Sanyo, parent of the Eneloop brand batteries, has come up with a lamp powered by 2 AA eneloop batteries (naturally.) The ENL-Y1S(W) can be used as a bedside table lamp with either white or blue light. It also doubles as a flashlight. The lamp will run for up to 35 hours shining white light, or 16 hours with blue light, depending upon brightness. Included in the ¥15,000 (~$156.00) price is a non-metallic contactless charging stand.
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If you are going to buy toys for your little nippers anyway, wouldn’t it be nice not to have to worry about batteries? The UK based Ecotronic has developed a linethat you shake or wind up to create its own energy by dynamo technology. The company has a myriad of products, including eco flashlights, microphone, a robot, radios and a rocket. The toys range in price from $9.99 to $29.99 at International Playthings.
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Night owls can work without bothering the rest of the family with this USB 2.0 Hub with flashlight. Push the button on the bottom and out pop 3 ports and 2 built-in bright white LEDs. At a size of 158 x 35 x 22mm, the hub is adjustable to multiple angles and can double as a flashlight or reading light when traveling with an on/off switch. The device is available for a mere $14.00.
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This 4-in-1 Emergency Tool features 9 flashing LEDs to warn others of your peril, a glass break hammer, a white bulb flashlight on its top and a seatbelt cutter. Think of it as extreme mini-jaws of life. The device is waterproof and comes with 2 AA batteries. It attaches to any metal surface with the magnet on its bottom. The tool has a special holiday price of $18.95 with free shipping, less if you order in quantity.
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This is the pen that no self-respected geek should do without. Twist the tip of it one way and it’s a ballpoint. Turn it the other way and it becomes a PDA stylus. Press on the top to turn on the laser pointer. There is also a UV light and flexible flashlight on the clip. At a size of 5 1/4-inches long, the Ultimate Geek Pen comes with batteries for $8.95, a perfect gift for your buds or colleagues.
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Our buds at gadget4all have a couple of new fun and useful things for the kids in your life. Their Kitty Hand-Pressing Torch has two white LEDs, is lightweight and portable, and is environmentally friendly with no batteries needed since you charge it by hand. It’s available for $11.00. The Bear Baby Bath Thermometer helps to measure the baby’s (or your) tub temperature and automatically turns on when it hits the water. It floats, too, and is available for $12.00.
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Wicked Lasers has put out some interesting products in the past (just check out our Blue Spyder II laser video,) but their Torch is way beyond utile. With 4100 lumens, it takes the Guinness cake as the most powerful flashlight in existence. Adjustable with a high-efficiency relector, it is encased in aerospace-grade aluminum. At a size of 57 x 230 mmm, the device does literally what it is called as you can see in the video. The light will work for up to 15 minutes on a battery charge. Frequent campers and pyromaniacs can find them for $299.99.
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We have found that during a power outage, we have as much trouble finding a working flashlight as we do rounding up stray candles to find the flashlight. David Weeks of Kikkerland has designed a combo candle holder for almost any emergency. At a size of 11 4 x 4.5 x 4.5-inches, the bottom of the Castlight features an LED flashlight that uses 3AA batteries. Available in moss, stone, and brick colors, its cost is $40.00. Perhaps now all we will have to do is use this to find the extra batteries in the dark.
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The Swiss Tech people have come up with an indoor or outdoor BodyGard 12-in-1 Survivor which will generate power by winding a hand crank. Use it to re-charge your cell phone, MP3 player, emergency flashers, LED flashlight, sonic alarm, FM radio and a motion activated security alarm. The company claims that when fully charged, it will give 45 hours of flashlight usage, 2 hours of radio power, and 24 hours of emergency flashing. The Survivor also has a compass, signaling mirror, and built-in storage for matches and other small items. Get yours for $24.95.
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The Capsuli is an LED Emergency Kit designed by Ukseop Jeong and Hanna Son. The capsules are palmsize and emit light with a simple twist. They are housed on a pad containing solar cells, so there is no worry about running out of batteries in the middle of a hurricane. Only a prototype, we hope that this will eventually become a staple of home and car first aid kits, since we never seem able to keep flashlights working when we really need them.
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