Midland – ER310, Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio – Multiple Power Sources

★★★★★
$69.99
$59.99
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Features

  • MULTIPLE POWER SOURCES - The ER310 features 3 sustainable power sources to recharge your radio: Solar Panel, Hand Crank, & Rechargeable 2600 mAh Battery. SOLAR PANEL - Simply recharge the internal lithium ion battery with direct sunlight. HAND CRANK - Recharge the radio during a power outage or anytime away from a power source. RECHARGEABLE 2600 mAh BATTERY - The rechargeable & replaceable long life battery provides up to 32 hours of radio operation. The ER310 can also be powered by 6 “AA” Batteries (Not Included) as a backup power solution.

Description

  • MULTIPLE POWER SOURCES - The ER310 features 3 sustainable power sources to recharge your radio: Solar Panel, Hand Crank, & Rechargeable 2600 mAh Battery. SOLAR PANEL - Simply recharge the internal lithium ion battery with direct sunlight. HAND CRANK - Recharge the radio during a power outage or anytime away from a power source. RECHARGEABLE 2600 mAh BATTERY - The rechargeable &...

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    My preferences of a good emergency radio are:-digital station finder-crank, USB, & battery power source-FM/AM/NOAA-battery life indicator-alert capabilities-ear bud jack for private listening-battery capacity to charge a smart phone (at least 2000 mAh)This radio has every on my ideal list. This Midland ER310 doesn’t technically have a memory settings feature. However, there is one button that switches quickly between NOAA, FM, and AM. As long as the battery doesn’t die, it will stay on the last station I was on in each of the three bands. For example, I can toggle between three set stations of my choosing as long as they are on the three different bands (NOAA 162.550, FM 101.1, AM 590). It took 6 hours to charge connecting the radio using a USB to my computer. It also takes 6 hours using the solar to charge. The radio and flashlight can be used at the same time which is nice.
    It's well made and useful until you pull it out of the closet and try to use the rechargeable battery. We left it too long in the dark (I'm sure like most people) and the battery now needs replacing. Unfortunately Midland uses a proprietary type plug rather than a typical 18650 Lithium battery with terminals at each end. Try finding that battery in the photo! Guess I'll have to keep 6 AA batteries at the ready.
    Too many downsides:* The solar charging to too weak to even maintain a charge while sitting in a west facing window.* Hand crank no where near efficient enough to charge internal battery enough to charge a phone (I tried running down the internal battery and cranking and it was hopeless).* No way to disable the Required Weekly Test as other radios have. This means if you keep the weather alert feature on, you'll hear a loud siren and strobe light every Wednesday between 11 am and noon.


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Weather Radio, 5000mAh Emergency Solar Hand Crank Portable Radio AM/FM/SW/NOAA Weather Radio with Cell Phone Charger, 3W LED Flashlight, Reading Lamp and SOS Alert for Storm, Camping & Survival

★★★★★
$35.99
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  • AM/FM/Shortwave Radio & NOAA Weather Alert - This portable radio has a wide range of band reception of AM, FM, Shortwave and NOAA weather stations with the extended telescopic antenna. Shortwave Radio allows you to receive some weird stations from other locations. There are also 7 weather channels are pre-programmed so you can easily tune into your local one, you will hear a Loud...

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    I love this radio, it's like dynamite packed into a small package. My husband and I are up in our 70's and we don't go camping or hiking anymore, but we live in an area that loses its power a lot. As a matter of fact, we just lost it for 5 hours this morning and the Weather Station works perfect to keep you up with what is happening and what is expected to happen. It has 5 ways to power up, either 3 AAA batteries, AC adapter with Micro USB Input jack, Crank power handle, Solar Power and a Li-ion rechargeable battery which can be recharged with AC adapter. You can use it to recharge your phone, which should only be used in an emergency. The radio reception is great and crystal clear. The color is a nice bright green so it is easily spotted. It has a very bright flashlight, and a reading lamp on top which is also solar charged with 2 settings. There is a compass located on a handy carrying strap so you will never get lost. For extra protection when you are camping or even stranded is has an extra loud SOS alarm with a red flashing light. I think, the only thing I might like a little better would be a longer strap to adjust to carrying on my shoulder especially if camping or hiking. All around, it is worth every dime!!!
    Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  I’m pretty stoked about this. Got it for my husband because his favorite color is green and we started camping this year. I’ve never used a hand crank before but it totally works. The instructions say to crank for 3-5 minutes I believe, but it works with much less time. My 3 favorite features are the reading lamp (you have to lift the solar panel to use it completely), the flashlight (because I never have batteries for mine), and the USB port (because i take pics with my phone when we camp but the battery dies so now I can charge it). I’ll probably never use the battery option because I hate buying batteries, but the solar panel and hand crank will be put to good use.
    Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  Pros:Survival kit: This solar/hand crack powered unit made a great addition to my survival kit. It can be powered through x3 AAAs and built-in lithium battery, not to mention the mini compass.FM radio: The FM radio worked with good reception signal and I was able to listen to music clearly though it. It also supports FM/SW but I have no use for them.Flashlight: Two lighting options are available, a pointy flashlight, and a wider reading lamp which is very bright and has the solar panel attached to it.SOS: The SOS alarm is insanely loud! I attached a video sample of the alarm.Manual: The included manual was very helpful for me as a first-time user and had the operational instructions clearly stated.Cons:Compact: Needs more accuracy while browsing for the radio channel you want since the scale is very compact.


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FosPower 2000mAh NOAA Emergency Weather Radio (Model A1) Portable Power Bank with Solar Charging, Hand Crank & Battery Operated, SOS Alarm, AM/FM & LED Flashlight for Outdoor Emergency

★★★★★
$29.99
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Description

  • [2000MAH POWER BANK WILL KEEP DEVICES POWERED] FosPower's emergency radio incorporates a 2000mAh power bank capable of providing emergency power to any small tablet or phone.
  • [3 POWER SOURCES POWER WHEN YOU NEED IT] Use the emergency weather radio's 3 power sources when you need a boost of power or need to recharge the radio. The radio's crank lever and solar panel are both...

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    When Hurricane Florence came into SE North Carolina we lost all power and for a couple days couldn't even fire up the generators. During that period that little hand cranked radio was our lifeline to NOAA weather, local radio reports, keeping our phones charged in hopes of returning cell service and light during the scary screaming winds at night. I must have turned that crank a million times, but it never failed us, and when it was all over it went right into the emergency supplies to be ready for the next one.
    This was a Christmas gift to my husband. I suppose I should've researched it better but we discovered there is no headphone jack on the unit. So there is no ability to listen to the radio privately. Second disappointment is that when you tip up the solar panel to optimize catching the sunlight the LED light panel underneath it turns on. Which totaly defeats the solar charging purpose. We have found no way to turn off the LED light panel. It simply turns on when tilted up and turns off when laid flat to the unit.Other than that the radio and flashlights work well. It is to early to see how durable the unit will be.
    For it's size, about the size of your hand, it has one of the larger USB battery backups (2000mAh) available.Solar panel has a charging light, so you can position it for best charge.Crank handle is not fragile, so unlikely to break in use.Good radio reception.Siren, and red light - not all weather radios have that.This radio is marketed by more than one seller, in various colors, so you may get different offer prices.


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Emergency Weather Radio Hand Crank Solar, 5000mAh Portable AM/FM/NOAA Battery Operated Radios for Home, Outdoor, with Flashlight, LED Lamp, SOS Alarm, Cell Phone Charger (Weather Autoalarm-Upgraded)

★★★★★
$51.99
$36.99
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Features

  • Home & Outdoor Accessaries- This IPX3 waterproof crank weather radio radio, with backup power source, is reliable and necessary for home use and outdoor activitis, it helps you get ready before any emergency events. Package including: 1*NOAA Weather Radio with Built-in Li-ion Battery,1*USB to type c Charger, 1*User Manual. We back our solar radio with 12-months warranty and lifetime technical support.

Description

  • 5000mAh Power Bank - TENROOP portable emergency radio has upgraded to 5000mAh Li-ion battery, which is two or even five times that of other emergency weather radio. Better solve the problem of emergency crank radio battery life and battery endurance. This outdoor portable solar radio which with large capacity battery can make it easier provide emergency power to any small tablet or...

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    I'm an avid hiker, backpacker, camper, and survivalist. My home, car, and even the office has gear ready for jumping into survival mode. This multi-functional radio is a must-have.PROS- NOAA weather station (where emergencies and weather info would be broadcast)- Solar powered (though its charging efficiency is poor, but better than nothing)- Hand crank to generate power (that's far more useful than the included solar)- USB port for charging your devices- Built-in, significantly large 5,000 mAh battery- Support for AAA batteries (takes 3)- AM/FM radio- Flashlight with SOS signaling function (which also activates a loud sound)- USB rechargeable- Headphone jack- IPX3 water resistant: accepts up to 5 mins of water spray (but not splashes). This is fine for rain, but should be kept from submerging into water- Hard-shell plastic makes it more durable than the previous one whose plastic turned extremely sticky after years of storage- Can be switched between the built-in battery or the AAA ones (you should use the AAA ones so the built-in does not diminish in capacity. Keep it for when you really find yourself in a survival situation)CONS- Crank handle does not stay completely in its storage slot- Solar panel, because it's so small, does not provide much charge- The loud sound activated with the SOS mode cannot be turned off. I just want to signal with the light and NOT also blast a loud sound around me (that'd become annoying fast!)- Only IPX3 water rating. In a survival situation, you'll have to be extra careful not to get it submerged into water, or you'll have lost a very valuable toolKeep one or more in your survival pack.
    Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  I have couple of emergency radio like this and I got this for one of my sons. These come really handy during camping trip for normal use as well as in case of emergency. This will be great to have even at home during unexpected weather related emergency and power outage as well.WHAT I LIKE:[+] FM/AM radio with retractable antenna for better reception[+] NOAA weather station for weather broadcast, especially handy while outdoor hiking or camping[+] It can act as a power bank and charge other devices with USB-A out port using its 5,000mAh battery, which will be handy when your smartphone is running out of battery outdoor[+] Emergency SOS alarm, which is very high pitched and loud with blinking red light[+] This device can be charged manually with hand crank in the event of real emergency[+] Also can be charged through sun with its solar panel![+] It can be powered by 3 AAA batteries as well and you can choose whether to use the AAA batteries or built-in battery using a switch[+] Built-in flashlight with easy and quick on/off button on top - great for camping![+] Flip-up reading LED light[+] Built-in battery is charged using USB-C port, which is much better and faster than micro-USB[+] Headphone jack if you need to listen to radio privately[+] Wrist strap - so you don't lose it or drop it by accident[+] IPX3 water proof - which is basically rain proof for short period of timeWHAT I DON'T LIKE:[-] It doesn't have Bluetooth option like others[-] Should be at least IPX6 waterproof[-] The flip up LED reading light should turn on automatically when you open it and turn off when you close itBOTTOM LINE:5 out of 5 stars. Very versatile and handy radio to have, especially when having outdoor activities like camping and hiking because you never know what kind of emergency that you might run into and the fact that this can act as a portable power bank is a big plus.
    I brought this weather radio for our home. This is the first weather radio that actual got a signal at our home in the country. Lights work great and nice compact.


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【2021 Newest】RunningSnail Emergency Crank Radio,4000mAh-Solar Hand Crank Portable AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with 1W Flashlight&Motion Sensor Reading Lamp,Cell Phone Charger, SOS for Home and Emergency

★★★★★
$49.90
$35.90
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Description

  • ★【2021 Newest Design MD-090P】Based on MD-090 emergency flashlight radio and customer's feedback, we've optimized and upgraded a lot of features. A biggest 4000mAh replaceable li-ion battery can charge more than one smartphone, the most powerful lighting functions include super-bright 3 mode flashlight and motion sensor reading lamp. Also, external antenna, electricity label, comfortable...

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    This emergency radio is amazing! Feels really sturdy and it picks up all of the fm/am radio channels too. A feature that I like most about it is that this radio offers a Weather Broadcast selection so you don't have to waste your time searching for it on the AM station. The flashlight is bright and the hand crank charges up the radio well after a minute or so.
    This is an amazing device! It does everything it claims to do, and does it well!Charging the device: There is almost no tension in the hand crank, making it effective and easy to use.The solar panel is another method to charge the device, and when you lift it up, it becomes a very strong beacon of light! Awesome feature! This light has an optional sensor that turns it on when it senses movement within a few feet. The rechargeable batteries can be charged in a conventional manner, using a USB cable and a wall outlet.Radio: No static! The weather band works great! FM and AM stations near me come in great. The sound is pretty darn good, considering the size of this powerful unit. It is easy to tune, and the antenna is nicely placed and easy to use.SOS alarm: It is loud and undeniably an alarm the communicates you're in trouble.Power status: There is a power status light that easily seen and understandable. 25%, 50%, 75%, or 100%; you can crank to your heart's content!Charging your cell phone: I have a Samsung S9, and the USB cord that comes with the light doesn't fit my phone. I use my own cord; it works fine. The picture in the product description for connection ports is accurate.Overall, I am very happy with this little power house of an emergency light and radio!
    What I most like is that this radio uses standard vape batteries which means I already have a bunch of replacements and I got longer lasting batteries to put in it.What I don’t like is the crank charge because it would take an ungodly amount of cranking to charge it full however in a emergency it does charge and per the manual one minute of cranking equals 6 min of radio or 30 min of light.The lights on this are very bright and don’t drain the batteries due to them being led.Radio reception is decent outside but terrible inside.I think it’s deserving of five stars at this point but if it isn’t durable I’ll have to come back and edit the rating


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Weather Radio Raynic 5000mAh Solar Hand Crank Emergency Radio 5 Ways Powered AM/FM/SW/NOAA Weather Alert Portable Radio with Flashlight, Reading Lamp, Cellphone Charger and SOS Alarm (Yellow)

★★★★★
$42.99
$35.99
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Features

  • HOME & OUTDOOR NECESSARY - This waterproof IPX3 emergency radio with a backup power source is reliable and necessary for home use and outdoor travel, so you’ll be ready in case of any emergency events. Packing included: 1*Raynic Emergency Weather Radio with Built-in Li-ion Battery,1*Handy Braid belt,1*Carabiner,1*Compass,1*Micro USB Charger,and 1*User Manual.

Description

  • 5-WAY POWER SOURCES - The weather radios with multiple power backup options are the best choice.5 power sources including a hand crank, solar panel, built-in Li-ion rechargeable battery(Before use, PLEASE REMEMBER to REMOVE the Plastic Tab in the Battery Compartment), 3 pieces of AAA batteries (not included) and AC power to make it easier to keep the radio running during a prolonged...

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    I searched and compared over 10 emergency radios. The first thing that drew me to the Raynic was the analog tuner. Everything is digital today. Digital is good, but I would place more faith in the analog tuner still being readable even if it sustained an impact than I would a digital screen. The radio supports 4 different bands: Shortwave, AM, FM, Weather Band.The flash light and reading lights when on the first setting have lume on a nuclear level. I mean, it is bright! But both lights brightness do lower with the push of their button.The hand crank took 18 revolutions before there was enough power to turn the Raynic on after taking it out of the box. Fortunately, my 10 year old has energy, also, on a nuclear level. Once power was on the radio signal came through clear. The level of volume has a super range for any situation.The Raynic has a solar cell, which I have not yet tested. But you can switch to Lithium ion battery or AAA battery power if you prefer to not use the hand crank.It has sealed ports for USB and phone charger (not C-type), an SOS siren, and compass attached to the handle.I commend Raynic on this device and give it two thumbs up!
    Nice little unit. We like all the features. It only has a few issues. The tuning knob is very stiff making it harder to tune in FM stations and impossible to tune in SW stations. The weather radio function works very well, the 2 lights are both pretty bright and the power crank is easy to turn.
    This is a handy little radio. It has a variety of power options from USB charge to batteries and solar. The fact that this radio has shortwave as well as weather was very useful. The charging port option to keep a phone charged with the internal battery is a good feature for those of us who use our phones heavily..I'm hopping that a disaster or emergency will never happen, yet being safe is always better than being sorry.The sound quality is decent,as long as you're not using it to throw a party. The controls are well laid out and clearly marked. The addition of an emergency light and flashing red light are a plus on this little gadget.We haven't had to rely on it during an emergency situation yet so all I can report on is what I see so far.I used it for about an 1 hour,and no real complains except for the crank option,you really have to crank it for long time to get it to work.


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[Upgraded Version] RunningSnail Emergency Hand Crank Self Powered AM/FM NOAA Solar Weather Radio with LED Flashlight, 1000mAh Power Bank for iPhone/Smart Phone

★★★★★
$24.90
$17.90
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Features

  • New Design: 1000 mAh power bank for charging your iPhone & cellphone via Micro-USB cable directly, no need of adapter anymore;
  • A Must For Emergency: Keep this AM/FM & NOAA weather radio with your family, get up to date with the latest weather and all hazard information for your area;
  • More Than A Radio: Compact sized flashlight radio with 1W longer lasting powerful LED can be with you in camping, backpacking, hiking or any other outdoor activities;
  • 3 Rechargeable Ways: Micro USB charging, Solar charging, Manual hand crank to wind up the internal battery;
  • What You Get: RunningSnail emergency radio, Micro USB cable, instruction, appreciation card, our worry-free 12-month warranty and friendly customer service.

Description

  • New Design: 1000 mAh power bank for charging your iPhone & cellphone via Micro-USB cable directly, no need of adapter anymore;
  • A Must For Emergency: Keep this AM/FM & NOAA weather radio with your family, get up to date with the latest weather and all hazard information for your area;
  • More Than A Radio: Compact sized flashlight radio with 1W longer lasting...

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    I'm quite pleased with this little unit. It may not be perfect, but it's only twenty bucks, so it gets five stars. Amazon says it has a 1000 mAh power bank, but the included manual says it's 1200 mAh. I would estimate it's between 1000 and 1100 mAh.Overall impressions:The flashlight is not real bright, but good enough for most general tasks in the dark. There are no brightness or flash modes, just simply on or off.The radio works well enough - the volume goes up very rapidly with the volume control - at 10% of the way, it's already quite loud. I haven't tried it all the way up. The tuning is quite sensitive (tuning changes quickly with slow turning of the dial), but not too sensitive to be able to tune to stations when you're careful. Sound quality is thin and bright, but who cares - this isn't for music listening. There is no headphone jack. The antenna works fine for FM and Wideband, it's kind of short, but helps with reception.The charging crank turns fine, but it takes work to do so. One minute of cranking makes my hands tired and a bit sore. Five minutes of cranking is alot of work! Part of the problem is that it is hard to find a good place to hold the unit while cranking without having to grip it harder than you should have to. Also, the knob that you hold on the crank is somewhat small. But for a minute at a time it's all fine.You can charge the unit via USB with the included cable, which is definitely the easy way to accomplish that. You can also charge external devices from the internal battery. I don't know the output current that it provides, but it charges my iPhone 5. More details below.I made a few tests for your info:With the unit completely drained, I cranked 130 revolutions (about 1 minute) and then turned on the flashlight. The first 20 minutes shone normally, then started to get dimmer and dimmer. But it kept shining. And shining. And shining. Finally, after over 9 hours of constant dim light I turned on the radio at the same time and very shortly everything went out. Who knows how much longer it would have shone on. Bear in mind almost all of those 9 hours were very dim light, but in total darkness, still very useful to not trip on things when pointed at your feet and do normal tasks when pointed at what you're doing. Good for emergencies.Then with the unit completely drained again, I cranked 130 turns and then turned on the radio. With moderate volume, it played for 12 minutes before dying.How about charging phones? I have a rather old iPhone 5. With the flashlight completely drained, I cranked 1300 turns (10 minutes) - no small feat! Then I plugged in my phone to charge from the unit. It added about 2% to my phone battery before it stopped charging. I then placed a phone call (all with no cellular data, wifi, or location services on, and in low battery mode). My call lasted for 5-6 minutes until those 2% had been used. Bear in mind that my phone battery is not what it used to be so your mileage my vary.I also tested the capacity by charging the unit fully via USB. I'm not sure how long that took, but for sure less than 6 hours. Then I charged my iPhone 5 (again with the battery saving settings in place). It raised my phone battery level by 75% before it stopped charging. That took just over an hour.Another thing I tested: with the unit fully discharged, I connected my phone and started cranking. While cranking it was providing charge to my phone.I haven't specifically tested the solar charging, but I did set it in the sun and it looked to be charging. Actually, even under bright indoor lights it shows as charging.
    When I first got product it seemed to work really well. I was without power for 15 hours yesterday thanks to a storm so I figured I would really try this product out. The solar charging did not work at all. You have to crank it a lot to even get the radio to stay on for a few minutes and it would charge my phone for about 10 seconds then stop. Needless to say, it was pretty worthless. So I’m changing my rating for 5 stars to 1 star. I am extremely disappointed in this product.
    Update:So within 24 hours a representative from Running Snail was in contact with me, and within seven days I had a replacement one delivered to my house free of charge. This flashlight was in full working condition. I'll put it in the closet and test it in another six months. I can't vouch for the quality of their product as of yet, but they do have outstanding customer service.- - - -I bought this as part of my hurricane preparedness kit. Out of the box it worked just fine; cranked it up and the battery worked, as did the flash light. Six months later I take it out of the closet again and I crank it up and it doesn't hold a charge. If I turn the light or radio on while cranking it'll flicker for a moment or two, but after that it goes completely dead. I tried winding it strait for five minutes and nothing.Thankfully I re-tested this before ever having an emergency. Relying on a poor product like this in an emergency situation could be disastrous, or even life threatening.


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Kaito KA500 5-way Powered Solar Power,Dynamo Crank, Wind Up Emergency AM/FM/SW/NOAA Weather Alert Radio with Flashlight,Reading Lamp and Cellphone Charger, Yellow

★★★★★
$49.98
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Description

  • 6-way powered portable emergency radio with hand crank generator, solar panel, compartment for 3 AA batteries (not included), 5V USB input, 5V AC/DC input with a wall power adapter (sold separately), built-in NiMH replaceable and rechargeable battery pack
  • Comprehensive coverage of AM, FM, 2-band shortwave and 7 pre-programmed NOAA weather channels for entertainment, sports,...

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    There several areas that makes this is bad emergency radio: 1) The Crank Power device is very weak: I charged manually for two minutes, according to the instructions. The power lasted for 3 minutes. I charged again for two minutes and the power lasted for less than one minute.2) The solar panel charge the battery, in their words "at a very slow rate". They continue, in their instructions: "it is better to crank it to charge the battery". Just imagine how slow is the solar panel.3) The shortwave radio reception is almost non-existent. Since this is an emergency radio, the SW reception is very important.4) They offer to give Amazon customer a free SW antenna is we submit a review. This antenna should have been included with the radio.So, this radio goes back and I will look for something better
    I have to say, when this radio arrived I was initially excited. Having gone through Irma, and scrambling to find a radio that was battery operated, I was determined to be better prepared for the next time. I saw this radio, and was intrigued. Five-way power, *including* solar?? Shut up and take my money!Well, the reality was like being slapped in the face with a big wet fish. The delivery arrived on time, so it had that going for it. But a sharp curve is coming up, and the disappoints are just around the bend! (Yes, I typed disappoints)Unpacking:Unpacking it revealed a bright yellow radio in bubble wrap. Also in the box, was a smaller box containing a set of cheap ear phones, and micro USB cable. (Wall wart sold separately.) For $50 (okay, $49.99), I would expect a wall plug if the unit is capable. But alas, there were none to be found. (Again, sold separately.)The Top:The top of the unit has a sliding switch to control which light is on in the unit. The reading light, SOS light, or the dial/side flash light. The SOS light is a misnomer, as it actually does not flash an SOS, but continuously flashes a red light on the right side of the unit. While it isn’t that bright, it just might help your rescuers find you in the dark. YMMV, but I wouldn’t depend on it unless I had to. If you need that functionality, actually purchase a rescue beacon. Your life (and rescuers) will thank you.The Front:On the front of the unit you’ll find the name of the product, the speaker output, radio tuning dial, and three rotary switches. The left switch controls which NOAA weather band to tune in to for weather broadcasts, the middle one controls which radio band to tune in to (FM, AM, SW, Weather), and right controls which source to draw power from (Battery, Solar/Crank DC, and NOAA Alert). The power switch does not properly line up with the text on the front, so you can’t tell which source you are using unless you count the clicks as you turn the dial. The tuning display is mounted crooked, which lead me to search for other quality control issues. I was greatly rewarded for my search. The tuning dial is equipped with a light so you can see what you’re tuning into. It can be switched off and on, to help conserve your battery power. Sliding the top switch all the way to the right turned on the dial light, and an LED on the right side of the unit. While the dial was adequately illuminated, the light on the side is dim, and generally a waste of battery power. You can see the light **through** the case of the radio, which leads me to believe that the case itself is thin and flimsy. This is disturbing in a product you may come to depend on in an emergency. I’m already getting goose bumps thinking of what other shortcuts have been taken in the manufacture of this device.The Right Side:The right side of the unit has the LED flash light on the top, the radio tuning knob in the middle, and on the bottom, the volume control knob. When looking directly at the right side of the unit, the volume control binds when turned all the way to the left, but becomes easier to turn as you turn it to the right. The tuning knob is a little hard to turn. While this will help prevent you losing your station if you have to move the radio, it gave me concern about something breaking as I am tuning the radio.The Left Side:On the left side is the hand crank for the dynamo. You unfold it from the radio body, and turn (or crank) it to charge the battery. This gives you the ability to use it without any AC power. The hand crank seems “flimsy”, for lack of a better word. You definitely want to go slow and easy on this, as it seems to be held in place by two plastic pins where the handle meets the dynamo. Breaking these pins or breaking the crank will ensure that you spend more time than you thought you would charging the radio.The Back:On the back is the battery door. Opening the battery door revealed a battery pack in its own compartment, with a connector on the end. You connect this into the provided jack to provide power to the radio. The battery pack is 600 maH 3.6v and is NiMH. Also in this compartment is room to install three AA batteries. The battery door is permanently attached to the radio, so you don’t have to worry about losing it. Above the compartment is the fold out solar panel. This is to charge the battery when you don’t want to use the crank. Even the manual states that using the solar panel to charge the battery will charge it slowly. This was my WTF moment. It’s like they added the solar panel just so they can say that it’s equipped with such, but don’t actually expect you to use it. On the other side of the fold out solar panel are located the reading lights. These may be good for a quick look, but there are better options in regard to illumination. To the right of the compartment is a “protective” rubber flap. Under this flap, you’ll find the earphone jack, a micro USB jack (great for charging from an external battery pack, like you would an Android phone), the AC power supply jack (adapter sold separately), and the USB jack. There is also a micro switch to turn on/off power to the USB jack. The USB jack is not reinforced by the surrounding case of the radio, so this can be moved from side to side, up and down. This seems like a great oversight, as anyone with gorilla hands (even non-gorilla hands, just takes more effort) can seriously damage this from normal use. You’re counting on how securely it is attached to the circuit board underneath (Didn’t open the unit, some things are like sausage. You’re better off not knowing how they’re made). There’s a reason why there are no pictures of what’s behind the flap. Now you know.TLDRThe designers of this radio did not make this overly complicated. There is quite a lot of functionality built into this. The design and placement of things seems to be very well thought out. A quick overview of the radio manual will tell you everything you need to know to operate it affectively.The execution of the design is another matter. If I paid $20 for this, I would accept it. Truth be told, I would expect it. The radio is very cheaply constructed. You do **not** want to depend on this in an emergency. Things will be going on around you, and your adrenalin will be pumping. The last thing you need is a device you have to treat with kid gloves for fear of breaking it, and making it inoperable.
    Got this handy device due to living on the east coast of Florida and hurricane Matthew making me pucker up and sweat. I forgot about hand crank radios and flashlights (which this is both and more) until a friend of mine asked if I had one and was baffled that I didn't already. This thing has everything! Makes you wonder if Doc Brown from Back to the Future or MacGyver works for Kaito. Picks up my local radio, weather and shortwave radio bands with no issues. (Now I can eavesdrop on truckers) Even sounds good. The LED light is pretty bright and the reading light is a good mix of not too bright yet not too dim. The red S.O.S. blinking light doesn't pattern actual Morse code, but who the heck can read Morse code anyways. (Pipe down military vets) It charged up perfectly with the solar panel and hand crank. And the hand crank is easy to turn. Even after consuming all your alcohol during a hurricane party so it doesn't get warm and spoil when the power goes out. And now for the answer that most people are probably curious about...(long pause for effect)... it DID charge my iPhone 6. Nothing spectacular but approximately 2% every 5 minutes. The great thing is if your phone needs more juice then just crank the sucker up. So to make a long story...err...review short...the Kaito Voyager KA500 got me through a hurricane and I would definitely recommend it.


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【2021 Upgraded】 Emergency Solar Hand Crank Portable Weather Radio, with AM FM NOAA, 3 LED Flashlights, Motion Sensor, Reading Lamp, SOS Alarm, 4000mAH Rechargeable Battery USB Charger (Green)

★★★★★
$35.90
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  • 【Upgraded Design】The upgraded hand crack raido has a 4000mAh bigger replaceable&rechargeable li-on batteries. The most powerful lighting functions include super-bright 3 mode flashlights, motor sensor & reading lamp.
  • 【4 Charging Modes】The upgraded hand crack radio has 4 power sources when you need a boost of power or need to recharge the raido. The hand crank lever and...

    User reviews

    We got this for Laura but the b**** never showed! Fine with me, no one wanted her around anyway. I'm really enjoying the time I have with crank. Their music gets the party started. They shine so bright we can light up the disco ball all night. If I forget to charge my phone, crank is always there to give my battery a boost. They're a real life saver for a Pokemon Go addict like myself. Crank gives me a great arm workout too... In the wholesome way. Until the next hurricane we'll just be chilling by the pool. Laura isn't invited, neither are Harvey, Katrina, Ike, or Rita. Just buy a crank of your own, they could be a lifesaver.
    I recently purchased this emergency radio/flashlight. It is much smaller than it appears in pictures so I was a bit suspicious when I opened it. As soon as I began playing with it, I realized that bigger isn't always better.This little beauty has everything you need. The flashlight is insanely bright and the reading light is perfect for... well... reading. It has a cool solar panel in addition to the hand crank and battery. Despite my initial surprise at the size, the fact that it is small actually is a benefit. It hardly takes up any space in my emergency kit.Go ahead. Buy it. You won't regret your decision.
    This rechargable radio has everything. I volunteer on a Search and Rescue Team and carry this light with me when out training or on a search mission. This is an extremely versatile and useful tool for emergencies.


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[2021 Newest] Emergency-Hand-Crank-Radio,4000mAh Portable Weather Solar Radios with Motion Sensor Reading Lamp,3 Gear LED Flashlight,SOS Alarm,Cell Phone Charger,AM/FM/NOAA (Green, 4000 mAh)

★★★★★
$54.99
$35.99
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Features

  • [NEWEST DESIGN]: This hand crank radio a biggest 4000mAh replaceable li-ion battery,the most powerful lighting functions include super-bright 3 mode flashlight and motion sensor reading lamp,and battery indicator. Brand new color box packaging, best gift.The MD-090P is the best value for emergency radio in this market.
  • [WE CARE YOU AND YOU FAMILY]: Portable NOAA stations at a crystal-clear sound weather radio with flashlight for lighting road in dark and SOS alarm ready to go when you need it most.Nature is unpredictable, but you can be prepared and ready in the face of her fury.In the past years, Our emergency radio has helped thousands of USA Civilians to live through the hurricane, tornadoes and snowstorm season.
  • [4000 mAh LARGE CAPACITY]: Compared with 1000mAh or 2000mAh emergency radio on the market, the solar radio has upgraded to 4000mAh replaceable 18650 Li-ion battery,found in every household and easy to buy in the local market or amazon store. Hand crank, solar charging, Micro USB phone cable 3 ways to charge. Can be charged on sunny day, even if in dark without electricity, charge it by hand crank. Full power, safety forever.
  • [SUPER-BRIGHT 3 MODE FLASHLIGHT AND MOTION SENSOR READING LAMP]: If you are an outdoor sports enthusiast or need to walk in a place without lights,Waterproof IPX3 Radio with a three-mode flashlight is a good choice. Its farthest lighting distance is more than 10m, which is more than other most emergency solar radios. In addition, reading lights with motion sensors will greatly help you get up at midnight and avoid waking up your family.
  • [BE THE MOST RESPONSIBLE SELLER]: For ensuring prefect experience,if you are not satisfied with this NOAA weather radio, we can refund you immediately as you contact us. And our customer service is here for you 24/7 for anything you need!We will always be responsible for the products we sell!

Description

  • [NEWEST DESIGN]: This hand crank radio a biggest 4000mAh replaceable li-ion battery,the most powerful lighting functions include super-bright 3 mode flashlight and motion sensor reading lamp,and battery indicator. Brand new color box packaging, best gift.The MD-090P is the best value for emergency radio in this market.
  • [WE CARE YOU AND YOU FAMILY]: Portable NOAA stations at a...

    User reviews

    Your browser does not support HTML5 video.  Emergency hand crank radio! with flashlight! works with the power of the sun! we love hiking , camping and a great day tat the park, this crank radio is a must have for all families who love to share wonderful times outdoors and also indoors!How fun to get together and share wonderful memories listening to the radio or looking for some night bugs with the flashlight!This radio has great crystal clear sound, it is made out of a very safe and soft material, the colour is is not only fun but also make sit easy to find in the car or the tent!This radio gets charged with the power of the sun, making it excellent to have in case of emergencies or hanging out in the back yard, it can as well be chard with micro usb, the charging cable is as well included!Just picture how fun to be reading books to the little ones using this fun crank radio!All in all, excellent quality, very well built and suuper convenient to always have at home and in the car!
    The design has a large battery capacity, strong lighting functions including lighting mode and motion sensor. Flashlight to project the road in the dark avg alarm when needed. Large battery capacity can be recharged on energy days even when rain can be charged. Fuel saving and environmentally friendly.
    I am only writing this because the asked for a review because they are a "small company". If I truly rated it, for my expectations, I would give it a 3/5-3.5/5. I think the solar and hand crank are impractical and don't charge it much at all, after many tries on both. The radio works great, I listen to NPR and it comes in perfectly. I am really disappointed that I have not seen any change growth after a long time cranking which is loud and not practical for trying to be "green" while watching tv as a family (it's loud when cranking.) I honestly wanted to return it but wanted a "just in case" device to charge items in an outage. I would give this a 3.5/5, but the value is there. I just want to see what the company does in response to my review to see if they are a good company. Not really mad at the product, just dissatisfied with the green concept and charging aspects as a tree hugger.


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Emergency Radio Hand Crank Solar Weather Radio, 5000mAh AM/FM/Shortwave/NOAA Weather Alert Radio Portable for Home and Survival with LCD Display, USB Charger, Dimmable Flashlight, Reading Lamp & SOS

★★★★★
$43.99
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Description

  • 📻[Automatic Weather Alert Radio] With the WX alert function, the 𝗰𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼 can automatically scan 7 available weather bands and get you informed with siren and flashing red light when receiving the hazard weather from the NOAA channel, especially no need to keep the radio always on. It also supports the manual digital tuner to set exact weather bands and enjoy AM/FM/SW with...

    User reviews

    I like everything about this radio...WOW... I live in Phoenix, AZ and I wanted to have a back up plan if I need to get out in a hurry because of a wild fire (or any emergency situation) Well, I have found my back up plan. It does everything, flashlight, table light, phone charger, solar power, weather radio, radio, hand crank, time, etc. I LOVE IT AND EVERYTHING ABOUT IT.A MUST HAVE, DO NOT HESITATE TO PURCHASE YOURS.I have already placed my radio in my EMERGENCY bag when and if I need to leave home in a hurry. Thank you for making a awesome product.
    This is a very clever 3 band radio that covers all the bases as far as powering it. It can be charged by AC power, solar power, or hand crank. It can be used to charge your phone and has 2 different lights and an emergency siren. I'm very happy with it.
    We just got it, so it hasn’t been tested for any emergency, but so far the flashlight works and is pretty bright as is the reading light. It’s a small compact radio.


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2021 Upgraded Emergency Solar Hand Crank Radio with LED Flashlight, Portable Am Fm NOAA Weather Radio, 2000mAh Solar Power Bank Cell Phone Charger for Home and Outdoor(Red)

★★★★★
$14.99
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Description

  • Easy 3 Rechargeable ways –This solar radio am fm supports charge by solar powered charging way , hand crank charging way, Micro USB cable charging way . it can charge your phone anytime and anywhere, even it have no electricity !
  • A Must Have Emergency Solar Dynamo Radio– With this AM/FM & NOAA weather radio around, it will broadcast the latest emergency weather alerts in...

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    I love it it was just what I needed and wanted. Thanks so much


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Hand Crank Radio with Flashlight for Emergency, Esky Portable Solar Radios, Self Powered AM/FM NOAA Weather Radio with 1000mAh Power Bank Cell Phone Charger, USB Rechargeable, Great Emergency Supplies

★★★★★
$16.99
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Description

  • 【3 Charging Ways】-- No electricity? No worries. Thanks to its 3 charging methods, the self powered radio is always ready to go! The powerful 1000mAh battery can be charged via a USB cable, the solar panel, or the hand crank.
  • 【1000mAh Phone Charger】-- A dead phone can be life threatening. Don't let your phone die when you need it most! Simply plug your phone or other small...

    User reviews

    I bought it for my sister who lives in Puerto Rico. She doesn't have electricity after the hurricane Maria. She loves it! Not only she is able to listen to the news, and use the light at night, she is also able to charge her phone and connect a small USB fan. She says this is the best gift ever.
    Power went out and this thing came in handy. While it has a solar charger and a crank, I suggest charging it with the included usb cable. The Solar Charger works, it just takes a little while to charge. And the crank also works, it just takes some work. This did charge my cell phone for a little while, but did not last long. Good for enough charge for a quick call, but not a long charge.
    We just weathered Hurricane Harvey in Houston. We lost power for days during the worst of the storm, and this was our main lifeline to weather updates and tornado warnings. It required minimal effort to get started, was easy to work, and reliable. An absolutely necessary item in a hurricane or emergency kit. I'm so grateful we had this.


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Emergency Radio, 2021 Upgraded Solar Hand Crank Portable Radio, Esky AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radios for Home and Emergency with 4000mAh Power Bank, Flashlight & Motion Sensor Reading Lamp, SOS Alarm

★★★★★
$34.99
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Features

  • 【4000mAh Large Capacity Battery】: Built with 4000mAh replaceable Li-ion battery, the emergency radio can incredibly keep working over 30hrs! It also can double as a powerful power bank to charge any tablet, phone or other USB devices when they need some extra juice. Visualized percentage of battery surplus makes you can keep track the battery level of your crank radio.
  • 【4 Charging Modes Whenever You Need It】: No power outage again! The weather radio can be powered by hand crank, solar panel, USB charging cable or 18650 batteries. But for continuous long-term running, it's better to charge the radios with the provided charging cable. The other 3 charging ways are mostly for emergency power source.
  • 【NOAA Weather Radios for Home】: Adopted top-grade elements and antenna, the hand crank radio allows to receive the latest emergency weather alerts amongst preset 7 NOAA channels and weather broadcast and disaster information via the AM/FM stations. All you need to do is switch on the power and manually tune to desired channels.
  • 【3 Modes Flashlight & Motion Sensor Reading Lamp】: Much brighter than other similar ones, this MD-090p solar radio is a great alternative of flashlight which can constantly work over 10hrs and the farthest lighting range exceeds 10m. Moreover, the emergency crank radio comes with motion sensing reading lamp that can auto turn on when someone walks into its sensing range (3m), and auto-turn off when there is no one within 30 seconds, which can effectively save energy.
  • 【Portable Radio With SOS Alarm】: If you are an outdoor enthusiast or intended for a journey, just slip this NOAA radio into backpack or suitcase with your belongings and first aid kit, then it'll definitely help you out of troubles. It's so sleek and lightweight. When you are in emergency, press SOS button to activate the SOS Alarm searching for help, the SOS alarm is loud enough to quickly catch other's attention and then you'll be rescued in time.

Description

  • 【4000mAh Large Capacity Battery】: Built with 4000mAh replaceable Li-ion battery, the emergency radio can incredibly keep working over 30hrs! It also can double as a powerful power bank to charge any tablet, phone or other USB devices when they need some extra juice. Visualized percentage of battery surplus makes you can keep track the battery level of your crank radio.
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    User reviews

    I like how it duals as both a flashlight and a radio. I think it would be very useful and convenient on camping trips. I would recommend it and it could be a great Christmas gift.
    So far so good! Has worked for me. My son loves it and take it everywhere. Great for the car or a hike.
    My family loves outdoor camping. Something like this would be very helpful, I haven’t used it yet but tested good.I like it so much so far!Dan


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Midland - WR120B/WR120EZ - NOAA Emergency Weather Alert Radio - S.A.M.E. Localized Programming, Trilingual Display, 60+ Emergency Alerts, & Alarm Clock (WR120B - Box Packaging)

★★★★★
$39.99
$29.99
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Description

  • Public-alert certified monitor receives 7 NOAA channels with flood, tornado, thunderstorm, and other warnings
  • SAME alert programming sounds an alert only when specific counties are threatened
  • 25-county memory system; 90 dB siren, voice alert, and flashing LED warning systems
  • Uses three AA alkaline batteries for emergency power back-up in the event of power...

    User reviews

    Great monitor for weather alerts and emergencies. Biggest Pain and hopefully there are other units that have resolved this. For some reason in Midland engineers minds they made a product that if you don't have an Alert in 10 days, this unit decides to alert you of that fact. Duh!There is a message on the screen and if that isn't enough there is an annoying tone that continues to re-sound every 10 minutes until you reset it. OK give me a button to press... BUT NO.... You have to unplug it, take out the batteries if you use them for backup... wait a few minutes and reinsert and power back up. This is the only way to reset that annoying design and silence the alarm tone. Now if a real alert comes after this time alarm has started, it will automatically reset. This is the stupidest design... Unplug to reset... for real?
    So far so good!I was a bit worried when ordering this product that the version I might receive would not have the ability to select what type of alerts you want to be woken up for. I ordered the Clam Shell package version of this radio and I am happy to report the following: The package had WR-120 written on it and a sticker that stated it was the WR-120C, this concerned me thinking that maybe this was NOT going to be the EZ version which has the alert select functionality. Once opened, I was happy to see that the model written on the back of the radio itself is in fact WR-120EZ.For those who don't know, the WR-120EZ is the latest version of this radio. It has additional functionality not found in previous versions which includes the ability to select what alerts you want to hear (you can tell the radio that you don't want to be alerted to flood watches for example) and also allows you to setup your location without having to lookup the SAME codes.Setup of the WR-120EZ is super simple and the radio is loud and sounds great. The radio functioned perfectly during our state-wide tornado drills yesterday and I am happy with this purchase. This is my first Midland weather radio, my previous radios have been Acu-Rite, and I think this radio is much easier to use than those, although I still like those hand held Acu-Rites as well.I am happy!
    This model of Weather Radio, WR120, has a flaw which will affect people living in an area that gets daily thunderstorms (such as central Florida). The flaw is this: the radio will start beeping when it does not receive the NOAA weekly test alert for two weeks. The only way to stop the beeping is to unplug the radio and take out the batteries. You then have to re-program it all over again.NOAA normally broadcasts a weekly test alert every Wednesday, however NOAA does not broadcast this test alert if there are thunderstorms or other weather in the area, since they don't want the test alert to be mistaken for a real alert. In parts of the country, it is not unusual to have thunderstorms every afternoon for a couple of months, and in this case NOOA won't broadcast the test alerts. That will cause this model of radio to start beeping.You can get other Weather Radios that simply display a "Check Reception" text when they don't receive the weekly test alerts.


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Hobbies include fishing, hiking, hunting, blogging, sharing his politically incorrect opinion, video blogging on youtube, survivalism and spending time with his family. In his free time you may find Kevin working around the farm, building something, or tending to the livestock