The iTouchless Housewares & Products booth was something else. Everything was moving — trash cans with retractable lids, automatic paper towel dispensers, robotic vacuum cleaners — and they had a radio.
The company this spring plans to ship to retailers a wind-up radio that’s combined with a flashlight and tabletop nightlight.
Readers know about wind-up radios made by Freeplay, which has been covered in RW. I asked iTouchless why they’ve decided to enter into the crank radio niche.
“People need a stylish radio and flashlight but do not want to keep buying batteries,” says the company, which also points out the radio can be used during emergencies whether or not you’ve remembered to change the batteries. I saw this little gizmo on display in the Sands.
One minute of cranking the Forever Last Radio gives you 20 minutes of radio listening or 40 minutes of power for the flashlight and nightlight.
iTouchless plans April availability for the Forever Last Radio for just under $30.