This emergency radio earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it had the longest playback time and clearest reception. In addition to being the only tested model that allowed users to set multiple weather alert types (49 total) across multiple counties and states using Specific Area Message Encoding (SAME) technology, the Best Emergency Radio ran for five hours after a full charge, far superior to other radios that lasted merely 11/2 hours. Unlike lesser models that could not charge an iPhone more than 4%, The Best model charged an iPhone from zero to 88% of its full capacity. The Best model allowed analysts to hear every word of the NOAA Weather Band, unlike other models that produced distorted, static-filled audio. The Best Emergency Radio’s large, ergonomic hand crank required little effort to turn and it has an easy-to-adjust digital NOAA/AM/FM tuner that was superior to competing radios with analog tuners. The Best model’s superior features include an integrated LED flashlight, water-resistant construction, USB port for charging smartphones, and a built-in solar panel for supplemental power. 7" H x 51/2" W x 13/4" D. (11/2 lbs.)
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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
Amazing little machine
from Jacksonville, FL
This is a high quality, multifunctional tool. Because it has so many features, you need to read the instructions to know how to activate each feature. The instruction booklet is somewhat small and difficult to read. I solved that problem by locating a manual online.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
What I have been looking for.
from Canton, MS
I have tried multiple radios during bad weather and this is the only one I have been able to get local broadcast and weather broadcast
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Iron River, MI
Will buy one for my daughter that lives in tornado ally. NOAA came in loud and clear even though I live in the middle of a national forest.
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
They got the most important part wrong
from Barrington, IL
They have the tuning and controls under the handle terrible location you can't read any of the control options without a magnifying glass. I can't use it very well
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Does It All
from Havertown Pa.
With all the different charging options you will never be left stranded without power. Great for trips when you want that security of knowing you can have access to charging and information. Add in the liftime guarantee and I do not see how you can go wrong.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
high quality radio with many features
from Rancho Mirage, CA
I bought the radio for emergency situations. It gets in my weak NPR radio station of choice and holds it clearly, no matter where I move it. It is lightweight and easy to crank, too. The other features, such as the weather band, and the multiple light modes are great.
Great emergency item!
I posted 4 vs. 5 stars, only because I really haven't had a chance to test things out. What prompted my purchase was the 5 star positive reviews from prior patrons. So it's more of a 4-3/4 star if it were possible. Just as the positive reviews suggest, it has great coherent sound quality from what I could hear during charging. +NOAA weather +Emergency lighting +Solar power +Ability to charge a cell phone, etc.I travel daily, so this completes my vehicle emergency kit for me or the ability to assist patrons in need. It's compactness allows me to transfer between vehicles or stationary areas; home, office, outlined points, etc. A great emergency item to have!
Attractive and functional
By Ron of Evanston
I love the weather channel. And it is easy to tune in and hold a station. Also very impressive that it will charge solar wise. Wow.
from great falls
great for camping and fiahing,
Product delivered on time and in good condition. Everything works as advertised. I did a lot of research before making this purchase, because it can mean the difference in life or death. After hours of reading product and user reviews, I choose this radio. I know now I made the right decision. It does so much for the price. Very happy with my choice.
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