The new radios were returned to Radio Shack yesterday because then didn't hold a charge for very long. After sitting in the window all day, they ran for about 2 minutes. A good two minutes of cranking the handle yielded about two to three minutes of low volume playing. Needless to say, the boys weren't happy about the battery life. More importantly, Mommy and Daddy weren't happy with the battery life because they kept coming out of their rooms to have the radios recharged. I would rate these radios a one star out of five. They could have been rated higher, if they had a place for AA batteries...go figure.
Save your money and Keep Right On Prepping - K