Eton American Red Cross ARCFR360R Solarlink Self-Powered Digital AM/FM/NOAA Radio with Solar Power, Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
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- AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz) NOAA weatherband ¿ all 7 channels Built-in 3 white LED light source 1 flashing red LED
- Can be powered from four different sources: Dynamo/hand crank which charges the Ni-MH battery; From 3 AAA batteries (not included);
- USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included) 3.5 mm headphone input Dimensions: 6.25x 6.5x 2.75and 158.75 x 165 x 69.85 mm (W x H x D)
- Accessories: owner's manual, warranty card Specifications subject to change.Weight: 1 lb. and 450 g
- From the AC via USB adapter (not included); Solar power which charges Ni-MH battery
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Self-Powered Digital AM/FM/NOAA Radio with Solar Power, Flashlight, and Cell Phone Charger
From the Manufacturer
American Red Cross SOLARLINK FR360 by Etón Be Red Cross ReadyEtón Corporation makes some of the most highly regarded emergency radios in the industry. Our radios can operate without batteries. Turn the crank to power them up, or in the case of the Etón SOLARLINK, harness the power of the sun. Listen to AM or FM radio for important updates, use the built-in flashlight to find your way around in the dark, and turn on the emergency siren to help rescuers find you. You can also charge up your cell phone so that you can get in touch with loved ones.
Sleek and portable American Red Cross SOLARLINK FR360
Radios for Everyday Preparedness
The American Red Cross SOLARLINK FR360 by Etón does more than keep you connected. This state-of-the-art self-powered radio represents versatile functionality, skillful construction, impressive design and ultimate preparedness.
The SOLARLINK FR360 can be powered with hand-crank power generator, via the suns light through its skillfully constructed solar panel, with a rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack or via AC Adapter that gives the user four options for powering up this powerful unit! Additional American Red Cross recommended features include AM/FM reception, all seven NOAA weather bands and Alert functionality, built-in flashlight, flashing red LED emergency light, as well as built-in USB cell phone charging capabilities. Luxurious features that distinguish the SOLARLINK FR360 from other emergency radios are a digital tuner, Alarm/Clock functionality and Auxiliary input so that other audio sources can be utilized.
This new spin on an Etón classic incorporates our award winning design and standard feature sets into a sleek easy to use package. It is a multifunctional, portable device ready for any emergency.
No one likes to think about disaster, but being prepared can make chances of surviving one much greater. Included with the purchase of this product is an American Red Cross preparedness guide as well as a donation to the American Red Cross.
Self-powered and multifunctional to give you what you need...
when you need it.
|Solar/Hand Crank |
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.
|Digital AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio |
For precise tuning on any band whether its AM (520-1710 KHz), FM (87-108 MHz), or NOAA (all 7 channels)
|Multiple Outputs - USB phone charger, AUX-IN & Headphone Jack |
Charge virtually any phone or small electrical device with this added feature and simultaneously listen to your iPod, mp3 player or favorite station via built in speaker or your headphones (not included).
4 built in LEDs to light your way through the dark.
The technology featured in the SOLARLINK ensures that you will have everything you need in any situation. With its digital tuner, flashlight, siren and cell phone charging capabilities, one could argue its not just a radio, but a necessity for any emergency. So dont be left in the dark. Be prepared with the American Red Cross SOLARLINK by Etón.
Designed with your adventure in mind.
Rugged Design and Reliable Power Sources
The Etón SOLARLINK FR360 is rugged for outdoor use, and is more than ready to go with no plugs or wires needed. Clever case design protects the analog controls from damage, while rubber gaskets and plugs help keep moisture out of the unit.
Having a device that sports multiple modes of communication means nothing if there is no way to power it. Etón has designed the SOLARLINK FR360 with that thought in mind, and it can be powered in several ways. The built-in rechargeable battery pack can be charged from the integrated dynamo hand crank, or from an optional USB adapter. An array of water resistant, shatterproof, high performance glass encapsulated amorphous solar cells can also run the SOLARLINK FR360. They are efficient enough to power the unit under direct sunlight. These multiple power supplies can also be used to recharge cell phones via USB charging cable (not included).
Award-Winning DesignsEtón Corporations line of independent, self-powered radios have won numerous awards and recognitions. We are committed to progressive product development and stellar design technologies. Some of the awards Etón has been honored with are:
Peace of MindNo one likes to think about disaster. But planning for one can make it easier for you and your family to get through it all. We have a preparedness guide endorsed by the American Red Cross, which can be downloaded at www.etoncorp.com/American_Red_Cross. As an added bonus, when you buy an American Red Cross by Etón product, a portion of your purchase goes to help rebuild communities that have been hit by natural disasters. Etón emergency communications devices are an important addition to any emergency kit. And, with our donations to help communities where disaster has struck, this is a purchase you can feel good about.
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I think this red rounded square version looks better, and cuter, than the newer X-shaped version. Here are the tools you get:
1) Solar panel, to charge the device.
2) Hand crank, to charge the device.
3) Flashlight with 4 LEDs well-positioned in the front.
4) Lots of outputs:
- USB, to charge phones and tablets
- AUX input
- Headphone input
- DC input, to charge the device
5) AM/FM radio with dial, with 7 weather bands.
6) Extendable antenna to help with radio reception.
7) Display screen, for clock/radio information.
8) Battery compartment, to run on rechargeable battery, or your own three AAA batteries.
I've only used it to test all the features, and the point of having it is mainly for emergencies where something is better than nothing.
— POWER —
I like that I can charge this four ways: by solar, by the included rechargeable batteries (or three AAAs), by the hand crank, or with an AC power cord (not included).
If there happens to be dark clouds in the sky because of some (un)natural event, and there are no batteries around, you can use the hand crank. I love that even if multiple options fail or unavailable, the hand crank is still there. Just flip it out in the front and give it a steady crank for a few minutes or for as long as you need to use a function.
However, if there is a zombie apocalypse, you probably don't want to use the hand crank as it is noisy, so you'll have to rely on solar or batteries when that happens. It also comes with a rechargeable set of AAA batteries (or you can use your own AAA batteries) that I presume is charged up by the solar panel/hand crank. The fourth option is an AC cord that you can plug into a wall, which is not included.
— RADIO —
The radio function works like any radio, turn the knob on the right and find a station. There is an extendable antenna at the top in case you need to improve your reception. It also comes with seven weather bands that specifically talk about weather.
— FLASHLIGHT —
The flashlight has four LEDs and is sufficiently bright to find things in the dark.
— COATING —
I took a star off for one thing: the finish. When you first get it you get a nice rubbery matte red coated finish on the outside. However, one of my friends who has the same thing left it out in the sun all the time and now the red part gets sticky. I haven't been able to figure out how to undo this sticky feeling. A matte red plastic could've been a better option.
I'm happy with this purchase, as I feel I will be more prepared when the next hurricane hits New York. Do you know what it was like to live without power for up to two weeks? At least next time, I'll be able to charge my devices and be entertained. Recommended.
That being said, I have used every function on it to make sure it works accordingly, and to make sure I'm not reading the directions when an emergency arises. The flashlight and charger work well. I left it out in the sun for a day to see if the solar works. No problems there. The manual charger is quite a task. You have to turn that crank for quite awhile to charge whatever you are trying to. That seems to be the case with almost all of these emergency chargers. I keep batteries in it, but they will probably be dead by the time I need to use it, so I also keep a fresh set taped to the unit, so I won't have to search for some if they are dead.
Basically you should own one, and have an emergency kit ready. Know how to use everything in it, and hope you never have to use it.
There are a lot of negative comments about the build quality of this radio. I don't think it feels that cheap. It's certainly not as durable as a professional grade radio. It's not water proof and it is not shock-proof; if you dropped it on pavement from above 5 or 6 feet you are liable to break at least one part of this radio. It works great as an emergency radio to keep in your home or bring camping. It's not that great as a true survival radio, and you should not expect this radio to be of that quality since it is less than $100.
The only true flaw I see in the build quality of a radio of this price range is that the crank is plastic...I wish it were metal.
Speaker quality is good enough. Reception was as good as my car radio. Three power options is great to have as well. The radio is very portable.
As some reviewers noted, the cell phone charging feature will ONLY work while you are using the hand crank..it will NOT charge off of battery power. I was able to charge my smart phone with this (HTC EVO 3D).
Didn't test the solar charging..my guess is that it probably takes a while to charge since the solar cell is very small on this radio.
The hand-crank bit works fine
Slight quibble: putting the solar-cell strip on the carrying handle not the best idea - easy to end up fingerprinting it
Torch also ok
But the weather stations are for the US
So if you take it with you on travel, as part of a survival kit, it's a bit of a deadweight
There are much smaller self-powered radios
(although this one scores in that it has a built-in battery but can take AA cells)
In the end, I gave it to my friend who's in the US most of the time