Stuck Camping With Nothing To Listen To? Relieve Your Boredom With This---066
We are back for another edition of outdoor items that fit perfectly into your list of must-haves for the summer! When you’re on a camping trip, it is wise to bring along some form of entertainment so you won’t get bored. Setting an ambiance can relieve all the tension that comes with camping. Being hungry, lost, and disconnected from the world is not a great feeling to have. Though it may not solve any of those issues, having a radio can help alleviate some boredom. It can also have life saving functions that can help you in a time of need. I just want to say that it’s not an ordinary radio. This radio has the ability to charge itself and other devices. It’s pretty much a multipurpose power bank that can be carried in your pocket. Here are the main features and selling points of the radio:
- 2000 mAh power bank
- Flashlight with zoom focus
- AM/FM/NOAA radio
- 4 LED reading lamp
- SOS alarm
- Solar powered
- Hand crank powered
- Two battery sources: rechargeable LI-ION and AAA
- Extendable antenna
With all the functions this radio contains, you might be questioning the quality or functionality of the product. I have personally tested this product and I can say the functionality is spot on perfect. The only minor issue about the radio is that it may be hard to pick up a signal, depending on where you are or the interference that might be surrounding you. The antenna helps, however, you will have to experiment and see which tuning is perfect. If there are strong winds, the antenna may have trouble holding up stably. Other than that, it’s a great product.
In what situation would this radio come in handy? Well, there are many situations where you may use this radio and its many functions. I was on a camping trip just a few months ago and my phone was dying. As you may know, there isn’t much reception when you are in the middle of nowhere, so I decided to download some offline games on it when I have nothing to do. I switched the radio to POWER BANK mode. I forgot to mention that there’s 3 modes on the radio. The first one is the SOS alarm which makes a really loud alarm that can attract the attention of any human within 100 miles. The second tick is just an ON function. The 3rd is the power bank mode which lets you draw power from the radio itself. This is operated by turning the hand crank to continuously generate power. You can plug a charging cable and connect the radio to your phone, then start turning the hand crank and your phone will charge. This takes quite a bit of energy though, so make sure you have nothing else to do because you will spend a number of minutes trying to charge your phone. If you brought your kids along on your trip, they might find it to be entertaining. You can hand them the crank and let them “play” with it. I camped in my hammock and furiously cranked the wheel to charge my dying phone. It was a therapeutic experience in itself. I was surprised how easily electricity can be generated with little effort. The voltage is actually really low, so it may take some time and effort to actually charge your phone to 100%. As they say in life, nothing is really free. Overall, this radio brings a lot to the table. I had some doubts before using it, but it turns out that it really is a high quality multifunctional product, which is rare to come by nowadays.