Excerpt: When it arrived it was a little smaller than I expected, but that was actually a plus. It takes up less counter space. I liked the USB port on the side, if you have a power outage, you can charge your phone with it, and if the radio goes dead, it has a hand crank that will charge the battery back up. You can either use the hand Mic to transmit, or unplug it and use the PTT button on the radio itself.
Pros: Durable, Good Sound Quality, Great Reception, Lightweight, Long Battery Life
Summary: The Midland XT511 GMRS Two-Way Emergency Crank Radio is a power packed radio full of functionality. You get GMRS/FRS with privacy codes, FM/AM radio stations, NOAA weather radio with alerts, clock with an alarm, VOX, and a flashlight. There is a Dynamo crank for battery charging capabilities as well as a USB jack for charging a mobile phone. I like that fact that you can use the NiMH battery pack or 4 AA batteries.