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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 fewRead 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 brightestRead 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 enoughRead 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 onRead More…

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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.

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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 flashlightRead More…

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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 modesRead More…

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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.

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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 anRead More…

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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…

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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 ofRead More…

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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…

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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…

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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 aRead More…

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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-lastingRead More…

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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. BrandoRead More…

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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 itRead 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 itRead More…

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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…

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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…

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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 permanentRead More…

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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 overRead 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…