The Ambient Weather WR-088 Weather Band provides assured access to news, weather information and illumination whenever and wherever you need it. The rubberized finish makes the WR-088 splash-proof. This robust and dependable radio, with integrated LED flashlight, offers a choice of self-charge, solar and external recharge power options.
The WR-088 delivers complete independence from wall power or disposable batteries, ensuring sustainable access to vital information and the peace of mind that you'll never be without power. Ambient Weather's self-charge technology means unparalleled playtime performance, and the compelling design makes the WR-088 a great everyday radio, as well as the perfect companion in emergencies.
The WR-088 will play for approximately 20 minutes at normal volume per 1-minute wind, and can be rewound at any time for as much playtime as you want. An LED charge level indicator tells you the best speed to wind. In direct sunlight the WR-088 will charge itself and play continuously - the internal Ni-MH battery can be fully charged from both the solar panel and an external USB charging adapter.
A must for any emergency toolkit or your everyday portable radio, the compact WR-088 is an AM/FM NOAA Weather Radio and a powerful 3 LED flashlight, with cell phone, MP3, MP4, Amazon Kindle (TM) and USB charger, all in one tiny package. The WR-088 is a five way charger - charge from a USB device (computer), AC or wall power (with optional converter), DC or car charger (with optional converter), hand crank, or solar panel. The Ambient Weather WR-088 is a radio that you and your family can depend on, anytime, anywhere, any weather.
The WR-088 sets itself apart from other crank chargers - you can fully charge the WR-088 through the USB/AC/DC adaptor, and when you need it, charge the cell phone/mp3/mp4/USB with no cranking. Other crank chargers require continuous hand cranking to charge a device. Optional adaptors are available for AC (house) and DC (car) charging. Includes mini and micro cell phone adaptor cables, which cover about 90% of the cell phone market. EXCEPTIONS: Does not charge Apple IPhones, Ipods and Ipads. Some cell phone adaptors sold separately.
Power Specifications: Dynamo Power: The hand crank generator charges the internal NI-MH batteries Solar Power: You can play this Radio with the direct Sun or charge the NI-MH batteries USB Power: With the included adapter, you can play or charge with USB power from a computer Rechargeable Power: 3xAAA/650 mAh/3.6 Ni-MH
Maximum Power Consumption: 0.5W Radio Bands:
AM: 525 KHz to 1710KHz
FM: 88MHz to 108 MHz
WeatherBand Other Features:
USB Charging Cable
Dimensions: 5" x 2.4" x 1.6"
Weight: less than 0.5 lbs. Benefits:
Ideal as an everyday radio, MP3/MP4 USB dock and an essential part of any preparedness kit. Always ready to provide vital information and illumination in any emergency.
Rubberized finish makes the WR-088 splash-proof and comfortable to grip.
Green energy - a sustainable product that's built to last.
The WR-088 offers a real alternative to grid electricity or fossil fuels, so you can feel cleaner about your nature experience. Never worry about buying, carrying or disposing of batteries again.
The WR-088 self-charge mechanism converts over 70% of your kinetic energy into stored electricity.
Self-charge while playing anytime to top up the power - never miss the end of that song, the end of the game or that last item in the news report.
The integrated LED is a vital source of light in blackouts, or just when checking your alarm clock at your bedside in the morning. EXCEPTIONS: Does not charge Apple IPhones and Ipads. Some cell phone adaptors sold separately.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bought 4 of these for our camping/emergency backpacks. I liked the cell charge feature, the rechargable battery, the solar and hand crank, and the price. We fully charged the units with the USB charger and then powered my son's dead cell phone enough to make a phone call or two. (Works with 3 of our 4 cell phones, Blackberry, LG Ally, LG cosmos, not my Samsung Alias2 which has a funky charger, but I suppose there would be some adapter you could get.) They are light but have a nice, solid, good quality feel. My son had great fun testing them and gives them 2 thumbs up.
Buy this radio for the "hot" FM band. I have FM receivers costing 10 times what I paid for this but don't have the same FM reception. The radio is small but has a very good speaker. I was amazed. The AM band leaves much to be desired, but since I rarely listen to AM, it doesn't matter. The solar cell will charge the battery even if the sun isn't shining. It does for me even on cloudy days. I use one of my AC transformers in case I want a rapid charge of the battery. If you want some exercise, you can wind the crank! I checked to see if it actually would charge my cell phone. It did. Flashlight is OK. I wish the weather band was selectable for any of the 7 NOAA WX frequencies, but instead it scans for the strongest one. I use my Kaito KA-500 to select the WX band I want. Only reason for rating it 4 stars was because of the mediocre AM. FM rates 5 stars +. If FM was its only capability, it would be worth the price!
I have used this radio around the house and plan on taking on vacations and outside, it has great reception, sound, and is compact and small, the flash light is great and it charges my cell phone, one great radio to this point of use any way and would definitely recommend highly, still have to look at it to make sure this little radio is creating the great sound.
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