Rated 4 out of 5Â by nicci small size, good sound
I needed a little radio that I could around the house with me (or to the beach, outside on the porch, etc), and the idea that I wouldnt' need to worry about batteries was a significant plus.
The included instructions say that 90 seconds of 2x/second cranking provides ~20 minutes of sound. I haven't timed it exactly, but that seems about correct. One set of cranking gets me though getting ready for work in the morning with a little left to spare.
negatives: 1) There are no 'extras' in the box. There is a plug available so you can use wall power but it's not included and you'd have to search for it. 2) the crank is plastic. I don't find this a problem but I'm pretty gentle with it; the boyfriend is sure it will just snap off soon....i'm not so sure I don't agree. 3) You can theorettically charge your phone--I haven't tried this, but once again--no included cables, adapters, etc.
I got this on sale, and I'm not disappointed but don't think it's a great value for the cost, especially without the plug.
March 18, 2013