Rated 5 out of 5 by Tpea Great for 10 yr old
Bought this for our 10 yr olds bday. He loves it! Paired it with a Swiss army knife and flint stone(bought off line), and he was thrilled.
Actually has very good reception here in N. Michigan.
Cranking to charge is a breeze and seems to not even need much cranking to hold a good charge. He's had it for a week and he always falls asleep with it on, and we turn it off later at night- the battery has not run all the way down, yet.
Great purchase for a 10 year old boy as well as a reliable emergency radio.
Love LL Beans quality.
December 20, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by TheGrayColonel Radio Has Poor Reception and Tuning
Mini-portable radio is a good idea that failed to meet minimum expectations. Analog tuning is extremely coarse and could not tune stations below 90 Hz: the dial simply stops. Reception is poor in that very few FM stations could be acquired in a rural area, 50 miles from nearest city. Other FM radio including ones of this size could receive 3 times as many stations or more. What reception there is with the short antenna proved highly directional. Size of radio was larger than thought based on photo and it proved unstable whether sitting on side or base. Two stars awarded only because of design aspirations: it rates 1 star based on performance. I tried to live with this radio but finally had to return it. Appreciate LL Bean's policy of complete satisfaction, but they need to take a hard look at this product going forward.
December 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Forestry Being prepared
I bought these for family members for Christmas. After a recent issue of people being stuck on a major highway durring a snow event, I thought being prepared was a good gift. Having the weather connection and being able to have power and light would be a good thing. Hopefully my family will never need to use it but they will have it, just in case.
December 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by cricklewood POOR FM RECEPTION
POOR FM RECEPTION INN AN AREA WHERE FM RECEPTION IS NORMALLY GOOD. NOAA WORKED WELL
December 3, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by SDGalinMO Prepper must have
Hubby is a bit of a 'doomsday prepper' so he loved this gift - not something we have had to use but he loves knowing we have it.
November 30, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by mustang73 Easy fit for luggage
The radio is the right size to fit into a backpack or briefcase without taking up too much room. Nice that you can charge it via a USB port. Reception is very good even with the small antenna. Flashlight would be better if it had on/off switch instead of having to hold down the button to keep it lit.
November 26, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by ElliottAH Good idea, poor execution
This is a great idea and comes in a relatively small package, but reception is extremely poor. On the second floor of the house I get one FM and no AM reception. The unit is larger (thicker than expected, and lacks stability when placed on a flat surface. I'll keep trying to find better service, but if it's that weak in the house, it's not likely to improve outside.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RIOlga Superior Emergency Radio
This radio/flashlight is even better than I thought it would be. In addition to having it available for an emergency, I use the radio every day in the kitchen where I get poor reception for the local NPR radio station when I use a plug-into-the-wall radio.
I also want to commend the speedy delivery. I ordered on a Saturday afternoon, and I had the radio on Monday! It was processed over the weekend!
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by qwest Great
The radio works great and I charged it through my computer as it comes with the usb cord in addition to be able to charge it through the crank. The radio stations are clear and also it is great having the light. Great buy and so glad I made the purchase.
November 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by primshoes EASY LISTENING . . .
I get better reception on this little thing than on my larger plug-ins. Small, compact, easy to use, dependable . . . who could ask for more??? Yellow, of course!!!
November 14, 2014