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Surefire T1A Titan LED Flashlight Review

on Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Travel Gear

Several years ago Surefire produced a small, (relatively) high output, limited edition LED flashlight made of pure titanium called the Titan. Surefire only made one thousand of these very well made, very expensive, ultra high-end keychain flashlights. Even with a $500 price tag, the Titan sold out rather quickly and continues today to fetch evenRead More…


iBeam 20.20 Sport Digital Watch Review

on Monday, April 27th, 2009
Posted in: Watches, Clocks

A wrist watch that only tells the time is not something that a gadgeteer would probably take much notice of – right? Of course I’m right That’s why I want to show you the 20.20 Sport Digital Watch from iBeam. This watch tells the time and a whole lot more. I reviewed an iBeam watchRead More…


Altus Lumen’s PAD-L LED Light Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Gear

RAY: (With theme music) Welcome back to Flashlights Today. I’m your host, Ray O’Vac and we are talking to PAD-L, the new guy from Altus Lumens. So, Pad, tell us a bit about yourself. PAD: Well, I am a sustainable lighting option built with intelligent energy management from 75% renewable materials, so I am eco-friendly.Read More…


NanoLite Stick-on Key Light Review

on Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear

If you’ve ever found yourself fumbling around in the dark, trying to find a keyhole with a key, I have a tiny gadget just for you. It’s the NanoLite from January Innovations. It actually claims to be the world’s smallest adhesive light. I’ve tried one for the past week. Let’s see if it has managedRead More…


LED Lenser P3 (8403) LED Flashlight Review

on Sunday, December 21st, 2008
Posted in: Gear

My current favorite LED flashlight is the LED Lenser P7. I love it because it’s so bright and easy to use. But it’s also pretty big and bulky and as such, would not be something that I would carry around with me in my gear bag. I recently received a baby version of this flashlightRead More…

Fenix LD20 LED Flashlight Review

on Monday, November 17th, 2008
Posted in: Gear

Do you prefer flashlights that can use regular old Alkaline batteries instead of special lithium cells that are expensive and hard to find? Me too. That’s why I was more than happy to test the LD20 from Fenix.

Duracell Daylite LED Flashlight Review

on Monday, October 20th, 2008
Posted in: Gear

If you’ve been shopping for a good LED flashlight, you’ve probably realized how expensive some brands are. Not everyone can afford to spend 100’s of dollars on a flashlight and even if they could afford it, they might not want to. Duracell, the same folks that bring you the copper top battery, have introduced a new LED flashlight called the Daylite. Priced less than $35, let’s see if it’s worthy…

LED Lenser P7 LED Flashlight (8407) Review

on Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
Posted in: Gear

I always enjoy receiving flashlights from Discount LED Lights & Knives to review. They sell the German made LED Lenser products, which are extremely nice. One of the latest LED Lenser flashlights in the new HP (High Performance) line that has come on the market is the P7. This light is unique in that it has a focusable lens and is super bright.

LifeGear LifeLight Mega-Function Lantern

on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Posted in: Gear

I live in a rural area that seems to have power issues on a semi-regular basis. Either during storms or even on a perfectly nice day,
there will be at least a couple times a month when the power will go out. Most of the time it is a fast down / up sort of thing, but
then there are times when it will stay down for a couple of hours at a time. It’s typically not a big deal during daylight hours, but
nine times out of ten, it will happen at night. During those times, it’s always a crap shoot if I can find a flashlight that is charged
and ready to go. Now I don’t have to worry about the status of my flashlight battery, because I have the LifeLight Mega-Function Lantern
from LifeGear.

AltusLumen Tri-L LED Flashlight

on Monday, May 5th, 2008
Posted in: Gear

Most gear heads probably already have an LED flashlight (or two) at the bottom of their gear bag or stashed in a desk drawer. They are handy tools that we all need to use every now and then, but for the most part, they aren’t all that exciting… The Tri-L LED flashlight from AltusLumen that I’m going to show you today though, has a couple of great features that I think will impress you.

Weiguo Solutions Spotlight LED Flashlight

on Friday, April 18th, 2008
Posted in: Car Gear

Last year I reviewed the Coast LED Lenser Auto LED (TT7575), a nifty little LED flashlight specifically designed to fit in your car’s 12V power port (cigarette lighter socket). Like anything that is new and useful, imitations start to appear. Today I want to show you the Spotlight LED flashlight from Weiguo Solutions. Let’s see if this little flashlight is either a lame copy of the original, or a much better version.

Maxxeon WorkStar 440 Inspection Light

on Monday, March 31st, 2008
Posted in: Gear

I have reviewed several very well made LED flashlights from Surefire and Brite-Strike. The WorkStar 440 by Maxxeon falls into the same vein of high quality, LED flashlights but with one significant difference, a 10 inch flexible neck that the LED head is attached to.

SureFire KROMA and U2 Ultra LED Flashlights

on Monday, December 3rd, 2007
Posted in: Gear

The Kroma and U2 Ultra are both exceptionally well designed and constructed
LED flashlights made by SureFire. Overall their basic form, function, and technologies are the same. Both are small enough to carry in your computer bag, backpack, purse, or coat pocket. And while they are not really a tech-toy, they certainly qualify as a well crafted piece of equipment.

Brite Strike Protector-1C LED Flashlight

on Monday, November 12th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

The Protector Series Tactical Illumination Tool by Brite-Strike is a small, well
made flashlight. The Protector-1C is the smaller of the two flashlights within
the Protector series and is ideal for carrying in your computer bag, purse,
or coat pocket. And even though it’s not really a tech-toy, its pretty cool none the less.

Coast LED Lenser LED Lantern (TT7105CP)

on Thursday, October 11th, 2007
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen

Although I’ve never been camping in my life, I seem to have an unnatural fetish for outdoor gear like pocket knives, compasses and flashlights. I enjoy going into stores like Dick’s Sporting Goods and spending time looking at all their gear. If you prefer online browsing, a store that specializes in knives and flashlights is Discount LED Lights and Knives. In the past, they have sent me several LED flashlights to review and the most recent product that I’ve had the opportunity to try out is the Coast LED Lenser TT7105 LED Lantern. While I didn’t get a chance to test this product on an actual camping trip, I did test it a couple of times during my version of a ‘roughing it’ activity… power failures at home ;o)

Guyot Designs Gription, SplashGuard and Firefly Water Bottle Accessories

on Friday, August 3rd, 2007
Posted in: Gear

We accessorize our homes, cars, PDAs and even ourselves. So it should not seem unusual to accessorize our water bottles. That’s right, today I’m going to tell you about 3 products from Guyot Designs, that you can buy for your water bottle. Quit laughing, you’re probably going to want at least one of these items, I promise you…

Cyber Snipa Dog Tags with USB Flash Drive

on Wednesday, July 18th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

I’m such a loser. All my friends and family agree with me: I have a terrible habit of losing USB thumb drives. Not only have I left them in the most unlikely of places, but I have also laundered them, stepped on them, and even left them out in the rain. A few of the drives I’ve owed over the years have included a neck lanyard, but I’ve never used them because they look so ugly.

Coast LED Lenser Auto LED (TT7575)

on Thursday, June 21st, 2007
Posted in: Car Gear

How many of you keep a flashlight in the glove compartment of your car? Ok, now how many of you ever remember to charge / change
the batteries in those flashlights regularly? Me neither. Kind of defeats the purpose of having it there in the first
place doesn’t it? ;o) Coast Products has just come out with the Auto LED (TT7575CP). Sent to me by Discount LED Lights and Knives, this is a cool little LED flashlight for your vehicle that is always
juiced up and ready for use because it stores in a 12V cigarette lighter socket and charges while your car is running.

Coast LED Lenser Focus Beam Flashlight (LL7438)

on Tuesday, May 1st, 2007
Posted in: Gear

Discount LED Lights and Knives recently sent me 3 really nice Coast LED flashlights to test and review. I reviewed the V6 Stainless Steel 6 Chip (LL7732) and the V2 Power Chip (LL7461) last month. The one I’m going to show to you today is the Coast LED Lenser Focus Beam (model: LL7438).


on Friday, April 20th, 2007

Are you the type of person that prides themselves as always being prepared for any situation? You know the type, they pack 5 pairs of socks and underwear for an overnight trip. They carry a first aid kit in their car, stow extra house keys at work, etc. Well, if you fall into this category, then I think you will be very interested in the FlareSafe flashlight from FlareBrands Limited. What’s that? You say you already carry a flashlight with you? Ok, I knew that… But does your flashlight double as a smoke detector and a distress alarm? I didn’t think so!

Coast LED Lenser V2 Power Chip (LL7461)

on Thursday, April 19th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

Discount LED Lights and Knives recently sent me several really nice Coast flashlights to test and review. I reviewed the V6 Stainless Steel 6 Chip (LL7732) earlier this week and now the one I’m going to introduce to you today is the Coast LED Lenser V2 Power Chip (model: LL7461).

Coast LED Lenser V6 Stainless Steel 6 Chip

on Tuesday, April 17th, 2007
Posted in: Gear

I’m really starting to develop a ‘thing’ for flashlights. Not just any old flashlights do it for me though. They have to be both bright and unique. Lucky for me, that Discount LED Lights and Knives sent me several really nice Coast flashlights to review. The one I’m going to introduce to you today is the Coast LED Lenser V6 Stainless Steel 6 Chip (model: LL7732).

Sylvania’s Dot-it mini LED Light

on Monday, April 2nd, 2007
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

I am a huge fan of white LEDs. Light Emitting Diodes are bright, compact, and require little power, which makes them perfect for small spaces. While reorganizing my utility closet last winter, I became frustrated that it did not have any built-in source of light. Briefly contemplating the idea of rewiring of my house, I decided to look for a battery powered light source made to stick to a wall or ceiling.

Moppel LED Bendable Light Figures

on Monday, March 19th, 2007
Posted in: Miscellaneous

Are you in the market for a goofy gift for a friend at the office or a geeky kid? Or would you just like to decorate your own computer space with something a little offbeat? If you answered YES to either of these questions, then take a look at a new line of LED lights called Moppels.

Nuwai Luxeon III TM-303X LED Flashlight

on Friday, November 24th, 2006
Posted in: Gear

A good flashlight for the ordinary person is like most tools, only appreciated when needed. If you’re anything like me, you probably don’t use a flashlight every day. Or even once a week. But when the need arrises, you’re always happy to have a reliable one at hand. I’m happy to tell you about the TM-303X; a small robust little light from Nuwai, which is available in Black and Titanium finishes.