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Midland - Weather Alert Radio - Red, Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 58 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Posted
    waitwhat
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    I like this radio alot. Just the right size. Iv been keeping it charged by setting on a window sill in the sunlight. The speaker sounds very good and with ear buds it sounds great, ear buds arent included. I use galaxy s5 buds. For charging s5 about three minutes of turning the handle raises the battery percentage 1%, another three minutes and 2%. Thats darn good i say for a tiny dynamo. Great controls, clock reads am and pm. Weather radio is very good. Three battery bars show how much charge it has. Flashlight great, extending antenna great. Charging port great. I have no cons. Cool little radio. I have a Midland ER 102 and after many years its still going strong. I wanted to upgrade to some new features with the ER 210. Great little EM radio with lots of great features.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Emergency Radio

    Posted
    LoneWolffe
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I like this radio because it is compact and has multiple recharge options. I bought it in preparation for the 2017 hurricane season, and I keep it plugged in USB to monitor weather alerts. I'm sure it will come in handy for Winter, as well. The only thing that I really don't like about this emergency radio is the antenna. I'm thinking that it really should have a rubber antenna mast, or at least an antenna that doesn't feel like it's going to break off. Fortunately, the external antenna has nothing to do with weather-radio broadcasts, so it's not a deal-breaker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    good value ,competitive peice

    Posted
    Newshound
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    Bought this as part of my emergency communications gear. Good am/fm reception, very good NOAA reception. Compact size for packing with other gear. Radio ran 20 hours on a charge and still had one bar. Takes forever to charge with hand crank or solar panel. Added flashlight nice touch. Charged a cell phone that was at 35% without major drain on the radio battery. If your looking for a compact, solid quality emergency radio at a reasonable price this makes a good purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just right

    Posted
    Tony
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    I have been looking for a weather radio with all of these features. I was very interested to see how the solar panel worked on this & I was surprised on how well it works for being as small as it is. The price is the lowest I’ve seen for a radio that is highly rated & a reliable name with all of these features. Way to go Best Buy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Small and compact

    Posted
    RickD83
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    This Midland AM/FM/Weather Radio is a replacement for an older weather radio. I like this one much better because it has digital tuning. The sound is very good. It has a user replaceable rechargeable battery. I can charge by electrical outlet, solar, or hand crank. Perfect size for travel, camping, etc. It has a weather alert mode also.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Radio

    Posted
    JudyJ
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    After going through Hurricane Harvey with no power and sketchy cell service, we decided a weather radio is what we needed. This radio operates on batteries, crank and solar so it is never without power no matter what the circumstances. I hope we never need it, but I'm glad we have it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Buy ordered it while nobody else had it

    Posted
    winnie
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    Salesman knew exactly what I was looking for, and helped me order it. The radio arrived in 2 days. I feel better prepared for the hurricane season, and purchased 4 of them so that I could share with other family members.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Everything you need.

    Posted
    BeachBetty808
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    This product is well-designed, small and light, and chargeable three ways. Especially wanted it for the solar-charging feature. I use it while gardening as well as having it stand by in an emergency.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Awful

    Posted
    VICTOR
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    This product we brought it for family members in Puerto Rico, battery never fully charged I plug it in a USB place it under the sun for a full day and cranked it up but nothing work. So we brought it back to NY and return it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MidlandUSA

      Hi, just a friendly reminder that Midland support is available at 816-241-8500 M-F 8am-4:30pm CT to troubleshoot any issues you have. MidlandUSA

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect combination of features and price

    Posted
    Steve
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    With he weather being so unpredictable my Wife wanted something like this in the house. I looked at others that were much more expensive and then saw this model. It's perfect. Does everything you need and was very affordable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tool to have!

    Posted
    tearle
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    This little portable weather radio works great! I have used it in the field as well as in the office and it doesn't disappoint. I would recommend this for anyone who needs a reliable field weather radio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    emergency back up

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    natty277
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    recently purchased at the recommendation of a friend. With the recent hurricane threats this is a weather radio, emergency power source via usb and emergency flashlight beacon. Fortunately other than charging have not had to use

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It works well

    Posted
    Ruthless1104254
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    This is really useful for camping and it charges a phone reasonably quick. I'd definitely recommend it if you're going to be in the wild for a while and need some sort of power source that isn't a battery pack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK as a portable radio

    Posted
    Dave2
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I liked the rechargeable battery which I was able to recharge from my car battery. Unfortunately, the crank feature ( which is the main reason I chose this product ) took too long to develop any amount of charge.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Lots of features to help in an emergency

    Posted
    bickman2k
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    The unit has a battery backup that can be charged either with the hand crank, USB port, or even a solar panel. It has a flashlight, weather radio, and another USB port to charge a phone with.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great companion in a hurricane

    Posted
    Flowerkido99
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    I love this flashlight, radio, & charger all in one. Very compact and light. Great to have while in a hurricane and after. I will not be without it and plan to get some to family members as gifts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Essential for hurricane preparedness

    Posted
    winniethepooh
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    I couldn’t find a NOAA radio. Best Buy was sold out but I was able t order from the catalog and ick them up 3 days later. I got 4 and I will give them as gifts

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid combo radio and light for power emergencies

    Posted
    TechMan
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    We bought this weather alert radio for power outages. It works great and has several different ways to keep the battery recharged. We'd buy it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A MUST

    Posted
    beehive14
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    Hand-crank/solar, flashlite, SOS flasher, liteweight, & many more features. Midland has a great rep; cost about $50. Everyone should own 1- It can save lives.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use.

    Posted
    Santiago
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    Bought this radio to have some sort of info after hurricane Maria and its great. User friendly and no constant charging needed. Just a few hours in sunlight and is ready to use.

    I would recommend this to a friend