Product Comparison: Eton FRX1 vs Eton FRX2


General Specifications
Brand
Eton
Eton
Model
FRX1
FRX2
Origin
China
China
About the Product
The American Red Cross FRX1 is a rechargeable hand turbine AM, FM and weather radio, complete with LED flashlight and glow-in-the dark lining to easily find at night or during a power outage.
The American Red Cross FRX2 is a solar and hand turbine powered AM, FM, weather radio with a USB smart phone charger. Its LED flashlight and glow-in-the-dark locater guarantees you’ll always have access to light.
Key Specs
Frequency Range
FM: 88 ~ 108MHz, AM: 520 ~ 1710kHz, NOAA
FM: 88 ~ 108MHz, AM: 530 ~ 1710kHz, NOAA
Tuning Methods
Manual Tuning
Manual Tuning
Controls
Flashlight button, Volume control, TUNING knob, FM/AM/WB Select Knob
FM/AM/WB Select Knob, TUNING knob, Volume control, Flashlight button
Antenna Type
External telescopic antenna
External telescopic antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Eton FRX1 Hand Turbine AM/FM Weather Radio and LED Flashlight - White
  • FM radio signal is not poor, when you live in a big city.
  • This radio is a good buy, easy to tune in to NOAA weather alert station.
  • Good product & design. Radio reception is fine.
  • Picked up a good signal on all bands, including NOAA. Not a super heavy duty radio, but that's what I was looking for.
  • The AM band doesn't work. Can't get a single station on it, though it picks up lots of FM stations.
Eton FRX2 The American Red Cross Emergency Weather Radio
  • Excellent value for the money. Works great. Receives the NOAA stations as well as AM and FM.
  • It gets FM, AM, and the weather bands. Control for volume and station selection are good.
  • Reception for the weax bands were WEAK. AM/FM was fine, but the weather wasn't very clear.
  • AM and FM stations are weak this model has an analog tuner. Of course, the speaker is small and sounds very tiny.
  • Hard to tune. Dial does not indicate true frequency.
Size & Weight
Height
5.4 in.
5.4 in.
Width
2.5 in.
2.5 in.
Depth
2.53 in.
2.5 in.
Weight
0.54 lbs.
0.56 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Eton FRX1 Hand Turbine AM/FM Weather Radio and LED Flashlight - White
  • The min size of unit is perfect fit in your hand as well as any size emergency kit.
  • I purchased it because it's small, can recharge independent of power and its multi-functions.
  • It is really great little unit. It wind up easy, have a clear radio with decent volume - and a place for headphones.
  • Great little radio, works as advertised, so glad we purchased it.
  • I like the fact this one is light, easy to hand, easy to power up by crank in an emergency.
Eton FRX2 The American Red Cross Emergency Weather Radio
  • This is the survival radio you want when the lights go out! Great size and weight for backpacking or bugging out!
  • This is a good, small-sized, all-in-one emergency radio.
  • Small, light-weight emergency radio with the ability to charge my cell phone.
  • Your emergency kit will be incomplete without this in it. Lightweight but durable and reliable.
  • It is medium-weight for a device its size, and feels sturdy.
Features
Display Type
No
No
Audible Alarms
No
No
Speaker(s) Type
Internal speaker
Internal speaker
Mobile Charger Ability
No
Yes
Integrated Flashlight
Yes
Yes
Accesories Included
Mini-USB cable
Wrist strap, Mini-USB cable
Interfaces
USB 5V DC-IN jack, Headphone Jack
Headphone Jack, USB 5V DC-IN jack, USB Output
Extras
Hand crank allows you to recharge radio, Glow-in-the-dark locator, Battery Indicator
Hand crank allows you to recharge radio, Solar panel, Glow-in-the-dark locator, Battery Indicator
What customers say about "Features"
Eton FRX1 Hand Turbine AM/FM Weather Radio and LED Flashlight - White
  • The radio sounds fine, and the flashlight is bright.
  • The sound is good on both the weather band and FM Bands.
  • Love this guy. Portable with quality sound. Holds a charge.
  • The glow light works really well. The flashlight is enough to find your way through a dark house.
  • This flashlight is very bright and as good as most led flashlights.
Eton FRX2 The American Red Cross Emergency Weather Radio
  • Sound quality is fantastic given its size. Flashlight is bright enough.
  • This is really a great little radio and has a surprisingly good sound.
  • The flashlight is great! On a pitch black night, I think it would be just fine to use, not super bright, but plenty enough for an emergency.
  • The LED flashlight is handy and it is good for close up lighting but not of much value for distance.
  • Solar panel is great, just leave it by the window to make sure it's always ready to go.
Power
Power Source
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Built-In Charger
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Eton FRX1 Hand Turbine AM/FM Weather Radio and LED Flashlight - White
  • Has long battery life, only 3 hours for full charge.
  • The crank seems to hold power for a really long time.
  • I like simple to use, long battery, and crank power life and glow in the dark feature.
  • Recharges well by crank or any USB port. Holds a charge for a long time.
  • 1 min of cranking gave me 1 hr of use before volume started to get really low, reception was still good and sound clear.
Eton FRX2 The American Red Cross Emergency Weather Radio
  • I like that this unit can only solar battery powered.
  • This radio holds a charge for quite some time. I like everything in this radio.
  • The Battery life is amazing on this radio. The led flashlight is super bright.
  • The battery life is very poor and good luck charging your cell phone with this.
  • The battery last 2 to 3 hours, and then recharging it using solar was a waste of time.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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