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Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge

Eton, together with the Canadian Red Cross, have created the MICROLINK FR 170 emergency radio-a must have accessory for all of your outdoor adventures. Add this ultra-portable device to your emergency preparedness kit and you'll experience peace of mind wherever you travel. No need to plug the FR 170 in. Simply turn the hand crank to power the Microlink, or capture the sun's energy and run the radio via solar power. You can also use the DC input (mini-USB) to power and charge the device. Features AM (520-1710 KHz) & FM (87-108MHz) NOAA weatherband - all 7 channels 3 Built-in white LED light source Powered by solar panel, dynamo crank, or DC input (mini-USB), all of which charges the internal Ni-MH battery USB dump charge: Instantly charge your USB device after cranking, to get power when you need it most 3.5 mm headphone output Includes: owner's manual, warranty card Additional features such as a USB cell phone charger (USB cable not included), auxiliary input, and a 3-LED flashlight make the MICROLINK FR 170 the ultimate travelling device for all outdoor enthusiasts . UPC: 047776045309 Manufacturer's Part Number: 4530
Average Customer Rating:
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7 out of 7(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
Review 1 for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
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Fergy
Location: Scarborough
Used for: 6 months - year
Expertise level: Intermediate
Age: 55-64

Eton MICROLINK FR 170

Date:November 23, 2012
I recieved one of these units for Christmas last year and found it to be a convenient size and good sound quality. Fits easily in a coat pocket .
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
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louandsue
Location: Sault Ste. Marie
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Intermediate
Age: 45-54
Next Purchase: Laptop / Desktop

No Worries

Date:December 30, 2011
No batteries, no worries, you can crank it or solar power it!
You can even charge your cell phone with it.
Great product!!
1 of 1 found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
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5 / 5
5 / 5
tipbelliq1111
Location: Durham Region, Ontario
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Beginner
Age: 35-44
Next Purchase: Other Device

everything works for emergencies

Date:March 15, 2013
Wonderful price. The ETON solar - wind radio and charger was $10 from regular price. The regular price is still wonderful for the product. The radio works great, and the light. The solar and wind charger are life saving (no electricity or regular batteries needed), and there is also (I think) regular batteries that can be put in it. Definitely, will not go anywhere without it. Thank-you for such a wonderful product - that can help save a life (can charge a cell phone without batteries or electricity).
Review 4 for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
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smoke14
Location: Markham
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Beginner
Age: 45-54
Next Purchase: Home Entertainment system

great product

Date:February 17, 2013
I love this radio, not only is it useful because of the radio and flashlight, but i can use it to charge my cell phone during a power outage. It is small and light weight and the sound quality of the radio is pretty good.
Review 5 for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
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ghostsafe
Location: Burnaby, BC
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Beginner
Age: 45-54
Next Purchase: Laptop / Desktop

Good deal on radio

Date:November 24, 2012
Hi,
Bought this recently on sale. Been looking for an inexpensive emergency radio for a while now, good to have around when the next blackout/big one hits. I like the fact that it can recharge in the sun or by crank. It's charging in the weak Vancouver sun as I type this. The volume and reception are adequate.
Review 6 for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
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Anonymous
Location: montreal
Used for: less than 3 months
Expertise level: Intermediate
Age: 25-34

Emergency ready

Date:December 18, 2012
Great to have in case of emergencires, different charging sources (solar, crank, usb) makes it a very versatille machine. The tunnr and antenna are pretty good.
Ratings-Only Reviews for Eton MICROLINK FR 170 Emergency Preparedness Weather Radio with USB Cell Phone Dump Charge
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Would recommend? Yes 1 out of 1
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