Don’t Get Caught Flat-Footed Without a Flashlight Again

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 inches wide, and it has a cool retro styling.  It’s only $6.99, so you can have one on your keychain and a couple others stashed around without breaking the bank.  It would also make a cool bedside flashlight for those monsters-in-the-closet emergencies kids sometimes experience.

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  • Andrew Baker September 6, 2012, 2:45 pm

    I had a flashlight that looked like this,1262656949,2/stock-photo-vintage-flashlight-44038138.jpg

    for the longest time. Then one day I backed over it. It looked EXACTLY like what is pictured above.

  • ajax September 6, 2012, 3:47 pm

    I’ll stick with the Photon keychain light.
    Indestructible, cheap, waterproof, unobtrusive.

  • Lex September 6, 2012, 9:20 pm

    This does look like my boyhood light squished. I carried Photon Microlights for years but they’re maybe 4-6 lumens? Plus I tired of all the labor it takes to replace its uncommon battery. I now carry this small .5 watt light (26 lumens) running on 1 AAA.

  • Tyler June 19, 2013, 12:26 pm

    There are a lot of high quality flashlights that are WAY sturdier than the flat one shown in this article with a similar cost. The flat flashlight seems more like a novelty item than something that would be actually useful.

  • brett January 10, 2014, 12:27 pm

    What, haha since when do they even make flashlights that are this size and shape haha!

    Thanks for the article though, I guess you learn new things everyday.

  • Tactical Michael March 1, 2014, 9:26 am

    That is a funny looking flashlight, I guess it would be easier to fit into your pocket… Thanks

  • Flashlight HQ March 19, 2014, 10:10 pm

    That’s hilarious! Not sure I’d last two minutes with a light looking like that I’d get ridiculed by my buddies. However it looks incredibly handy for putting into your back pocket

  • Jeremy April 4, 2014, 1:26 pm

    That’ a sweet flashlight, easy to pack and it won’t go rolling away on you, but it does look like it got run over by a car.

  • Scott May 11, 2014, 8:45 am

    An ergonomic delight, and definitely easy to use. Not the prettiest to look at but it certainly does the trick. Many other flashlights in the market would be less embarrassing to carry as far as looks go but since this is mostly a key-chain light, it can be pretty well-hidden most of the time. Its squished look may be a sore point for people who like all their gadgets and gears to be attractive but this flashlight would not cause too much of a bulge like its rounded counterparts.

  • Kate March 14, 2015, 9:48 pm

    When I look at the pic without reading your content I think it is traditional flashlight.This flaslight is great for those one who love classical styles.

  • Peter January 19, 2016, 8:55 pm

    I like this flashlight because of it’s size. It only 2.5 inches. Price is low too. Surely i will buy soon. Thank your for your helpful review.

  • Thompson March 13, 2016, 4:51 am

    Interesting. But it looks incredibly handy for putting into my back pocket. It is great for those who likes old model like me 🙂

  • k.mike@ flashlight September 5, 2016, 10:47 am

    That’ a sweet electric lamp, simple to pack and it won’t go moving ceaselessly on you, yet it looks like it got keep running over by an auto.

  • Naeem@ Flashlight November 19, 2016, 11:55 pm

    There are a ton of superb flashlights that are WAY sturdier than the level one appeared in this article with a comparative cost. The level flashlight appears to be more similar to a knick knack than something that would be really helpful.

  • sean December 30, 2016, 11:30 am

    I love it when they make new LED flashlights with older style bodies, especially when they have the raw metal look and feel.

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