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Armytek Barracuda flashlight review

on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, and LED technology has enabled blindingly bright units to be smaller than some coins. But, for longer distances, there always needs for a good reflector and lens system involved, in order to amplify the LED’s glow. Enter the ArmyTek Barracuda, a powerful, rugged, handheld light with a Read More…

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Bracketron Smart Lantern review

on Friday, December 20th, 2013

If  you’ve ever been in a situation where one of your mobile devices has run out of power and there is no outlet around, you’d probably appreciate having a battery backup.  Bracketron’s solution is their Smart Lantern, which not only supplies the power, but also lights your way in the dark.  Here’s something you may Read 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 light Read More…

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Pelican 2370 3-in-1 Color Mode LED Flashlight review

on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you are familiar with the name Pelican, then you may know that they are known for their cases that are tough, durable, and long-lasting.  I was unaware that Pelican made flashlights, so naturally I was very curious on how good their flashlights could be. I assumed that if they made solid cases that they would Read More…

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OLight M10 Maverick LED flashlight review

on Monday, August 19th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

We love flashlights here at The-Gadgeteer. They are valuable tools to have around for emergencies or work usages.  Most flashlights these days are LED based because of the advantages of energy efficiency and high lumens output. I’m here to test OLight’s M10 Maverick LED Flashlight that was provided by BatteryJunction.com.

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INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight review

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

A few days ago I posted a news item about the INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight. We’ve all seen similar looking flashlights small enough to easily fit on a keychain, but the INOVA Microlight STS Swipe to Shine from Nite Ize has something I’ve never seen before with any flashlight… touch/gesture controls. That’s right, there are Read 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 in Read More…

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Iain Sinclair EON Classic Flashlight review

on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Wallets

Iain Sinclair is known for their wallet sized gadgets like the Cardsharp credit card knife, which I reviewed last fall. They recently sent me their EON Classic Flashlight to review. The EON is another credit card sized device that can be stored in your wallet, enabling you to carry a flashlight with you at all Read 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 device Read 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 temporarily Read 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 think Read More…

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Spotlight Shifter 3 flashlight review

on Sunday, January 20th, 2013
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

A while ago, I was sent a selection of personal flashlights from Spotlight ( see related items below). Out of the blue one day, a package arrived from Spotlight that neither Julie or I knew anything about.  Inside was their new Shifter 3 flashlight. It’s nice when a review item arrives when you’re expecting it, but it’s Read More…

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Misemet r.pod multifunction electronic pod and solar charger review

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The Misemet r.pod multifunction electronic pod and solar charger is not only a mouthful to say, it’s also a multifunction workhorse for off-the-grid power and light. Available in red, yellow, or green colors, it consists of the r.pod itself, which looks for all the world like a gigantic cold capsule, a handful of accessories, and Read More…

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Spotlight Spark LED Torch/Flashlight Review

on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

You’re just come in from a night out, and find that someone’s forgotten to leave the front porch light on for you.  You can’t find the right key, and you can’t see the keyhole properly.  Sound familiar? The Spark from Spotlight is a small and portable flashlight than can easily be connected to your keyring, access card, lanyard, bag Read More…

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Spotlight Shifter 1.0 LED Torch/Flashlight Review

on Friday, September 7th, 2012

In the  1990s for me there was only one EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight, and that was the Mini Maglite AA.  Its small size, aluminum construction, adjustable spot to flood light beam,  ruggedness, water resistance, candle mode, and spare bulb in tail made this so versatile for me. From in my toolkit for work, to Read 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 1.75 Read More…

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Spotlight Turbo LED Torch/Flashlight Revisited Review

on Thursday, August 30th, 2012

When Spotlight offered to send me a few samples of their flashlights, I was really happy to recieve 3 of their different models.  It wasn’t till I was doing a quick search for information on the Spotlight Turbo that I found that Julie had already done a review of the Turbo in April 2008. It’s Read More…

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mrBEAMS ReadyBright Home Power Outage System Review

on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Living in New Hampshire has its benefits,  however, one annoyance is the frequent and sometimes prolonged power outages caused by trees falling on the power lines.  Some residents invest in automatic generators, but my approach was a manual backup generator, saving about 2/3 thirds the cost.  Using the  ReadyBright Power Outage Lighting System by mrBeams, I Read More…

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Bushnell HD Flashlight Review

on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

We’ve all heard of HD televisions and HD cameras, but what about an HD flashlight? My curiosity was aroused when I saw the Bushnell HD flashlight mentioned on a website. The writer talked about a square light beam and I just had to try one for myself to see if a flashlight could really earn the overused Read 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 shelf Read 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’d Read More…

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Trustfire F20 Cree LED Flashlight Review

on Sunday, May 6th, 2012

A good torch is one of those essential things that every Gadgeteer has to own. I use mine every night to read by, and of course it’s always useful if you have a power outage or if you have to go outside to look for the cat   When I travel overseas, there’s a few Read More…

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Wicked Lasers Torch Review

on Monday, March 19th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

For being (touted as) the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World, the first thought that went through my mind was how very unassuming the Wicked Lasers Torch is….from the packaging to the flashlight itself. According to Wicked Lasers, the Torch throws a massive 4100 lumens, many times more powerful than some of my brightest Read More…

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SureFire Warranty Review

on Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

Over the years I have reviewed many SureFire products. Most people agree SureFire products are extremely well made with rock-solid performance (aka the Cadillac of flashlights).  But an overarching comment/theme from readers has been they can buy an (nearly) equivalent device for (much) less money. Nine times out of ten, that is a true enough Read More…

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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 on Read More…