So, this week I realized I didn’t have a radio in my Bug-Out-Bag, or one that I could take camping with me. I set out to find something that could be used in an emergency situation, as well as everyday if I wanted to. What I found was a small handheld, solar rechargeable, crank chargeable radio with weather band as well as AM/FM. What I found when it arrived was something better than I had expected. It was smaller than I had expected, and literally almost fits in the palm of my hand, has surprisingly good reception with the small antenna, and the speaker is much better than i had expected. The exterior top has a flashlight switch and the solar cell on it to recharge the battery. If you are in a low light situation, you can crank the handle to recharge the batteries. I find this to be an excellent little radio/survival device.
Basically, I purchased this to throw in my BoB or to throw in my car for camping, hiking, etc. It seems rugged, and well constructed for the $30.00 cost. The battery seems to last, although i really have not put it through its paces yet, or have had to charge it via the solar cell. It does have a USB port to charge it, so I can charge it with my IPOD charger in the car, as well if needed. Overall, I think this is a good purchase because of its portability and quality build.