DX  » Community » Reviews » Solar Power + Hand Cranked Portable AM/FM Radio
Sort by:
10 Reviews SEARCH
  • 5 Star:606 (60%)
  • 4 Star:404 (40%)
  • 3 Star:00 (0%)
  • 2 Star:00 (0%)
  • 1 Star:00 (0%)

write a review, and get DXPoints

100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend.

    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Very good, battery-free, radio

    posted by Bulld on 03/13/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    A normal radio. Long went right. It's a safe and sound, in the industrial packaging. Everything works fine. Sound is clean, not hi fi but for such devaysa quite decorous. Pleasant to the touch, visual inspection "stocks" were found. Admission conf...
    Cons:
    none
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Very good, battery-free, radio

    posted by CaptainSumo on 01/04/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Excellent. I could receive > 50 stations in Alkmaar. Both solar charger and crank charger work well. Simple to use.
    Cons:
    Sound quality is rough. Not a good buy if hi-fidelity is your thing!
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Great

    posted by user75843 on 12/13/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Seems like good build quality. Reception is good. Crank feels solid when used. Telescope antenna is long enough to catch all the "wonderful waves" in the air (Cited from the manual)
    Cons:
    The tuning button is a bit tight when turning, but it works.
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Best radio ever!

    posted by AlphaOmega2k on 12/05/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    This portable radio is made of a very nice-touching material and is build well. Nothing on it will disclose the country of origin because it is a high-quality made product! The awesomeness of this radio is that it has an infinite source of power - you can c...
    Cons:
    None.
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    nice little radio

    posted by gaboinger on 11/15/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Pretty simple radio, works great and gets charged just by sitting on my window. I have not tested the usb charging feature but cranking works ok. small enough to carry it in a jacket pocket or bag
    Cons:
    there will be distortion when listening at maximum volume, but's pretty loud for listening from one room to another. fm tuning ...
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Great radio

    posted by cranny on 11/08/2012 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    I used it camping and received a number or radio stations in Country Australia (Bathurst 1000 race) AM and FM. Good recharge from sunlight and hand cranking if required.
    Cons:
    As a small portal radio not much size is too large for a shirt pocket, I improved this by buying a small camera bag from DX whi...
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    acceptable product

    posted by AndrePVB on 08/05/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    A perfect back-up radio: it is lightweight, does not need batteries, works remarkably long on a one minte crank (much longer than the indicated 20 minutes). fairly small as well, so easy to store somewhere or keep in your emergency kit or backpack. It has ...
    Cons:
    Of course you will not expect super-hifi sound for this price. But actually the sound quality surprised me, it s acceptable. A...
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Great for your emergency kit

    posted by RainmakerNL on 06/03/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    Good build-quality It looks sturdy It has all the functions you need Small size, easy to carry with you No batteries needed. it has three possible power inputs: solar, usb or manual labor
    Cons:
    The frequencies may be a little close to eachother, making it a little hard to find your favorite channel.
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Solar Power/Hand Crank Radio

    posted by Deezee on 05/29/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    + Nice small portable size. Picture from DX is a bit deceiving, as it appears bigger than it actually is (as other reviewer noted) - see picture with camera and measuring tape for actual reference. + Nice "velvet" touch to the plastic casing. + S...
    Cons:
    - Green LED light comes on when station is tuned in. Not sure if this actually uses up more power(?). - Missing a "0"...
    View Detail » 
    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Small, robust, but FM receiver too sensitive

    posted by Festus on 05/08/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Small (palm sized - photos make it look big), well built satin finish plastic casing. Good reception on AM and FM (if FM stations are well separated!) and speaker is quite loud - easily heard at partial volume with little distortion in adjacent rooms. Quite...
    Cons:
    FM stations difficult to tune unless they're well separated on the band - tuning knob movement far too sensitive. Coarse analog...
    View Detail » 
Page 1 of 1
Go to Page:
  • Previous
  • 1
  • Next

WHY CHOOSE DX.COM?

Get great weekly deals and offers like: Collections