Recycle your energy: Shortwave radios & flashlights
|April 20, 2009||Posted by thefrugalvegan under Frugal Entertainment, Green Living|
This is the radio here: http://www.etoncorp.com/product_card/?p_ProductDbId=6173 It also came with a separate flashlight as a bonus which I can’t find on their website. It is strictly a crank flashlight so no batteries needed! I just cranked it a few times and voila…lovely LED light.
No power, no batteries…this is perfect. I’d say it’d be great for camping, picnics, days at the beach or when the power is out of course. The only drawback is that if you want to listen to it for hours, you will have to keep cranking it. I noticed that a 90 second crank might last about 20-30mins in radio time. I’m going to crank it for 5 minutes and see how long that goes for. It’s a bit of work but would be a great toy for anyone who loves gadgets. It also comes with its own case which is handy for travelling.