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8.4 out of 10

Eton FRX2

Compact hand turbine AM/FM/NOAA weather radio with USB smart pho Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Eton FRX2

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Overall 4
4.0

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!
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst piece of junk.

Vinyltown, Amazon
15 December 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

It crank/charges easily and I also plug it into my Mac every ...

L. Callahan "acting senior", Amazon
23 November 2014
  • Summary: This is exactly what I wanted. I have already used it during one blackout and it worked perfectly. It crank/charges easily and I also plug it into my Mac every now and then.
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Overall 4
4.0

Keep looking....

Fred Flintstone, Amazon
20 November 2014
  • Summary: okay reception, minor battery life, does not charge my cell phone as it claims. Only use on a sunny day (solar power).
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Overall 8
8.0

Great design

Lee, Amazon
18 November 2014
Overall 4
4.0

The radio is super sensitive for the dial

Roy G. Biv "Mike in Miami", Amazon
23 October 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 6
6.0

solar charger is a joke, keep looking

anonymous, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: Poor battery life. Solar charger is a joke and hand crank Is a pain. Hand crank works in a pinch but I only get 3-5 minutes of radio use after 1 minute of cranking.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sun charge easiest, Crank takes a while to charge ...

omotm, Amazon
10 October 2014
  • Summary: Sun charge easiest, Crank takes a while to charge. Cell phone charger interesting, but haven't had any use.. Really small radio.
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Overall 4
4.0

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.
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Overall 4
4.0

The flash light always work and is great lightly. However I bought this for the mergency ...

Rita, Amazon
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.
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