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FRX3 Rechargeable Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Weather ALERT Radio
Item ID FRX3WXR
This hand-crank, solar-charging radio receives AM/FM and all 7 NOAA/Environment, Canada Weather bands, and can be set to automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts
This hand-crank and solar-charging radio receives AM/FM and all 7 NOAA/Environment, Canada Weather bands, and can be set to automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts. It can also charge your smartphone via USB and works as an emergency LED flashlight and flashing signal beacon. Spin the hand turbine for 60 seconds to get 10-15 minutes of radio and flashlight use or place the FRX3 in the sun for a passive charging option. Plug your phone into the built-in USB smart phone charger that allows a 30 second emergency phone call with one minute of cranking. This multi-powered, multi-function weather alert radio will give you access to news and information in natural disasters such as tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes.
MANUFACTURER PART NUMBERFRX3+WXR
FRX3 Rechargeable Hand Crank AM/FM/NOAA Weather ALERT Radio is rated out of 5 by 9.
Rated 2 out of 5 by MonaT from Included battery doesn't fit My wife bought this radio over a year ago. The included rechargeable battery doesn't fit. We cannot get the cover on if the battery is in place. I waited too long to return it to the Red Cross, and the only thing customer service at Eton would say is that I must not be putting it in right. (I grew up in the 70s and 80s. I know how to install batteries in a radio and close the cover.) It's a very expensive radio to have to use duct tape to keep the battery compartment closed. Everything works, otherwise, but this is very frustrating, and detracts from the usefulness of the radio. I will never buy another product from Eton.
Date published: 2018-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by MGKLT from FRX3 does not have a location for AAA batteries. I bought several FRX2 units and several FRX3 units for gifts. I got the FRX3 units because the video showed (at 0:35) "AAA batteries" with an arrow. I like as many power sources as possible; fresh AAA batteries are the easiest, at least at first, for the potentially frazzled who might not remember to pre-charge. But when I received the FRX3 radios, I discovered that there's only a rechargeable battery, and no place in the radio for AAAs. The rechargeable battery is 2600 mAh, 3.7 V, and it appeared to have a full charge upon arrival.
Date published: 2018-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by KM platelet donor from Great for home emergencies and camping. I bought this on impulse, since the emergency radio I had was several years old, and not always working. Then we took this along on a camping trip (primitive, no electricity). It was very handy and we used it more than we thought just to listen to the radio, and charge our phones.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by bigdave42 from Useful radio I have not yet needed to use this for emergency purposes, but it works fine so far.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 2 out of 5 by stug from I have an eton weather radio I have an old eton weather radio and it still works long after the other ones I have had from radio shack all broke so I want this companies products. I need more info about this new model before I can commit to buy one. Qone Does it take AA batteries? If so how many? Why is this info not included in the add? I would love to see the jack for a head set to be in one of the protected spaces. Not out the back where it will be damaged. Also the antenna is located in a place that I think it will likely get broke. The antenna is always the first thing to go since I listen to the radio in the sleeping bag where it can be kept warm in Alaskan Winters. Also I need to know where I can see one of these in Anchorage Ak. Please let us know. These products are absolutely needed where I am at. Design them right so we do not have to buy cheaper products that cannot be trusted.
Date published: 2018-06-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by user from sandy proof Saved us during the storm of the century, radio - light- charging phone for 3 weeks it was only contact....
Date published: 2018-06-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by cheeseburger from Technology is good with these I feel these could use a little modifying such as using 3 rechargeable C batteries in parallel rated at a mere 1000 milli amp hours, doing so we can charge our cell phones more often next the flashlight feature, we can get more battery power going with 1 cree led maybe let us hold the button down for 3 seconds each to switch over to low medium high finally the antenna, if we are to stay with 1970s technology we could go with a mini rubberized antenna
Date published: 2018-06-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by Christmas3 from Only flashlight work this morning if plugged in. I was excited about this product when I ordered it and wanted it for an extended RV Trip. Concerns: 1. Controls buttons are under the handle and are hard to read. 2. The button for the light is located in a position that gets bumped and the light comes on and discharges the battery. 3. The volume control needs to have an arrow to indicate directions to control volume. 4. The protective rubber over the control buttons is buckled and is no longer protective. 5. The only feature that currently works is the flashlight and that only works if I charge the unit with the USB port. 6. I have kept this in my truck and have not exposed it to harsh conditions of an emergency. It needs to be redesigned. FYI this afternoon it dried out or something all the system are working at this time. I still not sure I can trust that it will work when I need it and especially in an emergency.
Date published: 2018-04-17
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