This Hand-Crank Emergency Weather Radio and Smartphone Charger is Now On Sale
Justin Mastine-Frost 10.30.18
Emergency preparedness is a crucial consideration these days, and aside from being well stocked on water and non-perishables, having access to communication and broadcast networks is a key consideration. This Emergency Weather Radio not only gives its user access to all seven of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Environment Canada weather broadcasts, but it also acts as a hand-powered and solar powered USB charger to keep your smart devices up and running if electricity is unavailable.
The relatively compact unit runs off of a rechargeable 3.7V lithium battery, with an additional 2,600 mAh battery dedicated to USB charging. While a few users have complained that it does not use “off the shelf” batteries, its larger capacity, and extended run time when charged is a more than fair trade-off in our books—especially when it’s selling for 50% off.