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American Red Cross FR160 Microlink by Etón (Red)



An ultra-portable companion for emergency preparedness: Crank or solar powered radio, flashlight and cellphone charger.

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Crank Powered Buyers' Guide

Take it with you. We have a wide selection of crank-powered tools and gadgets that provide you with freedom to have light, power, and music whether you are at the beach, in the woods, off the grid, or at home. Choose the tool that's best for you, or makes the best gift for the adventurer in your life.

Crank powered electronics could just be the best thing since sliced bread. They use zero-energy (other than the energy in your arm), never run out of batteries, and are always at the ready. They almost make it too easy to be energy efficient. So what say you, shall we get cranking?

Crank Powered Flashlights:

Crank powered flashlights are a great place to start if you're looking to cut back on toxic waste (think of all those batteries!), save money (think of all those batteries!), and have a flashlight that actually works.

The Freeplay Kito Flashlight is the most economical we carry. 60 seconds gives you a full hour's worth of shine, and it's a solid, good looking flashlight (available in yellow or translucent blue). Dimensions are 4.4 inches (112 mm) high x 3.1 inches (80 mm) wide x 7.2 inches (184 mm) long - small enough to handle, big enough so it won't get lost.

The Freeplay XRay LED Flashlight is like the Kito's more mature older brother, or sister. It's smaller, but it's smarter, because it has a high-powered, long-lasting LED light - so not only will you never have to worry about dead batteries, you won't have to worry about a worn out bulb either. At 2.4" (60 mm) x 2.1" (55 mm) x 6.3" (160 mm), it's a bit smaller than its little sister, the Kito, and just the right size for you.

The Freeplay Flashlight Emergency Center tops them all off, because it includes THREE energy efficient, crankable, LED flashlights, all latched onto a wall-mountable charging station, so you'll always know right where those flashlights are, and you'll always know that they're charged and ready to go. And when the power starts to fade after hours of flashlight tag, just give it a little crank and it's back to full power. The charging station also has a handy little light that allows you to find it in the dark (which is, probably, when you'd tend to search for a flashlight). So clever.

Each of these flashlights is just the right size to fit into the palm of your hand, and incredibly sturdy. These flashlights are built to last.

Crank Powered Radios / Emergency Centers:

Emergency crank radios and crank powered emergency centers are more than just clever gizmos. They're perfect for power outages, camping trips and other wilderness excursions, or for a plain old fashioned good time.


The Freeplay Summit Shortwave Radio is a solar, crank or AC powered digital shortwave, longwave, AM or FM radio, with a digital LCD display, up to 30 preset channels, a clock and alarm feature, and stunning, rugged good looks.


The Freeplay Eyemax AM/FM Radio is a crankable flashlight and emergency radio (30 seconds of cranking will get you 35 minutes of power); but it doesn't stop there. It can also be charged with solar power, or with old fashioned electricity through an AC adapter. It includes a headphone jack for personal listening, and the sleek crank and extending antenna fold flat so you can fit this little buddy right in your pocket.

The Freeplay Eyemax Weather Radio gives you access to commercial AM or FM news and music channels, and National Weather Service information - anywhere, anytime. The 7 NOAA (USA) and MSC (Canada) weather stations have a separate tuning mechanism, which allows you to switch easily between tunes and weather: perfect for a dark and stormy night with no power, but also perfect for a bright and sunny day on the beach, because this crank-powered radio / LED Flashlight can also be solar powered, or charged with an AC adapter. Pocket-sized weather radio, high powered LED flashlight - what else do you need?

All-in-one Emergency Centers (Radio/Flashlight/Gadget Chargers):

The American Red Cross FR150 Microlink by Etón (available inred or white ) can be cranked, solar powered, or charged with an AC adapter. The Eton emergency radio features AM and FM radio, as well as 7 weather channels, and a feature that allows you to tune into FCC and EAS emergency alert systems. It also features an LED flashlight, and will charge your cell phone. And, to boot, it measures only 4.96” x 2.36” x 1.81”, so it will fit just about anywhere, and it weighs only 7.5 oz (200 g), so you'll have no trouble carrying it just about anywhere.

The American Red Cross FR300 by Etón (also available in eitherred or white ) - The Eton FR300 Emergency Radio features AM/FM radio, all seven NOAA weather radio channels, TV1 and TV2, (which allow you to listen to UHF television sound during emergencies) alerts, an LED flashlight and a cellphone charger. Its NiMH battery can be charged with either solar or crank power. And weighing in at just 1 lb. 4 oz. (568 g), it offers all that without being a burden.

The American Red Cross FR400 by Etón is a weather-resistant, crank, solar, or AC powered LED flashlight, cellphone charger, and radio that features AM/FM radio, all seven NOAA weather radio channels, TV1 and TV2, (which allow you to listen to UHF television sound during emergencies) alerts, and an emergency siren (for those serious emergencies). And it weighs just 1.5 lb.

The American Red Cross FR500 by Etón is packed with features. It's housed in a waterproof, shatterproof casing, features AM/FM, shortwave, and NOAA weather radio, a flashlight, an emergency beacon, an mp3 player, a cellphone charger, and an alarm clock (with a snooze function!) Everything you need, plus everything you might at some point wish you had, all in a compact, portable package (1.9 lb - not bad, eh?) Superb.