Putting together your ultimate survival kit for when the balloon goes up? Or maybe you’re just looking for an expedition radio that can survive with no batteries. Either way take a look at the Eton FR-400 hand-crank radios.
Very cool, compact design and more features than you can shake a stick at: water resistant, siren, cell phone charger with adapters, LED white light flashlight/red light strobe, AM/FM/TV1/TV2/NOAA weather. Best of all it can be powered via hand crank, three AAA batteries, included AC adapter and integrated Ni-MH battery (it’s also charged by the crank).
Tough if not indestructible the FR-400 provides great value for the price and peace of mind. Need more cool factor? The alert function will turn the radio on automatically when the National Weather Service issues a warning for flood, tornado, plague of locusts or a libertarian actually being allowed to participate in a presidential debate.