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Swiss+Tech ST84500 BodyGard Platinum Series Survivor 12-in-1 Self-Powered Emergency Radio

3.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

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  • Super-bright LED flashlight - high and low beam modes, red emergency flasher- signals distress or alerts oncoming traffic; includes flashlight LED, alarm flasher, manual phone charger
  • Easy to read compass large, 14 mm diameter, oil-filled, signaling mirror
  • Cell phone charging output, low voltage output for charging cell phones and MP3 players
  • Motion activated security alarm, motion sensor activates sonic alarm
  • Self-charging, powerful hand crank to generate power, state-of-the-art lithium-ion batteries technology used in cell phones and laptops
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Technical Details

Brand Swiss+Tech
Model ST84500
Item Weight 12 ounces
Product Dimensions 8.7 x 7.1 x 2.5 inches
Item model number ST84500
Manufacturer Part Number ST84500

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ASIN B003OAIGWM
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #428,477 in Automotive (See top 100)
#183 in Automotive > Interior Accessories > Safety > Safety Kits
Shipping Weight 12 ounces
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available February 9, 2011

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Product Description

Be prepared for anything; indoor, outdoor, emergency or non-emergency. This self-powered 12-in-1 unit can generate power when you need, wherever you need it. Never worry about batteries for your flashlight. Never worry about charging your cell phone and MP3 player. The flashing red light, panic button and motion activated security alarm helps to protect you from harm - at home, while biking, camping, hiking, fishing, hunting and boating. If you get lost, the compass and signaling mirror can help you find your way or lead others to find you. BodyGard Survivor 12-in-1 Self-Powered Emergency Companion is the newest product in Swiss Tech's line of self-powered emergency preparedness tools. Its revolutionary design enables you to quickly power-up your cell phone, MP3 player, the bright white LED flashlight, red emergency flashers, sonic alarm and FM digital radio by winding a hand crank to generate power and recharge the battery. There's a built-in storage compartment for pills, matches and small items. In addition to vehicle emergencies, The BodyGard Survivor 12-in-1 can be used to signal for help or to ward off attackers when walking, biking and hiking. With the push of a button, its sonic alarm emits a high-decibel output. Its flashing red distress light is also push-button activated to signal and direct help to ones location. The high-intensity flashlight helps users find their way in low light conditions. Super-bright LED flashlight - high and low beam modes, red emergency flasher- signals distress or alerts oncoming traffic easy to read compass large, 14 mm diameter, oil-filled, signaling mirror cell phone charging output, low voltage output for charging cell phones, MP3 players, etc. Motion activated security alarm, motion sensor activates sonic alarm. This comes in a deluxe gift box.

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I took the chance and ordered this when it had no feedback. I was burned.

In theory, this is a fantastic tool. I loved that it has a temperature gauge, compass, signal mirror, radio, various LED lights, and can be charged AC or hand crank. More than anything, the motion sensor caught my attention. In my "what if the world ends" scenario, the motion sensor really stood out as a useful addition, and not one I'd seen before.

After receiving the first, I immediately noticed it does NOT come with an AC charger. I re-read the wording, and it was ambiguous. After talking with an Amazon rep, he assured me it SHOULD come with the AC charger. The plastic holder inside the box clearly has a spot/depression/outline for one. The other thing that was very quickly obvious is that I couldn't get it charged at all, even after vigorously using the hand crank. The temp gauge and compass were decent.

Thus, I sent that one back, hoping the replacement would be vastly improved. No such luck. Still no AC charger, although this one actually held the charge when I cranked it. But the radio is pure dung and can't pick up a single station. Living semi-close to Denver, that shouldn't be. And the volume? Goes from silence to god-awful loud (static) in one click - no in-between. Finally, the compass is worthless on this one. No matter what I do, it tells me West is North. I may not be the sharpest tool, but in my own home, I know where North is.

I used another (seemingly...) compatible AC charger with this, which does appear to be doing the job. The cheap little compass isn't the worst loss, as much of my equipment has other compasses. The lack of radio signal (and volume), though, is very discouraging. I guess my little Eton radio and charger will have to continue to suffice.
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I don't know what else to say. It is a bulky $30 crank flashlight. Nothing else works or has any practical use. No charger, no phone charger cable or adapter, the motion sensor only goes off if you shake the unit (what is the use?), panic alarm my two year son enjoys dancing to!...oh the radio worked great for me in the city...
I have never left a review before but could not let this one slide. Spend $ on something else you can use.
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I bought this item as a gift.. it would have been great for the person who I was giving it to except it did NOT charge at all or even turn on when you wound the back of it. piece of crap I returned it and got something else
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I think this will be a good item to have while hiking/camping. I like the idea of having an ability to charge my cell phone. Problem is I can't find a cable (not included) that will allow me to charge my iPhone. Tried Radio Shack; they said to go on the product line and buy the accessory. Still looking.
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I bought several of these for the emergency backpacks I am putting together. I am overall impressed with this due to the multiple features included, my only reservation is with the buttons for the radio as they are difficult to press.
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I live in Mexico City and I bought this product thinking in an earthquake. The 1985 eathquake in Mexico City, left a huge part of my city totally collapsed. I hope i will never have to use it but since we cannot predict eartquakes and it has an alarm, light, and battery charger for my cell pone, I feel safe knowing I have it if I get trapped in a collapsed building and be able to send sound signals so my family and I can be found!!
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I haven't actually used this myself, but I bought the first one for my wife, and she was so enthusiastic about it that I got one for my son who logs a couple of thousand miles a week in his job. He likes it too. It looks to be well made, but only time will tell about durability.
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I recommend this survivor 12 in 1 if your wrist is in good shape. It takes a whole lot of cranking to get power. But if you are stuck in the middle of nowhere, this little gem will definitely come in handy. It is lightweight, easy to use and plenty of options to use too. The only downfall that I found was the amount of cranking before it will work.
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