Amazon has the American Red Cross FRX3+ Emergency Weather Radio with Smartphone Charger on sale for $46.07 shipped. Regularly $60, this is within a few dollars of the all-time low on Amazon and the best available right now. The crank charges the internal lithium-ion battery to power a LED light, radio, and USB port for charging your smart devices. There’s also a solar panel on the top to supplement cranking all the time. Rated 4.1/5 stars.
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Red Cross crank weather radio and charger features:
- This is the emergency radio with a large, ergonomic hand crank that requires little effort to generate power for delivering a superior combination of sound quality, playback time, and reception
- Its superior audio quality provides clear, crisp sound that allows you to hear every word of an NOAA Weather Band, unlike other models that produce distorted, static-filled audio
- Its superior battery provides 8.7X longer playback time than lesser models. Unlike other radios with analog tuners, it has an easy-to-adjust digital tuner that receives radio stations
- Additional superior features include an integrated LED flashlight, USB port for charging smartphones, mini-USB cable, and a built-in solar panel for supplemental power
- Utilizes a rechargeable lithium-ion 3.7V battery (included)