FR 600 Radio, 2008
This is a radio. It was designed by Dan Harden, Sam Benavidez and Whipsaw, Inc. and manufactured by Eton Corporation. It is dated 2008 and we acquired it in 2011. Its medium is molded pc/abs plastic, elastomer, metal. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.
The Etón FR 600 radio is designed for use in emergency situations, when there is no access to power and external communication is vital to survival. In anticipation of a communication systems breakdown, the radio is designed with preventive measures in mind. It operates without batteries and its multiple functions include: walkie-talkie, cell phone charger, flashlight, siren, SOS light beacon, and multiband radio. The radio has been marketed as a consumer product for outdoor adventure, home safety, and as a tool for rescue workers.
As a designed communication tool, this radio conveys the value of our interconnected world and our access to it in terms of survival.
This object was
It is credited
Gift of Whipsaw.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 20.3 x 19.1 x 5.7 cm (8 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.)
Cite this object as
FR 600 Radio, 2008; Designed by Dan Harden, Sam Benavidez and Whipsaw, Inc.; China; molded pc/abs plastic, elastomer, metal; H x W x D: 20.3 x 19.1 x 5.7 cm (8 x 7 1/2 x 2 1/4 in.); Gift of Whipsaw; 2011-11-1