The American Red Cross FRX3 is yet another hand turbine or hand crank driven device from Eton, the manufacturer of the Eton BoostTurbine4000 Battery Pack. Like the BoostTurbine4000, the FRX3 is also a smartphone charger but it has an additional function as an NOAA AM/FM Weather Alert Radio.
An NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) Weather Radio receives continuous weather broadcast from the National Weather Service (NWS). The NWS also broadcasts emergency alerts such as national security and public safety announcements. The American Red Cross FRX3 has an alert function that automatically broadcast emergency weather alerts for your area.
In an emergency, the American Red Cross FRX3 will keep you updated on all important announcements as well as keeping essential devices such as your smart phone charged up plus it has a bright 3-LED flashlight and a red LED flashing beacon to cover your critical needs. The FRX3 is powered by a rechargeable battery. The battery itself can be charged up either by connecting via a USB cable to an AC outlet, cranking the hand turbine or using the built-in solar panel. The solar panel even has a glow-in-the-dark bezel to help you look for the FRX2 in the dark.
Last but not least, the American Red Cross FRX3 has an Aux input so that you can play content from your smart phone through the FRX3’s speakers.
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