Summary: The DC input jack cracked and fell into the body, making the radio mostly useless. The build quality of this radio isn't that great. Otherwise it picked up the radio stations well. I had to change the battery once, but that was after several years of use of charging and discarding, so expected.
Summary: I bought this one to replace my last one that died after 10 years. I like the added feature of the weather bands (my last one did not have that). My only complaint was that after just 2 months the AA batteries inside corroded. I use top of the line name brand batteries and never had this happen before. So I am not sure if this is a design fault.
Summary: After ordering this little radio..... I read the reviews.... thought... oh well maybe this won't be worth it..... we had just had a huge storm..... taking out our power for days..... I really missed radio..... This radio arrived only 5 days after I ordered it. I am amazed at how many stations it picks up..... including my favorite fm station....Maybe you have to live in an area that has good reception..... but for me, this little radio is the bomb!
Summary: We bought this item to supplement our way to receive information and to provide a power source to even charge cellular communications or other USB devices. The hand crank and the solar charging are options to have in extended power outages. Its small size and durability make it the choice to carry when you have limited space.
Very finicky, may not work when you need it most, but could do in a pinch if you knew its flaws.
J. Rasmussen, Amazon
6 August 2013
Summary: I wanted a small all-in-one device in an emergency and to take camping, but this has many many drawbacks to be an effective emergency tool, and might just fail you when you need it most. CONS -Solar panel *only* charges the proprietary battery, not the 3x AAAs (if using rechargeables) or the USB. -The *only* way to charge the USB is via the hand crank. You CANNOT charge your USB device off the internal battery, AAAs, or solar.
Summary: I purchased the Eton Solarlink FR360 as a backup for emergencies after much investigation. The biggest share of the reviews were positive. It is WAY too complicated to use WITHOUT taping an instruction manual to the back of it! That SHOULD NOT be needed! Alas after a few months of ownership I now have a 50 dollar door stop! Nothing works on the darn thing anymore and new batteries DO NOT help! I have tried all their tips and NOTHING works! Beware..