Hopefully you’re never in a situation where you need an emergency radio, but if the time ever comes, you’ll be glad you bought one. The Eton FRX5 is down to an all-time low $60 today, and is absolutely packed with features.
Of course, the radio will pull in FM, AM, and NOAA WeatherBand stations, and will even alert you with lights and audible warnings if severe weather enters your zip code. It also includes a flash light, a red emergency strobe, and a dimmable ambient light to act as a lantern. Crucially, it also includes a USB port to power up your phone, which could be critical in a real emergency.
True to its emergency roots, you can also power up the radio in several different ways. four minutes of hand cranking will net you 10-15 minutes of audio, and a built-in solar panel can completely charge the battery in about five hours. If you have access to electricity, you can charge the built-in lithium battery over USB, or even pop in three AAAs for immediate power.
Just keep in mind that this is a Gold Box deal, meaning this price is only available today, or until sold out. [Eton FRX5 Hand Crank Emergency Weather Radio with SAME Alerts, $60]
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