Product Comparison: Sangean MMR-88 vs Midland ER310


General Specifications
Brand
Sangean
Midland
Model
MMR-88
ER310
Origin
Taiwan
China
About the Product
The MMR-88 is a rugged digital AM/FM Public Alert Certified Radio with three charging modes. No matter where you are, the MMR-88 lets you listen to your favorite music, news, and radio programs while keeping you safe with up to date weather forecasting and alerts.
A must for emergency preparedness, the ER310 emergency weather alert crank radio keeps you informed in case of severe weather or civil emergency with multiple sustainable power options. Recharge your USB compatible devices, use the Cree LED flashlight for power outages or navigating low-light areas, be found in an emergency with the high frequency dog whistle.
Key Specs
Frequency Range
FM: 87.5 ~ 108MHz, MW: 520 ~ 1710kHz, MW: 522 ~ 1710kHz, NOAA
AM, FM, NOAA
Number Of Station Memories
19
Tuning Methods
Auto-scan tuning
Auto-scan tuning
Controls
LED Flashlight switch, Power button, Tuning Adjust Buttons, Emergency siren button, Display/Mono button, Band selection/Time set button, Preset station button, Volume control
Flashlight/ SOS Button, Tuning Adjust Buttons, Volume Adjust Buttons, Weather Alert/Menu Button, Power/ Band Button, AA/Li-ion Power Switch
Antenna Type
External telescopic antenna
External telescopic antenna
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sangean MMR-88 AM/FM/Weather+Alert Emergency Radio. Solar/Hand Crank/USB/Flashlight, Siren, Smartphone Charger
  • Reception is good, crank and solar power work just fine.
  • Great reception, awesome sound, durable quality, easy-to-follow instructions, super portable size and weight.
  • FM reception outstanding as usual. The bass this small radio produces will surprise you.
  • AM and FM reception is very good compared to other small radios.
  • The hand crank and antenna works well. The antenna is quite long for such a small device.
Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio - Multiple Power Sources
  • The crank works easily, is not so small that it is like a hamster cage, but seems sturdy enough as long as it is not abused.
  • I liked the large, easy-to-read display, the 2-stage flashlight with SOS strobe, the buttons for control, the rechargeable battery with AA backup, and the handle. The case looked sturdy.
  • I'm impressed! The sound quality is really good. Longish antenna. You can feel that it was well-constructed for durability and functionality.
  • It is very directional and the signal comes in week. In an emergency situation, it could be problematic.
  • The chief weakness of this radio is the metal telescoping antenna.
Size & Weight
Height
3.29 in.
6.85 in.
Width
5.98 in.
9.61 in.
Depth
2.75 in.
2.95 in.
Weight
0.86 lbs.
1.46 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sangean MMR-88 AM/FM/Weather+Alert Emergency Radio. Solar/Hand Crank/USB/Flashlight, Siren, Smartphone Charger
  • The radio is sturdy and an easy size to quickly pack in emergencies.
  • This a nice small radio. It works well and sounds better than you would expect from the size of it.
  • It is a very nice size, sound is great for this type of radio. Flashlight works well.
  • Ingenious and well made, this thing feels bullet-proof and is a perfect, handy size.
  • I was a bit disappointed that due to weight and size it would not be as convenient to carry as their pocket models.
Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio - Multiple Power Sources
  • The overall appearance looks rugged and is small enough to carry anywhere with you. I love the way it looks and feels.
  • It is unthinkable, unimaginable that such a powerful, debilitating alarm can be housed in such a small body.
  • An excellent product. Does an excellent job all in a small convenient package. Looks really durable too.
  • Works well and charged quickly. Great sound from a small device. Very happy to pack this up for camping.
  • Weight can be small problem if you wanna take it on a backpacking/hiking trip.
Features
Display Type
LCD
LCD
Audible Alarms
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Type
0.4W speaker
Mobile Charger Ability
Yes
Yes
Integrated Flashlight
Yes
Yes
Accesories Included
Rechargeable Battery, USB A to Micro USB B Cable, Hand Strap
Rechargeable Battery, Micro USB charging cable
Interfaces
Earphone jack, USB Output, USB Input
Headphone Jack, USB Output, USB Input
Extras
Public Alert Certified Weather Radio, Hand crank allows you to recharge radio, Solar panel, Emergency Buzzer, Built-in Clock, Auto Shut Off
Multiple Sustainable Power Sources, Extremely Bright Flashlight, SOS Flashlight Beacon, Ultrasonic Dog Whistle, Smartphone/Tablet Charger
What customers say about "Features"
Sangean MMR-88 AM/FM/Weather+Alert Emergency Radio. Solar/Hand Crank/USB/Flashlight, Siren, Smartphone Charger
  • The auto off is a nice feature although a little annoying if you are actually using it to listen to music for an extended period of time.
  • This thing is built like a tank! Construction is very durable. The sound quality is great and it honestly surprised me how clear the sound is.
  • The flashlight has a bright mode, low mode and a SOS mode. The display lights up orange when you hit any button and it's very clear and easy to read.
  • The crank handle seems solid and the flashlight functionality is very good.
  • The flashlight, although perfectly adequate, isn't quite as bright as that of some other emergency radios.
Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio - Multiple Power Sources
  • The Flashlight is quite bright, even on the low setting.
  • The reception is good. The flashlight and SOS works great and is very bright.
  • It's exactly what I was looking for, small sturdy, and well made.
  • In addition, the small monoral speaker was tinny so even the clear FM stations were not pleasant to listen to.
  • The sound quality is clear but obviously it doesn't sound like a stereo.
Power
Power Source
Li-ion rechargeable battery
Li-ion rechargeable battery
Built-In Charger
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Power"
Sangean MMR-88 AM/FM/Weather+Alert Emergency Radio. Solar/Hand Crank/USB/Flashlight, Siren, Smartphone Charger
  • I run the radio 6 to 8 hours every day and have never run down the battery.
  • USB will charge the battery from zero to 100% in less than 2 hours.
  • I am impressed with the battery charge life. I did let it drain so I could use the hand crank and was pleased with its ease of use and how long it lasted.
  • The battery life continues to be very good and with minimal sunlight, charges to extend it even further.
  • I thought the battery was bad so I ordered new replacement batteries. They came charged and the radio did work again, until the battery died. Would not charge via the crank, solar or plugged in.
Midland ER310 Emergency Crank Weather AM/FM Radio - Multiple Power Sources
  • The solar panel charges even in suprisingly lower (Cloudy / sunset to dusk) levels.
  • The supplied cord does not fit my phone, but did fit my Kindle, and charged that device. Also wrapped neatly, the cord fits where the AA Batteries go.
  • The unit is a little bigger than we wanted but the overall design, ease of use, and multiple power sources and functions more than make up for any short coming.
  • I never charged it when I got the radio and it held what little charge it had once I opened the battery pack and plugged in the rechargeable battery.
  • Bright light. Longer batter charge. My dog doesn't hear the dog whistle though. Would recommend to a friend.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
69.99 $


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