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Shake Flashlights with Fake Components

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Megatester1
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re: Shake Flashlights with Fake Components
Megatester1   10/17/2011 3:09:29 PM
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This seems a bit ridiculous. Why not just get rechargeable batteries for your flashlights? http://www.megatester.com

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newts   7/19/2010 12:54:37 PM
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Yes, the Sharper Image shaker that I bought when these first came out is real and charges a capacitor. Half a minute or so of shaking will give a couple minutes of light.

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BWIII   7/16/2010 11:02:30 PM
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I purchased 10 or more shake flashlights at an Electronics Swap meet. They actually work quite well albeit the single LED is not real bright, but then how much energy can you get by shaking a flashlight. Curiously the smaller size flashlight works much better the full size shake light - so my review is abt the smaller. Anyway it just takes a few shakes to brighten it up for minutes. It holds a charge a long time so it almost always works at first without shaking. I tested several of the lights and they work. One has a flaky switch though. As an emergency flashlight, it is perfect.

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Polyspace   7/16/2010 8:06:36 PM
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I actually have a shake flashlight - that actually worked! I won't say it worked well, though. The magnetic slug was repelled by magnets on either end to minimize impact - good thinking. However, one of the cushioning magnets eventually fell off inside the tube and stuck to the slug. It is now a toy. What impressed me was the sealed nature of the light. There is no way to disassemble the light. Even the switch was sealed inside. It was a reed switch inside activated by a small magnet on the slider outside.

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