Product Comparison: Midland ER200 vs Midland ER300


General Specifications
Brand
Midland
Midland
Model
ER200
ER300
Origin
China
China
About the Product
This compact emergency crank radio with weather alert is perfect for both emergency preparedness and everyday use. It features multiple power sources, an ultra-bright LED flashlight, AM/FM radio and NOAA weather radio with alert function, helping you to stay safe when disaster strikes.
A must for emergency preparedness, the ER300 keeps you informed in case of severe weather or civil emergency with multiple sustainable power options.
Key Specs
Frequency Range
AM, FM, NOAA
AM, FM, NOAA
Tuning Methods
Auto-scan tuning
Auto-scan tuning
Controls
Weather Alert/Menu Button, Power/ Band Button, Tuning Adjust Buttons, Volume Adjust Buttons, Flashlight/ SOS Button
Flashlight/ SOS Button, Tuning Adjust Buttons, Volume Adjust Buttons, Weather Alert/Menu Button, Power/ Band Button, AA/Li-ion Power Switch
Antenna Type
Detachable telescopic antenna
Detachable telescopic antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Midland ER200 Emergency AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio with Cree LED Flashlight and USB Charger Output
  • Weather band is good, just what I need in a little radio.
  • Sound was surprisingly ok, not tinny. FM radio sounds fine to me.
  • The weather band is crystal clear. The volume is good and loud, and the battery can be charged by the solar panel.
  • Super bright, multiple ways to charge, and nice radio with AM, FM, & NOAA.
  • The controls are easy to use even without reading the directions.
Midland ER300 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio
  • There are several extra features that make it quite versatile. The several power up options are really decent.
  • I have already used it outside while I was working in the garden using the solar cells and the reception is clear and static free.
  • The display is easy to read and the local stations came in very clear with the digital tuning.
  • I even got down into the storm shelter and closed the steel door and could pull in signals quite well.
  • This is larger, solidly made, and includes a NOAA Weather frequency in addition to AM/FM radio. You can charge small electronics, and there is a bright flashlight.
Size & Weight
Height
2.8 in.
3.4 in.
Width
6.5 in.
8.0 in.
Depth
1.9 in.
2.4 in.
Weight
0.65 lbs.
0.7 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Midland ER200 Emergency AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio with Cree LED Flashlight and USB Charger Output
  • It is compact - about the size of a can of soda in length. It is great for your car, your camping trip, dorm, or for that matter, your home!
  • The small size, lighter weight, and functionality of this sturdy little radio makes this my new favorite potentially life-saving item in my hurricane emergency kit.
  • All in all I like this little radio. Love the size - very compact.
  • This is a nice, compact size, ideal for keeping in my car - just the size of two of my fists.
  • The entire unit is compact and easy to carry. I would recommend this piece for anyone who needs a compact emergency portable radio.
Midland ER300 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio
  • Everything else worked great and we would have no qualms about recommending it. The unit is also small and easily carried.
  • he radio is small but not heavy and bulky so it is easy to store.
  • If you're looking for a small, relatively inexpensive radio/flashlight for daily use and your bug-out bag, this is a great option, and you won't discover you need batteries when you go to use it.
  • This radio is a bit heavy, but when you consider how much useful stuff is packed into this relatively small device, the weight is worth carrying.
  • Everything you need in a small package. This is a nice weather radio that runs circles around the ETON radios that look very similar. If given the choice, I would always choose a Midland.
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
Rechargeable Battery, Mini USB Charging Cable, AC Adapter
Mini USB Charging Cable, Rechargeable Battery
Interfaces
Earphone jack, USB Output, USB Input
Headphone Jack, USB Output, USB Input
Extras
Solar panel, Hand crank allows you to recharge radio, Cree® LED Flashlight, Low/High Flashlight Brightness Settings
Ultrasonic Dog Whistle, SOS Flashlight Beacon, Extremely Bright Flashlight, Multiple Sustainable Power Sources
What customers say about "Features"
Midland ER200 Emergency AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio with Cree LED Flashlight and USB Charger Output
  • This thing is awesome, very compact and well built. The flashlight is amazing and bright, the audio is loud enough to enjoy your tunes and emergency broadcasts.
  • The NOAA function is good. The flashlight is handy and bright. Overall seems to be a well built piece and I'm happy with the purchase.
  • Flashlight, most likely the brightest to date. Cree 130 Lumens.
  • The radio itself has a nicely-sized and easy-to-read display window with back lighting that can be turned on and off to conserve power during the day.
  • The flashlight is extremely bright and the weather siren is obnoxiously loud but it works as advertised.
Midland ER300 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio
  • The audio is very good considering the small speaker. Digital tuning is a plus. Sensitivity is good.
  • The hand crank is a bit sturdier than some I’ve tried, but obviously you have to still be careful when using it.
  • The LED light is plenty bright to light your way around.
  • In the small shelter, it gave us a good amount of light to read by or see each other very clearly.
  • I'm very pleased with this radio. The included case makes it perfect for the trunk or the storm shelter. I definitely recommend it.
Power
Power Source
Li-ion rechargeable battery
Li-ion rechargeable battery
Built-In Charger
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Midland ER200 Emergency AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio with Cree LED Flashlight and USB Charger Output
  • The rechargeable battery is my favorite feature - no need to stock up on bulky, heavy AA/C/D batteries.
  • The Li-ion battery can be charged via the solar panel on top of the unit or by the hand crank on the side.
  • High capacity replaceable battery makes it easier to charge a cell phone in a pinch.
  • It's a well-made radio and I would recommend it. If the great light, the weather alert and the high capacity battery are important to you, then this is the radio that you need.
  • Solar panel no longer charges the battery, need to wind up to charge and works for a short time.
Midland ER300 Emergency Solar Hand Crank AM FM Digital NOAA Weather Radio
  • The unit has so many options for charging, and includes a small cable for charging itself or other mini usb devices.
  • This is feature packed, the internal battery lasts a long time on standby, the handle is sturdy. Reccommended.
  • I bought this radio to have as an emergency backup. But I use it every day. It sits in the sunny windowsill and runs all day on solar.
  • You can use AA batteries if you want, but if you don’t have any or power is unavailable you can hand crank the unit or power up via the solar panel.
  • The radio is very versatile, running off of a rechargeable battery, regular AA batteries, solar charging, or crank charging.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
59.99 $
69.99 $


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