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AM/FM Weather Wind-Up CC Solar Observer

The Observer is a simple, affordable and compact radio with enhanced reception and audio performance. For emergency use it can be powered in four different ways and can charge many different USB type devices such as cell phones.

In 1992 three earthquakes hit Humboldt County where we live. All three registered between 6.5 and 7.2 on the Richter scale and all happened within a 17 hour period. Communication and services including electricity were hopelessly overloaded. In the Crane home shards of broken glass was everywhere and so were bare feet. All of our flashlights had been over used by our blessed children. We vowed to make a good emergency radio so this would never happen again.

This customer could not have said it better: "I have had only one, thank you Lord, occasion to use this in an emergency situation and it worked flawlessly. (I was the) Only one in the area with radio for two days of power loss... Thank you CCrane!!" vpipes - Dupur, Or.

General Features:

  • Can be powered by wind-up, optional AC power, solar panel or 3 AA" Alkaline batteries (not included)
  • In an emergency it can charge cell phones with included USB port adapter
  • Stereo headphone jack
  • Accurate analog tuning with digital signal processing
  • Lighted dial for nighttime use and power outages
  • Built-in LED flashlight

Weight: 1 lb. Size: 7.25" W x 5.5" H x 2" D

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By JFulford
Baltimore, MD
8/3/2014
Confirmed User
Excellent AM Reception
I wanted a solar emergency radio with excellent reception. (I received another emergency radio from quakekare.com last year but it had very poor AM and average FM reception). So I bought the Solar Observer and took it camping at a remote state park in the mountains of PA. I was delighted that I could receive AM and FM stations the other two other radios I took with me were unable to pick up. A great product!
By FAdkins
West-Central Ohio
6/17/2014
Confirmed User
Its Okay
It is a nice little radio. I dont use it everyday, though. Its kept in the trunk of the car. FM reception is quite good but AM is a little odd. Its definitely not a DX machine. It seems to ignore AM signals below a certain strength, almost like a non-adjustable squelch, making it deaf to weaker DX stations. I can get all the local biggies via daytime groundwave, but weaker ones are just not there. It has its charms. It has several power sources and I dont know why anyone would desire an AC supply. It is very handy for charging USB devices like a scanner or flash player via crank (but the coaxial charge jack is mystifying and bothersome). With the onboard battery, dynamo and solar cells (supplemented with my three NiMH cells) it just lasts forever. Its good for its intended purpose- an emergency radio and maybe a DXpedition or hiking radio.
By SBridges
South Lake Tahoe, CA
5/11/2014
Confirmed User
Terrific Radio
Everything as specified and more, dont let the manual tuner dial fool you, it picks up AM & FM stations just about as well as a digital car radio. With value like this, am surprised it is not a Costco item. Weather station locks in solidly with the digital selector.
By RMucci
Flat Rock, MI.
4/16/2014
Confirmed User
Great Radio
I listen to News Radio 950 every morning. Im retired and in the morning it is very important to hear the weather so I can plan my day. The reception and sound is very clear and has a lot of substance for a small speaker. I mean it is not a tinny sound, it has a lot of range that sounds like a much larger radio or speaker system. Good Job on the speaker, very, very clear and loud. I will recommend this radio to everyone. Thanks Crane!
By RDull
West central, OH
3/23/2014
Confirmed User
Just what we needed!!
This radio is great!! It has everything we need in case of a power outage. We like it so much we are getting one for out neighbor who has been so helpful to us.
By JShannon
MINOOKA, IL
2/17/2014
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By DBowen
LEBANON, OR
12/22/2013
Confirmed Buyer
I have had this since March of this year. So far it is great. I use it everyday for about 6 hrs while delivering mail and it has never failed me. I also have dropped it on asphalt and no problems. Didn't even get a scratch or dig. Also have the adapter. I plug it in every night just to make sure it lasts the day. Also having backup batteries when I forget to charge is nice. The solar feature has helped in a pinch to. Haven't really needed it for emergencies that God. Also have the pillow speaker that I purchased years ago and it is still working. I no I got it from CC but it didn't come up. Maybe cuz it's too old. I use it every night and have accidentally yanked on it several times and no problems! My brother wants one.
By PGomez
OCEANSIDE, CA
12/19/2013
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By wleong
ETOBICOKE, ON
12/15/2013
Confirmed Buyer
- Clear reception and sound; well designed for ease of use with a good exterior finish. - Station dial face can be lit if there is no light. - Purchase the adapter for convenience. - Highly recommended as a gift or for own use.
By CMACK
CARLSBAD, CA
12/15/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Love it - use it everyday.
By ERICHARDSON
CHELMSFORD, MA
12/8/2013
Confirmed Buyer
THE BEST BUY FOR A OUTSTANDING FULL FEATURED EMERGENCY RADIO!!!!!!
By RStarkweather
CHATHAM, MA
10/26/2013
Confirmed Buyer
My Solar Observer radio is the best of the best. I've had it for about three weeks now and it still surprises me that it gets stations I never knew existed. It is a strong, well built radio. I love it!
By DLundberg
GOLETA, CA
10/24/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Essential to have in case of emergency
By JJoy
FAIRBANKS, AK
10/22/2013
Confirmed Buyer
This is a nice little radio with many good features for emergency use. The only problem is that you are not able to charge the Dynamo battery using the hand charger only. You could possible crank it for a very long time if you had the endurance to do so, which I doubt anyone has. It should never be ordered without the optional battery charger if you intend to use the dynamo feature. I think for that reason it deserves no more than a three star rating.
By KJarstad
BREMERTON, WA
10/22/2013
Confirmed Buyer
This radio works great. It has the reception sensitivity that many bookshelf radios do not and should be acceptable for an emergency radio. One nit: the manual tuning seems "fussy." I am used to tuning for maximum signal but this radio "suddenly" locks onto a signal with a very strong AFC. Slowly turn the dial and it "suddenly" locks onto another station. I am not able to determine which station I have tuned in until they announce call letters because the dial is too small to read accurately. Once you get used to it, it is OK but I think this ought to be improved. I would pay a few more bucks extra on this same radio for a digital display.
By JDudley
MIAMISBURG, OH
10/18/2013
Confirmed Buyer
I really like having the different power sources available in this radio.
By DPennington
CADILLAC, MI
9/28/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Wonderful tool to have on hand!! Sending them as gifts to my children.
By LSmith
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
9/16/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Product great when no electricity available. Insides need to withstand rough travel conditions or make a model that can take a beating.
By MWilhelm
KELSEYVILLE, CA
9/15/2013
Confirmed Buyer
This product performs even better than advertised. The battery life is outstanding and reception of hard to pull in AM stations is actually far better than the ad copy would lead one to believe.
By JGambrell
SPRINGFIELD, MA
9/10/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Great product, a must have if you live in an area that is prone to bad weather or have power outages.
By HWells
MANASSAS, VA
8/28/2013
Confirmed Buyer
I've owned other radios similar to this one, but not near as good. Reception is excellent and battery life is exceptional. The radio does everything well as advertised. I have two of these radios.
By TPatrick
HUNTSVILLE, AL
7/3/2013
Confirmed Buyer
I've had this radio maybe a year now and have used it from time to time. It has great sound for a small box and picks up stations well enough. However it was my leaving it outside in a rain storm all night that let me know just how well it was built. While the radio still would play soaked to the bone once I brought it inside, it was not until I opened it to help it dry out that I noticed how well it was put together. I was not expecting it to be so well built, things like brackets to help hold the volume and tuning knobs stable and in place were a nice touch but not expected at all. Nice clean board layout and clean solder points were not expected either. I've had many "made in China" things in the past and like many (wrongly from time to time) have come to think of that as being cheaply made. Some nice well built things are "made in China" and this is for sure one of them. I would recommend this C. Crane Observer to anyone looking for an emergency radio. However don't be afraid to use it for more than that!!!
By AHarvilla
CHESTERFIELD, NJ
5/12/2013
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By BHenderson
TUSCALOOSA, AL
5/5/2013
Confirmed Buyer
A great product! And the solar power really does work!
By TCarlson
KOOSHAREM, UT
4/2/2013
Confirmed Buyer
Great radio! Works as advertised. Everything I wanted. And sound and reception is much better than expected. I live in a small town USA, far from the big cities in the Rocky Mountains. This little jewel picks up stations like an automobile radio or better. I was surprised at how many stations it picked up at the lake. And the weather station also was loud and clear. I had read all the reviews on all the popular brands and was leery about purchasing a emergency radio. Glad I decided on this one!
By BMailloux
SEATTLE, WA
4/1/2013
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By TZdun
GRANTS PASS, OR
12/18/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Everything and more than I expected.
By RParlin
LEONIDAS, MI
12/14/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Sound is much better than expected for the price range of this radio and the flash light is very good.
By vpipes
DUFUR, OR
12/5/2012
Confirmed Buyer
I have had only one, thank the lord, occasion to use this in and emergency situation and it worked flawlessly. Only one in the area with radio for two days of power loss... Thank you CCrane!!
By WPatterson
SEGUIN, TX
12/4/2012
Confirmed Buyer
This is a great radio, everything I wanted. However, if you use separate rechargeable batteries(in the alkaline battery spots), the dynamo or solar panel cannot recharge them. I love the fact that it can recharge a cellphone and that function works well.
By EAnkrom
SAN ANTONIO, TX
12/1/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Love it so much I want 2 more for gifts!
By SNeel
MORGAN, UT
11/21/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Like it but it needs a space to store the USB port; I'm afraid I'll lose it.
By CSquires
APPLETON, WI
11/20/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Just received this and checked out all the features. I like it so much I am online ordering another one for my daughter. I always worry about the power going out and not being able to contact anyone. With the phone charger that is one less worry! Fantastic little gadget. Thanks C.Crane!
By SGulisano
CHESAPEAKE, VA
11/18/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Item works as advertised.
By PMcCoy
NASHUA, NH
11/2/2012
Confirmed Buyer
I ordered this Radio before Hurricane Sandy as I am in the process of building up a disaster readiness kit for my house. The next thing I knew, We were actually getting a Hurricane! I wanted something that could last for days on batteries but that was reliable. I had heard the C. Crane name many times on Coast to Coast a.m. radio show. This Radio came in yesterday and I am more than happy with it. It does everything they say that it will. I am going to order another one as a gift for my parents. The only regret I have is, that I did not pay attention when they told me that I had to buy the AC adapter seperately. I now have to order it, but that is no big deal as I will be ordering another radio anyway and then I will save on the shipping. I highly reccomend this lightweight, portable, multi powered radio.
By AAnchors
PENSACOLA, FL
10/31/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Love It Very nice all the way around ...
By MWilliams
Hanford, CA
10/5/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By KWinter
SUN CITY CENTER, FL
9/28/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Not looking for the best receiver. Using it as an emergency radio. It is good to have 4 sources of power during a blackout. The weather radio isn't the strongest. But during a storm it is satisfactory. I live near Tampa, Florida and depend on NOAA during bad weather. All in all, the radio does what it is supposed to do for the low price paid.
By GBonfante
BETHLEHEM, PA
9/17/2012
Confirmed Buyer
This radio is totally fantastic!!! It will provide service in any condition and works as engineered and advertised. I am going to order more units for all family members.
By AGough
MELBOURNE, FL
9/12/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By BDiederich
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
9/10/2012
Confirmed Buyer
The price I paid and the features of this radio put it at 5 stars. The only issue I have is with the solar "panel" (a small strip in the back): maybe if one is at the beach on a sunny day it works, but inside near a window, forget it.I mainly use the hand-crank, and a good 30-60 seconds of cranking, with volume set reasonably low/medium, gives several minutes (5-10+) of listening, so it's a nice "in the kitchen" or portable, around-the-house, radio!My kids love it for the light and they're just discovering radio, so it made a solid buy even better!
By AHewett
VICTORIA, TX
9/6/2012
Confirmed Buyer
For the first time since I received the radio, yesterday, I just finished listening to a program on AM frequency. The sound is great. Easy to understand instructions and works just as it was said to work. It is a great gift item. I am thinking of buying one as a gift. The only problem I have found is the adaptor for charging my cell phone was not a part of the group of adaptors sent with it. That is not a problem that I consider a worry.
By JWhiteIV
HEMET, CA
9/5/2012
Confirmed Buyer
The Solar Observer has exceeded my expectations!!! Although we keep batteries in it, we have NEVER used them. Between the "solar & dynamo" hand crank options, re-charging is never a problem... (Note: Wish you guys would develop a "stereo" FM radio with the same features.) Your products are outstanding!
By JRoop
PENSACOLA, FL
8/31/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By CWeber
PAHOA, HI
8/26/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By klafranchise
PORTLAND, OR
7/22/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By SKarson
LAKE ZURICH, IL
7/4/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Just received my CC Solar Observer, seems to be a nice little radio, passed all of the initial tests. Nearly had a chance to use the solar power feature as the electrical power is out all over our area. I would recommend the radio.
By ssherrod
CORNELIUS, NC
6/8/2012
Confirmed Buyer
I find the CC Observer a great product. Just glad haven't had to use it for real. Just ordered my sixth one, they make great gifts. First Solar.Thanks,Spence
By MBidelman
NAPLES, FL
5/30/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Super product! My son visited, saw the radio, liked it so I got him one for his birthday. He was thrilled. Two daughters will get them for their birthdays, too. Hurricane season is soon upon us. Radio and all it's features work perfectly. Gets lots of use and will be helpful, no doubt, for years to come.
By VThiewes
GOODWIN, SD
5/25/2012
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By DBattie
VICTORIA, BC
5/2/2012
Confirmed Buyer
I love this little radio. Other transistors that I have are unable to pick up the stations across the straight. This radio can pick up this stations way better. It is even far more superior than my Super Tuner that is in my truck.
By mweston
LYTLE, TX
4/21/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Very nice, compact, handy features, good reception, economical on battery use, was glad to have the weather channels during the last tornado storm when all our power was out.
By SCOOK
INDIANAPOLIS, IN
4/20/2012
Confirmed Buyer
THIS CC SOLAR OBSERVER IS AN EXCELLENT PRODUCT. I USE IT IN PLACE OF MY REGULAR RADIO BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER FEATURE. THE SOUND IS EXCELLENT. I HAVE NOT TRIED THE SOLAR FEATURE, BUT WILL VERY SOON. I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN ABOUT IT IF NOT FOR GEORGE NOORY ON COASTTOCOASTAM.
By DLundberg
FORT WORTH, TX
4/5/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Wonderful in every regard!
By RPotter
BEDFORD, OH
3/23/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Excellent! Works as advertise and has better clarity than any table top radio in my home and is easier to tune in due to the large dial.
By cbrockway
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA
3/14/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Great Sound - very happy with it and would buy again.
By JFranklin
CULLMAN, AL
3/1/2012
Confirmed Buyer
This radio worked perfectly for a few months. Then the crank handle broke off. I would not depend on this radio in an emergency. If you buy it get a good supply of batteries.
By JDurham
PEORIA, AZ
1/27/2012
Confirmed Buyer
The perfect little radio companion on my hobby bench! Powered up straight from the box with no problems. Will need to order another for my roadside emergency kit. Performed and looks as advertised.
By CSullivan
SPANAWAY, WA
1/25/2012
Confirmed Buyer
Several years ago I ordered Freeplay Plus wind up radio. That radio has been dropped, left out in the weather, really abused but still is working great. That radio was a real blessing during the 5 day power outage we just had in Western Washington. I thought it was now time to add the CC Solar Observer to my emergency preparation, I ordered 2, one for us and one for my daughter. Thanks for all of the wonderful products you provide.
By CCarmichael
BUFFALO, NY
12/28/2011
Confirmed Buyer
A very compact radio that does it all. Solar, hand crank, or internal battery. This lil' radio delivers more than promised. It should be in very home emergency kit. Plus the price is right!!
By CSteinberg
SIERRA MADRE, CA
12/27/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Ditto on the 5 stars. After several days without electric due to hurricane-strength winds here in SoCal, and the threat of major earthquake living on the San Andrea, it was about time to think seriously about my emergency equipment. This radio is one part of the package, and I couldn't be more pleased. While other radios fail to get any reception at the cabin, the Solar Observer succeeds on several bands! Really impressed. Plus, I love all the power options and the flashlight. For now, I plan to keep it in the car so I can use it anywhere, but I'll likely buy more radios to keep permanently at different locations, including the office. Thanks C. Crane Company!
By LRotter
BROOKFIELD, WI
12/23/2011
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By KHawley
INDEPENDENCE, MO
12/14/2011
Confirmed Buyer
This radio is great! It's a gift for my husband but I had to play with it before I wrapped it. I was surprised to find the flashlight on the side - I guess I didn't read the description thoroughly. I am so glad I got this - if the power goes out, we still have a radio that works, AND not on batteries!
By TManzi
TAMPA, FL
12/10/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Purchased this radio because of threats of hurricanes here in Florida. Nice little radio. Excellent reception. I Liked it so much that I purchased one for my brother and bought a CC Observer "orphan" for work.
By RBrenon
WILSON, NY
11/25/2011
Confirmed Buyer
I love this radio, I can listen to it day or night and not need to spend money on batteries.
By cbigbie
AUBURN, WA
10/14/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Truly impressive reception. Perfect size for camping. I still haven't used batteries...A great buy, everyone should have one of these.
By PHensley
ANN ARBOR, MI
10/1/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Wonderful radio. Picks up many distant stations, and the solar/windup feature is great for camping or to bring on long trips. Very fun radio with excellent reception.
By BHoward
SCOTTSDALE, AZ
9/23/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Wonderfully powerful and light. I only use the solar and crank options. I even pulled in a station from San Diego. I am in Central Arizona. Much better reception than I expected. Very small and convenient.
By atrice
jamaica, NY
9/22/2011
Confirmed Buyer
So wonderful--just ordered another for my brother.
By WMartin
CENTRAL POINT, OR
9/22/2011
Confirmed Buyer
By Golly this is a great radio! Where do I start? The size in mid-way between a shirt pocket radio and the full sized CCRadio. The LED emergency flashlight! Great slide rule dial lit up with LED lights. Three sources of power for this radio. Dynamo, AA batteries and integral solar panel. Reception is a plus on both the AM and FM bands. Truly amazing reception. The Weather band is great to have too. I bought this radio for camping and emergencies. It will go with me on many camping trips into the wilds of Oregon. Great product C.Crane!RegardsBill MartinSam's Valley Oregon
By radams
pine valley, CA
9/13/2011
Confirmed Buyer
I live in the east county of san diego where am reception is very poor. it takes a really good radio to pull in KOGO ON AM 600. THE EMERGENCY RADIOS furnished by SDGE are practically useless. during the recent power outage the only radio that performed was my cc SW. the observer arrived today and i tested it. I am amazed on how well it performed. the Grundig red cross radio can't compete with it. this is the best i have tested. thanks for a superior performing emergency radio. it is just what i have been looking for!
By BNemchyonok
HAYWARD, CA
9/13/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Absolutely love this radio!!! Amazing reception and sound. Fast shipping.
By pburkett
LAGRANGE, GA
9/12/2011
Confirmed Buyer
Far exceeded my expectations. I'm ordering another one today. Everybody should have one of these!
By KNolter
KINGSVILLE, TX
9/11/2011
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
By PFurlan
AFTON, NY
9/4/2011
Confirmed Buyer
What a wonderful product and company.The shipping was superior even during hurricane Irene, i got it in 3 days! My husband loves his gift and to whomever's job it is to wind these before they leave the factory so that they have power....Thank you! What a wonderful touch it was for him to take it out of the box,turn it on and have it work.
By FGeorge
DECATUR, AL
7/30/2011
Confirmed Buyer
No comments provided.
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General Specifications
POWER SOURCE
Batteries (optional): 3 AA size
Internal Battery Pack: NiMH 2/3 AA 650 mAh
Battery Pack Charging Jack: Internal Battery Pack can be charged with optional AC Adapter 5V 100mA DC
Winding Generator: 250-500 mA DC
POWER CONSUMPTION AT MODERATE VOLUME
AM: 38mA
FM: 45mA
Weather: 45mA
Flashlight: 15mA
Display light: 4mA
FREQUENCY COVERAGE
AM Band: 520 - 1710 kHz
FM Band: 87.5 - 108 MHz
Weather Band: Ch. 1: 162.400 MHz
Ch. 2: 162.425 MHz
Ch. 3: 162.450 MHz
Ch. 4: 162.475 MHz
Ch. 5: 162.500 MHz
Ch. 6: 162.525 MHz
Ch. 7: 162.550 MHz
AUDIO
Speaker: 2.5"
Headphone Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm) Will accept stereo or mono jacks.
ANTENNA
AM Band: Built-in Ferrite Bar
FM and Weather Band: Telescopic whip antenna
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Dimensions: 7.25" W x 5.5" H x 2" D
Weight: 1 lb.
Note: Specifications are subject to change without notice.
  • How long will the CC Solar Observer play for with a full charge?

    On a full charge, the CC Solar Observer should play for over 15 hours.
  • How long must the CC Solar Observer be cranked for to fully charge it?

    To achieve a full charge, the CC Solar Observer must be cranked at a moderate speed (about two revolutions per second) for about 80 minutes.
  • At what rate must the CC Solar Observer be cranked to achieve optimum charging?

    Two revolutions per second will produce good results.
  • Can the CC Solar Observer be operated using the optional AC power adapter?

    Yes, but you if you plan on using the optional charging adapter for days to power the radio, we recommend unplugging the battery pack. Constantly charging the battery pack for more then 12 hours at a time will shorten its life.
  • When I wind-up my CC Solar Observer, the crank arm seems to rotate freely, and it does not charge the radio. Why is this?

    The rechargeable battery pack may not be plugged in completely. To check this, make sure the battery packs white connector is completely secured.
  • Why is the sound garbled on my CC Solar Observer? How can I fix it?

    The rechargeable battery pack may be depleted. Charging the unit for a few minutes should clear up the sound.
  • Can the CC Solar Observer charge my iPhone?

    The CC Solar Observer can charge an iPhone but the iPhone takes much more energy to run than older cell phones. After the iPhone battery is depleted, it requires a 5% charge before the phone is usable again. Using the CC Solar Observer, it takes about 35 minutes of crank time to charge up the iPhone to 5%. This gives you about 15 minutes if talk time before the battery is depleted again.
  • My CC Solar Observer was working but now I have no AM/FM/WX but the LED functions work. How come?

    If your radio is left on for an extended amount of time after the battery pack is fully depleted, and your radio will not turn on, then it will be necessary to unplug the battery pack (and remove AA batteries if installed) for 60 seconds to allow a reset of the microprocessor.
  • How do I get the best runtime on the CC Solar Observer?

    The simple answer is exercising the batteries to condition for an optimal charge. To do this, charge the batteries to full and discharge them completely. Doing this procedure about three times or so will bring your batteries to optimal efficiency.
  • Can the dynamo be wound too fast?

    No.
  • Is there any way to tell how much charge is in the battery pack is?

    No.
  • Can AA lithium batteries be used in the CC Solar Observer?

    No. Lithium batteries can damage the radio.
Manual Size Download Time
Instructions (PDF) CC Solar Observer AM/FM/Weather Windup Emergency Radio Instruction Manual 2.06 MB 5:07 @ 56KBps
What's in the Box
  • CC Solar Observer Radio
  • Standard USB Cellphone Adapter
  • Owner's manual
  • One Year Limited Warranty
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  • This radio deserves five stars because it sounds great, the ease of use and preset stations. This radio will become your favorite radio, also backed by great customer service if ever needed, thank you very much.
    — Pete P., Santa Rosa, CA
  • This is an excellent internet radio. I have had the unit playing constantly from the time I received it. Excellent sound for such a small unit and the remote works wonderfully.
    — James H., Richmond, BC
  • Good sound, lightweight and comfortable; not too tight on the head. I like one feature; it doesn't tell you where to place the speakers, left side or right side.
    — Harry W., Manassas, VA
  • I purchase this product specifically for AM recordings and it has worked superbly. I wanted to wait awhile before I gave my opinion on the product. It has worded exactly as advertised and more.
    — Jack L., San Pedro, CA
  • Very nice, economical home lighting. If you're used to the white light of fluorescent bulb replacements, these will offer the same type with no toxic ingredients or damaging UV radiation.
    — Gary B., San Francisco, CA
  • This antenna does work well; however placement and the shape you have it bent into is very important. I live about 70 miles away from Toronto and receive a lot of Toronto FM stations static free with the FM reflect.
    — Thomas S., Buffalo, NY
  • I'm not sure how I gone this far in life without it. I just love it. The best sound ever from an AM radio.
    — James G., Springfield, MA
  • This device is awesome. As a contractor, I can not access my customer's network for security reasons. Now, with my office on the second floor, I can connect to a WiFi hotspot 1.5 miles away and my signal strength is strong!
    — Robert S., Tabernacle, NJ
  • I just received my EP radio yesterday. I'm totally impressed with the old school simplicity and the modern day sound quality. Thank you, C.Crane!
    — David C., Raleigh, NC
  • I have had only one, thank the lord, occasion to use this in and emergency situation and it worked flawlessly. Only one in the area with radio for two days of power loss... Thank you CCrane!!
    — Vernon P., Dufur, OR
  • This radio is totally fantastic!!! It will provide service in any condition and works as engineered and advertised. I am going to order more units for all family members.
    — Glen B., Bethlehem, PA
  • This radio is wonderful. Small but powerful. Several years of service and no problems.
    — William B., Litchfield, IL
  • Just received this little jewel... did not open the manual and I was listening to NPR within minutes... no kidding. I'm a radio guy and the audio is great and look forward to a lot of great listening.
    — Lin F., Inman, SC
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