Solar-powered Eton Raptor radio charges your mobile

Eton Raptor

Now here's something you rugged outdoor types might like: an all-purpose FM/AM/SW radio that doubles as a torch and compass.

This solar-powered device will charge your mobile phone, includes an LED torch, altimeter, barometer, compass, alarm clock – and even a bottle opener!

It's rated as IPX4 standard splashproof, which means it can withstand a direct shower for five minutes, has a rugged, rubberised case and weighs 320g.

An aluminium carabiner clip means you can hang it from a rucksack or guy rope, and hidden behind a rubber flap you'll find a USB outut for charging other gadgets.

A Mini USB input allows you to charge the Raptor's lithium-ion battery from the mains, giving up to 30 hours playback when you're out and about.

There's also a headphone socket and an audio input, so you can play music from your smartphone or MP3 player.

The Eton Raptro is available now for £100 from

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Andy Clough

Andy is Global Brand Director of What Hi-Fi? and has been a technology journalist for 30 years. During that time he has covered everything from VHS and Betamax, MiniDisc and DCC to CDi, Laserdisc and 3D TV, and any number of other formats that have come and gone. He loves nothing better than a good old format war. Andy edited several hi-fi and home cinema magazines before relaunching in 2008 and helping turn it into the global success it is today. When not listening to music or watching TV, he spends far too much of his time reading about cars he can't afford to buy.