C. Crane COBS CC Solar Observer Wind-up Emergency Radio with AM/FM and Weather Band, Black

C. Crane COBS CC Solar Observer Wind-up Emergency Radio with AM/FM and Weather Band, Black

Emergency Radio can be Charged via Solar or Hand Crank
  • Powered by batteries, hand cranking, or solar
  • Excellent AM reception with FM and the Weather band
  • Built-in 2-inch speaker or plug in your headphones for private listening
  • Included cell phone adapters for many popular cell phones and MP3 players
  • LED flashlight built into the end of the radio


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  • What's Included
  • The C. Crane CC Solar Observer Radio is compact in size, mid-way between a shirt pocket radio and the full sized CCRadio making it the ideal emergency-style radio to take anywhere. It can powered by the built-in solar panel, winding using the built-in hand crank, through the use of three AA batteries or with a plug-in adapter (batteries and power adapter sold separately). The real idea of this radio however, is to use the solar panel or hand crank as you would be using this radio in and area where power or new batteries are not readily accessible. Typical applications for this radio are for use while traveling, camping or hiking - and it would even be a great source of acquiring information during a black out or power outage. It also has a built-in LED flashlight. You can access AM, FM and Weather Band frequencies and dial it in with a backlit sliding channel panel. Use the radio out loud with the 2.5-inch speaker or you have the option to plug in some headphones. Lastly, included with the Solar Observer are five cell phone adapters* for many popular cell phones and PDA's so you can charge them anywhere.

    * Adapters included are for the Moto V3 (Mini-B USB), Samsung N630, Nokia 2.0m, LG KG90 and iPhone.

    The CC Solar Observer can be powered in four different ways:
    • Power using the Solar Panel - Place the solar panel in direct sunlight. It is best to angle the solar panel so that it is pointed directly at the sun. The solar panel is hinged to allow for better positioning. In direct sunlight, the solar panel will provide enough electricity to power the radio on its own without additional charging. To charge the internal battery pack with the solar panel, it is best to leave the radio turned off. Sixty seconds of direct sunlight should provide about 60+ seconds of playtime at medium volume, depending on sun intensity. Set the 'Power Switch' to 'Dynamo' to play.
    • Power by Winding - Unfold the handle from the side of the radio and rotate in either direction. The green 'DYNAMO' light on the front of the radio will glow indicating proper winding speed. After 90 seconds of winding, the radio will play for about 45 minutes.

  • Specifications
    Manufacturer C. Crane
    Manufacturer Product No. COBS
    UPC 696714305045
    • Batteries (optional): 3x AA
    • 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: 475-500 mA DC
    • AM: 14mA
    • FM: 22mA
    • Weather: 22mA
    • Flashlight: 15mA
    • Display Light: 4mA
    • AM Band: 520 1710 kHz
    • FM Band: 87.5 - 108 MHz Stereo
    • Weather Band: CH1-162.400 MHZ, CH2-162.425 MHz, CH3-162.450 MHz, CH4-162.475 MHz, CH5-162.500 MHZ, CH6-162.525 MHZ, CH7-162.550 MHz
    • Speaker: 2.5"
    • Headphone Jack: 1/8" (3.5mm), will accept stereo or mono jacks
    • AM Band: Built-in Ferrite Bar
    • FM and Weather Band: Telescopic whip antenna
    • Dimensions: 7.25" W x 5.5" H x 2" D
    • Weight: 1 lb.

  • 5 Reviews

    Review of 97296bk Review by LIN
    Review of 97296bk

    Because I already have one and have experienced how well it operates, I gave this one to my Mother. That should tell you what I think of this product.

    Posted on 8/6/2014

    Review of 97296bk Review by LINDA
    Review of 97296bk

    Good quality sound, like the flash light & dial light that is built in & that they can be turned off when not in use, saving the batteries. Haven't tried the solar part yet.

    Posted on 12/22/2013

    Review of 97296bk Review by JAMES
    Review of 97296bk

    After waiting for the radio to be stocked again, it was delivered promptly as promised.

    Posted on 1/18/2013

    Review of 97296bk Review by SHAWN
    Review of 97296bk

    Nice radio

    Posted on 12/29/2012

    Review of 97296bk Review by SHARON
    Review of 97296bk

    Love this radio. It is everything I wanted and needed in a radio.

    Posted on 9/18/2012

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