Too Expensive, Terrible Solar/Hand Crank Chargers, Non-Functional USB Output & NO Weather Channels In These Tropics
Andrew Falconar, Amazon
3 January 2015
Summary: I bought one of these FRX2 radios for testing in remote areas of Colombia (South America) because of having the novelty of multiple charging options. I reality however, the solar panel is minute (probably about 0.05 watts?), and would need to be exposed to bright sunshine for many days to fully charge this radio. By contrast, I instead charged this radio via a USB lead from other much (7, 14 or 27 watt) solar panels which worked well!
Summary: I have collected many radios over the years, and this is one of the worst ones I have ever used. The antenna is too small to receive any weather broadcasts, while other radios I have bring in 3 or 4 weather channels where I am. Lousy AM and FM tuning. It went back.
Summary: Crank for 15 minutes for a charge enough for 1 minute of cell time.?? OK if you are stuck in a blackout what else do you have to do? The radio is super sensitive for the dial. But the weather stations come in fine. Decent flashlight. Worth the few bucks in a read DESPERATE emergency.
The radio was nice but needed the battery charger more
Joshua S. Logan, Amazon
22 September 2014
Summary: Seems cheaply made I got it for the dump charging option after charging it for 10 hours I wanted to test it. I got a whopping 7% charge out of it. Not what I expected it needed. The radio was nice but needed the battery charger more.
The flash light always work and is great lightly. However I bought this for the mergency ...
3 August 2014
Summary: The radio worked for a day and since hasn't held a strong enough charge. The flash light always work and is great lightly. However I bought this for the mergency radio function and it just sucks.