It was very easy to crank (uses solar as well), and just a few cranks gave good use of the radio, and it had a strong flashlight beam as well. It even recharges your cell phone. There are a lot of good products on the market, but the price and quality of this one is outstanding. My research showed excellent customer reviews.
These are the two best prices I found:
From ebay: says he has 10 left, $15. Appear to be new, no packaging:
From Universal Radio, $25: http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/prepare/0160.html
QuakePrepare has now installed over 2,250 automatic gas shut-off valves. If you or your neighbors haven’t yet taken advantage of this (incredibly cheap) insurance to protect your house, email or call me. Still $245 in most locations.
Larry Guillot QuakePrepare.com
email: firstname.lastname@example.org 707-965-3299