American Red Cross FRX3 Hand Crank NOAA AM/FM Weather Alert Radio with Smartphone Charger
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- Receives AM/FM & Weather band Alerts
- Charges your smartphone via USB
- Multiple power options; rechargeable batteries, hand crank, solar power, and AAA batteries
- LED flashlight & emergency beacon
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|Dimensions||2.6 inches x 6.9 inches x 5.8 inches||2.4 inches x 5 inches x 1.6 inches||2.6 inches x 6.9 inches x 5.8 inches||1 inches x 6.25 inches x 2.6 inches|
|Item Weight||1.33 pounds||0.45 pounds||0.93 pounds||0.49 pounds|
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From the Manufacturer
Be Red Cross Ready
The American Red Cross encourages everyone to be prepared for emergencies and disasters. Since these events can strike suddenly, individuals and families can make a difference by gathering important emergency supplies, making a plan and being informed.
Being Red Cross Ready is to join the ranks of the millions of people who are preparing themselves today to face and overcome tomorrow’s emergencies. Simple preparedness actions can equip people with the necessities that can make all the difference should an emergency occur.
Safe and Sound
Keep your household prepared with the American Red Cross FRX3. The hand turbine rechargeable FRX3 is a preparedness radio with AM/FM, all seven NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) weather band stations and the “Alert” system. When the “Alert” function is on, the radio will automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms.
More Power to You
Spin the hand turbine for one minute to get 10-15 minutes of radio and flashlight use or place the FRX3 in the sun for a passive charging option. There are also AAA battery and DC power alternatives (mini-USB included).
Don’t Just Use It At Home
The American Red Cross FRX3 is great to take on camping trips. It will light your way, provide music around the fire, give you access to news & weather and also can charge your phone.
Power Your Phone
The American Red Cross FRX3 also serves as a renewable power source for your other critical devices because of its USB smartphone charger. Simply plug in your phone into the USB port and power will automatically “dump charge” to your phone, just like plugging into the wall. There are many products out there that have a USB cell phone charger, but most don’t have the capability to charge a smartphone like the FRX3.
Lights the Way
The bright LED flashlight is always handy…at home, at the office, or even in the car. And the red flashing beacon is ideal for emergencies. Thanks to the glow-in-the-dark locator, the FRX3 is always easy to find.
- Height: 6.9" (17.5cm)
- Width: 5.8" (14.7cm)
- Depth: 2.6" (6.6cm)
- Weight: 0.93lbs (0.42kg)
- The American Red Cross logo is a registered trademark owned by the American National Red Cross. Official Licensed Product of the American Red Cross.
Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio with display and alarm clock. If you want more than just the radio, there’s an AUX-input to play your own tunes. And, when you want to listen alone, just plug in your favorite headphones.
- Receives AM/FM (digital radio)
- All 7 NOAA/Environment Canada Weather band radio broadcast
- “Alert” function that broadcasts emergency weather alerts
- Hand turbine and solar power for recharging on the fly
- USB smartphone charge
- Long-lasting LED flashlight
- One red LED flashing beacon
- AAA battery option (batteries not included)
- DC power option (mini-USB cord included)
- AUX-input to play music from external MP3 player
- Headphone output
- Glow-in-the-dark locater
- Back-lit display and Illuminated buttons
- Alarm clock
Top Customer Reviews
The main feature that clinched it for me wasn't really even advertised. I compared this to the eton FR600 and the Axis. The FRX3 does state in the manual that it dump-charges like the Axis (and it DOES), but it's not really advertised anywhere else. The styling looks a little nicer too than the AXIS. But the FRX3 supports solar charging, and the Axis does NOT. They're both the same price, but an extra power source is a definite plus, especially if it's "free". You CAN tune the FRX3 with the knob, or the up and down buttons, a nice feature I stumbled upon. It also supports 24 hour time, but it's not in the manual. Just press SET for the hour, again for the minutes, and again for the 12/24 hour. The unit charges through a window even on a slightly over cast day, so I can leave it in the window and not worry about the battery going dead from non-use, or having to keep it plugged in.Read more ›
* Does EVERYTHING is says it does, some things REALLY well
* AM, FM, and Weather Radio features are nice multiple options
* 3 x LED flashlight is power stingy, useful bright
* Handy footprint
* Sturdy feeling and solid crank
* Esthetically pleasing
* Lots of different powering options
* Comes with mini-USB to USB cord for running power from a laptop
* No gauge to indicate power level remaining or if fully charged
* Does not come with external power supply (not meant to be day-to-day radio)
* Not waterproof (not advertised as waterproof)
* Documentation could be clearer (it is "adequate")
Having the right cables and USB adapters are relevant to charging this device, and using it to charge a cell phone. I suggest (and have done this myself) keeping your cables wrapped up and attached with a "twistie" to the lanyard that comes with the radio. That way when you pop this in your emergency kit these will be attached to the device for use. Put these all in a heavy-duty ziploc baggy and, throw in with your emergency kit at home, on your boat, in your car, or with your camping gear, and you're good to go.
SUMMARY: All features worked well and as advertised. For details, feel free to read below.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This one was a gift to my mother but we've had an identical or at least older version for many years, I think over ten but not sure. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
Love it works easy ,,,excellent gift for people who does not know what to give ..:)Published 3 days ago by Yvonne
Decent simple radio and can be used for emergencies. However, when not in use, both types of batteries drain very fast and I don't know why.Published 3 days ago by FreddieJ
Very happy w/my American Red Cross FRx3 hand crank radio. Everyone should have one.Published 7 days ago by Mavis Johnson
Great. I haven't had to try it on an emergency but tested it and I'm very happy and feeling much better with it in hand, esp down here in Florida where we get hurricanes.Published 12 days ago by Helen S.
Works well and is as clear as is to be expected. Crank isn't too stiff, but provides enough resistance to be comfortable to turn. Read morePublished 12 days ago by James C