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It is rock solid....excellant reception in AM and FM. It also has presets which is rare among emergency radios. Yes I agree that the battery capacity is low if you intend to use this to charge a smartphone......but I would suggest most people have battery packs for their emergency kit. As an emergency radio which is the primary purpose of this product.....it is a gem!!!
When I needed it for an actual emergency, this emergency radio did nothing.
I bought this radio in mid 2019. A year and a half later, I lost power for days during the big ice storm in February 2021. The radio wouldn't hold a charge even after hours in direct sunlight.
I don't think it's too much to expect that an emergency radio battery last more than a few months. If I wanted a radio that needed it's batteries constantly replaced, I'd just use a regular battery-operated radio that takes standard AAs. Good luck replacing the weird battery on this thing. I have not been able to find a reliable source.
It did not charge a cell phone. In fact, I'm fairly certain it drew power OUT of my phone as my battery went from 30% to 0% within minutes of plugging it in.
After a few minutes of running, the radio stopped. When we opened it up, we found the battery had leaked. We bought a new battery but it still would not work. Solar power nor using a USB cord would charge the radio. BIG BUMMER. I don't like wasting money. We especially didn't like going 24 hours without being able to use it for the purpose we bought it.