The Axis Safety Hub from Eton Corporation
by Mark R
If you aren’t familiar with Eton Corporation, then you probably should be. Their products are multi-purpose, endorsed by the American Red Cross, and designed for emergencies. I have got a chance to try out several of their products, including the Scorpion and the Raptor.
The Axis is a “self-powered safety hub”, and it is looks to be designed for extreme weather scenarios. Why do I say that? It is set up for seven weather band channels, as well as the AM/FM bands.
It is powered by a Ni-MH battery that can be charged by turning a pull-out crank that you can barely see on the right side of the image. It is possible to use 3 AAA batteries, and then you are set up with a radio, flashlight, and much more.
Were I stuck in a situation where I was trapped inside my home without electricity, I could use the Axis to power my cellular phone, provided it worked with a USB charging cable.
The Axis is flowing with all kids of features like a blinking red LED light along with the flashlight, audio in and audio out ports, plus an alarm clock and digital clock. All this can be purchased for about $70.00 on the official Eton site.