Summary: Nice weather radio. I chose this one since it had the ability to charge a cell battery. The instructions say to crank the handle up to 15 minutes for 1 min of phone service time. I haven't tested this yet but that seems normal for charging by hand.
Summary: The "Weather Channels" do not come in at all. The overall sound is cheesy. I missed the return time frame by 2 days. Now I'm stuck with it. It's better than nothing in an emergency, but do yourself a favor and upgrade to something better.
Summary: Product was as described, but we couldn't use. The radio dial markings are indeed small, I would say tiny and were very difficult to read. Additionally there is no dial back light and since we couldn't see the dial in the light we felt it would impossible to use in the dark in an emergency...
Do Not Trust This Radio to Work, Especially in an Emergency!
2 Bears, Amazon
12 June 2015
Summary: I was so excited about the features of this radio, I bought one for my wife and I and one as a gift for a friend. We kept ours in our greenhouse set to alert us in case of bad weather but found out right away that we couldn't use the "Alert" function because it ran down the batteries overnight.
Summary: It does not recharge the mobile phone directly. It indirectly recharges it thru the phone bank. I want to see this changed in the future. I want this device to be able to directly charge the mobile phone.