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The Perfect Emergency Radio!,
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This review is from: Etón American Red Cross ARCFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red) (Electronics)
The reasons this Eton-manufactured emergency radio is the ideal emergency radio are: 1) small, compact size, 2) shock-absorbing case, 3) sensitive AM/FM/NOAA Weather tuner picks up weak signals, 4) handy 3-LED flashlight on left-hand end of the radio's case, 5) Earphone jack under dust cover on the right-hand side of the case, 6) USB port under same dust cover on the right-hand side of the case, 7) All radio bands will run 4-5 hours at low volume on full charge of the internal NiMH battery, 8) Solar panel on top of the radio's case is strong enough to power the radio indefinitely (as long as the solar panel is 'seeing' daylight), 9) the internal NiMH can be re-charged via the solar panel during daylight hours, an external transformer or the hand-cranked dynamo. You get all of these features for the low price of $30, plus free 'Super Saver' shipping from Amazon.Com. You can pay a lot more for an emergency radio and get a whole lot less!
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Initial post: Jan 29, 2012 5:29:23 PM PST
Retired Navy Guy says:
William -- Thank you for your excellent and informative review. I decided to buy this model for my step-daughter who is now living in a house trailer here in central Texas now for the emergency kit I am putting together for her, based on your review, those of Mark Wagner, Paul Bootman, RatesnTaste, FiveDime and dvan among others. It sure is good to see good, objective and informative reviews, they help a lot.
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