The Panther is a unique multi-functional solar powered radio and wind up radio from PowerPlus©. It's a favourite with our outdoor-loving staff as it replaces the functions of devices you'd usually have to carry individually. Its ingenious 5-in-1 design saves space, time and money and gives you the following key features:
- FM Radio
- Charge via Dynamo, Solar Panel, USB or DC-in
- USB out connection for use as an emergency charger power bank
- AAA battery charger - runs on 3x AAA batteries which are recharged when powered
- Handy LED Flashlight function
- Personal alarm function
- LED Lifetime - 30,000 hours
- A full 3 hour charge via USB or DC-in provides:
- LED shine time - 4 hours
- Radio time - 4 hours
- A quick one-minute charge via dynamo provides:
- LED shine time - 12 minutes
- Radio time - 12 minutes
- A 30 minute solar charge provides:
- LED shine time - 3 minutes
- Radio time - 3 minutes
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This has to be the worst radio, in design and performance, that I have ever come across. It barely warrants the term "radio". Here are the flaws: on/off knob is easily left on, the charging handle is too flimsy, no matter how long you wind up the charge it runs down quickly (not long enough for a bath!), the cluncky tuning takes radio tuning back to the cats' crystal era; tuning is slow and wastes the charge by the random sequence of stations it picks up on the FM band, you have to listen to each station as there is no visual aid to tuning, the aerial, integrated into the loop handle, is vulnerable to breakage, the light is utterly superfluous and, finally, the sound quality is poor. If the design is deliberate then it seems likely that this radio is meant to undermine all confidence in the FM band.
Verified product owner
I use this in the bathroom. The radio has a fairly quick charge rate and good storage. Tuning is done automatically, which seems to work well and tunes accurately. Sound quality is good for a radio of this small size. The fact that the aerial is inbuilt is a big plus as in the past I have found that external aerials soon break.
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