Friday Gear Report: The Eton Raptor

afrankelSurvival, Survival Gear

The Eton Raptor ($99) is a survival gadget with lots personalities to offer: “I’m a solar charger, I’m a compass, I’m an altimeter, I’m…”

The Eton Raptor fills 7 needs in a single rugged package:

  • Enhanced monocrystal solar panel
  • LED flashlight
  • Digital clock with an alarm
  • Compass
  • Altimeter
  • Barometer and thermometer
  • Bottle opener

With a 1800-mAh lithium ion battery and USB port for off loading that stored power to compatible devices, the monocrystal solar panel promises to keep your gadgets charged. The Raptor also sports a battery meter to let you know how much juice the battery has and a solar charge indicator to inform you that the panel is collecting light.

The digitally tuned multiband radio covers AM, FM, and NOAA with weather alerts.