• Sep 2nd 2007 at 11:05AM
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There's a hurricane bearing down on your city and you want an an all-in-one system to listen to emergency services. You also want it to look good. As usual, Porsche design has come to your rescue with the Eton P9110. In addition to its AM/FM/Shortwave radio, it has a flashlight, cell phone charger, siren, red strobe, and a hand crank so you can keep it powered. Because it's from Porsche design, it's made of aluminum, sports knurled knobs and machine bolt treatment, and the crank utilizes a magnetic locking system. Of course, it also costs two-and-a-half times more than the most expensive Eton product, but you know what they say: there is no substitute.

[Source: Gizmag]

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      • 8 Years Ago
      Seriously, those that would afford this, would they not have already purchased generators?
      • 8 Years Ago
      They make three cars (well really only two, who is going to buy a Porsche SUV? and all because one of them comes in cabriolet and coupe versions doesn't mean they're separate cars. ), and they all look the same. The 911 is a great looking car and I honestly do love every incarnation of it thus far. But past the 911 you have the boxster (and its hardtop version), which is the poor mans 911. Looks the same, just a little smaller and squished down a bit more. I honestly have a complete hatred for the boxster and hope that porsche discontinues it and decides to create some fresh auto designs for me to purchase.
      • 8 Years Ago
      the boxster exists to fill a perceived product gap in porsches lineup. It's here to let people with a little less money say they have a porsche in their garage. It's been detuned to be cheaper and more affordable. As long as porsche isn't allowing it to perform at it's full potential I'll always hate it.
        • 8 Years Ago
        Tull said:
        "... As long as Porsche isn't allowing it to perform at it's full potential I'll always hate it."

        Don't hate the car, hate the company's policy to protect the 911's cult status. The Cayman has a much better drive train layout, is lighter, has better weight distribution and offer subjectively better driver feel. Granted, most of that is because of 911's flawed rear-engine layout, which Porsche is not considering changing any time soon...
      • 8 Years Ago
      What's wrong with the body style? Not challenging you to anything, just want to know what you don't like about them.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Or if you're NOT a yuppie you could go to any electronics store and spend a third of that amount for a crank powered radio that will last just as long.

      P.S. As for the other comments about Boxter's. I as all of you once HATED the Boxter more then probably all of you but now I really like it. Like a lot.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Nice to see they can design radios.
      Too bad they haven't spent their time designing new body styles.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Porsche Design is not the same as Porsche, the car maker. They used to be an independent company for decades (founded by F.A. Porsche, the 911's designer when the family had to leave operational business) and have only recently been acquired by the car company. They're still much more than just Porsche's merchandise dept.

      About the cars - as long as they are selling as well as they do (and that's in part because of how they look), I suspect Porsche (or anyone else for that matter) couldn't care less how much you hate them...