Sunday, September 09, 2012

Old School Technology Still Handy in 2012

Before you throw out your portable radio or cancel your subscription to the newspaper, consider this: there are things to be heard and seen that one would not otherwise be empowered to if not for radios and newspapers. There. I've written it.

Two interesting bits of information came my way this morning: one by analog delivery, one by digital delivery. I make it a point to purchase and read the Sunday Albany Times Union and the Sunday New York Times. Been doing it for years!

Had I not read the TU today, this little tiny bit of knowledge or trivia or whatever label you want to paste on it, might have gone unnoticed by me, forever. I shudder to think that I might have died and never known this: the fellow who designed the wonderful little twitter bird logo is right here in albany, New York! He went to college here, he works here, he's HERE HERE HERE! (D'oh: that's he's HERE, as in New York State, not HERE as in "click here") How could I not have known this before???On the Radio Survivor blog, a brief article concerning the joys of owning a crank radio! (after the jump!)

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  • AM (520-1710 KHz)
  • FM (87-108MHz)
  • NOAA weather – all 7 channels
  • Built-in hand crank power generator recharges the internal rechargeable Ni-MH battery and cell phone batteries
  • Built-in 3 white LED light source
  • Can be powered from three different sources:
    • From solar power
    • From the built-in rechargeable Ni-MH battery that takes charge from the dynamo crank
    • From the USB port (USB cord not included)
  • Built-in cell-phone charger
  • Earphone jack – 3.5 mm socket
  • Etón Corporation will contribute $0.49 to $1.00 of the sales price of each Red Cross product to support the American Red Cross.
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MICROLINK FR150 Solar-Powered, Self-Powered AM/FM/Weatherband Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger Radio at amazon.comARCFR150 American Red Cross Eton at npr.comARCFR150 American Red Cross JandR Eton
Eddie Bauer Eton ARCFR150 American Red Cross www.eddiebauer.comARCFR150 MICROLINK American Red Cross Radio by Eton at Mobile CityARCFR150 American Red Cross Eton at Dunham's Sports
American Red Cross ARCFR150 Red by Eton at AAFES Army and Air Force Exchange ARCFR150 American Red Cross by Eton Emergency RadioARCFR150 American Red Cross by Eton Emergency Radio at
ARCFR150 American Red Cross Eton at cabelasARCFR150 Solar-Powered, Self-Powered AM/FM/Weatherband Portable Radio with Flashlight and Cell Phone Charger American Red Cross Emergency Radio line by Eton at Sport's Authority www.sportsauthority.comARCFR150 American Red Cross Eton at Campmor
ARCFR150 American Red Cross EtonARCFR150 American Red Cross Eton at Sporty's Preferred Living

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