Model: Ambient Weather WR-334-U Emergency Solar Hand Crank Weather Alert Radio, Flashlight, Siren, Smart Phone Charger
When the chips are down and you need basic information, an emergency radio is vital. The Ambient Weather WR-334-U is a new model in the popular Adventurer series of weather alert radios.
The Ambient Weather Radio support s AM, FM and 7 Channel Weather Band Radio. It is a NOAA weather radio that can warn you with visual and audible indication on weather alerts. NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) is a network of radio stations broadcasting weather information from National Weather Service office. It broadcasts weather related forecasts and warnings on a 24 x 7 basis.
The Ambient Weather Emergency Radio has an internal Lithium Ion battery that can be charged in multiple ways.
- You can hand crank the generator to charge the battery.
- During daytime, the battery can be charged by solar power.
- You can charge with USB power from a laptop.
- Plug it into AC or Wall power with included convertor
- With a included Car or DC charger
- You can install three AAA batteries.
The Ambient WR-334-U model is different from other hand crank radios are that you can fully charge the rechargeable batteries using the USB, AC or DC power.
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This portable hand crank radio reception to the channels has been considered very good, and has been known to work even in remote locations with low signal strengths. Its retractable antenna can be used in such cases.
This weather band radio also has a USB port with which you can charge your Smart Phones and iPhones. Micro, mini and Apple compatible USB charging tips are included. You can even charge your MP3 players, iPods or any USB powered devices with this weather alert radio.
Pros for Ambient Weather WR-334-U
- All In One Radio / Flashlight / Siren / Strobe
- Multiple ways of charging (Hand-crank, Solar, USB, AAA Batteries)
- Non Proprietary Lithium Ion Battery
- All cables and convertors included
- Headphone jack
- Good Reception, Retractable Antenna
Cons for Ambient Weather WR-334-U
- Body made of plastic
- For some, screen and dials may be too small
Ambient Weather WR-334-U also has a powerful LED emergency flashlight throwing out 35 lumens of light. The flashlight can also act like a strobe in emergencies. Along with the strobe, a high decibel (125 db) emergency siren can be activated
It small size and light weight (less than 1 pound) is a big factor in its portability. Some buyers have considered the screen and the dial a bit too small, but that comes with compactness.
With six different ways of charging, you will never be out of power. Keep it in the house for your daily listening needs, or take it with you to the beach or remote resort, you will always have the dependable Ambient Weather Adventurer radio at you service. In emergencies and on road trips, it becomes an indispensable portable weather radio.
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