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Does anyone have this radio? Cheap solar/crank powered radio/flashlight.

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I have it, but have only used it once or twice. The main time was during the earthquake that hit DC. For using the crank and FM it worked pretty well. Can't speak to the other features.

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I have something similar - the larger version, rather. Eton builds their stuff pretty sturdily, but they're by no means unbreakable. It's nice and damn-convenient when I'm out camping and forget my phone charger (the one that I have has a USB port on the back that charges by the solar panel). It's got all the weather bands and everything, just really nice all around.

 

Here's the link for mine: http://www.amazon.com/American-ARCFR360R-Solarlink-Self-Powered-Flashlight/dp/B001QTXKDI/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1337646842&sr=1-7

 

Mine's a white version, but it's the same American Red Cross version. I really like it a lot.

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Here's another vid reviewing a popular model:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6v0F8fUEFM&feature=fvwrel

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_McIRGWckQ

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-A_S-2nHByE

 

Hope it helps.

 

 

EDIT: I bought he Eaton Scorpion Radio and seriously regret it. Don't wast your money on this piece of junk. I found the same flaws described here:

 

http://www.thewsreviews.com/2011/10/eton-scorpion.html

 

I will be sending it back for a refund.

 

 

Wolfe

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