Rated 4 out of 5 by OldSGM Meets expectations...almost
Although new, everything I got the radio for seems to work fine. My only concern is the plastic charging crank. Maybe it's strengthened internally by metal but doesn't feel like it. Otherwise, I like it.
October 22, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Merc78 Works as intended
The radio, for the price, is not a bad deal. My biggest concern is that it doesn't seem strong enough to pick up many stations where I live. Other than that it is fine.
October 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MissMich Nice little crank radio and flashlight
After several huge storms hit Michigan this summer, my husband and I decided we needed to spruce up our emergency preparations. This little radio is great. Easy to crank, and I like the additional USB cord so that we can charge it in our cars or with the computer. I purchased the bright yellow so that we can find it quickly when the power goes out. I fully charged it the other day with the USB cord, and we got a full day;s worth (at least 12 hours) of AM play time on medium volume. It picks up both AM and FM here in Metro Detroit along with the weather alert channel. My only complaint was that the USB cable was a little hard to attach to the radio. But I managed with some wiggling and some patience. Flashlight is nice and bright as well. I highly recommend - great product.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Candid A must have for anyone living in tornado alley
Great price and an excellent product for it's price.
October 8, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nanugran The Weather Band Works
If you only want the Weather Band with the electrical backup that Eton offers, then this radio may satisfy your needs. The AM and FM bands are almost useless. The FM band does not reject nearby frequencies when you try to tune a station, and the dial is virtually no help in finding a desired station. The AM band on the radio I received does not receive any AM stations except at the very upper end of the AM band - and then poorly. The radio was a nice idea but poorly executed - it does not reflect the quality of product that one expects from L.L.Bean.
September 12, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by CynthiaJo wind and go radio
This product is awesome...cranked it 30 revolutions and it lasted playing the radio for approximately 3 hours. Handy to have in the car or by the bedside - its a radio, weather radio AND a light. I am ready for power outages!
September 3, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by sheena1 Not up to the task
Compared to prior NOAA radio from LLBean, this is poorly constructed and has totally inadequate reception. This is not up to LLBean quality.
August 20, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jimmyjoe Mini radio rocks
I bought this radio for the weatherband channels so I could have weather updates when camping or in situations where you have no other weather resource. It works! I has 7 weather bands and they work. The FM and the AM work as well. It will hold its charge by USB port for a long time. Highly recommended.
July 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by knitnow Great Emergency Item!
Quick shipping and item packed well. Easy to operate. (Make sure you have the antenna extended to get the best reception!). A few cranks takes you a long way. Got the weather station with no problem. Other stations just as clear and accessible. Nice size (hand-held). I like all the colors (especially blue) but chose the red one so to make it easier to spot in an emergency. Only thing I wish it had is attachments and cord to hang off of neck to help keep hands free during an emergency and have it easier to track when things get busy.
June 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cal1842 Mighty Mini
This radio is great. It has my othe Eaton crankable beat on ease of carry, and packable size, and the sound is so much better than expected! My choice of color was Yellow for visibility.
June 12, 2014