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8.3 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 10
10

Five Stars

kevin, Amazon
4 weeks ago
  • Summary: Works great. Perfect for the storm weather we're getting in NY
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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. 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!
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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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