Summary: We had high hopes for this compact radio. Mainly wanted the Weather report,but liked the other features too. Just couldn't get a weather band even sitting next to a Harbor. We tried others in the store,and they don't receive well either. Time for a redesign Eton. Hoping no campers/boaters are relying on this gadget. And we so thank REI for accepting the return.
Pros: Great Size, Nice features
Cons: Am Poor Too, Poor Reception, Weather Band Doesn't Work
Summary: Although the product did pick up FM broadcast, it failed to tune into any weather band broadcast. Emergency weather broadcast is the reason I purchased the product. The flashlight and FM radio worked, but I did not need that. Nothing tuned in on the weather channels. I returned it.
Summary: I received this emergency radio, and I thought 'great, thanks but will I really use this?' I've never thought about buying a device like this. Then a couple of weeks later we had a storm roll through and blow down tree limbs and knock out power for a couple hours, just after sunset. I found the value in the product, immediately. I had a flashlight and a weather radio to track the storm and stay informed. Fortunately it was just a mild storm with strong winds.
Pros: Accurate Controls, Compact, Easy To Set Up, Easy To Store For An Emer, Functional, Weather Stations
Summary: i listened to a baseball game on this - and had to start winding with every batter. I thought it would charge for 15 minutes or a little more. very limited into how much charge you can put it also has solar panel to charge - but that did not seem to work when in the car - thru the windshield. this is a very limited very emergency radio. use it once every few years when power is out.
Pros: Easy Controls, No Batteries Needed
Cons: Short Battery Life, Wind For Charge Evry 5min