By Todd Bernhard on Mon, 12/24/2012
I hope Santa is prepared for snowstorms as he travels the globe tonight. One way might be to bring along an Eton Hand Turbine AM/FM/Weather Alert Radio. I got to try one and it's just the ticket for snowstorms, picnics, or blackouts. The model I used has these features: AM, FM, WB digital radio w/display, Weather alert, USB smart phone charger (dump charge), Solar panel, Dynamo motor/Hand turbine, LED flashlight, Glow-in-the-dark locator, DC input (mini USB), AUX input, Headphone output, and Internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery.
Eton makes a variety of radios but what most of them have in common is AM and FM radio, plus NOAA Weather Alerts. They can be charged by hand crank and in some models, solar power! And with a USB port, you can charge your cellphone from the radio.
All of this makes an Eton radio a must have in your car, disaster kit, or picnic basket. With the recent rashes of flood, tornadoes, and snowstorms, you owe it to yourself to have one.
They are affordably priced, sold in Radio Shack stores or online, and available in assorted colors and styles include red and white Red Cross models.