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Dear Prof Cleggsan

Is it feasible to design and manufacture a single integrated product which combines the features of Pocket transistor - AM and FM channels audio reciever and Power Bank which provides DC power?.

Will there be demand for this product for consumers in the market?.

Thanks
Prashant

Answer
Yes, but it is not a good match of power needs.

ONE: The power bank if much larger and more battery power than a radio.

TWO: Pocket radio needs only 1 AAA cell to run the radio for several hours.

THREE: The power bank, depending on the unit, is designed to charge smartphone.

FOUR: Smartphone uses much more energy than radio.  

FIVE:  Furthermore, many smartphones have radio built in and user does not need portable radio.

So, it is not a great idea in my view.  

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All technical areas of Electronics Engineering.

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BSEE, MBA, Design, R&D, University Research.
Senior Life Member of IEEE. Life Fellow of AES.

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IEEE, Consumer Electronics Society, Audio Engineering Society.
Broad teaching experience; work experience mostly in consumer electronics and conversion from analog to digital technologies. Pioneer in digital audio at all levels.

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BSEE (Equiv) BYU BSEE University of North Dakota MSBA (MBA) Illinois State University Graduate Studies in Computer Science - Bradley University Graduate Studies - Ohio University Graduate Studies - University of Missouri Kansas City DeVry Tech - Electronics

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