Content Nav Menu 
surefire_invictus-box

SureFire UB3T Invictus LED Flashlight Review

on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Over the years, I have reviewed multiple very nice flashlights. The cream of that crop has always been the SureFire flashlights I have had the privilege to review. There is little argument that the folks at SureFire make extremely well made hardware. However, many comments in my SureFire reviews say they are too expensive andRead More…

fenix_td70-1

Fenix TK70 Flashlight Review

on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

I have reviewed many fancy flashlights on The Gadgeteer, most of them relatively small, compact and for their size, pretty bright. Well, this time I am reviewing the Fenix TK70 courtesy of Fenix Outfitters. The TK70 is neither small nor lightweight but is supposed to be brighter than all my other flashlights combined….car light onRead More…

PrimeTorch 01

Primus PrimeTorch Flashlight Review

on Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

One thing you can never be without is a good flashlight, especially one that has a bright brilliant light. But for me a flashlight is just a flashlight. That is unless it has something about it that gives it a unique characteristic. And the PrimeTorch 1010 by Primus is one such flashlight. One thing IRead More…

Maxxeon WorkStar 220 - Small body, big light!

Maxxeon WorkStar 220 LED Flashlight Review

on Tuesday, July 12th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

LED flashlights continue to amaze me. I’ve been using them for half a decade now, and they are still getting better – more light from fewer diodes and smaller power requirements, for longer times. The WorkStar 220 from Maxxeon is no exception. Filling almost the same form factor as penlights of old, it’s powered byRead More…

4sevens_preon_01

4Sevens Preon ReVO LED Flashlight Review

on Monday, February 14th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

The Preon ReVO from 4Sevens is the latest mini sized keychain flashlight that packs quite a punch for its diminutive size. The first thing that stands out, besides its tiny size, is that it takes a common AAA battery, which you can find almost anywhere. Here are the specs: LED: CREE XP-E R2 Emitter Six modes ofRead More…

Eton AFL200 1

Eton Aluminator AFL200 Flashlight Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Tuesday, January 11th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

The Eton Aluminator series flashlights are bright ‘Cree Q2 LED’ style lights in a tough waterproof aluminum housing. Eton has also co-branded with the American Red Cross and donates part of each purchase. The Eton Aluminator AFL200 is the 3-AAA entry in the line-up which also includes a 2-AA (AFL100, $20), 2-C (AFL300, $30), andRead More…

Coast-EmergencyAreaLight-01

Coast Emergency Area Light Review

on Wednesday, November 24th, 2010
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

As a kid, I remember using those gas lanterns powered by propane or white gas.  Someone’s dad would pump up the lantern, light the fragile mantles, and a bright glow would descend upon the campground. The Emergency Area Light  from Coast Products provides an adjustable brightness like the classic gas-powered ones, but goes a few stepsRead More…

joby-gorillatorch-review-9

Joby Gorillatorch Flare Review

on Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Posted in: Car Gear, Gear, Reviews

There’s a funny thing about flashlights around my house.  My house is the darkest house on earth, so I often need a flashlight to see well enough to do things.  If I can find one when I need it, its batteries are dead or it’s too big for me to both hold it and doRead More…

icon-solo-link-1

ICON Solo and Link Flashlights Review

on Sunday, September 26th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

I have a weakness for small flashlights. When a company offers one for review, I’ll almost always say yes. That’s why I didn’t hesitate to agree to review two new LED flashlights from ICON when they asked if I would be interested. We have reviewed their products before and have appreciated both their unique styleRead More…

Modus 1

Icon Modus 2 Dual-Output LED Flashlight Review

on Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

When I was growing up there were many gadgets around the house that I had a thing for. Things from mechanical pencils to electric lighters to flashlights. So when I got a chance to review the Icon Modus 2 flashlight from Icon I jumped on the chance to do it. After playing around with itRead More…

AltusLumen-jpg.1

AltusLumen Lightgear-Gre LED Light Review

By: Don Zelazny
on Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Camping and outdoors season is almost here in the Midwest, so it is time to start thinking about your outdoors gadgets.  Since it is impractical to bring the campfire into your tent or trailer, the outdoors person needs some form of artificial light source.  Let me ‘turn you on to the latest, the AltusLumen LightgearRead More…

Everything that comes in the box

Mini Solar Set Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Sunday, March 28th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

This is a cool idea- a solar panel charging ‘handle’ with interchangeable heads. The ‘mini kit’ includes a flashlight, book light, fan, radio/speaker, and a USB charger head. Let’s take a closer look… The P23000 Mini-Solar Set, Summer Series is not packaged with anything that helps identify the maker. The manual is listed at Sunsei’sRead More…

LED3

Beam N Read Hands-free Lights Review

By: Mark Adkins
on Thursday, March 18th, 2010

Beam N Read Hands-free Lights from ASF Lightware Solutions are portable LED lamps worn on the chest. The theory is that this illuminates your working area better than headlamps or other options. The people who make them are pretty enthusiastic about them, and deservedly so! The company’s focus seems to be on products for peopleRead More…

H501 attached to the front of an IBA

ZebraLight H501 Headlamp Review

By: James Melby
on Sunday, March 14th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

If you’re looking to get away from the bright city lights, there are few places on earth darker than a moonless night out on the Western frontier of Afghanistan. A good light source is indispensable in this environment. In fact, several lights are part of most Soldiers’ kits. One light that has found a permanentRead More…

Totescranklight-1-jpg

Totes Crank Flashlight Review

By: Don Zelazny
on Sunday, December 27th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Reviews

Darn those displays in the middle of store aisles packed with countless inexpensive ‘gadgets’.  I get suckered every time.  Light bulb filament replacement kit; yeah, got one of those.  Nose hair weed-wacker; my brother got suckered into that one.  Tell me you’ve never been in one of those As Seen on TV stores… Anyway, onceRead More…

BatteryLife

Joby GorillaTorch Review

on Thursday, December 10th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

The Joby Gorillatorch is a hands-free, ultra portable light that makes illuminating difficult spaces a breeze. With magnetic bottoms, a rubberized ring and foot grips, this compact cree LED light can illuminate just about any hard to reach angle. After using the Gorillatorch to adjust a few cables behind my television, I was surprised byRead More…

icon-rogue1-3

ICON Rogue 1 LED Flashlight Review

on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009
Posted in: Gear

If you are a flashlight junkie, I have one for you that looks really unique, doesn’t cost a lot of money and only runs on one AA battery while providing a bright beam of light. It’s the ICON Rogue 1 LED flashlight designed by Paul Kim of Surefire fame. Let’s take a closer look atRead More…

LED-Spotlight-Review1

Duracell Daylight TOUGH LED Spotlight Review

on Thursday, October 8th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

Currently on the market there is varied choice of specialized LED flash/spotlights available, some of which are quite amazing. They do of course vary in size and price depending on the users requirements.  But lets be honest, for a top quality design and build you really need to be paying a serious amount of money.  It doesn’t suit everyone’s budget, unless ofRead More…

fenix_ld01-candle

Fenix LD01 Flashlight Review

on Sunday, October 4th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

I have had the privilege/opportunity/perk of reviewing some very high-end flashlights and lasers over the years. Many readers have commented on the fact that $200+ is too much to pay for something as simple as a flashlight. In many ways I agree, but have to say that Surefire makes incredibly nice pieces of hardware engineeredRead More…

Ask a gorilla to hold your flashlight – Joby Gorillatorch

on Tuesday, August 18th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

Joby launches the Gorillatorch, a flashlight featuring a 65 lumen ultra-bright CREE LED that is powered by 3 AA batteries. The brightness can be adjusted with the easy slide dimmer feature and the three legged base is bendable and has rubberized grips with magnetized feet so that easily pose the light to shine on aRead More…

puck_led_light_figure1

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Puck, the Auto-Sensing LED Light Review

By: cobinrox
on Sunday, August 16th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

There are always products that appear on the market which have an ingenious purpose and altruistically purport to resolve problems suffered by all.  And we, the public (or at least me) brighten at the prospect of finally being able to fix this or that nagging issue from the good designers and engineers at company X,Read More…

isight

Ear-mounted LED flashlight – I-Sight

on Sunday, August 16th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

The I-Sight from Radtech is a hands-free flashlight that is worn like a Bluetooth headset – on your ear. It only weighs 18 grams and the super-bright Nichia LED is powered by two 3v CR2032 coin cell batteries that provide a runtime of over 36 hours. The I-Site is available in White or Green illuminationRead More…

Open architecture for a flashlight?

on Thursday, August 6th, 2009
Posted in: Gear

If it’s an ICON flashlight, the answer is yes. The Rouge 1 and 2 have a high-strength aluminum body with an open architecture design that dissipates heat and fits comfortably in hand. The Rouge 1 is 4.5 inches long and is powered by one AA alkaline battery. The larger Rouge 2 is 6.5 inches longRead More…

Carry a light bulb in your wallet

on Tuesday, August 4th, 2009
Posted in: Gear, Wallets

Brando brings us a credit card sized light bulb that you can carry in your wallet. It’s powered by a CR1216 battery and costs $10.

surefire_titan-6

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…