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Press Release

Etón Corporation Announces the Availability of the FRX4 and FRX5 Multi-Function Preparedness Devices That Can Fully Charge Smartphones

(Palo Alto, CA – Aug. 5, 2014) – Etón Corporation (, a leading creator of high-performance, eco-minded consumer products, announces the availability of the FRX4 and FRX5 preparedness radios. Referred to as the "Swiss Army Knife" of radios, featuring the latest in information technology and connectivity, both products feature four distinct sources of power – solar, hand-crank, rechargeable lithium battery and alkaline batteries – enabling you to charge your smartphone or tablet, even when the power is out. Both products are now available for purchase at, RadioShack and REI.

The FRX5 is a durable, all-purpose preparedness radio that enables you to stay informed, entertained and powered-up, even during an emergency. It features four power sources: 2000mAh lithium battery, AAA battery option, a high-efficiency solar panel or built-in hand-crank that can provide four minutes of critical talk time or up to 15 minutes of essential news in only one minute of cranking. Packing a lot of power in a compact form, with its 5V=2.1A USB output the FRX5 can fully charge most smartphones and also charges tablets, helping ensure that you can keep the fun going as well as connect with loved ones, even when you are away from an outlet. Other features include:

  • AM/FM/Weather Band
  • NOAA alerts
  • LED flashlight with dimmer
  • Red emergency beacon
  • Ambient light with dimmer

Also available now, the FRX4 is a rugged, smartphone-charging weather radio that ensures you never run out of power during an unexpected situation, or when enjoying the great outdoors. The internal 1000mAh lithium battery can be charged via the built-in solar panel in four hours or via the featured Micro-USB port in two hours. Once fully charged, the FRX4 can charge most smartphones to 50% via the power transfer facilitated by the built-in USB port. With Etón’s signature hand-crank feature, the FRX4 provides critical power in an emergency situation – just one minute of cranking yields four minutes of talk time and up to 15 minutes of music, weather or news. Other features include:

  • AM/FM/Weather Band radio
  • NOAA alerts
  • Long lasting LED flashlight
  • Red emergency beacon

"Our core mission for the past 30 years has been to prepare people for life’s unexpected situations, and to help people stay connected and informed when these events do occur,” said Esmail Hozour of Etón Corporation. “The FRX4 and FRX5 make it easy for people to be prepared and to stay connected whether at home or on the go.”

The FRX4 is available for $79.99 and the FRX5 is available for $129.99 at, RadioShack and REI. To learn more about Etón Corporation and its products, please visit

About Etón Corporation

For more than 27 years, Etón’s vision has been to create consumer products that keep people prepared, informed, entertained, and on-the-go. Our commitment to high design, efficient energy sources and innovative technologies enables us to create award-winning products that empower you, in your world.

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