Flashlight

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I recently reviewed the Eton Blackout Buddy, which is a combination night light, emergency pathway lighting, and flashlight in one compact unit.  It's a great way to have a flashlight in your home with constantly charged batteries when you need one.  Eton's new Blackout Buddy H2O is a perfect flashlight for your emergency kit in [...]

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The Panther Vision Solar Powercap is a hands-free flashlight that you wear on your head that doesn't require constant battery replacements. This baseball cap is made of 100% Cotton and comes in three colors. It features two LEDs mounted under the cap's brim and a rechargeable NiMH battery that recharges from sunlight. The LEDs have [...]

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The Seven Year Flashlight from Hammacher Schlemmer is a rechargeable flashlight that can hold a charge for seven years.  It has "specially-designed nickel metal hydride batteries that minimize power loss, ensuring reliable, full-power light for seven years on a single charge."   It produces 200 lumens of light for 6 hours on a full charge, [...]

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olight-h15s-1

Remember that time you were in a cave and your hands were all muddy, so you didn't want to touch your headlamp to turn it on? Yeah, me neither... But the NEXT time you do find yourself in a similar situation, make sure you have an Olight H15S Wave rechargeable LED headlamp on your head. [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News, Outdoor Gear
wickedlasers_torch-1

A couple of years ago (2012) I reviewed the Wicked Lasers Torch (see Other Articles to Read at end of post), touted at the time as "the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World", and at a whopping 4100 lumens, it was wickedly bright, extremely hot, but sadly very utilitarian looking.  The designers at Wicked Lasers have recently introduced [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
MBI HF-1

  I would think it is fair to say that we have done our fair share of flashlight reviews at The Gadgeteer. We get them in all shapes and sizes, so for me to do a review on one it has to be unique or have an unexpected feature. The MBI HF from Match Box [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews, Travel Gear
Striker Capsule

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 60 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
snowpeak_lapeltorch

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 small [...]

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Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear
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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 [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Bracketron Smart Lantern review

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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 [...]

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Posted in: Cables, Batteries and Chargers, Reviews
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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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News
Pelican_1

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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
Olight-M10-1

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. The OLight M10 Maverick is a mini LED [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews
inova-microlight-sts-4

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 [...]

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Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews
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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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Pocket Gear
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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 [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Wallets
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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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
baseballbat-light

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Posted in: News, Pocket Gear
Switch21

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 [...]

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