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Sangean MMR-88 AM/FM/Weather+Alert Emergency Radio. Solar/Hand Crank/USB/Flashlight, Siren, Smartphone Charger
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- Public Alert Certified Weather Alert Radio
- DSP Digital AM/FM/WX Tuner
- 19 Pre-sets (mixed AM/FM)
- USB A to Micro B Cable and Hand strap included
- Bright Backlit LCD Display
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MMR-88 at a Glance:
- Public Alert Certified Radio
- Charge by Hand Crank, USB or Solar Power
- DSP Digital AM/FM/WX Tuner
- 19 Pre-sets (mixed AM/FM)
- Bright Backlit LCD display
- Adjustable LED flashlight (Hi, Low, Blinking, SOS Morse Code)
- Stereo headphone output
- Built-in speaker
- Built-in clock
- Emergency buzzer
- 4-level battery indication monitor
- 90-minute auto shut-off feature
- DC Out (5V/0.3A) USB A port for charging mobile phone or MP3 device
- DC In (5V/0.5A) Micro USB B port for charging the MMR-88
- USB A to Micro B Cable and hand strap included
Sangean MMR-88 Emergency Alert Solar Hand Crank USB AM/FM Portable Radio
Includes LED Morse Code Flashlight and Smart Phone Charger
The MMR-88 is a rugged digital AM/FM Public Alert Certified Radio with three charging modes (Hand Crank, USB, or Solar Power). No matter where you are, the MMR-88 lets you listen to your favorite music, news, and radio programs while keeping you safe with up to date weather forecasting and alerts.
This Public Alert Certified Radio alerts you of severe weather warnings. And with a built-in adjustable LED Flashlight and loud emergency buzzer you can carry safety with this radio no matter where you go.
Features a built-in high power 850mAh Lithium-ion rechargeable battery that can be charged using one of three charging methods, including the built-in Hand Crank/Dynamo Power, USB, or let mother nature charge it utilizing Sangean's state of the art Solar Panel. Power wherever and whenever you need it.
Compatible with your USB devices and media players, the MMR-88 is extremely versatile and user friendly. Not only can you charge this radio with 3 different options, but you can also charge your USB compatible devices with the supplied USB A to Micro B Cable.
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Top customer reviews
A HUGE selling point for me for this radio was the fact that the rechargeable battery can be replaced. The cheap rechargeable battery that comes with this radio is going to be the source of most, if not all, negative reviews. And the battery is usually going to be the first thing that fails on radios like this. When that happens to a radio with an inaccessible internal battery, you're out of luck. The battery is the only reason I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5. Toss it aside as a backup and then search for and order an authentic (there are a bunch of fakes) AW brand IMR 18350 800 mah lithium ion rechargeable battery. This will eliminate any charging issues and will last the life of the radio if you are just using if for emergencies. The radio itself charges fairly quickly via usb and the cable is included. I use the plug for my iPhone instead of the computer. All in all this seems to be a quality, well made radio. Seeing that I couldn't find a single radio for less than $150 that was made in the USA, this is definitely a step above the typical cheap Chinese crap out there.
The construction is very substantial. It's made with the same plastic material used in the making of various construction-site things that "take a licking but keep on ticking". The radio is protected from "drop" damage by thick, screwed on, rubberized protective caps. One rubberized end has a flap that gives access to/protects the connections for headphones (the use of which mute the speaker), USB power-in and USB power-out. Now, DO realize that this is a basic AM/FM radio with a Weather Band and an Emergency Weather Alert setting. You cannot play your iPod or iPhone through it as it has no external input. You CAN, however, charge either of these items from the radio itself. The quality, design and construction of this radio is absolutely excellent. Instructions for use are straightforward and easy to understand.
Although it weighs only about 14 ounces (with the included Lithium-Ion battery), it feels much more substantial. It is conveniently small (3.5"H x 2.5"D x 6.0"L) with a retractable antenna for both FM and Weather bands. There are 7 Weather band stations, but expect to get only 1 or 2 local stations to come in; frankly, that's all that will be available in any particular area. In times of potentially bad weather (e.g., the risk of tornado), the radio has a "Weather Alert" setting that, if a local/national weather alert is issued, will give you an "alarm" that will be followed by the actual alert; a near-essential feature here in the Midwest, but also useful in other areas of the country (again, when camping, hiking or in the car, this can be a life-saving feature).
The sound from the mono speaker is very good. Although the radio has no tone controls, they're not needed. There is an excellent balance of tone, not too much bass or treble; very easy to listen to. FM reception is very good. I don't listen to AM often, but I tried several stations to see how well the radio did. It passed with flying colors. The radio has a ferrite antenna for AM reception, so the telescopic antenna isn't needed. The stations I listened to all came in quite clear and without the AM static I grew up with. I'm about 20 miles north of Milwaukee and I was still able to get a Chicago station, loud and clear: impressive.
The incremental volume control goes from "0" to "30". A good listening level, for me, is between "14" (in a quiet situation) to "24" (in a noisy environment). With the volume at the max of "30", very slight distortion was evident in the most-used FM band. Because the AM band has less fidelity, it can be "cranked" to the highest volume level without regard to any kind of distortion. Likewise the Weather band (the fidelity of which sucks, anyway).
Sangean claims the battery will provide about 10 hours of power with the radio in AM mode. In FM mode (at a moderate sound setting of 20), it gave me over that much time before the charge light told me it needed recharging. Pretty decent since it can be fully recharged in about 2-hours with a USB input (I use a direct AC to USB charger. It may take slightly longer with a PC-based USB power connection).
When in the off position, the radio displays the current time. Once turned on, you can select stations with "band select" followed by manual tuning , or you can select up to 19 presets (AM & FM combined) which are easily programmed. In warmer, sunnier times the radio is automatically run or charged by direct sunlight by way of a large solar panel on the top of the radio (15 hours of direct sunlight = full charge). In a "worse case" scenario, you can run the radio using the folding & included "Dynamo" crank handle. The Dynamo provides 5-7 minutes of use for every minute of cranking at about 120 cranks/minute; not ideal, but useful in dire situations.
Finally, the radio also has an LED light that provides (my estimates) a steady "high" brightness of about 15 lumens, a low night-lite level of about 2 lumens. It also provides a steady pulse light (on high only) of about 1/second and a standard SOS signal at the same brightness level. In keeping with the emergency theme, the radio`has an "Emergency Alert" button that produces a piercing, pulsing sound for purposes of location.
On the overall, I can't think of anything else I would want in an emergency radio The sound is good enough that I will be using this in my main bathroom on a regular basis for local music/news while I shower and keep it charged with an AC adapter. All-in-all, I feel better that I have a radio that I can use anywhere that will keep my both entertained AND informed without any loss of power worries. Highly recommended!
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