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When is a flashlight not just a flashlight? When that flashlight is the new Capsule Task Light

on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

Now I know what you may be thinking, wow another flashlight and you may be right. The Capsule Task Light from Striker caught my eye not only for its design, but the accessories included with it. The Capsule Task Light operates on three standard AAA batteries, has an LED array that produces up to 60Read More…

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This Buddy will protect you from the dark

on Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

Several years ago, a terrible storm in Greensboro knocked down a pine tree across the street from us.  The pine took down the power lines, which lit the tree on fire and caused the most incredible noises as the line arced and jumped around.  I knew just where my flashlight was, but was dismayed toRead More…

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An LED flashlight so minimal, it doesn’t even have a barrel

on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

The Blocklite Mini Compact 9V LED flashlight consists of little more than a 9V battery.  Actually, the flashlight is a small plastic piece that snaps onto the 9V battery.  It has six bright white LEDs and a power switch with two brightness levels (high and low).  It’s so small, you’ll be able to keep one inRead More…

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Your future will be bright with one of these 10 flashlights [sponsored post]

on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Posted in: Deals, News, Outdoor Gear

Whether you’re camping out in the wilderness, scared of monsters under your bed or just need some help lighting the way when you take Fido out for his evening constitutional, a good flashlight is one tool that everyone needs at least one of. Today’s list from Faveable gives you 10 recommendations for flashlights that willRead More…

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This emergency flashlight can save your life in more ways than one

on Friday, May 23rd, 2014

With this flashlight in your car’s glove compartment or in an emergency preparedness kit, you’ll be ready for most any emergency.  The Satechi LightMate Emergency LED Flash Light  looks, at first glance, like many small flashlights on the market today.  It’s much more versatile than other flashlights, though.  Without the lozenge-shaped plastic cover, you canRead More…

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Lapel Torch is a headlamp alternative

on Tuesday, May 13th, 2014
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Headlamps have become quite popular, and for good reason. They offer a hands-free light source that can be aimed anywhere you are looking. I recently stumbled upon this alternative to the headlamp, the Lapel Torch from Snow Peak. It consists of a light, cable and power supply. The light can be quickly mounted via two smallRead More…

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Keep this hand-cranked emergency lantern everywhere you need one

on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

The Enhance Nightlux EXP lamp works as a lantern or an LED flashlight, and it’s perfect for use camping or as an emergency light in your car or home.  You can charge the Nightlux lamp via USB; a fully charged battery will give you 40 minutes of lantern use (65 lumens) or 4.5 hours ofRead More…

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ZEROHOUR Tactical USB battery backup flashlight

on Thursday, November 28th, 2013

There are a lot of multi-purpose flashlights on the market today with a lot of different options and sizes. So how do you make your multi-purpose flashlight stand out? The ZEROHOUR modular tactical USB battery backup flashlight, a Kickstarter project from Amy Truong and Aaron Son, does it by being versatile and modular. As theRead More…

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The GoBe is a flashlight with multiple personalities

on Friday, November 22nd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

We live in a world of uncertainty – hurricanes, typhoons, earthquakes, tornados, blizzards. I would venture to say that most of us have some sort of emergency kit set up for such occasions. One common item that we all probably carry is a flashlight. Unfortunately, most flashlights are limited by the design of the lightRead More…

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The SmartLantern is more than just a light source

on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Bracketron is debuting their new SmartLantern at booth 11630 at the SEMA Show 2013, November 5-8, in Las Vegas, but you don’t have to wait to buy one now.  The SmartLantern is an ideal accessory for travel or for emergency preparedness.  It contains a 7800mAh battery and a 2.1A USB port that can recharge some mobileRead More…

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Charge an emergency flashlight in your bed-side lamp’s socket

on Sunday, September 15th, 2013
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Here’s a new one for me.  This low-heat LED lightbulb from the MoMA Store becomes an emergency flashlight when you need one.  It screws into a standard socket, and it produces as much light as a 40W bulb using only 6W of electricity.  The LEDs will produces up to 60,000 hours of light.  When youRead More…

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Charge your device with a flashlight, or is it use your charger as a flashlight?

on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

No matter how you phrase it, the ChargeLight is a backup battery and an LED flashlight in one compact package.  (Click the image for a larger view.)   Charge the ChargeLight on its little dock, and you can use the dock’s USB port to charge up another device at the same time.  BiteMyApple.co didn’t includeRead More…

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Here’s an LED flashlight that you can use underwater

on Monday, April 29th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

The  YP-9304 CREE 5-Mode White Diving Flashlight will laugh at any rainstorm you find yourself in, because this flashlight has been designed to operate up to 40 meters underwater!  It has a black anodized aluminum body, one XM-L cool-white emitter, and produces 500 lumens.  Operating modes are high, medium, low, slow strobe, and SOS.  ARead More…

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NiteCore’s “Tiny Monster” is perfect for when a regular flashlight just won’t do

on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

The “Tiny Monster” TM26 flashlight from NiteCore is stated to be the world’s smallest 3500 lumen flashlight.  It has a 5.6″ length, 2.0″ tube diameter, and 2.8″ head diameter and weighs 15.5 ounces without the batteries.  It has four  CREE XM-L LEDs and is powered by either four 18650 Li-ion or eight CR123 batteries.  It’s made ofRead More…

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INOVA Microlight STS – Keychain flashlight with touch controls

on Saturday, April 13th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

EDC flashlights are usually either of the clicky or twisty variety. The INOVA Microlight STS (Swipe to Shine) just blew my mind because it is  a touch controlled light for your keychain. That’s right, this small 16 lumen LED flashlight does not have any buttons or switches that you have to press or slide inRead More…

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Is that an army in your wallet or just the SwissCard Lite?

on Saturday, February 9th, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

Have you ever needed a pair of tweezers, scissors or a ruler while out and about? How about a magnifying glass, light or screw driver? What if you could carry all these items and more in your wallet? You can, if you carry the Victorinox SwissCard Lite. The SwissCard Lite is a credit card-sized deviceRead More…

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Self defense baseball bat doubles as a flashlight

on Monday, February 4th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, News

Here we have a 15 inch long anodized aluminum self defense baton that is shaped like a baseball bat. A 200 Lumen LED flashight is built into the business end of the bat. A clicky switch is located in the handle and features 3 light modes (high, low and tactical strobe settings) which can temporarilyRead More…

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The QuiqLiteX has more versatility than the standard pocket light

on Saturday, February 2nd, 2013
Posted in: News, Pocket Gear

There are a boatload of flashlights on the market these days, so to get my attention, a flashlight needs to be a little different, a little unique, and a lot cool. The QuiqLiteX from Quiqlite has piqued my curiosity in all three of those categories. The QuiqliteX is a USB rechargeable, dual-LED, hands-free light sourceRead More…

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Thin is in with the Flatlight flashlight

on Friday, January 25th, 2013

Bucking traditions in the flashlight form factor, Flatlight, a Kickstarter project by Tater Tot Designs, brings in the thin. The Flatlight is 3.57″ X 1.99″ X 0.11″, giving it a credit card-like profile. An array of LED transmits light to a fiber optic backlight that evenly distributes the light through the lens. Although I don’t thinkRead More…

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Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed Without a Flashlight Again

on Thursday, September 6th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear

The Gadgeteer has covered a lot of flashlights in the past, but I don’t recall seeing a flat one before.  This little Flat Flashlight from Perpetual Kid is small enough to fit on your keychain or in a pocket, so you’ll never find yourself without a flashlight again.  It’s only 2.5 inches long X 1.75Read More…

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Trioh! is a Flashlight that Automatically Turns on when the Power goes Off

on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

When the power goes out, does it take you awhile to find a flashlight? How about a flashlight that has batteries that actually work? Before I got my generator, I would have to go down the stairs in the dark and then fumble around trying to feel for the battery powered lantern on the shelfRead More…

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Bushnell HD Torch – Now Even Flashlights Have Gone HD

on Thursday, June 7th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, News

I love flashlights and sometimes spend hours looking at them on various retail web sites. But you have to admit, other than size, style and lumens, there really isn’t THAT much of a difference from one torch to another. That’s why I was really excited when I stumbled upon the Bushnell HD Torch during a surfing session. I’dRead More…

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HexBright Flex – The Hackable LED Flashlight

on Friday, July 15th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

The HexBright Flex is another innovative product looking for funding via KickStarter. It’s a 500 lumen LED flashlight that is USB rechargeable and USB programmable. The owner of the project asked me to share the background story on this product in hopes that he’d get funded in time. That’s actually already happened, but since the flashlightRead More…

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Maglite XL100 – A Flashlight that is controlled with wrist motion

on Sunday, July 10th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

The Maglite XL100 is one of the most unique flashlights that I’ve seen in a very long time. It is an LED flashlight with 5 advanced modes that include Strobe, SOS, Signal, Dim and Night modes. So that’s cool right? That’s not the best part though. The most impressive feature is that all these modesRead More…

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Brite-Strike EPLI – 160 Lumens Flashlight for Executives

on Sunday, June 12th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

Are you in the market for a tactical LED flashlight that is powerfully bright but looks like it should be clipped to your suit jacket like a fine writing instrument instead of your belt? The Brite-Strike EPLI fits that criteria. This flashlight features a polished stainless steel body with a brass bezel. It has High,Read More…