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Eton Scorpion

Radio... USB charger... bottle opener?

Eton Scorpion

Radio... USB charger... bottle opener?

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Eton Scorpion

Radio.... and a torch!

Short of walking up the big hills for you, the Eton Scorpion has everything you could need for a trip into the wilderness. Modestly described as a multi-function radio, this rugged gadget can be powered by hand using a fold-out turbine handle, or (if that sounds like too much effort) an integral solar panel.

As well as running a host of typical analogue radio functions, all that hand-cranking or sun-baking will also power a built-in LED torch and a USB mobile phone socket. Completing this tough little wundergadget is a sturdy aluminium carabiner and a bottle-opener. Well... taking on nature can be thirsty work.

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USB charger, Audio in/out, Power

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Eton Scorpion

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Product Features
  • AM FM Radio Tuner
  • SW band coverage
  • Built-In LED Flashlight
  • Large Solar Panel
  • Hand Turbine Power Feature
  • USB Cell Phone Socket
  • Audio Line Input
  • Aluminum Carabiner
  • Splashproof
  • Rugged Exterior Skin
  • Battery Charge Indicator
  • Bottle Opener
  • No Batteries Needed
  • DC Power input for mains adaptor - 6V DC @ 300ma (centre positive)
  • Splashproof to IPX-4
Dimensions
  • Measures approximately 13cm (W) x 6 cm (H) x 4.5cm (D)
  • Weighs approximately 241 g

Customer Reviews

First glance at this and you think amazing, you can listen to the radio while charging your phone. Err wrong, first the radio only lasts half an hour before the battery dies and that is sitting in direct sunlight and after a full charge. Secondly you have to hold the radio to get a decent reception and lastly it does not charge an iPhone through the USB socket. So I was very disappointed with this product but Firebox were very understanding and gave me a full refund.
Stuart Ruff, Buckinghamshire - 13th September 2011
Firebox says: Sorry again to hear that you were disappointed Stuart.
There seem to be two iterations of the Eton Scorpion floating around, one sold in the US and the other sold internationally. The one sold in the US has a blue display light and is sturdier. The international version has a white display light and is of overall poor build quality. I had one of the international versions and the antenna fell off. Firebox were kind enough to refund my money. So yeah... be careful buying one of these....
Ganumupta, UK - 18th April 2011