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Midland - E+READY Emergency Crank Weather Alert Radio - Black / Red-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent weather radio

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    FuturamaLover
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    We purchased this for hurricane Irma's imminent impact on our area. I'm a paramedic and was on duty during the entire storm. I wanted to give my family every opportunity to keep informed of weather hazards. The lithium ion battery in the unit lasts FOREVER. It has held a charge in stand by mode for just over a month now. You can charge with a mini USB, hand crank, or, the built in solar panel. Along with the lithium ion battery, you can install AA batteries. There is a little toggle switch to switch between the two. It's small, and slightly hard to get to you have fat fingers like I do, but, it's do able. It has AM, FM, and dedicated weather bands. In standby mode, when a weather alert is issued, everyone in your ZIP code will be made aware when the alert goes off. I think a few dead people woke up in the nearby cemetery. The built in LED flashlight is NUTS. That thing is so bright you might think the sun is out if you put it outside your window. This thing is incredibly rugged as well. What's the first thing my son does when I'm reading the manual? (He's 2 mind you) He picks it up and before I can say anything, he throws it across the room. Not even a single scratch. The telescopic antenna is another story. That didn't last very long before the top 2 portions broke off. The unit still works great, but the only complaint I have is the flimsy antenna. If you live in an area prone to severe weather, you need this. If you have family who live in severe weather prone areas, you need to buy this for them. This is a great product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Must have while camping

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    Rhonda
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    We bought this prior to a camping trip not expecting to need it. But when a storm rolled with high winds and flash flood warnings, the alarm easily woke us up and we evacuated, as it is quite loud. We were in an area that lacked good cell reception and wi-fi, but we had no problem tuning in a weather station. Having a solar charger in addition to usb is highly beneficial and it seems to hold a charge for a while. My son did break the antenna right off, though, the first time he got his hands on it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very Practical

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    Sky1967
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    Let me start by saying that this is a very slick radio. You can powered with AA batteries, the built-in battery, the solar panel, or by plugging it in via USB. And of course, let’s not forget that nifty crank. The sound quality is better than expected forward size and the ease-of-use was natural. The reason why I could not give this radio five stars is because it does not have a programmable stations. All of the features worked as described and are very practical. No wasted space at all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What I need

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    beadlady
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    After the missile scare in Hawaii, I realized that I was totally unprepared for an emergency. I researched emergency radios and this one does it all. Haven't needed it yet, hope I never do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Handy

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    therealtoddster
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    Lots of features to have if the power goes out in compact portable size but a little difficult to use at first. Get familiar with it before you actually need it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does everything you need

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    SANDSEA
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    This is the perfect hurricane preparedness radio. We bought one for every family member on the gulf coast. Rugged and works great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice multiuse unit

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    officesupplies
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    This unit was nice and compact, which is perfect for outdoors and camping use. The USB, solar panel, and hand crank provide different options to charge.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Comforting to have on hand for emergencies.

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    anonrvwr
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    Mostly pleased with this device. AM radio reception is terrible, but FM is OK. People who can't read an owner's manual may have some difficulty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for hurricane

    Posted
    marcary
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    We bought this when hurricane Irma was going to approach. It was a life saver keeping up with the news when power was out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for hurricane scenario

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    rcossio777
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    Comes with a crank, solar charge and battery usage. Can charge phones as well and pick up radio signals.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good buy

    Posted
    Raysman
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    Very hood value and service on all bands. Easy to use. Nice color. Small and compact. Fits in hand. Can crank for power.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product

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    Johnson
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    The size was a bit bigger than anticipated but good qualty overall

    I would recommend this to a friend