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Etón Corp. introduces Scorpion, a multi-powered, multi-function unit

July 14, 2010 |  1:22 pm

Scorpion_newGR Etón Corporation, long known for its emergency preparedness and outdoor products, recently introduced the Scorpion, a multi-powered device that fits well in both categories.

Offering three ways to power the unit -- built-in solar panel, hand-crank and AC adapter -- this multi-function product comes with an AM/FM radio, seven-channel National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration weather band and an LED flashlight. And they also found room to include a bottle opener.

"With its rugged exterior and multi-function capabilities, the Scorpion is made for anyone exploring the outdoors," said Etón Chief Executive Esmail Amid-Hozour.

The ruggedly built Scorpion also offers a USB port to charge cellular phones, as well as an audio line input for hooking up music devices. Plus, there is a built-in carabiner clip for easy transport and accessibility.

The Scorpion retails for $50 and is available for purchase on the Etón website and at Amazon.com, REI and the Herrington catalog.

-- Kelly Burgess
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Photo: The Scorpion, a solar-powered multi-function device. Credit: Etón Corporation

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