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Ambient Weather WR-111B Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Digital Radio, Flashlight, Cell Phone Charger with NOAA Certified Weather Alert & Cables

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  • The ADVENTURER is a Digital AM/FM NOAA Weather Alert Radio and a powerful 3 LED flashlight, with smart phone charger, all in one portable package.
  • Five way charger - charge from a USB device (computer), DC, AC or wall power (optional), hand crank, or solar panel (solar panel is a battery life extender and will not fully charge the battery).
  • Sets itself apart from other crank chargers - you can fully charge the WR-111B through the USB/AC/DC adaptor with no cranking.
  • High quality digital tuner provides assured access to news, weather information and illumination whenever and wherever you need it.
  • This dependable radio, with integrated LED flashlight, offers a choice of self-charge, solar and external recharge power options.
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CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

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Product Description

Power Specifications:

Dynamo Power:The hand crank generator charges the internal Lithium Ion battery

Solar Power: You can play this radio with sunlight or charge the Lithium Ion battery

USB Power: With the included adapter, you can play or charge with USB power from a computer

Rechargeable Power: 3.7V/800 mAh Lithium Ion Batery Included (non-proprietary) Maximum Power Consumption: 0.5W

Radio Bands:
AM: 525 KHz to 1710KHz
FM: 88MHz to 108 MHz
Digital 7-Channel Weather Band
Weather Alert Mode with audible and visual indication

Other Features:

USB Charging Cable
Mini, Micro and USB charging tips included (Apple™ owners can use the USB cable that came with your IPod, IPhone, or IPad)
3-LED Flashlight
Retractable Antenna
Audio line out (headphone jack)
Wrist lanyard
Dimensions: 5.5" x 3.0" x 2.0"
Weight: less than 0.5 lbs.


• Ideal as an everyday radio, MP3/MP4 USB dock and an essential part of any preparedness kit. Always ready to provide vital information and illumination in any emergency.

• Rubberized finish makes the ADVENTURER comfortable to grip.

• Green energy - a sustainable product that's built to last. The WR-111 offers a real alternative to grid electricity or fossil fuels, so you can feel cleaner about your nature experience. Never worry about buying, carrying or disposing of batteries again.

• The ADVENTURER self-charge mechanism converts over 70% of your kinetic energy into stored electricity. Self-charge while playing anytime to top up the power - never miss the end of that song, the end of the game or that last item in the news report.


Comparison Chart








Digital Tuner
Weather Alert
Crank Power
Solar Power
USB Charger
Rechageable Battery
Battery Capacity (mAh)
Dry Cell Batteries
Smart Phone Charger
LED Flashlight
Flashing Beacon
Emergency Siren
Preset Channels
Headphone Jack
Auxillary Input Jack

Product Information

Style Name:Without AC Adaptor
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 2 x 3 inches
Item Weight 4.8 ounces
Shipping Weight 4.8 ounces
Manufacturer Ambient Weather
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Item model number WR-111
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
3.8 out of 5 stars 2,414 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #133,264 in Home and Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home and Kitchen)
#63 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Compact Radios & Stereos > Emergency Radios
#72 in Electronics > Portable Audio & Video > Radios > Shortwave Radios

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Overall this is a good product. The radio itself seems sturdy. I'm a bit hard of hearing and the radio is loud enough for me. The radio stations and weather station both came in very clearly. The cell phone charger worked, as well. But the feature I was most excited about was the "weather alert" mode, and that is where a bit of disappointment settled in.

When I first opened the box I removed the tab from the battery compartment and fully charged the radio with the USB adapter per the manual recommendations. I listened to the radio for 30 minutes and then set it on "weather alert" mode. I placed the radio in a sunny window so it would continue to charge through the solar panel. The next morning when I woke up I noticed the radio was no longer in weather alert mode and only the time was displayed on the radio. I turned the radio on and got about 3 mins of play before it shut off and flashed a battery warning.

I was confused as to why the radio only gave me 30 minutes of play before quitting on me after a full charge. I suspected either I had a faulty product or the "weather alert" mode was a power drain to the product.

I e-mailed Ambient Weather and got a very quick response from Ed, who confirmed my suspicion that the "weather alert" mode drains the battery. He recommended that I purchase a USB to AC adapter for when the radio is in "weather alert" mode. He also said that the solar charge feature wasn't enough to keep up with the "weather alert" mode. He did say that they needed to include that information in the manual in the future.

I am disappointed in the fact that I couldn't just set the radio in the window and kind of forget about it until I received a "weather alert." Other than that, I'm happy with the purchase.
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I LOVE THIS RADIO!!! This is my review of the Ambient Weather ADVENTURER emergency radio. I left out in the video that the battery is removable and replaceable. If you live in an area that has earthquakes, tornadoes, floods or hurricanes you need this radio. In an emergency you should have 1) food 2) water 3) THIS RADIO!!!

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Firstly, let me say that this is a well designed weather radio - the digital tuner works well in AM, FM, & Weather modes, & sounds clear. I also like the dual charging modes - the solar panel works well even indoors (near a window), and the hand crank gives a lot of charge in a short amount of cranking. The crank handle seems quite sturdy (unlike some other hand-crank devices I've owned in the past). And the whole case is surrounded with a rubbery jacket that looks like it would survive the accidental drops that always seem to happen.

But here's where the fun surprises start:
- the unit includes cables & adapters for most any cell phone, enabling you to add a boost charge to your cell phone. Also, you can use the speaker in the Radio with your iPod / iPhone music player - it's no Bose system, but the speaker is better than the ones in your phone. And, with the solar charger, you can do this all day without killing your phone battery!
- the LED flashlight is a nice feature - it's plenty bright, and works for a long time when you charge the battery with the hand-crank.
- the Radio's re-chargeable battery can be easily replaced when it wears out - this is a refreshing surprise compared to so many other devices that have to be thrown away when the re-chargeable battery wears out (are you listening, Philips Sonicare?)
- there's yet another cable that enables you to charge up via a USB port. Not really sure when this would be handy, but they've sure covered all the bases with this one!

A couple minor complaints:
- it would be convenient if there was a compartment for the little adapter cables. The case seems large enough for this...
- the battery-low indicator is activated (according to the manual) when the voltage drops below 3V.
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10/30/2012: I liked this radio when it arrived a month ago (just in time for a Tornado Watch in my area). I charged it in the window with the solar cell and it sounded great. It fit my bug-out bag, seemed sturdy. It's functions, especially as a charger for cells, etc. were attractive.

Yesterday during the worst of Hurricane Sandy we were without power. We plugged our cell phone into the charger and started hand cranking. We're handy people and we take care of our equipment, so we were careful. First there was a creaking noise, some resistance and a burned smell. Then the crank jammed and broke off. So we were without cell and without radio in the emergency situation for which we bought it!

I can't thank the manufacturers enough! Here I was, thinking I was well-prepared. Good riddance to that assumption!

PS (10/31/2012). Someone from Ambient almost immediately contacted me and said they are shipping me a new radio under the one-year warranty. If it turns out to have been a problem with just this one item, I am happy to try another one since, as I wrote, I like the functions. Let's see what happens. I will use it a couple of times soon (in a non-emergency situation!) and will change the rating according to the success/failure of the hand crank!
One thing I can say: they have great customer service!
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