Emergencies happen when you least anticipate one. The Eton American Red Cross Microlink FR170 is an emergency radio with diverse ways of power so you can tune in and listen should the worst of times befall you. This is a portable radio that can be powered by AC, rechargeable Battery and a dynamo hand-crank. It can even charge your USB devices (cable not included) such as phones and tablets. It's like having the American Red Cross at your side.