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on June 16, 2015
I took a big chance on these, they have a lot of bad reviews, so I was expecting them to be half broken when they got here. They did not, I skimmed the manual, which is a decent size not some small square piece of paper. They came in their own plastic case as if they were being sold at a store. I opened it and charged them, they charged fully in about an hour I don't know why the manual said it would take 7 hours. These are the best (and only) to get. I took a chance because they're the only hand crank radios I know of. They're pretty good.
Comparing my review to the 1 and 2 star reviews
No, it wasn't broken in any way, they came in a seal that would require you to cut into it before being able to take them out and use it.
I agree on the clarity issue, I have not tried them out from a mile away but from a foot away it has some static, you can definitely still hear words that are being said.
Hand crank works, in fact it did nicely! The second I started cranking was the second it started charging.
I don't think it's in the description but there was a flashlight on the top of it, nothing fancy, it was just a handy thing. Speaking of hands, it fits to the size of your hand, its kind of small.
There's also a belt clip, you can't make it so that its vertical to your body, if you have the belt clip horizontally, though, then you can. There's also a quick detach that's kind of cheap, but hey its better than working hard to take it off and hand crank, because it does sit in the way of it.
I will include a picture of the manual and radios, along with a follow-up review once I get some distance, if you are looking for a hand crank radio. Grab this one. It's the only one I found, hope I helped.