With all the weather that we're been experiencing (hot, hot, hotter), it's a good idea to be prepared in case of a power outage or other emergency.
(And this goes out to all of you are in hurricane season now, too).
(Oh, and before I forget, how about all of those poor folks in Queens who were without power for so long -- thank you Con Ed.)
Eton's Multi-purpose Hand-crank Radio American Red Cross FR400 may be one of the longest product names you can imagine, but it does pack a wallop of features -- specificaly those features you need when you're without power. It is the one gadget you need for emergencies.
(It's like an electronic Swiss Army knife.)
The FR400 provides you with a water-resistant AM/FM/Water-Resistant emergency radio with NOAA weather channels, TV-VHF, flashlight, siren and cell phone charger.
What's really, really cool about this product is some seriously old school technology. Using the hand-crank power generator chargesthe internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery pack in times of need.
(Yes, you read correctly -- hand crank -- like in the early days of automobiles.)
Let's get to the feature set so I don't miss anything:
- AM/FM/NOAA/TV1/TV2-VHF channels 2-13
- Water-resistant body
- NOAA Weather: All 7 channels plus “Alert” function
- Hand-crank power generator
- 3 LED light system with emergency flash
- Emergency siren
- Built-in cell phone charger
- Crank-charge system charges built-in rechargeable battery
- Charges rechargeable battery via AC Adaptor (included)
- Powered by 3 AA batteries
- Can be powered with all batteries removed by continuous cranking
- Dimensions: 4.5” H x 8.6” W x 2” D (114mm x 220mm x 50mm) = small
- Weight: 1.5 lbs. (Lightweight)