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Fakespot gives the company a F; D for this product with 60% fake reviews: https://www.fakespot.com/product/...mart-phone [fakespot.com]

Reviewmeta: 24 of the 61 reviewers have a questionable record of having their reviews deleted.
https://reviewmeta.com/amazon/B087MZ9HZF

Do you feel lucky?

Oh, and the OP is obviously shilling.
That happens often with Amazon.... I have never had a negative review posted and thus, quit posting reviews that takes time. I have bought several of this type over the years and although a novelty item at first, most all have all been kind of junk... The easier to use have the crank that has a slight curve to it, that then further misses your fingers that are holding the case. Nevertheless, crank and crank and you might get to listen to the weather, but you better have some volunteers to charge a phone. What it initially does is keep the kids busy for awhile.... and that has to be worth $9.
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Yeah, this is a a near copy of the Eton FR160 MicroLink emergency radio (https://www.rei.com/product/79197...pose-radio), and is marketed under a variety of oddball brand names. I've always suspected they all come from the same Chinese factory. That's some good internet sleuthing, sarcasmogratis.

Here's the deal. I'm a bit of a prepper and own the Eton FR160 MicroLink. It's a very well-built little radio that provides critical AM/FM/NOAA weather band reception during a natural disaster, as well as a flashlight, (very modest) cellphone charging capability and solar, USB and hand crank charging options. Out of curiosity I bought one of these Chinese clones back in 2016 (this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1 - I think it's the same radio as this current deal, but judge for yourself). I found it be not quite the equal of the Eton in terms of radio sensitivity and build quality, but everything worked. After seeing this current deal, for yuck's sake I dug out that (now 4 year old) Eton clone and cranked it for 60 seconds. The flashlight function worked just fine (terrible beam with very pronounced hotspots, but perfectly serviceable light), tuned into a couple of local FM stations and then found a NOAA weatherband. I've been listening to that for 14 minutes now and it's still going strong on that 60 seconds of hand-cranked charge.

As FEMA recommends ((https://www.ready.gov/kit), an AM/FM/Weatherband radio is a very sensible thing to include in any family's emergency preparedness kit. Assuming this current deal is the same (or at least equivalent) as the Eleclover-branded radio I bought 4 years ago, this is a steal at less than $9.

Thanks OP. You may be a shill, but I'm in for one.
can it charge phone via crank or solar??
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can it charge phone via crank or solar??
Either, but you may need to shut the phone off to gain anything from solar if the radio battery is dead.

What you are doing is charging your phone from the battery of this radio that is charged by cranking or solar if not around a USB port. If the radio's battery is dead or almost dead, you have to recharge it by cranking or waiting on solar that is really slow.
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That happens often with Amazon.... I have never had a negative review posted and thus, quit posting reviews that takes time. I have bought several of this type over the years and although a novelty item at first, most all have all been kind of junk... The easier to use have the crank that has a slight curve to it, that then further misses your fingers that are holding the case. Nevertheless, crank and crank and you might get to listen to the weather, but you better have some volunteers to charge a phone. What it initially does is keep the kids busy for awhile.... and that has to be worth $9.
The thing is, many simply don't get it. Fraud, in other words.
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5% off with Chase Freedom
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$6.63 after clicking the 10% off coupon as well. Even if it only lasts 1 week, not a bad price to toss in a 72 hour kit!
Don't see the 10% coupon. Where did you see it?
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Amazon is the one fulfulling the orders. Should be no problem with shipping or refunds.
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The thing is, many simply don't get it. Fraud, in other words.
'In other words,' it is fascism for personal gain.... restriction of opinion, but look who owns the site and who they support. The same is happening on most all social media, opinion news, etc., but the masses still support them. Most everything in this world is Caveat emptor.... let the buyer beware. At least here, you can have an opinion, whereas those voted down are often the first ones I read. Smilie
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Don't see the 10% coupon. Where did you see it?
Went poof last night.... and so did the code discount that comes and goes. Seller is playing games, as usual.
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Yeah, this is a a near copy of the Eton FR160 MicroLink emergency radio (https://www.rei.com/product/79197...pose-radio), and is marketed under a variety of oddball brand names. I've always suspected they all come from the same Chinese factory. That's some good internet sleuthing, sarcasmogratis.

Here's the deal. I'm a bit of a prepper and own the Eton FR160 MicroLink. It's a very well-built little radio that provides critical AM/FM/NOAA weather band reception during a natural disaster, as well as a flashlight, (very modest) cellphone charging capability and solar, USB and hand crank charging options. Out of curiosity I bought one of these Chinese clones back in 2016 (this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1 - I think it's the same radio as this current deal, but judge for yourself). I found it be not quite the equal of the Eton in terms of radio sensitivity and build quality, but everything worked. After seeing this current deal, for yuck's sake I dug out that (now 4 year old) Eton clone and cranked it for 60 seconds. The flashlight function worked just fine (terrible beam with very pronounced hotspots, but perfectly serviceable light), tuned into a couple of local FM stations and then found a NOAA weatherband. I've been listening to that for 14 minutes now and it's still going strong on that 60 seconds of hand-cranked charge.

As FEMA recommends ((https://www.ready.gov/kit), an AM/FM/Weatherband radio is a very sensible thing to include in any family's emergency preparedness kit. Assuming this current deal is the same (or at least equivalent) as the Eleclover-branded radio I bought 4 years ago, this is a steal at less than $9.

Thanks OP. You may be a shill, but I'm in for one.
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can it charge phone via crank or solar??
It's actually hard for me to tell. Again, I have the Eleclover branded radio, which I think is the same exact radio as this current deal. I have the current deal inbound but until I receive it, I won't know that for sure. The Eleclover comes with various cables and adaptors to connect my cellphone to the radio, and it definitely charges it, but that charge seems to be coming off the Eleclover's internal battery. Unless I run it down completely, I can't know for sure if the hand crank or solar options will charge a connected phone directly, or whether they charge the internal battery first and then send charging current to the phone. Sorry if that's not entirely clear, but it's hard to put into words. I guess from a practical perspective it doesn't really matter if the phone charges from the solar/hand crank options directly, or whether it charges it from the radio's internal battery. Since the internal battery can be replenished (albeit very slowly) from hand cranking or solar, the end result is the same.
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'A Protable Must-have'

'Slove the pressing need'

sounds like a winner!
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Thanks OP. You may be a shill, but I'm in for one.
Why are you buying a third radio tho?
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Deal is dead
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Dead Deal
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Probably it has crap quality. Your Life Depends on It.
This comment worries me. Is this radio a piece of shit? If so not worth the deal. It may work initially but will it last?

Something like this could be more worthwhile?

https://www.rei.com/product/10693...rank-radio
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