A worldwide hit, and even on display at the Smithsonian, this radio series has become a Whipsaw design icon.
These radios are for emergency use where access to information and product reliability are critical. FR’s are powered by hand-crank dynamos and solar panels and include weather and international multiband channels, flashlight, siren, and a cell phone charger.
“Here is an amazing gadget to pamper the environmentalist, with useful functions in a single gadget, none of which needs a power supply for operation!” Ecofriend.org.
IDEA Silver 2008, Red Dot Best of the Best 2008, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design 2008, iF Product Design Award 2008, Spark Design Award 2008, ID Magazine Design Distinction 2009, Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt Design Museum 0