Solar Powered Multifunction Emergency Gadget

Etón Raptor

The Etón company will present their Raptor at CES 2011. This new self-powered emergency gadget features tools like altimeter, barometer and compass, and it uses solar energy to charge a cell phone via USB.

The Raptor also features an AM/FM/WB digital radio tuner with presets and NOAA weather alerts, as well as a digital clock with an alarm function. The unit can be charged via a solar panel or DC power, and the stored solar energy can be transferred to charge a cell phone via USB.

Raptor weighs just over 11 ounces and packs the additional features of an LED flashlight, audio line and DC input, battery charge indicator and even a bottle opener.

Etón Raptor

The device is housed in rugged, rubberized and splashproof (IPX-4) casing, providing a layer of protection against water and dust. Sold separately, a holster is available to hold the unit and a mobile device, providing hands free flexibility and added protection.

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(Via Engadget)

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