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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.


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 flashlight Read More…


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 modes Read More…


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…

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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.


Titanium Innovations IlluminaTi Flashlight

on Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

This little beauty would be the perfect small flashlight for your everyday-carry kit.  The Titanium Innovations IlluminaTi from Battery Junction has a machined titanium body (Grade 2) with extensive knurling for a secure grip.  It’s 2.66″ long X .56″ in diameter and weighs .49 ounces.  It uses a Cree XP-G R5 1B LED and an Read More…


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 steps Read More…


Etón Announces American Red Cross Aluminator Flashlight Series

on Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

Etón has launched their first line of flashlights with the American Red Cross brand. The weatherproof aluminum LED flashlights are available in four models, varying in size and lumens. They are constructed with an IPX-4 splash-proof material and produce from 100-120 lumens of light from Cree LEDs. They provide between 1.8 to 2.2 miles of Read More…


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 do Read More…


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 style Read More…


New LED Flashlights from ICON

on Wednesday, July 14th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

ICON offers some uniquely designed flashlights that are both eye catching and useful. We’ve reviewed the ICON Rogue and the ICON Modus torches in the last year and I’m happy to see that they’ve added two new flashlights to their lineup. The Link and the Solo. The Link (love the Orange aluminum case) has a Read More…


Flashlight or lantern? Bring both in one

on Monday, June 28th, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

‘Round these parts, with summer comes camping, and with camping comes gadgets.  And one gadget no camper should be with out is the flashlight…or is it the lantern?  With the UCO MightyMight Compact Lantern and Torch by Industrial Revolution, you get both in one device.  With an LED bulb and aluminum body, it’s durable, long-lasting Read More…


Crank It Up with the Giant LEGO Figure LED Flashlight

on Wednesday, April 14th, 2010
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

The Official LEGO LED Flashlight from Brando would make a fun (and useful) addition to any LEGO fan’s collection. Just wind his arm to charge the internal battery. LEDs are located in the figure’s feet. The only thing I see missing is a hat or hair This product is available from Brando for $32.90. Brando Read More…


Dead Flashlights May be a Thing of the Past

on Sunday, April 11th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

Your days of  needing to use a flashlight only to find out the batteries are dead will be over if you buy the Solar Rechargeable Flashlight from EFO. It has 7 super bright LEDs that will shine for 8hrs on a 6hr charge. Just place it in an area that receives direct sunlight and it Read More…

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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 it Read More…


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 Lightgear Read 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…


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!

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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 permanent Read More…


Get Sneaky With a Flashlight Hidden Camcorder with Nightvision

on Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

The Flashlight Hidden Camcorder with Nightvision from Brickhouse Security allows you to capture snapshots and video (with audio) up to 8 feet away. It can capture images at 1600 x 1200 resolution and video at 640 x 480 @ 30 FPS. Save content on the included 2 GB Micro SD card that can hold over Read More…

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Light up your life! (And cook some eggs while you’re at it)

By: Griffin Peyton
on Saturday, January 30th, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

Single-purpose items are so 2009!  Why invest in a flashlight that merely illuminates your surroundings when you can have one wielding enough power to light matches or prepare breakfast?!  Enter the Torch Ultra-Bright Flashlight!  Billed as the most powerful consumer flashlight, the Torch Ultra-Bright Flashlight packs enough power (4100 lumens) to roast marshmallows, burn plastic, Read More…


Tiny Zipper Pull LED Flashlight

on Saturday, January 23rd, 2010
Posted in: Gear, News

These little 1.5 inch long PICO lite LED flashlights can project a 10 lumen beam up to 30 feet. They have a small clip that you can use to hang them from a jacket zipper pull so that you’ll always have a flashlight when you need one. You can get one for $9.95 at eGear.


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, once Read More…

Turn your dog into a flashlight with the PupLight

on Friday, December 11th, 2009
Posted in: News, Pet Gadgets

Here’s a last minute gift idea for the dog owner on your list. It’s the PupLight lighted dog collar. Full press release after the jump. The collar is adjustable to fit dogs of all sizes. Attached to it is an LED flashlight that is powered by 3 AAA batteries. I’m sure it would come in Read More…


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.