Great New Safety Gadget from Eton, the American Red Cross AXIS


Eton Self-Powered Safety Hub with Weather Radio and USB Cell Phone ChargerThe AXIS is a new addition to the TurboDyne Series by Eton.  The AXIS has some great features to help you when at home or away and left without power.  It features a digital tuner with AM (520-1710 KHz) and FM (87-108 MHz), NOAA weatherband – all 7 channels plus “ALERT”, direct USB power transfer, white 4 LED light source that is built in, and flashing beacon red LED light.  There is a TUNE knob to adjust stations and it is equipped with a telescopic antenna for FM and WB stations.  The AXIS also comes with the feature of a digital alarm clock, connectors with rubber gaskets/plugs to seal out moisture, 3.5 mm headphone output, USB cell phone charger, and AUX-IN input.  This little buddy weighs about 1 1/2 lbs. is roughly 6″x6″x2″ (WxHxD) in size.

The AXIS can be powered in three different ways: from 3 AAA batteries (you must provide), aluminum self-powered hand turbine technology, or AC power.  One minute of self-powered cranking equals a 30 second phone call.  If your phone is plugged into the AXIS to charge for 20 minutes, it equals roughly 20-25 minutes talk time.  The AXIS has DC 5V input and features a rechargeable NiMH battery.

With purchase of the American Red Cross AXIS, a USB cable, owner’s manual and warranty card are also included.  Never fear being left in the dark again with the AXIS.  Check out for more information.  Suggested retail price for the AXIS is $70.00.

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  • Dmitriy September 10, 2011, 10:06 am

    just another one useless pseudo-helper for rich gadget lovers…

  • Blair September 10, 2011, 7:08 pm

    Useless?, not hardly, if you have ever been through an extended power outage, especially one caused by a disaster, you would appreciate the value of light, information, and communication. This unit provides all three, in a compact package that is easy to keep with you.

    As for being rich, I don’t think that the suggested $70.00 price point is aimed at the rich gadget lovers.

  • Dmitriy September 11, 2011, 1:02 am

    ok, go to and read comments on eton device’s. may be you’ll change your mind

  • Tetsubo September 11, 2011, 5:05 am

    I have an earlier version of this device. I love it. I’ve used it in a couple of power outages. Though mine has the shortwave bands covered as well. I strictly used it as a radio. I collect LED flashlights so I had that area covered already. Eton makes some nice stuff.

  • jhon September 12, 2011, 8:47 am


    I took your advice. Most of the amazon reviews for their products are 4 stars and generally positive. I doubt Blair’s mind will be changed. I, however, now have an impression of *your* comments that will be difficult to shake…

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