What is it: The Eton Hand Crank radios are far from a new concept, but they’re nicely made and aesthetically appealing.

Features: 1 minute of cranking equals one minute of talk time on a charging cell phone.  Solar panel, takes AAA batteries as backup, 3-4 LED light (depends on model), USB input, rechargeable NiMH battery takes 1 hour to charge and gets 2 hour playback.

Availability: Here

Price: $30 – $50

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."