Torches archive

  • Best Glastonbury Festival gear 2011
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    Best Glastonbury Festival gear 2011

    By 17 June 2011

    It's not long now until Glastonbury kicks off and with it a summer full of festivals. You've bought your tickets, you've cadged yourself a lift but what you could always do with is that little bit of extra kit to keep you comfortable in your three days...

  • Win one of 40 Duracell Daylite "rugged" torches
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    Win one of 40 Duracell Daylite "rugged" torches

    By 25 June 2010

    Want to win a new Duracell Daylite torch? Duracell has unveiled a new range of torches, which it has nicknamed "Daylite". Aimed at professionals, DIY enthusiasts and general consumers, Duracell claims that the range delivers 20x more brightness than...

  • Duracell unveils Daylite torch range
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    Duracell unveils Daylite torch range

    By 14 January 2010

    Duracell has unveiled an upgraded range of torches, which it has nicknamed "Daylite". Aimed at professionals, DIY enthusiasts and general consumers, Duracell claims that the range delivers 20x more brightness than a standard 5mm LED found in the cheapest...

  • The $250 torch that will last for 20 years
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    The $250 torch that will last for 20 years

    By 11 November 2009

    What do you buy the man that you think has everything? Why a $250 torch of course. The mpower emergency illuminator (torch and flashlight are so last year darling) is an LED torch created by mpower technologies and designed by the Porsche Design Studio....

  • Firebox offers Striker Mine torch
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    Firebox offers Striker Mine torch

    By 1 October 2009

    Addressing the age-old problem of how to get a torch to shine in exactly the right spot when you're using both your hands, Firebox is offering the Striker Mine torch. Smaller than a golf ball, the torch's tough ABS body is dotted with 12 magnets, allowing...

  • Joby GorillaTorch: the bendy torch
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    Joby GorillaTorch: the bendy torch

    By 18 August 2009

    Joby, the company famous for making bendable tripods that wrap around anything you can find like lampposts or a tree has signalled a move away from the photographer arena with the launch of a torch that includes the same technology. The new Gorillatorch,...

  • Eton FR140 Microlink radio review
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    Eton FR140 Microlink radio review

    By 8 July 2009

    So you decided that camping was the best option for this year's holiday. You're sitting in a field, in your tent, in the rain. Sound familiar? Perhaps the Eton FR140 can give you a bit of a lift. Compact, measuring 130 x 60 x 44, and weighing about 200g,...

  • Gadget4All offers hub with built-in torch
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    Gadget4All offers hub with built-in torch

    By 12 May 2009

    You know what your USB hub is lacking don't you? That's right - illumination. While you sit there with your paltry peripheral utterly light-less, Gadget4All is merrily flogging these beauties to better informed consumers. As well as that "flashlight",...

  • Slik-Stick gadgety walking stick debuts
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    Slik-Stick gadgety walking stick debuts

    By 24 March 2009

    The humble walking stick has been brought into the 21st century with the launch of the Slik-Stick. Created by Denise Anstey under the guidance of Trevor Bayliss, the walking stick features a collapsible design, a LED torch, flashing warning lights down...

  • Lightsaber torch launches
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    Lightsaber torch launches

    By 18 November 2008

    A full-sized replica of a lightsaber, this torch even makes the trademark "pshwooohhh" noise when you turn it on and off. Emitting a suitably Jedi-ish blue light from its ultra bright LEDs and powered by three AAA batteries, the torch is on sale now from...

  • Eton introduces Pocket Pal all in one
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    Eton introduces Pocket Pal all in one

    By 29 September 2008

    You're out in the woods, it's getting dark, and your mobile phone is out of juice. Here's an alternative to panicking - you pull out your Pocket Pal - Eton FR140 Microlink, which is solar powered, or if that fails, has a handy crank. Weighing only 200g,...

  • Swann FlashlightDVR security torch review
    Gadgets 3.5 out of 5

    Swann FlashlightDVR security torch review

    By 17 September 2008

    Swann make a range of security and home monitoring products and the FlashlightDVR is, as the name suggests, a torch with a digital video recorder. Intrigued by the concept, Pocket-lint checked it out. First up the torch is a pretty regular LED torch,...

  • Dynamo torch that doubles as a massager
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    Dynamo torch that doubles as a massager

    By 16 September 2008

    So here's the idea - you've been hiking in the mountains, found somewhere to camp, and now it's getting dark as you turf out your bags to find all of the necessities for the night. In your kit, you find your handy Mini Dynamo Torch, which you hand crank...

  • Hand-powered "cutie" cat torch launches
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    Hand-powered "cutie" cat torch launches

    By 14 May 2008

    This slightly strange looking device is a novelty torch currently on offer from online emporium Gadget4All. The $11 gizmo is powered by "hand pressing" and offers super bright LEDs.

  • 12 volt "Spotlight" for in-car illumination
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    12 volt "Spotlight" for in-car illumination

    By 31 January 2008

    This tiny torch is a clever innovation for motorists. It recharges from your car's 12 volt cigarette socket, so if you keep it in your motor (and it's certainly small enough not to take up too much space) you'll always have a light to hand. A tenner apiece,...

  • Kodak recalls novelty torch
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    Kodak recalls novelty torch

    By 14 December 2007

    Kodak is issuing a product recall notice for a novelty torch that was offered as a promotional item with multi packs of Kodak Max AA batteries. The product recall applies to items sold in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Cyprus,...

  • Brando offers USB rechargable notebook torch
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    Brando offers USB rechargable notebook torch

    By 27 November 2007

    Energy-saving, rechargeable and portable, this torch has a super bright white LED and comes with two differently sized clips for easy positioning. $14, available now.

  • Black and Decker Light Bar review
    Gadgets 4 out of 5

    Black and Decker Light Bar review

    By 16 August 2007

    The Light bar light is a cordless, ultra bright LED bar that according to its makers Black & Decker is "ideal for use when working on the car, outdoors, or in the home". But is it? We test out to see whether this really will let you see in the dark. Looking...

  • Hollow camping torch holds cutlery set
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    Hollow camping torch holds cutlery set

    By 11 July 2007

    This bright LED torch has a inner compartment that contains metal knife, fork, spoon, bottle opener and corkscrew offering a space-saving place to keep your cutlery. £9.95, link below.

  • Led Lenser Automotive rechargeable car torch
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    Led Lenser Automotive rechargeable car torch

    By 29 March 2007

    You may not use your cigarette lighter for its intended purpose but there are a myriad of plug-in gadgets that can benefit from a car battery’s energy including Led Lenser’s new Automotive Rechargeable car torch. Energy efficient, Led Lenser’s patented...

  • Win a True Utility LockLite
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    Win a True Utility LockLite

    By 11 December 2006

    We know you like winning stuff, so Pocket-lint has teamed up with gadget-buffs True Utility to give you a chance to win 1 of 40 LockLite's. Whether it's a drunk aid or doorlock dent preventor, the LockLite turns any round ended key into a torch so you...

  • True Utility offers LockLite and Compact TrueLite 21 LED torch
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    True Utility offers LockLite and Compact TrueLite 21 LED torch

    By 7 November 2006

    True Utility is bringing a little light into our lives with a tiny torch for keys, and a 21 LED torch. The LockLite is a tiny tool that transforms any round-ended key into an LED torch. You have to assemble its three parts yourself, but this is actually...

  • Eurohike wind up phone charger review
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    Eurohike wind up phone charger review

    By 8 September 2006

    Your out on a camping trip you need your phone, the batteries dead. Damn, blast and bugger I hear you cry, well, Millets the UK outdoor specialist thinks it has the answer to your prays and better still it costs just £12.99. The Eurohike Wind up phone...

  • Waterproof solar torch review
    Gadgets 4.5 out of 5

    Waterproof solar torch review

    By 28 July 2006

    More and more gadgets are surfacing that allow you to promote your green credentials, but surely a solar powered torch is taking it a bit too far? I mean, where is the sun when you are stumbling around in the dark trying to find the fuse box? Of course...