Product Comparison: Eton FRX3 vs Eton FRX3+


General Specifications
Brand
Eton
Eton
Model
FRX3
FRX3+
Origin
China
China
About the Product
Eton FRX3 Multi Purpose Radio allows you to be prepared for any emergency at home or on the go, so you don't have to worry about being without power!
The FRX3+ which is a multi-powered, multi-function, smartphone charging, weather alert radio which will give access to news and information in an emergency.
Key Specs
Frequency Range
FM: 88 ~ 108MHz, AM: 520 ~ 1710kHz, NOAA
FM: 88 ~ 108MHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz, NOAA
Tuning Methods
Auto-scan tuning, Manual Tuning
Auto-scan tuning, Manual Tuning
Controls
Alarm button, Tune Up Button, Tune Down Button, ALERT button, Set Button, Cell Button, Power button, Volume Knob, Battery Button, Dynamo/Solar Button, TUNING knob, Flashlight button
Alarm button, Tune Up Button, Tune Down Button, ALERT button, Set Button, Cell Button, Power button, Volume Knob, Mute On / Off, TUNING knob, Flashlight button
Antenna Type
External telescopic antenna
External telescopic antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Eton FRX3 Multipurpose Digital Radio
  • I am very happy with this little radio. The reception is good and it was as expected.
  • It has AM, FM and WX stations obvious and easy to find. Your reception will vary depending where you live.
  • It has AM/FM/7 weather bands. The reception in my area for all 3 functions is excellent.
  • The radio has AM/FM and 7 weather bands. The reception was fairly strong with the extendable antenna even though I live in a mountainous area.
  • NOAA reception is great. Loud and clear sound with a extendable antenna.
Eton FRX3+ American Red Cross Emergency NOAA Weather Radio
  • Control for volume and station selection are good. It gets FM, AM, and the weather bands.
  • The NOAA weather band, the AM and the FM all have good reception and good sound.
  • Charged fast with sunlight , good reception all weather channels ,fm/am channels.
  • The FM radio reception is very good, which is high praise from me given that we live in a valley where reception is generally a problem.
  • The AM/FM plus the weather band all work as advertised. It even charged my iPhone.
Size & Weight
Height
6.9 in.
6.9 in.
Width
5.8 in.
5.8 in.
Depth
2.6 in.
2.6 in.
Weight
0.93 lbs.
0.93 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Eton FRX3 Multipurpose Digital Radio
  • This radio gets good reception and it is a perfect size.
  • It's size is good as well so storage is not a problem.
  • It is a good size, reliable and perfect for its purpose.
  • Love the size and weight for camping or an emergency bag. Crank works great and the stations come in clear.
  • This little device has all sorts of uses and applications. Great compact size.
Eton FRX3+ American Red Cross Emergency NOAA Weather Radio
  • The size is small and portable. I would recommend this radio.
  • The compact size of this Eton FRX3+ radio is one of the major conveniences when stocking your emergency kit.
  • I really like this because of the multiple uses and it's very small size.
  • It does everything I want it to do, the price is right, size is compact. Perfect for road trips and power outages.
  • It is a little uncomfortable to hold in your hand because of its square shape.
Features
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Audible Alarms
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Type
Internal speaker
Internal speaker
Mobile Charger Ability
Yes
Yes
Integrated Flashlight
Yes
Yes
Accesories Included
Batteries, Mini-USB cable
Batteries, Mini-USB cable
Interfaces
AUX, Earphone jack, USB 5V DC-IN jack, USB Port
AUX, Earphone jack, USB 5V DC-IN jack, USB Port
Extras
Solar panel, Hand crank allows you to recharge radio, Glow-in-the-dark locator
Solar panel, Hand crank allows you to recharge radio, Glow-in-the-dark locator
What customers say about "Features"
Eton FRX3 Multipurpose Digital Radio
  • I love this radio. I use it every morning to listen to the news. It's durable and I like that I can also use it to charge my cell phone in an emergency.
  • The Eton FRX3 is the best product in it's price range. It is sturdy, reliable, versatile, and can dump the entire battery charge into an iPhone or iPad to charge.
  • The hand crank dynamo is awesome, and charges the batteries quickly. I couldn't be happier with excellent product.
  • The solar cells work, but they don't keep it charged long enough to continuously monitor a weather frequency in alert mode overnight.
  • The flashlight is also pitiful, the light on your phone is orders of magnitude more powerful than that thing.
Eton FRX3+ American Red Cross Emergency NOAA Weather Radio
  • The radio has a very small backlit LCD display but it gets the job done.
  • Sound is decent enough, battery is great.
  • Speaker sound is surprisingly good. The antenna helps the unit to cover long distances.
  • It's easy to operate and I got really good reception and sound quality.
  • Button for flashlight is great for hand ergonomics. The 3-LED flashlight is bright and should be useful in emergencies.
Power
Power Source
Ni-MH rechargeable batteries
Lithium rechargeable battery pack
Built-In Charger
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Eton FRX3 Multipurpose Digital Radio
  • The Ni-MH batteries even when fully charged will drain in about a month.
  • The rechargeable battery will be dead after about 2.5 weeks as it runs the clock the whole time. I think this is a good indicator.
  • The rechargeable on-board batteries charge quickly with the hand-cranked magneto/generator.
  • The batteries are pretty weak at only 800 mah. That’s about the same as a rechargeable AAA battery.
  • The crank doesn't create a charge that is at all useful. The rechargeable battery included does not work! It holds no charge.
Eton FRX3+ American Red Cross Emergency NOAA Weather Radio
  • The crank handle is easy to use and charges up the battery quickly.
  • Solar panel and battery are larger for better battery life and phone charging.
  • Excellent radio that comes with a battery. The battery holds a charge perfectly.
  • It has three charging methods. The device charges very quickly.
  • The battery in this is not enough to fully charge a smartphone.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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