Duronic Hybrid Radio - Wind-Up, Solar & Rechargeable AM/FM Radio for £11.99 Sold by DURONIC and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Duronic Hybrid Radio - Wind-Up, Solar & Rechargeable AM/FM Radio for £11.99 Sold by DURONIC and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 3rd Aug 2014
Looks like a nice radio which is rechargeable through wind-up, USB and its built-in solar panel and has two years warranty too, now at its cheapest price.

Sellers description:

Duronic Hybrid Rechargeable Radio
The Hybrid radio by Duronic is our customers favourite wind-up AM/FM radio. It's so easy to use and it provides you with great function with quality. You never need batteries for the hybrid radio as you can charge the unit in 3 ways:
Wind-Up (Sturdy cranking handle fixed at the back)

Solar (High quality panel built in)

USB Charge (Cable Provided)
The Duronic Hybrid radio has so many uses, some examples are: Walking, Hiking, Camping, Holiday, Home, Garden and so much more.
Product Specification:
There is a 3.5mm jack so you can attach an earphone or headphone if you wish to listen to the radio in private.
The Antenna length has been increased to 33mm so it helps you catch a better signal.
We have a very good 300mAh, 2.4V battery built in to help you make the best out of the playback times.
The diameter of the built in loudhailer is ᶲ40mm to give you a great sound.
Product size is very small and compact: 130x73x41mm and it only weighs 203g; Excellent for portability.
2 Years Warrantee

22 Comments

It also has a 33mm aerial! Wow!

Banned

Why dont you buy one cd with 10 songs and repeat it 24/7 x 365. Work out cheaper and same effect.

Very good radio. Charges really well even in room light.

I knew this was a wind up!

Used a similar wind up radio a few years ago while visiting friends. They had one in there kitchen. Was novel winding up every 20 mins or so but soon got feed up with it. Some may find a use for this radio but can't think who but for modern living spend your money on a dab radio instead.

Very good for using on building sites etc where power sometimes isnt available, also ideal for camping and in the case of a nuclear holocaust I`ll still be able to listen to Jeremy Vine.

Rechargeable batteries is the way to go not wind up

My little Sony FM radio lasts about 3 months use, five hours a day on 2 AA batteries. Not sure windup / solar is a huge advantage, except in the nuclear apocalypse scenario, in which case the stations will probably have stopped transmitting before the batteries run out anyway.

(DAB might give you more stations, but is massively heavier on battery power. Since I only listen to Radio 4, there's little point for me.)

Got this the other week for in the garden, works really well. We just leave it next to the window when not in use and it's fully charged next time we need it. Means not having to hunt down a couple of AA's when it starts to go.

Dodge62

My little Sony FM radio lasts about 3 months use, five hours a day on 2 … My little Sony FM radio lasts about 3 months use, five hours a day on 2 AA batteries. Not sure windup / solar is a huge advantage, except in the nuclear apocalypse scenario, in which case the stations will probably have stopped transmitting before the batteries run out anyway.(DAB might give you more stations, but is massively heavier on battery power. Since I only listen to Radio 4, there's little point for me.)



Your Sony radio probably has a better sound quality and will definitely still be going when this radio has packed up, even if its only the rechargeable battery in it.
I don't see the point in it either.

Dodge62

My little Sony FM radio lasts about 3 months use, five hours a day on 2 … My little Sony FM radio lasts about 3 months use, five hours a day on 2 AA batteries.



What model is your Sony?

redarrowrules

Got this the other week for in the garden, works really well. We just … Got this the other week for in the garden, works really well. We just leave it next to the window when not in use and it's fully charged next time we need it. Means not having to hunt down a couple of AA's when it starts to go.


Why not just wind it up?

AD959

Why not just wind it up?



Why should we wind it up when we can just leave it next to a window when not in use and let the sun charge it up? If of course we're using it and it starts to lose power we will wind it up.

When I was talking about hunting for AA's I was meaning if we had one that required battries we would need to find them, but not with this radio.
Edited by: "redarrowrules" 4th Aug 2014

Great for my nuclear survival kit!

beastman

What model is your Sony?



It's an ICF-390. Thinking about it, I bought it when we went to the Isle of Man TT races in 1990. So it's 24 years old (and still going). Much to my surprise, you can still buy it: here. Great little radio, excellent sound for the size.

nice one like to listen to radio when at work

Dodge62

My little Sony FM radio lasts about 3 months use, five hours a day on 2 … My little Sony FM radio lasts about 3 months use, five hours a day on 2 AA batteries. Not sure windup / solar is a huge advantage, except in the nuclear apocalypse scenario, in which case the stations will probably have stopped transmitting before the batteries run out anyway.(DAB might give you more stations, but is massively heavier on battery power. Since I only listen to Radio 4, there's little point for me.)



I agree, but at £12, its basically worth it just for that one time a year in camping without batteries.

Banned

wayners

Used a similar wind up radio a few years ago while visiting friends. They … Used a similar wind up radio a few years ago while visiting friends. They had one in there kitchen. Was novel winding up every 20 mins or so but soon got feed up with it. Some may find a use for this radio but can't think who but for modern living spend your money on a dab radio instead.



There kitchen?
Or their kitchen?

Feed up?
Or fed up?

Good radio. Heat.

Cold. The manufacturers should be producing DAB radios now.

Tempted but..

£9.99
+ £4.18 UK delivery

I ordered this but the shipment has been delayed due to a Hazmat issue apparently. Anybody else?

wayners

Rechargeable batteries is the way to go not wind up


It also has a USB connection and when charged for 2 hours with the USB it will last for a good 8 hrs.
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