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Eton Scorpion Rugged Shortwave/AM/FM Radio

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About this product


  • All terrain shortwave radio, waterproof to IPX4 rating
  • Digital AM/FM and Shortwave
  • Built-in LED flashlight

Product overview

• All terrain shortwave radio, waterproof to IPX4 rating• Digital AM/FM and Shortwave• Built-in LED flashlight• Solar and handcrank powered• USB mobile phone charger• Aluminium carabiner and bottle opener• AUX line in• 3.5mm headphone jack

Ready for anything

It’s a radio, flashlight, cell phone charger and bottle opener in one. Which means you’ll have everything you need for outdoor adventures and off-the-grid emergencies. Take it on a hike or store it in your emergency kit for anytime, anywhere preparedness.

Listen up

Stay in tune and up to date with this AM/FM/NOAA weather band digital radio for precise tuning and optimal reception. Get vital information—from weather forecasts and alerts to other emergency messages—when and where you need it. If you want more than just the radio, there’s an AUX-input to play your own tunes. And, when you want to listen alone, just plug in your favourite headphones.

No batteries required

The solar panel harnesses the sun’s energy to power your Scorpion and thanks to the battery charge indicator you’ll always know how much power you have left. You can also use the hand crank to self-power radio broadcasts, the LED flashlight and even a cell phone. DC input power adapter sold separately.

Say hello

To charge your smartphone, simply plug it into the USB port and begin turning the hand crank. Power will be transferred from the Scorpion to your smartphone. Great for emergency calls or texts on the trail or in a storm.

Take it with you

The Scorpion’s rugged exterior is designed to handle extreme outdoor adventures and emergency situations. Clip it on your pack with the built-in carabiner and don’t worry about it getting wet—it’s splashproof (IPX-4).

Rated 4 out of 5 by from A nice small rugged radio, with some very useful features. Water resistance is good, easy to use once you've read the simple instructions, and the solar charger is very efficient. The only reason I've not given it 5 stars is that the max volume is not as loud as I'd hoped for, but is still ok I guess.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Radio This is not worth the money, it will not run for more than 5minuts even when the son is shining. The previous wind up radio I had has been has been kicked around building sites for the last 4 years it would run on mains the dc lead came with the radio not as an extra. PS the previous patio cost £17.
Date published: 2015-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great emergency radio - not for everyday use unless you get a wall charger This radio charges well, though slowly, if sat on a sunny windowsill. The crank provides emergency power and I got about 6 mins of radio from 100 turns on the crank. I actually have a USB charger for the radio so can power it off portable chargers as well. It works well as a speaker when connected to a phone. it can also provide emergency power to a mobile phone via the crank, don't expect to charge the phone completely though, you will get enough time to make an emergency call or two only unless you spend hours cranking as part of a keep fit regime. The torch is much brighter than I expected and will continue working for 10-15 mins even after the power for the radio has died. SW radio works from 3.00khz to 23.00khz in the UK, I think the US version tunes into 7 SW emergency radio frequencies. FM and MW get pretty good reception. I charged it fully overnight and at present it has been playing 5 live for 2hrs 30 mins at one third volume. The power bars bare little relation to the actual charge held by the battery as it will show full charge after cranking for 1 minute. Bottle opener may come in handy? In a post apocalyptic world this radio could prove invaluable in finding out how messed up things really are (not sure DAB would survive), more realistically it is a good camping torch, speaker and radio without the inconvenience of having to find batteries and has the added bonus of giving a mobile phone shorts bursts of power to make those essential calls to your friends back home to let them know your tent is leaking.
Date published: 2017-06-21
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Is this the Eton Scorpion II version or I?

Asked by: rhys
It's the version 1
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-06-09

Do you sell a mains charger for this item

Asked by: Tbarry
No, I am sorry bu we do not stock a mains charger for this item.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-03-30

Having problems with badgers destroying lawn. Badger expert suggests buying a ruggedised radio running dusk to dawn at moderate volume (chat not music channel) will act as an effective deterrent. It would be left out in rain. WIll this do it for me?

Asked by: StevePT
We would advise to shelter the item from rain.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2015-07-17

Where can I buy a dc adapter from

Asked by: Will
The DC charger needs to be 6V @ 300ma centre positive, our product code VN10L is a good option.
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

How big and how heavy is this radio
Asked by: Michael Flynn
Dimensions: 2.5” x 6.375” x 2” (W x H x D) 63.5 x 158.75 x 69.85 mm (W x H x D) Weight: 10.8 oz. (306 g) ~DH
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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