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It includes AM/FM/SW, crank power, a cell phone charger, flashlight, a flashing beacon, an emergency siren, a headphone jack.

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Pros

will run for several minutes on just a few cranks

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sound quality is clear enough that you can understand everything being said

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fairly light weight, can be kept in your backpack without adding significantly to your load

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can handle being dropped a few times without any damage

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minimal wind up before the radio works

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reasonably compact design, easy to store away just in case

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signal is clear and static-free on most stations

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
Cons

doesn't pick up some lower FM stations

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  • Only 3 words are allowed.
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The Eton FR250 is considered a flexible and affordable radio for outdoor enthusiasts looking for something useful, but not too complex. It includes AM/FM/SW, crank power, a cell phone charger, flashlight, a flashing beacon, an emergency siren, and a headphone jack. The Eton FR250 also uses less power than its competitors, therefore allowing it 6-8 hours of usage on a full charge and 35 hours with a set of AA batteries. Furthermore, its varied functions and abilities allow a user to be prepared for any uncomfortable situation.

Features
  • AM/FM and 7 Shortwave bands (16, 19, 22, 25, 31, 41, 49 meter)
  • Incorporates a fine-tuning control knob
  • Built-in 2 white LED light source and an alert flashlight
  • Emergency siren
  • Cell phone charger/input for cell phone adapter tips (included)
  • All antennas built-in: telescopic antenna for FM and SW
  • Can be powered from four different sources
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