The Cell Phone-Charging Hand-Crank Radio
This is a really neat gadget as it provides several helpful tools which could be perfect for any kind of emergency such as black-outs or storms. The Cell Phone-Charging Hand-Crank Radio is a completely hand-crank powered device which works as a radio, flash light, and a cell phone charger!
The radio can pick up AM/FM and weather bands so you can get the latest updates in the news. It can pick up 7 NOAA weather channels and can even receive VHF TV audio so you can get news from many different sources. It also has an ALERT function to receive National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration weather warnings.
You also don’t need to look around for a flashlight while you have this gadget with you as it has one built right in. The beam is a two-LED light which should give you all the power you need. There is also an emergency siren and flashing red LED light in case you need to help someone find you.
The neatest thing about it, however, is the fact that it can charge cell phones so a dead battery in the middle of a crisis won’t stop you from making a call. There are five different cell phone adapters to fit your phone, and the product page even lists compatible cell phones!
The internal NiMH battery can be powered solely by the hand crank so you don’t have to worry about batteries, however if you want to go the easy way it can also be powered by 3 AA batteries.
If you want to start being better prepared for an emergency of any kind, the Cell Phone-Charging Hand-Crank Radio could be just the thing you need. You can get one for just $49.95 from Hammacher.