How many times do you need to use a flashlight only to discover that the batteries are dead or so drained that the light emitted from the flashlight is too dim to be of any use? The VuPoint kinetic emergency flashlight sounds like a wonderful alternative to traditional flashlights that use standard batteries. The VuPoint is a flashlight with a built-in 700mAh Li-Ion battery that you can charge with a USB cable or just by twisting the handle back and forth. One minute of twisting yields 15 minutes of light. Five minutes of twisting will fully charge the internal battery. This will provide up to 45 minutes of light and the charge will last up to 1 year. It features a rugged waterproof casing with a 3W LED that puts out 200-lumen beam of light. It has three brightness settings as well as an SOS feature which blinks the light in Morse code for emergency survival situations. Speaking of emergency situations, the handle of the VuPoint holds several handy tools including a compass, mirror, can opener, and a whistle. The flashlight can even be used as a backup battery to charge your mobile devices. The VuPoint kinetic emergency flashlight is priced at $69. For more info visit the VuPoint page on Grommet.