Etón SCORPION Rugged, Portable Multi-Purpose Digital Radio with Crank Power Back-up and Weather Alerts - Green (NSP100GR)
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- Multi-function radio can charge smartphones
- Features a flashlight, weather alerts, crank and solar back-up power options, carabiner and flashlight
- must-have to take camping, use around the house and keep in your 'go-bag'
- Digital AM/FM radio
- NOAA weather band alerts you to bad weather heading your way
- Bright LED flashlight to light your way
- Solar panel charges the internal battery
- Crank charging - charges the internal battery or your smartphone
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- Brand Name: Etón
- Model Number: NSP100GR
- Tuner Technology: Digital
- Power Source Type: DC
- Item Height: 2.5 inches
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From the Manufacturer
A Radio for Everyday Preparedness
When emergencies or outdoor adventures take you off the grid, you need a device that can meet your multiple needs. The Etón Scorpion is a compact unit that you can easily store in a safety kit or toss in your rucksack and take with you anywhere you go. With the rugged exterior skin and aluminum carabiner, the SCORPION is designed to endure any extreme outdoor conditions or emergency situation you may find yourself in the midst of.
The emergency essential features include a crank powered handle, built-in LED flashlight, and USB/cell phone charger. The high-quality digital AM/FM tuner provides you with news, entertainment and public service announcements. Not only that, but it also integrates a NOAA Weather Band receiver that brings you weather forecasts, alerts and other emergency messages - information vital to backpackers and travelers.
In addition to the crank powered handle, the Scorpion also includes a powerful solar panel with a battery charge indicator to ensure that you’re always aware of the amount of power you have remaining. The digital tuner/display allows for precise tuning and optimal reception everywhere you go. And if that wasn’t enough, there is an AUX-in for the pure enjoyment of music from an iPod or mp3. It’s perfect for any room in your house or any outdoor venue.
Generate energy to power this sleek unit by simply setting it under the sun or with a few turns of the hand crank. Free yourself and ease your mind with self-powered radio broadcasts anytime anywhere.
AM/FM/NOAA Weather Band
Easy tuning to any band whether it’s AM (520-1710 KHz), FM (87-108 MHz) or NOAA weather band. This keeps the listener tuned-in to weather forecasts, alerts and other emergency messages—information vital during severe weather conditions.
AUX-IN and Headphone Jack
Simply plug any iPod or mp3 player and take your music with you. Listen to your music without distractions.
USB phone charger
Charge virtually any phone or small electrical device with this added feature.
Top Customer Reviews
Reasons I bought this was ...
1:audio input.To basically have a solar/crank powered speaker for my iphone (extends iphones battery life)
2. To crank charge USB devices.
3.Mainly to have something to charge stuff ( mainly iPhone 3GS ) during power outages, no sun, night time , emergencies.
4. Bottle opener. Because I am tired of not be able to open my drinks??? This space should have been used to store earbuds,an extra long wire antenna or perhaps a little raincoat/bag for the scorpion.
Solar charges itself in full sun in a few hours.
Crank charges itself to full charge with about 300 cranks(3 minutes) giving about 45 minutes radio time( much more if you use headphones) and Hours of flashlight time.
Even when the radio dies the flashlight will keep going for about 30 minutes or more.
Power input is there but no adaptor included. This unit doesn't take removable rechargable batteries(AA) but it could be incorporated through the power input if one knew how to add up AA or AAA batteries voltage to match the input voltage of the input.
Solar Charging iPhone: not going to happen without rewiring it from the inside. Panel is too small anyway and not worth it , would take days to charge. Get a Goal Zero Guide Ten portable solar charging kit. solar charges an iPhone in an hour and charges 4 AA batteries too.just awesome!
Crank charging is the only way they designed this device to charge an iphone. No charging from the solar panel or from the scorpions stored collected energy in its internal battery.
Crank charging iphone:tricky but it works.Read more ›
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.
Overall the design and build quality is top notch. We're not weekend campers, but with two kids this will be a great addition to our trip gear. Small, lightweight, rugged and functional.
The only complaint I have is the placement of the antenna. With the unit lying so the speaker and solar panels are facing up, the antenna has a limited area to move around. But I consider this a minor issue.
Note: The dimensions are for the main body of the Scorpion, and doesn't include the clip. The overall length is 6.5", and the other dimensions seem accurate.
See my response to this post for an updated report...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a gift and it broke the first day of use. Packaging, delivery, etc. was fine.Published 2 months ago by anonymous
Neat little gadget for a bug out bag, works well and you get lots of fm frequenciesPublished 2 months ago by Everyday Guy
Battery only lasts 20 min listening to the radio & you can not charge a cell phone unless its plugged in or your cranking at 100mph...Published 6 months ago by Al Abrolat