Secūr Waterproof Solar/Dynamo ED Flashlight—Review

On October 9, 2015, in Battery, Review, by Ian Scott-Parker

Secūr Waterproof Solar/Dynamo ED Flashlight
Company: Secūr Products division of Maverick Industries, Inc.
Price: $22.99 (MSRP USA) discounted at online merchants
Model: SP-1002

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How complex can it be? It’s a flashlight: you throw the switch and the light comes on!

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About Ian Scott-Parker

After training as a cartographic surveyor and then draughtsman, Ian worked in the haulage and manufacturing sectors before retraining to operate a short-run digital-color print studio. He spent the larger part of the last century of the previous millennium in the UK and the larger part of the present millennium in the USA, but claims to look younger than that makes him sound. Now retired, he lives as an Internet recluse with his wife Beth, whom he met through MyMac, and four unruly rescue dogs, Tika, Sammy, Gracie, and Truffie.

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Secūr Auto Emergency Tool & LED Flashlight

On April 20, 2015, in Review, by Elisa Pacelli

Secūr Auto Emergency Tool & LED Flashlight
Company: Secūr
Price: $29.99, less than $20 on Amazon at time of publication


We’ve all seen the stories on the news: a vehicle is stranded and can’t signal for help; there’s a car accident and the driver is trapped in his car because the seat belt won’t unbuckle or he can’t break the glass to get out. The Secūr Auto Emergency Tool & LED Flashlight can help with those scenarios.

The Secūr Auto Emergency Tool & LED Flashlight is a flashlight-warning beacon-seatbelt cutter-window breaking tool all in one small package. It also claims to charge cell phones, which I’ll discuss at the end. No batteries are needed; it charges strictly by hand crank. The flashlight charges very quickly: one minute of cranking gives 40 minutes of light, and holds a charge for days. There are three magnets that secure the tool on a car so other drivers can see the flashing red light.

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About Elisa Pacelli

Elisa is a wife, mother to 3 boys, "creative genius", and all-around techno geek. She enjoys reading, quilting, knitting, cruising to Caribbean beaches, and learning new things in the technology world. In the evenings Elisa can be found knitting while listening to podcasts or watching Netflix on her iPad. Listen to her podcast, 3 Geeky Ladies, co hosted with Suzé Gilbert and Vicki Stokes.

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I-Sight Dual Light – Review

On September 4, 2013, in Review, by Curt Blanchard

I-Sight Dual Ear Light
Manufacturer: RadTech
MSRP: $14.95
I-Sight Dual

RadTech’s new Personal Illuminator slides comfortably over your ear and contains two very bright lens-focused LEDs for use in the dark: white for general purpose work and green to maintain your night-vision. This model is called the I-Sight Dual. A single light version is also available.


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About Curt Blanchard

I’m a Mac user from the beginning with a background in graphic design, product design, photography. I’m a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in Illustration. I spent much of my professional career designing consumer products in ceramics, glass, and metals by working on-site with European and Asian manufacturers. I am currently an officer at Tucson Macintosh Users Group and a reviewer in the Amazon Vine program.

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Flashlight – 4 in 1
App Developer: AppAnnex
Version Reviewed: 2.2.1
License: US$0.99 for iPhone. Some functionality is available on iPod touch and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

If you’re scared of the dark or don’t wish to run into that spider web on the way to your car at night then this app may appeal to you.

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About Mark Greentree

Mark Greentree is the principle blogger and podcast creator of His aim is to inform users at all levels of experience how to get the most out of the Apple hardware and associated software. He is also the lead host on Not Another Mac Podcast, an Apple based round table discussion with Mac users and experts from all over world.

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iFlash LED Flashlight

On August 18, 2011, in Features, iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, Photography, Tablet, by Suzé Gilbert

Review by Suzé Gilbert
iFlash LED Flashlight
Gadgets and Gear
$34.99 US

When Apple launched the iPhone 4 with an LED light, I was envious as that feature was lacking on my iPhone 3GS. Photographs on my iPhone 3GS were often dark and unsalvageable. That problem is no longer applicable thanks to a nifty LED device by Gadgets and Gear.

The iFlash is a small (.75″ W x 1.75″ L) LED light that can be used for a flashlight or as a flash for the iDevices. It is compatible with the iPhone 3G, 3GS, 4, iPod Nano 3, 4, 5, iTouch 1, 2, 3, 4, and the iPad 1 and 2. The device does not require batteries as it derives its power from the iDevice. It did not drain my iPhone battery substantially. The iFlash contains a tiny, high efficiency capacitor to protect against a power overload.

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About Suzé Gilbert

Photographer,painter,printmaker, iPhone app addict, proud member of Mac nation. I blog at

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