An Emergency Radio that runs on arm power

GADGET: RunningSnail Solar Crank Radio
TECH SPECS: NOAA Weather, SOS alarm with flashing red light, AM/FM, flashlight, reading lamp and 2,000 mAh power bank
Price: Rs 2,053
Best for: Emergency alerts, SOS and trekking 

The radio, as we know it today, is just another application on our smartphones that we tune in to when we want to hear our favourite RJs. For many people — especially in the rural areas — however, the radio has always played an important role in imparting information, news, education and entertainment with its songs, radio plays and so on.

The urban millennial may never have heard of a crank or wind-up radio, but the fact is that they have been around since 1989 when English inventor Trevor Baylis used a transistor radio, an electric motor from a toy car and a clockwork mechanism from a music box to invent the crank radio. He wanted to improve communications with the underprivileged in Africa to help slow the spread of HIV/AIDS.

These radios work on the principle of electromagnetic induction and are ideal for those with little money and no electricity. Such radios run on minimal and renewable power sources. All you have to do is turn the handle on the side for a minute or two and you can enjoy all the music you want.

Source and Credit :-
Forwarded by :- Shri. Alokesh Gupta ,

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