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There have been several times in my life where I was without power in an emergency situation and had no radio, no light and no idea of what was happening. This is exactly the type of situation that having this Survival Radio can be helpful.
Most important is that you do not have to worry about replacing batteries. Have you ever found an old transistor radio and tried to turn it on only to find that the battery is dead. Then when you open the battery compartment you discover that the battery has leaked inside the radio? That can't happen with this radio.
There are three ways to charge the battery in this radio: by USB, by solar power, by using the built-in hand crank. That is immensely useful.
Another practical feature is that you can use the survival radio to provide enough current to your smartphone to allow you to make an emergency call. It is not designed to fully charge a smartphone, only to charge a dead battery enough to enable you to make an emergency call. A 2.5mm plug and adapter with three different tips are included to assist in this (microUSB, miniUSB and USB female.)
The Survival Radio has three bands: WX (NOAA), FM, and AM. A collapsable antenna helps with reception and the sound quality is what you would expect from a small transistor type radio. It's actually decent sound and very easily understood with regards to listening to Weather Forecasts on the WX band. A backlight is available for the radio LCD display.
This is lightweight, compact and extremely useful device to have in your home, RV or while camping. It seems to be relatively durable and I feel more secure knowing that I'll have a reliable way to have a flashlight, radio and emergency charging device for my smartphone in case of emergencies or power-outages.
I was provided a complimentary Survival Radio for testing and review purposes. I have attempted to review it fairly and honestly. If you have any questions please leave a comment and I'll try to answer as best I can.