Like most people, we have an emergency kit packed up in our car, including a small bag with some essentials, just in case something happened. However, we definitely didn't have anything like these stylish and ingenious emergency tools that were created by Eton for the American Red Cross. The bold red and white colors, coupled with the fact that most of these can be hand-powered, make them ideal in emergency situations.
Eton is known for making electronics that are powered by nature, like the Eton Soulra dock. Eton's TurboDyne series of emergency tools are powered by hand cranks, making them invaluable when you can no longer rely on power, as the recent power outages during Memorial Day attest. Unless you've got your own generator, these can also be quite handy to have at home, once batteries start running out. These electronics were designed by Whipsaw.
Since they were made for the American Red Cross, they have these bold red and white colors, coupled with solid aluminum, which is needed since these electronics use hand cranks. In this series, there is the Road Torq emergency beacon and work light, the Rover weather radio, flashlight, and USB cell phone charger, the Axis self-powered weather radio, flashlight, USB phone charger, and the Blackout Buddy, which serves as a night light in case the power goes out.
These emergency tools are available from a variety of different retailers, from Amazon to The Shack. Prices vary between $15 to $80. While you won't need all of them, one or two will definitely be worthwhile in case of an emergency.Eton Soulra iPod/iPhone Dock The $4 Solar Battery Charger Solar Powered Radios Panasonic's Solar Charging Table