Sorry Visa, Our Credit Cards Have Light Bulbs Now

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Carrying a lightbulb around in your pocket has always led to precariously sharp pocket lint. Or worse. Or worser.

One visionary has steamrolled Edison's design with this credit card light bulb. Tiny LEDs take the place of fragile incandescents, popping out to spread their light through a murky matrix of plastic and unidentified floating flecks—all of it shaped like our old pal the light bulb.

It'll run you $9 or $10, depending on your crazy gadget retailer of choice. [brando and gadget4all]

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Why the props to Edison when he didn't invent the lightbulb? He wasn't even the first to market. Swan in the UK beat him by a year (and they later formed the Swan-Edison Lighting Company).