My blog is usually more focused on vintage and handmade, but we also have a soft spot in our heart for gadgets in this house. Our most recent purchase is this little workhorse, the Etón Microlink Self-Powered Radio. It’s not just an AM/FM/NOAA weather radio. It also has a super bright flashlight and (this is the real kicker) a cell phone or small electronic charger. It can be charged with the hand-crank or with the small solar cell on top.
We just bought a simple black one for backpacking, but it would be great to keep one in each car and one in an emergency kit.