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The American Red Cross FRX3+ Emergency Weather Radio with Smartphone Charger, ARCFRX3+WXR

Style:ARCFRX3+WXR This is the emergency radio with a large, ergonomic hand crank that requires little effort to generate power for delivering a superior combination of sound quality, playback time, and reception. Its superior audio quality provides...

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Device

(8 reviews)
Addition

(8 reviews)
Build

(5 reviews)
Advertise

(6 reviews)
Size

(16 reviews)
Light

(12 reviews)
Emergency

(19 reviews)
Sound

(8 reviews)
Doe

(9 reviews)
Product

(23 reviews)
Battery

(25 reviews)
Power

(8 reviews)
Situation

(4 reviews)
Time

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Reviews around feature (5.00 of 5)

  • This would have been a nice feature so that you would know when it needed to be recharged when it is in storage.-
  • The crank handle, which sounds like a neat feature, is very good for the radio and flashlight which do not use much power.
  • I have several different models of the Eton American Red Cross Red radio andthe best feature is the tuner, much better than earlier ones
  • That’s a nice feature, but again, it’s going to take some work.
  • Its best use is as a flashlight, with the other features sounding great, but being of lesser quality execution.
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Reviews around device (5.00 of 5)

  • I will be carrying it on all my backpacking trips as a useful emergency device, battery charger, and radio entertainment in the evening.
  • The phone simply says that the device is not compatible for charging.
  • This device is very useful for information, especially.
  • Some people were concerned that the power button gets pushed on inside a backpack, but I suspect you can simply put the device inside a separate container to protect the power button.
  • THIS DEVICE DOES CHARGE iPhones (probably other smartphones as well
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Reviews around addition (5.00 of 5)

  • This is a great addition for our home emergency survival kit.
  • This item is a great addition to anyone's emergency kit and fulfills multiple functions.
  • I also discovered that you can use the provided USB cable and plug it into a Kindle AC plug to charge the battery as well as with solar and hand turbine, that about makes it perfect
  • I think this will be a great addition to my emergency kit.
  • For the person who has plan-B pretty well covered, a radio like this is an excellent "plan-C" addition, without much weight or volume involved
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Reviews around build (5.00 of 5)

  • I like it because it’s a well built radio, simple to use and reasonably priced.
  • The build is good and solid but I wouldn't want to drop it onto hard floor
  • The build is sturdy with the case made of thick red and black plastic, rubber for the flashlight button and port cover, and metal for the 10.25" radio antennae.

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Reviews around advertise (5.00 of 5)

  • The AM/FM plus the weather band all work as advertised.
  • I also discovered that you can use the provided USB cable and plug it into a Kindle AC plug to charge the battery as well as with solar and hand turbine, that about makes it perfect
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Reviews around size (4.61 of 5)

  • It's a great size for emergency bags, backpacks, and the dashboard compartment in a car...or boat (roughly 5 1/4" x 2 1/4")
  • Sound is about expected for a small radio, kind of tinny but the compact size is nice
  • It does everything I want it to do, the price is right, size is compact
  • Still the smaller size than advertised and the awkward crank and the dangling rubber cover make this a disappointment.
  • The small size makes it easy to hold while cranking up the power but the buttons on the front are easy to press by accident.
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Reviews around light (4.49 of 5)

  • The crank charges it quickly, the light is bright and a phone charging cord is included.
  • It would have been nice to have see a multi-function flashlight -- Constant/Flashing/SOS -- as well as a larger display since bright light is needed to read the display without having to turn on the radio to illuminate the screen
  • The flashlight works fine and has a fairly bright light - enough to let you navigate in the dark
  • The flashlight isn't very bright and the blinking red light is even less bright
  • On the good side, the radio seemed to work well and the LED light was adequately bright.
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Reviews around emergency (4.37 of 5)

  • EMERGENCY SITUATIONS when all else fails
  • This is a great little emergency radio that I can highly recommend
  • In the event if a lengthy emergency situation without a power source, the radio has hand-crank and solar power options.
  • Nice emergency radio and hand crank to charge phone in an emergency where there is no power.
  • This is a nice emergency radio that is intuitive to use and cranks easily to power
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Reviews around sound (4.26 of 5)

  • The NOAA weather band, the AM and the FM all have good reception and good sound
  • The radio portion works well, the sound is good and what you’d expect from a hand size portable radio
  • I was able to receive a bunch of local radio stations without extending the antenna, the weather station was loud and present the second I turned the unit to "on", and the sound wasn't bad given the size of the speaker!The buttons are easy to figure out and large enough to be seen by most anyone
  • The speaker puts out good, clear sound (it's not a Bose, but it's very good, better than my Sony radio cube).
  • This is really a great little radio and has a surprisingly good sound
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Reviews around doe (4.12 of 5)

  • Overall, very happy with the purchase, solar works fine, crank works fine, and so does the computer charging
  • Really good - does all promised in a little power packed size.
  • This does not work well
  • Well it does not charge an iPhone (an iPhone 5 at least).
  • It is just not as satisfactory as I would want even though it does work well when in the light.
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Reviews around product (3.99 of 5)

  • Eton American Red Cross FR1, Multi-Powered, Weather Alert Radio is another fine product by Eton
  • I am COMPLETELY satisfied with this nifty little product
  • The only real issue I have with this device is not the product itself, but the owner's manual
  • I would not recommend this product because of lack of support when it fails under warranty.
  • Won't buy another Eton because the product is questionable in the support is almost non-existent.
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Reviews around battery (2.33 of 5)

  • (remember, that would drain the computer battery though, if not plugged into a wall socket).The LED flashlight is definitely not going to light up a tent, for example.
  • Its alternative method of charging the battery work well and the radio reception is good
  • I also discovered that you can use the provided USB cable and plug it into a Kindle AC plug to charge the battery as well as with solar and hand turbine, that about makes it perfect
  • The unit should really be self-contained.5) (semi-)proprietary battery is not necessarily easy to obtain; and impossible after the zombie apocalypse.6)
  • Now, if you keep the FR1 in an emergency kit and only plan to use it in emergencies, chances are the battery will have drained unless you regularly keep it charged up
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Reviews around power (2.09 of 5)

  • It does take some time/effort to charge it, but it works and it certainly beats not having any charging solutions during emergency/power outage situations
  • Accidents or fires can knock out power as well.
  • I have two other Eton emergency radios that we keep around our old house in case we lose power (happens a lot in winter) and they all work reasonably well
  • It will take a bit of cranking in order to get enough power on the radio to charge the phone.
  • You will need to perform countless revolutions, and even when the battery indicator shows that the unit is completely charged, you will have only enough power to charge the whole
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Reviews around situation (1.69 of 5)

  • Unfortunately, from my observations, this unit is designed and built very poorly to perform under normal conditions, let alone in a critical situation when you rely on it
  • Without a TV or radio, we had no idea of how bad the situation was - that so many buildings had collapsed.
  • I also discovered that you can use the provided USB cable and plug it into a Kindle AC plug to charge the battery as well as with solar and hand turbine, that about makes it perfect
  • In the event if a lengthy emergency situation without a power source, the radio has hand-crank and solar power options.

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Reviews around time (1.00 of 5)

  • The flashlight is nothing to write home about, I think the flashlight apps on my Iphone are brighter but if you don’t have any other light source for some reason it will do in a pinch.wwA carry strap is included and I noticed in some other reviews here that some folks are having a hard time getting the strap threaded through.
  • However, since it's an emergency backup device, the timing can be extremely unfortunate to find out you got a dud.
  • Again, if you dont try to turn it like an animal, it wont give you a hard time
  • The alarm has activated by itself afew time and that's no biggie
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More about The American Red Cross FRX3+ Emergency Weather Radio with Smartphone Charger, ARCFRX3+WXR

  • Style:ARCFRX3+WXR This is the emergency radio with a large, ergonomic hand crank that requires little effort to generate power for delivering a superior combination of sound quality, playback time, and reception
  • Its superior audio quality provides clear, crisp sound that allows you to hear every word of a NOAA Weather Band, unlike other models that produce distorted, static-filled audio
  • Its superior battery provides 8.7X longer playback time than lesser models
  • Unlike other radios with analog tuners, it has an easy-to-adjust digital tuner that receives radio stations
  • Additional superior features include an integrated LED flashlight, USB port for charging smartphones, mini-USB cable, and a built-in solar panel for supplemental power
  • 5 3/4" H x 7" W x 2 2/3" D
  • (1 1/4 lbs.)