This rugged, rechargeable weather alert radio is designed to keep you in the know, on the go—rain or shine. With a 1000mAh rechargeable lithium battery, large solar panel and hand turbine power generator, you'll never be out of touch or in the dark again. When the 'Alert' function is on, the radio will automatically broadcast NOAA emergency weather alerts for your area such as hurricanes, tornadoes and severe storms. This AM/FM/NOAA weather band radio keeps you in tune and up to date. The digital tuner and back-lit display make it easy to find and see your stations. In the mood to listen alone? Just plug in your favorite headphones. The FRX4 powers up in four fabulous ways—via solar panel, hand crank, built-in rechargeable lithium battery, or alkaline batteries. Put the FRX4 in the sun and the built-in solar panel will charge the battery fully in 5-6 hours. Crank the hand turbine for four minutes and you'll produce enough power for 10-15 minutes of music, news and weather or one minute of talk time. You can also use the micro-USB cable to fully charge the FRX4's built-in rechargeable battery in two hours or less. To charge your smartphone, simply plug it into the 5V 1A USB port. Power will 'dump charge' to your phone, just like plugging into the wall. Fully charged the FRX4 will provide a 50% charge to most smartphones.