Splash & Drop Proof: The Eton FRX5-BT has an IPX-4 splashproof rating,
so its ideal for camping trips or river expeditions. Its water resistant to IEC
60529 IPX4, but is not waterproof and should not be immersed in water. Its also
drop-proof from a height of 3.3ft (1m), though protection varies depending on
Triple Power: The Eton FRX5-BT powers up in 3 ways - via
solar panel, hand crank, or built-in rechargeable lithium battery.
- Solar-Panel: The super-sized solar panel will charge
the battery fully in 5-6 hours.
- Hand Crank: Crank the hand turbine for four minutes and
you'll produce enough power for 10-15 minutes of music, news and weather or
one minute of talk time.
- Rechargeable Battery: You can also use the microUSB-to-USB
cable to charge the FRX5-BT' built-in rechargeable battery (2,000mAh) from a
USB power source (not included).
AM/FM Tuner: The Eton FRX5-BT features a built-in AM/FM
tuner with a telescoping antenna (up to 12").
NOAA Weather Band: The FRX5-BT allows you to select from one
of the seven NOAA weather broadcast channels. These broadcasts are found in the
public service frequency band, and include 162.400MHz (Channel 1), 162.425MHz
(Channel 2), 162.450MHz (Channel 3), 162.475MHz (Channel 4), 162.500MHz (Channel
5), 162.525MHz (Channel 6), and 162.550MHz (Channel 7).
Alerts: When the "Alert" function is on, the radio will
automatically broadcast NOAA emergency weather alerts for your area such as
hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms. Plus, the FRX5-BT also features S.A.M.E.
technology (Specific Area Message Encoding) to customize alerts for your
specific location. Just enter your S.A.M.E. county code and if there's
a warning, watch or advisory you'll see it-with flashing red, orange or green
lights-and hear about it, too. You can set up to 25 locations so you'll be safe,
wherever you are.
USB Charging Port: To charge your smartphone, simply plug it
into the FRX5-BT's USB type-A port (5V 2.1A). Power will automatically "dump
charge" to your phone, just like plugging into the wall. The FRX5-BT will fully
charge most smartphones once and can also charge tablets.
Built-in Lights: The built-in, top mounted, dimmable ambient
light on the top of the FRX5-BT provides just the right amount of light for
the family to still enjoy a relaxing conversation or dinner even while the storm
rages outside. You can also shine the unit's bright LED flashlight to find your
way around in the dark. You can even use the glow-in-the-dark locator
and illuminated buttons when you're in a dark area. And for emergencies, you
can flash the unit's red emergency beacon.
Aux Input: There is an 3.5mm auxiliary input for connecting
an external portable audio source for playback through the Eton FRX5-BT.
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