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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Very good product – Degen DE13 Multifunction Hand Crank Solar Power FM / MW / SW1 / SW2 Radio w/ LED Torch - Green Reviews

posted by alkylnc on 10/13/2013 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

Pros:
Small footprint. Radio : * Great reception. * Great choice of bandwith. * The sound is good to : loud and quite clear. Power : * The solar panel and the battery are good enough to make it run smoothlessly for hours. And when there's no sun, the crack work great. Light and emergency sound : * The flashlight is powerfull and does not drain the battery too much. * The emergency sound is loud and clear. Overall build quality : solid. I'm not worried of water or other damages (fall, dust,...). The platic protection on the connectors seems good.
Cons:
Radio : * The tuning button is not very accurate. It can take some time to find the good frequency.
Other:
I didn't test : * Charging the device with USB. It works but I didn't try to drain the battery. * Charging another device. It's works but I didn't try to drain the battery. * The jack output. Do not know if it works.
Bottomline:
Very very good product. After two weeks I give it to a friend as a gift. He goes a lot camping in the wilderness (forests, mountains,...) and he tested it where there's no mobile phone signals. But this radio works great. He even receive signals from foreign country radios. If you think you'll have a use for it, buy it !

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