A Clampable Lantern That Stays Perched Wherever You Need Light

A headlamp is the ultimate hands-free flashlight when you're going toe-to-toe with mother nature, but you don't necessarily want to wear one 24/7. For those times when you're hanging out at a campsite, or getting ready for bed in your tent, Blackfire's Clamplight Lantern also seems like a great alternative to trying to … » 3/25/14 5:40pm 3/25/14 5:40pm

A Double-Filtered Water Bottle That Lights--and Lightens--Your Load

It's rarely the case that buying a two-in-one product is better than purchasing each component separately. But ÖKO makes a strong case for merging your flashlight and water bottle when you're heading off into the wilderness. Its Odyssey provides both safe hydration and ample illumination when you'e trying to keep your… » 3/19/14 10:00am 3/19/14 10:00am

A Soft Squeezable Flashlight That's Safe To Keep In Bed

For those who need to make frequent trips to the bathroom every night, designer Jung Soo Park has created the Molli flashlight, which is only as bright as you need it to be. It's also the first flashlight that feels like a stuffed animal, so you can actually sleep with it beside you so it's always easy to find. » 3/18/14 12:20pm 3/18/14 12:20pm

This Headlamp's Tilting Beam Always Matches the Angle Of Your Eyes

A headlamp can keep your hands free while you're out exploring in the night, but sometimes you really have to angle your head to get the beam exactly where you want it. So Snow Peak came up with its new Mola headlamp that features an automatically tilting LED, which better matches the angle of your eyes, rather than… » 2/04/14 5:00pm 2/04/14 5:00pm

A CO-Detecting Emergency Flashlight That Could Actually Save Your Life

Eton Corporation has updated its outlet-mounted emergency backup flashlight with a built-in carbon monoxide detector that will trigger both an audible and visible flashing alarm when CO levels reach dangerous levels in a room. It's particularly well suited for home use since it's best to mount carbon monoxide detectors … » 1/07/14 2:41pm 1/07/14 2:41pm

Swappable Heads Make This Torch Six Flashlights-In-One

With the right app, our phones can become almost any device we need, and Light & Motion is taking a similar approach with its new GoBe flashlight. Except that instead of software, it uses a set of six swappable heads that allow you to customize the flashlight's beam for specific needs—like a wide bright light when… » 11/20/13 4:20pm 11/20/13 4:20pm

This Flashlight Bulb Keeps On Shining During a Power Outage

Everyone knows they should keep a flashlight on hand in the event of a power outage, but how many of us remember to check its batteries, or ensure it's always charged between emergencies? With this brilliant Bulb Flashlight, you never have to worry about such responsibilities, because it's always charged. » 9/16/13 8:46am 9/16/13 8:46am

A Flashlight Reveals This Picture Book's Adorable Secrets

It's pretty hard to tear kids away from their iPads and other electronic distractions these days, particularly when the alternative is a static picture book. But illustrator Rebecca Sutherland has come up with a clever way to make Hide & Eeek a little more interactive than just flipping the pages. Each illustration has… » 8/27/13 11:21am 8/27/13 11:21am

Squeeze and Glow: The Battery-Free Flashlight of 1923

Mechanically-powered flashlights — be they shake, crank or squeeze varieties — are one of those must-have items for every emergency kit. When a tornado knocks out power, or the Big One hits, it's nice to know that you won't be fumbling around in the dark looking for batteries. But you might be surprised to learn that… » 7/17/13 5:56pm 7/17/13 5:56pm

A Fifteen-Year-Old Has Invented an Incredible New Kind of Flashlight

Are you ready to play everybody's not-so-favorite guilt game: what was I doing at that age? Ann Makosinski, a tenth grader from Victoria, British Columbia, has created a simple LED flashlight powered by body heat. So instead of having to recharge it or swap in a fresh pair of AAs every so often, you literally just… » 6/28/13 12:30pm 6/28/13 12:30pm

Our Favorite Flashlights, Cameras, Shoes, and More

Ah, beautiful summer. A time for barbecues, frolicking, the sun's ceaseless rays, the resulting blistering burns, perpetual sweating, sand in crevices you didn't know you had—er, on second thought, probably safest just to wait it out indoors. Because don't listen to them; the gadgets can love you back. » 6/03/13 10:43am 6/03/13 10:43am

Making Your Laser a Flashlight Is the Lamest Way to Make It Useful

Wicked Lasers has made a name for itself by building incredibly powerful handheld lasers that it's still legally able to sell to the public. At the top of the heap is the Wicked Lasers Arctic which blasts forth a full watt of focused blue light. But when you tire of getting in trouble with the FAA you can now easily » 5/14/13 12:46pm 5/14/13 12:46pm

M3X Triton Lightning Review: A Svelt Tactical LED Flashlight

D-batteries haven't been in your stereo since the late 1980s, so why are they still in your flashlight? It's the 21st century, our batteries are smaller and our bulbs are brighter. So stop lugging around that unwieldy hunk of aluminum (no matter how tough it makes you feel) and pick up this 1000-lumen submersible… » 5/06/13 2:33pm 5/06/13 2:33pm

Carry a Tiny Supernova In Your Pocket With the Ultra-Bright LED Lenser …

You might think all flashlights are created equal, but don't tell that to a flashaholic. There are large online communities of flashlight aficionados who take their illumination very seriously, and there's a good chance even they'll be impressed by LED Lenser's new F1 which manages to squeeze a whopping 400 lumens from … » 3/08/13 8:21am 3/08/13 8:21am

Trade Your Heavy Flashlight For this Flexible USB Touchlight

If you're on the hunt for a more hands-free lighting solution when you hit the great outdoors, consider Voltaic's new USB-powered Touchlight as an alternative to your regular flashlight. It swaps a D-cell filled body for a compact waterproof head tethered to a set of swappable USB cables that can be plugged into… » 1/17/13 4:00pm 1/17/13 4:00pm