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Refurbished - Portable Explorers Camping DAB FM Radio Bluetooth Speaker with 3-in-1 Charging - August MB290B

  • £32.95
  • Brand: August
  • Out Of Stock
  • Condition: Refurbished
    Colour: Black

  • 3 in-one charging: Solar Power, Hand Crank Dynamo and USB-C Powered
  • 3 Brightness's with High Beam (3 Bulbs), Low Beam (2 Bulbs) and Reading (1 Bulb)
  • Bluetooth 5.0 Connection turns the device into a Wireless Speaker
  • 3.5mm Standard Audio Jack connection use headphones and Earphones for private listening
  • FM and DAB Radio are both accessible through the telescopic extendable Aerial
  • SOS Button clearly labelled, creates a loud noise and a visual effect to gain attention at the range
  • Just 300 Grams and an ergonomic shape enable easy use of the torch and portability
  • As seen used in the Lake District, and outperform mobile and car stereo signal! Explore the Lake District with Andy Wardle

Taking accessible entertainment to a whole new level beyond the boundary of anything August have done before…

Portable Rechargeable Battery Operated Radio Bluetooth Speaker with 3 Charging Methods

The MB290 Radio sits on a sandy rock next to a pitched tent

An all-inclusive audio solution for any camping trip, hiking expedition, bungee jump adventure or jaunt through a reserve! A Bluetooth Speaker, DAB and FM radio, charging bank via solar or hand crank dynamo, SOS noise and flash device, Torch with 3 levels of brightness and all under 300 Grams!

For those who want to push the boundary of exploration and radio, give everyone around the campfire a night to remember.

The MB290 Radio uses the audio and radio skills from August home radios and packages it with added functionality and extreme battery life to ensure your adventure has a suitable soundtrack, enough charge, and is well-lit!

  • Camped out on a mountainside, birds racing along the cliff and small grassy clearings providing a space to light a fire, listen to some tunes and catch up with the news
  • Hiking across open wildlands, pushing yourself with music spurring you on every step until you reach a vista and bask in the view, radio rewarding your group as you have lunch together
  • Walking home in the dark filled with satisfaction and the weightlessness that comes from watching a sunset, all with the MB290 lighting your way back home
  • Waking to check the time and schedule only to find your phone on its last legs and letting out a sigh of relief as you charge up over breakfast

High-Capacity Fast Charge Survival Radio

The MB290 features a 4500mAh battery providing long, dynamic battery life. This means that use of the Bluetooth will conserve battery (Lasting up to 60 hours of playback) while using the aerial and Radio functions will use more (Lasting up to 40 Hours of Playback). This allows you to conserve battery when you need it.

3 Charging Methods:

Solar Power - The Solar Panels on the top of the device passively generate a constant flow of electricity. Please ensure you fully charge the device with the power cable first, before using solar over time to maintain/restore smaller amounts of charge

Hand Crank Dynamo - The foldable crank stores neatly along the side of the radio speaker and can be deployed at will. Turn the handle to generate kinetic electricity and give a burst of energy to the device in emergencies or to keep the music going

Rechargeable Integrated Battery - The internal battery can also be charged by a power cable, included. The USB-C connection is fast, efficient and makes charging accessible via any powered USB port!

Camping Power Bank

Once the MB290 is charged via your chosen method, you can use the powered USB port to charge phones, tablets, electric stoves and more around the campsite. The USB port is universally accessible to any charging cable (USB 2.0, 3.0).

Wind-Up Torch with 3 Brightness Settings

The MB290 Radio and Speaker has an in-built Torch of 3 Powerful LED Bulbs in one end. This adds a directional, strong light that is adjustable. Change between full power (3 Bulbs), Medium (2 Bulbs) and Low (1 Bulb) so you can search the camp for a tent peg coming loose at night, start the breakfast fire before sunrise or have a small glow in your tent as a night light.

Portable Bluetooth Speaker

The MB290 features Bluetooth connection to use the high-quality 40mm drivers as a wireless speaker. Connect a phone, tablet, laptop and more to play your own music through the speaker up to 10 meters away. Pack up or set up a site without disconnecting, and enjoy whatever audio you choose. The speaker is versatile, able to play music well anywhere you might take it.

Bluetooth 5.0 is twice as fast as 4.2 and with a higher capacity for high-fidelity music. Don’t waste time on hard-to-use equipment, connect any Bluetooth-Enabled output to the speaker at will.

DAB, DAB+ and FM Radio

The attached Telescopic extendable aerial picks up DAB and DAB+ digital radio as well as FM stations as you choose. Scan for channels on either network and move between registered stations easily. Save and pre-set channels to recall later, saving you time and making switching between two stations (Music, News, Weather, Talk Shows etc) simple.

AUX OUT Port for Bluetooth or Radio

Listen to your music publicly with the speaker, or privately through wired earphones/headphones via the 3.5mm audio OUT port. Works with radio or your own music.

Auto-Off Function

The sleep function enables a 15, 30 or 60-minute auto-sleep timer to stop music after you've fallen asleep or to use as a reminder.

Light and Small - Perfect for Bikepacking

The Radio is compact and easily carriable in just one hand, or attached via the lanyard strap to a belt or jacket, or bike! Weighing only 300 Grams and the longest edge being just 15cm ensures the MB290 is workable, reliable and accessible. Conquer on and off-road while using this Bikepacking radio.

The MB290 is a constant companion for music, news, weather, light source, and charging devices that don’t weigh you down. Stay on track and make good progress every day as you stay connected and entertained no matter where you are.

Accessible Technology

Clearly labelled buttons, orange silicone covers for ports and functions, LED tracking of battery level and a distinct LCD Screen all add to the accessibility of this bit of kit. Switching modes and connecting devices should be easy, fast, and not feel like a puzzle! The MB290 allows anyone to use all its features easily and entirely self-sufficiently.

In the box:

  • MB290 Solar Survival Radio
  • USB to USB-C Charging Cable
  • User Manual

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FAQ & User Manual

Q: Where are the Charging Ports?
A: The MB290 features a protective soft seal around the charging ports (The opposite end to the LED Torch Bulbs). Pull back the silicone and the ports are accessible. Slot the silicone back in after charging.

Q: Why can I not change Mode?
A: If you can see the Time and Date, the screen is in Standby mode. Please tap the power button (Do not hold) and then press Mode to cycle modes.
If you can see no Date or Time, Hold the power button and then you may use Mode to change modes.

Q: No radio stations found?
A: Please ensure the aerial is unhooked and extended to the maximum length. Try from a variety of angles and locations nearby. Please try both FM and DAB reception Modes.


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