Facility Spring Cleaning Textbook Trade In Amazon Fashion Learn more nav_sap_SWP_6M_fly_beacon The Jayhawks Fire TV Stick Grocery Made in Italy Amazon Gift Card Offer out2 out2 out2  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors Kindle Paperwhite Spring Arrivals in Outdoor Clothing May4th
Customer Review

101 of 104 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Backpacking Radio, May 20, 2010
By 
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Etón SCORPION Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Digital Weather Radio - Orange (NSP100OR) (Electronics)
I wanted a small portable radio for backpacking and had researched Eton's other products in the past. None of those radios had all the features I wanted. When I saw the scorpion I knew it was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a radio that would not be too heavy to carry in my overnight pack but included features such as line-in, backup cell phone usb charger, and weather alert channels.

After receving my Scorpion the other day I have used it extensivly and am very pleased with the device. It is very well built and is perfect for some music around the fire after a long day of hiking.

As far as each features are concerned. Flashlight - Decent LED flashlight. Good for finding your way around in the dark. Not my primary flashlight but its on par with every other crank flashout out there. Radio - Digital tuner is great. Picks up stations very well (I live in the middle of nowhere). Sound quality - The sound quality is what I expected. It is about the same quality as most standard clock radios. It's nothing special but I wanted a rugged radio that didnt have the hassle of making sure you have charged batteries. If sound quality and size is a top priority look for portable iPod docks such as JBL's On-Stage. It does play loud. Note: when using the line-in function the volume control on the unit does not function. Volume is controlled by external device (ipod, phone, etc).

Overall its a great portable small radio for any type of outdoor adventure. I have since used it for picnics and bbq's where larger radios are more of a hassle then what they are worth.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No

[Add comment]
Post a comment
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Amazon will display this name with all your submissions, including reviews and discussion posts. (Learn more)
Name:
Badge:
This badge will be assigned to you and will appear along with your name.
There was an error. Please try again.
Please see the full guidelines here.

Official Comment

As a representative of this product you can post one Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
The following name and badge will be shown with this comment:
 (edit name)
After clicking the Post button you will be asked to create your public name, which will be shown with all your contributions.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.  Learn more
Otherwise, you can still post a regular comment on this review.

Is this your product?

If you are the author, artist, manufacturer or an official representative of this product, you can post an Official Comment on this review. It will appear immediately below the review wherever it is displayed.   Learn more
 
System timed out

We were unable to verify whether you represent the product. Please try again later, or retry now. Otherwise you can post a regular comment.

Since you previously posted an Official Comment, this comment will appear in the comment section below. You also have the option to edit your Official Comment.   Learn more
The maximum number of Official Comments have been posted. This comment will appear in the comment section below.   Learn more
Prompts for sign-in
  [Cancel]

Comments

Track comments by e-mail
Tracked by 3 customers

Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-5 of 5 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Jun 10, 2010 3:56:56 PM PDT
Infosearcher says:
Etón SCORPION NSP100OR Multi-Purpose Solar Powered Digital Weather Radio (Orange)
According to Amazon's website, this product has not yet been released and has to be pre-ordered. How is this review possible with an item not yet released?

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 10, 2010 6:52:22 PM PDT
Jeff says:
REI is selling them (if you're in the US).

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 12, 2010 10:31:17 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 12, 2010 10:39:54 AM PDT
Infosearcher says:
Thank you very much for your excellent review on this item. I placed an order for it because of your review. BTW, Amazon.com mislabeled your review as "Amazon Verified Purchase".

Posted on May 22, 2011 10:06:33 AM PDT
I have heard that the usb port for charging does not work for the ipod touch. Can you confirm that?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 26, 2011 2:22:43 PM PST
i tried on my ipod touch...placed ipod touch in airplane mode, used original usb cable, and it did NOT charge.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›