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American Red Cross FRX2 Hand Turbine AM/FM Weather Radio with Smartphone Charger - Red (ARCFRX2WXR)

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  • Receives AM/FM and Weather bands
  • Charges your phone via USB
  • Hand crank and solar charging
  • LED flashlight
  • Glow in the dark locater
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Size: FRX2 | Color: Red
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Product Details

Size: FRX2 | Color: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 2.4 x 2.4 inches ; 9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B007KFLVW4
  • Item model number: ARCFRX2WXR
  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (540 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,372 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: February 23, 2011

Product Description

Size: FRX2 | Color: Red

Product Description

The American Red Cross FRX2 is a solar and hand turbine powered AM, FM, weather radio with a USB smart phone charger. Its LED flashlight and glow-in-the-dark locater guarantees you’ll always have access to light. Aside from solar and crank power, the FRX2 has a DC-input (mini-USB) for AC power. This radio also gives the option for individual radio listening, via the headphone output.

From the Manufacturer

FRX2

Compact hand turbine AM/FM/NOAA weather radio with USB smart phone charger and LED flashlight

Be prepared at home, and on the go with the FRX2. The compact multi-purpose FRX2 is a solar, DC, or hand turbine powered AM/FM/NOAA weather radio with a USB smart phone charger. Spin the hand turbine for 60 seconds to get 10-15 minutes of weather updates, news and entertainment. To charge your smart phone, simply plug it into the USB port. Power will automatically "dump charge" to your phone, just like plugging into the wall. The FRX2 is easy to find thanks to the glow-in-the-dark locater, so it's perfect for camping and surprise power outages. The bright and long-lasting LED flashlight is handy in any situation and there's also an input to charge via a wall socket or computer using the included mini-USB cord.

Solar Panel
LED lights

There are many products out there that have a USB cell phone charger, but most aren't also a weather alert radio like the FRX2.

The Glow in the dark bezel will help you find your FRX2 and the bright long lasting 3-LED flashlight will then help you find your way around!

AM/FM Radio

Receives AM/FM radio

Solar Power

Solar panel for recharging

NOAA

All 7 NOAA / Environment Canada weather band radio stations

Flashlight

Bright, long lasting 3-LED flashlight

USB

USB Smart Phone Charger

Glow in the Dark

Glow-in-the-Dark locator

Hand Turbine

Hand Turbine for recharging without access to power

Headphones

Headphone output

Included in the Box: user manual, warranty card, mini-USB cable, and wrist strap

Customer Reviews

I tested the USB cable to charge my cell phone, it works!
Patrick
Just what I was looking for and will get great use out of it for emergencies and in the field.
KENNETH H POWERS
The small radio holds a good charge, but it can also be hand cranked or solar powered.
the Peripatetic Gardener

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

174 of 179 people found the following review helpful By Kilgore Gagarin TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 24, 2012
Color Name: RedSize Name: FRX2 Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
The FRX2 AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with USB Smartphone Charger and LED Flashlight came out of the box with enough charge to run for about 45 minutes. I discharged it completely by running the FM radio loudly and in 45 minutes I began to run it through its paces. It did EVERYTHING it says it does, some things REALLY well. The bulk of my review describes my verifying all features.

Pros

* Does EVERYTHING is says it does, some things REALLY well
* AM, FM, and Weather Radio features are nice multiple options
* 3 x LED flashlight is power stingy, useful bright
* Handy footprint
* Sturdy feeling and solid crank
* Esthetically pleasing
* Lots of different powering options
* Comes with mini-USB to USB cord for running power from a laptop

Cons

* No gauge to indicate power level remaining or if fully charged

Considerations

* Does not come with external power supply (not meant to be day-to-day radio)
* Not waterproof (not advertised as waterproof)
* Documentation could be clearer (it is "adequate")

Having the right cables and USB adapters are relevant to charging this device, and using it to charge a cell phone. I suggest (and have done this myself) keeping your cables wrapped up and attached with a "twistie" to the lanyard that comes with the radio. That way when you pop this in your emergency kit these will be attached to the device for use. Put these all in a heavy-duty ziploc baggy and, throw in with your emergency kit at home, on your boat, in your car, or with your camping gear, and you're good to go.

SUMMARY: All features worked well and as advertised. For details, feel free to read below.
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298 of 311 people found the following review helpful By Doctor Oz on August 28, 2012
Color Name: RedSize Name: FRX3 Verified Purchase
I just received this radio. I purchased it for emergency purposes. Here is a summary of the features: AM/FM/7 weather bands. The reception in my area for all 3 functions is excellent. It comes with a retractable antenna which tucks away nicely when not in use. The radio is powered in 1 of 4 ways: solar (takes 10 hrs of direct sunlight to completely charge the NiMH battery); an included NiMH battery which is what is charged by the solar panel & the hand cranking (90 seconds of hand cranking yields 5-7 minutes of radio use per the instructions). The NiMH can also be powered by plugging the radio into a USB port on a computer (2 hrs to charge the battery this way). The radio can also be powered by 3 AAA batteries (not included). In addition, there is an adapter for DC power, but no charger was included (I need to call the manufacturer to inquire). The radio comes with a clock and alarm clock. A cell phone can also be charged via a "dump" from the included NiMH battery--the built in battery simply trickles the charge from the radio to the cell phone. The radio is indeed plastic, but doesn't see "cheap" to me, and if basic care is taken, the radio should do fine. The crank is also made of plastic, but again, with common sense, should provide years of service. I paid $45 for this radio on Amazon, and plan on getting several more for family/friends. There is a simple 2 white LED light and a blinking red LED. Someone criticized this light, but seriously, if you want a good light, then buy a dedicated flash light!! The built in LED light is adequate for a simple task, but it's not an "uber-lumen" light--I would suggest a Steamlight or Surefire light for a great LED light.
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279 of 292 people found the following review helpful By Oldthor on July 26, 2012
Color Name: RedSize Name: FRX3 Verified Purchase
I've had this radio for a little over a week now and have beeen putting it thru it's paces. All three bands, AM, FM and the weather band have excellent reception. I have no problem recieving the weather stations here in Western Massachusetts and both AM and FM recieve all the loca; stations perfectly. Audio quality which I admit isn't the primary reason to buy an emergency radio is really realy good. Sound quality is more than acceptable and volume is capable of being loud enough to be heard in a noisey room without distortion. I haven't tested the rechargable battery capacity yet but have confirmed that charging buy usb, solar or hand crank work as advertised. What makes this radio unique is the way it recharges a cell phone, instead of needing to use the hand crank, you charge the phone via a battery dump from the onboard rechargeable battery pack. You recharge the radio battery then plug in the phone which means you don't have to sit there and crank. After trying a few different emergency radios I find this one a keeper and I'm extremely happy with the purchase
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206 of 216 people found the following review helpful By Jason on September 27, 2012
Color Name: RedSize Name: FRX3 Verified Purchase
I own the eton FR160 Microlink, and the Kaito KA350 Voyager. Both are great for bug-out bags or camping, but I was looking for something for my home preparedness kit, and thought I'd like something a bit larger, with more to offer than the other radios. I was prepared to purchase another Kaito, mainly because it allows you to use batteries as a 3rd power source. But then I saw the FRX3 and after hours of research between the Kaito, the eton FR600, FR360, Axis, and the FX3, looking up the manufacturer's manuals rather than reviews, I decided to go with the FRX3.

The main feature that clinched it for me wasn't really even advertised. I compared this to the eton FR600 and the Axis. The FRX3 does state in the manual that it dump-charges like the Axis (and it DOES), but it's not really advertised anywhere else. The styling looks a little nicer too than the AXIS. But the FRX3 supports solar charging, and the Axis does NOT. They're both the same price, but an extra power source is a definite plus, especially if it's "free". You CAN tune the FRX3 with the knob, or the up and down buttons, a nice feature I stumbled upon. It also supports 24 hour time, but it's not in the manual. Just press SET for the hour, again for the minutes, and again for the 12/24 hour. The unit charges through a window even on a slightly over cast day, so I can leave it in the window and not worry about the battery going dead from non-use, or having to keep it plugged in.
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