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C Crane CC Solar Observer Radio


    C Crane CC Solar Observer Radio

    No power? No problem. The C Crane CC Solar Observer radio runs on sunlight! No sunlight? No problem. It runs on hand-crank generated power, too! See details

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    Item # 835167

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    No power? No problem. The C Crane CC Solar Observer radio runs on sunlight! No sunlight? No problem. It runs on hand-crank generated power, too!

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    No power? No problem. The C Crane CC Solar Observer radio runs on sunlight! No sunlight? No problem. It runs on hand-crank generated power, too!

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    No power? No problem. The C Crane CC Solar Observer radio runs on sunlight! No sunlight? No problem. It runs on hand-crank generated power, too!

    • Solar power offers approximately 4 - 6 hrs. of radio play time for 8 hours of charge time; hand crank provides about 15-30 minutes of play time for 90 seconds of cranking
    • Play time varies based on crank speed, volume level and band selection; Battery achieves more play time after conditioning (charging and discharging several times)
    • Radio tunes in AM, FM and Weather bands and is perfect for use during camping trips, emergencies or severe weather when traditional power sources may be unavailable
    • Updated core radio chip achieves superior AM/FM reception and selectivity
    • Included radio-to-USB adapter lets you charge smartphones using the USB cord that came with your phone
    • Besides solar and hand-crank power, the radio also runs on 3 AA batteries (sold separately) or an AC adapter (not included)
    • The C Crane CC Solar Observer radio features an analog display with backlight, built-in LED flashlight, 3.5mm headphone jack, internal AM antenna and telescoping FM antenna


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    C Crane CC Solar Observer Radio Specs
    Best use
    Battery / Solar / Hand crank
    7.25 x 5.5 x 2 inches
    6.5 ounces
    Analog or Digital
    Emergency siren
    Power source(s)

    C Crane CC Solar Observer Radio

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    C Crane CC Solar Observer Radio is rated 4.3333 out of 5 by 6.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Retro look New age performance Got this sweet radio with the intent of using it mostly at home. 911 but also to listen to the radio from time to time. The reception is amazing and I'll be listening to some BBall games for sure. The light is great for 911 and also helpful when camping. The charger really works. Both of them. I've never put in batteries and never had trouble. I really like the look of this thing too. Retro is such a good way but super light too. There are so many uses for this radio highly recommend it. High quality to the max.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, Love, Love This Radio! This radio moves around the house with me. I use it in the kitchen, bathroom, and dining room, and then I take it outside when weeding and watering the plants;in these instances I use the solar feature. When I go to bed, I give it a few cranks, place it on my nightstand and drift off to sleep without worrying about wasting power. All three bands -- AM, FM, and weather come in just great. The built-in light is a tad weak, but it will do the job in an emergency. I have not tried the phone charger yet, but at least it comes with the adapter! I bought 3 Red Cross (Eaton) crank radios for my auto emergency kits, sent in my cards, finally called the company and still NEVER received any of the adapters. Though the Eaton radio is much smaller, this C.Crane is far superior. I really do not think you will be disappointed with this radio, particulary if it was manufacturered after January 2013.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Fair but unpackable I purchased this and an eton scorpion crank radio to potentially use for camping and hiking. This one had better reviews but they didn't address use for backpacking. The eton had mixed reviews but seemed more suited to backpacking. This is lighter than the eton, but bulky --- difficult to pack. I tested both at home and then again in Gunnison, CO. While in town they both performed well and got decent reception. However, when we got to our campground (about 15-20 miles outside of Gunnison)the day before heading out on the trail, the eton got better reception. I couldn't get any weather channel on the C Crane and only one FM station. On the Eton I got a variety of stations including the weather station. This radio is reliable and the hand crank works well. It just works best in or near town due to its reception limitations and bulk. it may also work okay for car camping as long as you have strong radio signals. It's useful, despite its limitations, so we will be using it as part of an emergency kit. I would recommend this to friend but only if they weren't planning to take it far from town.
    Date published: 2014-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVED THIS RADIO It's a great emergency radio--and easy to use.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ballpark radio It works well for what I wanted, which was a radio I could take to the ballpark so my friend and I can hear radio commentary from our seats. It's also sounded good when I've tested it by setting it on my dining room table.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Practical radio but it died I received this as a gift and found it had a variety of useful functions for outdoor use as well as an emergency backup for weather, light and information. Used it a handful of times around the house to test it and seemed to work perfectly. It suddenly stopped working about 2 months later .. all I would get was a clicking noise when I turned it on. Attempted to get it work using all the power options available but to no avail. Took it back to REI (where it was originally purchased) and received a replacement which is working great. Would have given it a 5 star rating if it hadn't died. Crossing my fingers this one will last ... especially if I need it for emergency use.
    Date published: 2014-04-02

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