I wanted to have a radio and flash light that can be loaded by hand crank in case electricity goes out. This tool offers so much more! The radio works perfect, the speaker sounds better than those on my notebook (of course you can not compare them to the stereo, but they're really fine). The flash light is ok, nothing special about that. I love the reading light you get! The alarm sound is REALLY loud. I took the thing with me when I knew I would be coming back home late, to feel safer. I loaded it
via USB the first time cause I didn't want to crank it up for 5 hours. As it also works as a powerbank, it is nice to know that I could even load me smartphone by loading the powerbank in this tool with the hand crank first. When it's sunny I put it outside, just to make good some of the load that has been used as a reading light. The solar loading function shouldn't be your first choice though, the panel is small and it would take ages to get a full load via that. I am really happy with this multifunction tool, I can highly recommend it.