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American Red Cross FRX3 / Eton Radio,
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I will just summarize this product:
construction is plastic- I don't believe it is waterproof (not a big deal to me). If you drop it, it may break depending on the height it is dropped from.
It has a cable for charging and comes with a rechargeable battery.
It can charge an iPhone4s and a Droid X2.
the crank is plastic so be gentle. You don't have to have brute strength to crank it or to utilize the recharge function.
The antenna is retractable and metal. It is easy to break but you can keep it tucked out of the way. The reception is good and dependent on your location. (am/fm/weather)
There is a solar recharging cell on the handle and it works nicely.
The flashlight is a joke. It is best suited for reading something close-up. Your best bet is to also have a flashlight around for emergencies. The flashing red light is also a joke. Again, have a handy flashlight to accompany this radio for emergencies.
Overall, I don't regret buying this radio. It is nice and serves the functions it was designed to perform. I would buy another if I needed to.
Good value for the money.
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Initial post: Oct 12, 2012 10:09:35 AM PDT
Strangest 5 star review I've ever read.
Posted on Aug 7, 2013 4:19:58 AM PDT
Lisa Erskine says:
How well does the hand crank work to charge up a cell phone? If I took it Burma, trekking on an elephant in Thailand, Vietnam, etc. would it really charge my phone via the hand crank or the solar panel? Can it stand up to international travel and adventure?
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