philips comes to the rescue with portable survival-kit radio

philips comes to the rescue with portable survival-kit radio

in case of an emergency, it’s always comforting to know you have access to all the essentials – and that’s not just enough battery-power to live-stream the situation via instagram, facebook or twitter. promising to provide the bare necessities of survival, gibson innovations (previously philips) have designed the ‘philips AE1120/00 portable survival-kit radio‘.

the ‘philips AE1120/00 portable radio’ is currently in production,
all images courtesy of catherine wong



built for the outdoors – when you and your ‘indestructible’ smartphone aren’t (sic) – the little green gadget acts as a personal aid when times are tough. the radio features an FM, MW and LW radio but also a torch, siren, solar power, a built in micro-USB cable, and a self-powered crank to produce enough battery to charge your mobile phone – so you can at the very least check if it still functions.

the portable survival-kit features a crank, used to generate power



senior product designer at gibson innovations, catherine wong, is responsible for the device’s design, which hopes to be immediately recognizable as a survival kit. the olive-green product features a cross-shaped speaker on the back, to provide the latest news of any major disaster whilst recognizably simple graphics navigate the user to the products other multiple features.

a cross-shaped speaker signifies the gadgets survival purpose

a 3-bulb light illuminates your location or perhaps the way out


    have something to add? share your thoughts in our comments section below.
    all comments are reviewed for the purposes of moderation before publishing.

    comments policy
    LOG IN
    designboom's comment policy guidelines
    generally speaking, if we publish something, it's because we're genuinely interested in the subject. we hope you'll share this interest and if you know even more about it, please share! our goal in the discussion threads is to have good conversation and we prefer constructive opinions. we and our readers have fun with entertaining ones. designboom welcomes alerts about typos, incorrect names, and the like.
    the correction is at the discretion of the post editor and may not happen immediately.

    what if you disagree with what we or another commenter has to say?
    let's hear it! but please understand that offensive, inappropriate, or just plain annoying comments may be deleted or shortened.

    - please do not make racist, sexist, anti-semitic, homophobic or otherwise offensive comments.
    - please don't personally insult the writers or your fellow commenters.
    - please avoid using offensive words, replacing a few letters with asterisks is not a valid workaround.
    - please don't include your website or e-mail address in your comments for the purpose of self-promotion.
    - please respect jury verdicts and do not discuss offensively on the competition results
    (there is only one fist prize, and designboom usually asks renown professionals to help us to promote talent.
    in addition to the awarded designs, we do feel that almost all deserve our attention, that is why we publish
    the best 100-200 entries too.)

    a link is allowed in comments as long as they add value in the form of information, images, humor, etc. (links to the front page of your personal blog or website are not okay). unwelcome links (to commercial products or services of others, offensive material etc. ) will be redacted. and, ... yes, spam gets banned. no, we do not post fake comments.


    a diverse digital database that acts as a valuable guide in gaining insight and information about a product directly from the manufacturer, and serves as a rich reference point in developing a project or scheme.

    design news

    keep up with our daily and weekly stories
    502,380 subscribers
    - see sample
    - see sample