- Brand Name: Eton
- Model Number: NFR160WXR
- Tuner Technology: Digital
- Power Source Type: Solar, Battery
- Item Height: 2.5 inches
Etón NFR160WXR Microlink Self-Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio with Flashlight, Solar Power and Cell Phone Charger (Red)
- AM (520-1710 KHz) and FM (87-108MHz)
- NOAA weatherband - all 7 channels
- Built-in 3 white LED light source
- Powered by solar or dynamo both of which charge internal Ni-MH battery
- USB cell phone charger
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From the Manufacturer
Tune_in: to the MICROLINK FR160 by EtónFor the calm of a sailboat, the curves of a bike trail, the midst of a hurricane, for baseball fans tuning into a game, a bevy of kids camping in the backyard. For everyday adventure, Etón corporation is there to keep you connected, empowered and informed all year round, 365 days a year.
Sleek and portable MICROLINK FR160 helps you define your adventure
Radios for Everyday Adventure
The Etón MICROLINK FR160 does more than keep you connected. 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, ultra-compact companion ready for any adventure.
When emergencies or outdoor adventures take you off the grid, you need a device that can fill multiple needs. The Etón MICROLINK FR160 is so compact that you can easily store in a safety kit or toss in your rucksack and take anywhere. It has a high-quality AM/FM tuner, providing 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.
At only 5.25 inches, the MICROLINK FR160 literally fits in the palm of your hand. It also includes a powerful solar panel, which gives you the freedom to explore without the hassle of batteries or adapters. If that wasnt enough, we also added a full sized USB port to easily charge any small electrical device such as an mp3 player or cell phone. Youll always know whats going on, thanks to the AM, FM and NOAA Weather Band tuners. With the additional flashlight and cell phone charger, you cant go wrong with the MICROLINK as it is one versatile little device.
Ultra-portable and packed with all the features you need.
|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.
|AM/FM/NOAA Weather Band|
Easy tuning to any band whether its 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 messagesinformation vital to backpackers and travelers.
|USB phone charger |
charge virtually any phone or small electrical device with this added feature.
3 built in LEDs to light your way through the dark.
The technology featured in the MICROLINK ensures that you will have everything you need whether you are hitting the beach or climbing the highest peaks. With its solar panel, hand crank, AM/FM/NOAA weather bands and flashlight, this ultra portable unit is perfect for your car, home or any outdoor activity.
Designed with your adventure in mind.
Rugged Design and Reliable Redundant Power Sources
The Etón MICROLINK FR160 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 MICROLINK FR160 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 MICROLINK FR160. 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:
Crank Up Your Next AdventureThere are more adventures to be discovered. Let Etón help you guide the way with unique radio innovations to fit your personality. Define your adventure today.
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Top Customer Reviews
So I pulled the trigger w/ low expectations and am I glad I did. These FR-160's are ideal for their purpose: they provide basic lighting & communication (read: radio/weather) in case of emergency. The quality was shockingly good for only $30. And they're small -- pretend your hand is in a mitten and subtract your thumb...about that size. They're not meant to provide music for a party so don't expect it amazing quality sound. They're not designed to be used on the ocean as your boat's only radio. Don't drop it off a cliff and expect it to be good as new. They're designed to be a compact combination radio/flashlight that can be a lifesaver if you ever need it.
The flashlight is minimal, but I would not expect more from an LED light source. I have my 6-D-Cell Mag light if I need a powerful (luxury) light source.
Tuning the radio is a bit sensitive and can be difficult to fine tune.Read more ›
Update as of 5/14/2012.
I let it sit out in the rain all day today, and it hardly got any water in it... It still works!
M. Mason would want to know exactly how hard the rain was... The weatherman says up to 1"/Hour.
M. Mason would want to know exactly how long it sat in the rain? approximately 8 hours...
I took it apart, noticed about 4 drops of approximately 1 mm in diameter. After an hour, got tired of waiting and put it back together, it seems to work fine.
The AM/FM radio works fine, and the weather radio works. Of course, time will tell how the Dynamo works, but I don't expect water to effect the solar charging. I won't turn the dynamo for a while, as the battery should have a full charge as it sat out in the sun yesterday. How long? I just don't know, sorry M. Mason.
I finally packed it in an air tight container with an old packet of Desiccant to try and dry out any remaining moisture. As long as the packet isn't too saturated, it should work...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was excited about this purchase, but as time passed the radio has become annoying. It works great while it's in the sun, but even if it has been charging all day, I struggle to... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Jennifer Loshaw
I bought one of these as a emergency backup flashlight and radio. DON'T. I left it in a window where it got 6 hours of sun daily and not much heat. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Richard J. Kling
Junk. I bought it for our emergency kit and put it in the kit when it arrived. When I pulled it out to listen to the radio a couple years later, it wouldn't recharge despite days... Read morePublished 4 months ago by WFM
So picture the scene: you've spent six moths meticulously constructing a full-size biplane out of empty toilet roll tubes and egg boxes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by DCJr
2 major problems with thus product. The worst is that the crank handle charging mechanism broke after very little use & unfortunately since it was an item I was saving for mostly... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Malia Okin
Flashlight works great. Barely any cranking needed for the flashlight to work. Everything else works well.Published 4 months ago by Sam K.
I purchased this product 5 years ago, it's kept with my survival gear, but I do take it out on occasion to make sure it's still working. Read morePublished 5 months ago by bruno90068