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. In 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 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.