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Joby broke out of its mold last year with its first-ever flexible flashlight, but frankly speaking, the bulb on the end of it was downright bulky. A year later, we're looking at a far slimmer and far sexier model -- one that relies on Cree's XLamp XP-C LED bulbs in order to output 130 lumens of lig...

October 7th 2010 at 4:11am 0 Comments
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It was questionable whether Apple would approve LED flashlight apps. After all, having used the LED as a flashlight recently, I can tell you it will drain the battery faster than not having a big honking LED burning brightly. Using the camera app as your LED flashlight was problematic too, because...

July 9th 2010 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Nah, your sarcasm detector isn't busted -- we genuinely are surprised that Apple has lifted the iron fist and allowed a piece of hardware on its handset to be used for something other than Jobs himself intended. It may seem trivial to those who haven't witnessed Apple block the most sensible of pro...

July 8th 2010 at 3:33pm 0 Comments
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TUAW has introduced several Quirky projects to you in the past. Quirky is a community of folks who come up with really cool ideas, and then the best of the ideas are fine-tuned by the folks who run the site and readied for manufacturing. Once a minimum number of customers commit to buy the product,...

November 9th 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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We've been fans of Sanyo's rechargeable Eneloop batteries since they first entered the market in the lazy NiMH and NiCd days of 2005. We remember this because we, like Eneloops, don't suffer from the memory effect of our predecessors. Ok, ok, that date's in the press release but that doesn't change...

June 30th 2009 at 4:56am 0 Comments
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Intel's Ajay Bhatt indeed deserves rock star status. Without his hard work we might not today have such a wondrous bounty of USB devices, like the hub pictured after the break. It not only sports a light for illuminating your keyboard or helping you find that last Skittle that skittered away into t...

May 13th 2009 at 12:24pm 0 Comments
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It's pretty rare that a portable solar-based device offers much more utility than impressing your friends, but PiSAT Solar's K-Light won't only make you the coolest kid on your block: it might actually prove useful the next time you take a hike or find yourself hanging out in a developing country....

April 29th 2009 at 10:11pm 0 Comments
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Much like the toaster, the microwave and the sandal, the flashlight hasn't changed an awful lot since being first engineered in the late 1300s. Thankfully, we're finally seeing a little innovation in the space with Hammacher Schlemmer's Infrared Flashlight Video Recorder. Upon first looking it over...

April 3rd 2009 at 7:53am 0 Comments
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These are tough, dangerous times, so if you're in the market for a flashlight it's probably true that you want it to be rugged enough to get your money's worth, and to hold up under whatever world-ending abuses you and (and your torch) may encounter. Enter 5.11 Tactical's Light for Life UC3.400 --...

November 11th 2008 at 9:15am 0 Comments