- Brand Name: Kaito
- Model Number: KA009R
- Power Source Type: Corded-Electric, Solar, Battery
- Item Height: 5.5 inches
- Item Length: 6.5 inches
Kaito KA009R 4-Way Powered Emergency Crank Radio with Shortwave Antenna T1.
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- AM/FM, Shortwave 1-4, TV Ch.2-13, NOAA Wearher Band & Aviation Band
- 4-Way Powered: AC Adapter (included) / DC / Solar / Hand Crank
- 3.5 mm cell phone charger output jack with adpaters compatible with all major brands cell phones
- Kaitio T1 shortwave antenna included for improved shortwave reception
- 1 Year Manufacturer's warranty
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Top Customer Reviews
As far as quality goes it seems OK. I haven't used it a long time or taken it apart to check the inside. The battery cover could be hinged but it seems to snap on well enough.
Of course, the one thing this radio does well is what it was made for. It works from many different power sources. It might help to complete a cell phone call if you keep cranking it. It has a light. It's a small light but it's better than a dead flashlight. It comes with cell phone adapters, an auxiliary antenna, and an AC adapter. If you are in the market for an emergency radio this one offers a lot for the price.
I also bought the flashlight that cranks. I feel that this was a very worthwhile buy especially when you have several choices for power. I especially like that if the a/c runs out, you have AA batteries, solar and if all else fails.......hand crank power! This is a worthy buy!
Oh by the way, it is also a short wave radio so you can listen to the world when all of the lights are out and you are bored!
Instructions are easy to understand and are very informative regarding Short Wave radio. Amazon's advertisement should say that since TV went digital, this radio cannot receive TV signals (says so on the Kaito box), but there are so many other stations to listen to, who needs it? Weather stations came in loud and clear, and I've had "weather" radios that got no signal, so this was very good.
We just experienced our first hurricane here and the power was out for weeks in some places, meaning most folks could not charge their cell phones and were completely out of communication - not good. The KA0094R also comes with several cell phone charger adapters.
If you are ever in a disaster with no power and need to hear emergency information, this is the radio to have. I highly recommend this good quality emergency radio.
The unit is smaller than I expected but seems quite compact, portable and durable. The crank appears to be as solid as it can get for the price. The sound quality out of the little speaker is better than I expected. The LED light is a nice touch.
What I am not pleased with is the bleed through of FM frequencies into the shortwave bands. I know I live in a city with many FM frequencies flying around but I think this problem should be corrected in future products.
I think it's a good product for the price, but the tuner really needs improvement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The radio met all my needs for when there is a solar, a Russian, North Korean or Iranian EMP.Published 10 months ago by William Weyland
This item arrived in a bigger box(double the size of this tiny radio) and there was no packing in between so I'n sure it was bounced around quite a bit. Read morePublished on June 11, 2014 by jamew
Very happy with this radio. It is sturdy and easy to use. Good sound and strong reception. Lots of nice features.Published on April 22, 2014 by stlouismo
Case seems cheap, tuning knob is too small and it feels like the tuner will not hold up in long run, but too early to say for sure, Seems to charge from solar panel ok, I use it... Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by miki1995
This radio is pretty cool. I like that you can hand crank it instead of using batteries. Going to bring it to the beach.Published on June 16, 2013 by Lisa K. Flickinger
Good to use when there is an outage. Always good to be prepared and this is one of my many items for such a purpose.Published on May 28, 2013 by Christine Culliton