Be prepared the next time the power goes out with Ambient Weather’s $45 emergency wonder device. It’s a weather alert radio, flashlight and phone charger in one — all of which can be run off of AAA batteries, via its built-in solar panel or by its forearm-building hand crank. Once its internal battery is juiced up, you can plug your smartphone, e-book reader or just about any other modern portable into its USB port to keep everything in working order.
You’ll have access to the NOAA Weather Alert station, too, along with standard AM/FM radio. Keep it in an easy to find place in case of an emergency, or bring it to the beach when the weather’s not acting up.
Link: Ambient Weather WR-333