonus as all I needed was the NOAA weather radio. Crank supplies good power and the unit is very compact.
Summary: I have purchased 3 of these radios, one for myself and 2 as gifts. It has come in handy whenever I needed an emergency flashlight, and on vacations and on the beach. I cannot recommend it enough.
Summary: We bought it because my daughter wanted a flight light she could wind up herself like my son's lego flashlight. Well the thing lasted two weeks then it broke. Now here is why I gave 3 stars versus 1 because you are able to charge the device via a computer. I say that but if you don't remember to put it on the charger then you have a dead device. The radio works fine. I won't be buying a Eton product again.
Nice for extreme emergencies, but could use some little tweaks here and there
Planet Residence, Amazon
25 June 2013
Summary: I guess this is ok for what you need it for when the conditions are at its worse. Yeah it could use some improvements. I think a nice improvement would be a lanyard so that it can be hung from a pole or hook. I went to a sporting goods store and saw this one. It had a flashlight and radio on the same piece. I didnt look online for one......but I think I will now. I may see what other little goodies are on other units. But like I said......a lanyard on it really helps.
Summary: For anyone that takes personal safety seriously then this is an item that you will surely want. I have several Eton products and all of them are great. They have a high quality and work very well.
Nice design but reception sensitivity could be better
25 June 2013
Summary: I like the design and the DC port for charging through a mini USB is useful. In the area where I use it some FM stations have weak signals sometimes even with a long audio cable attached to the headphones the reception is not consistently good. I just have to switch to other radio stations when that happens. I would have preferred to have the micro USB instead of the mini USB.
Summary: Bought this as a gift for both my sister and mother. Due to power outages, this has become a go to product that they have both used and comes in handy! Great product even though the plastic covering does feel cheap.
Summary: First the good news, once cranked up the flashlight works well enough to use in an emergency. The radio itself looks pretty good but unfortunately belies the fact that tuning in radio stations is highly problematic. The unit has a seven band tuner for weather information and on my radio I could barely hear an unintelligable voice on only ONE channel, the rest nothing!