Well, This is Just Nifty! A Bright Idea!

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    Well, This is Just Nifty! A Bright Idea!

    Hi All,

    I'm not exactly sure where to put this as it has so many applications.

    This morning I opened a box of Rice Crispies. I'm not really a fan of Rice Crispies, but since I'm eating healthy my friend who works at the stop'n'rob won't sell me donuts. She says they're bad for me and, further, she can refuse me service. Anyway... I found this thing:



    It's an LED flashlight that hooks over your ear like a cellphone earpiece. True, it has Shrek on it, but still... besides, Shrek is cool.

    Thus far I've used it to walk into the living room without turning on the overhead fluoresents, and used it, in conjuntion with Dad's old reading glasses, to take a look at some small gun parts.

    The downside is that it glows green. I looked at Dad and informed him that I'm Joshootist of Borg

    I got to looking around on the 'net, and sure 'nuff, these things seem to be popular:


    http://www.myvirtualzone.com/detail.aspx?ID=14047



    http://www.essentialgear.com/store.c...=link&sku=1333

    And a review:

    http://www.flashlightreviews.com/rev...y_earlight.htm

    Years back I tried something similar which fit over your ears and nose like glasses. It used regular bulbs, a couple AA batteries, was heavy, uncomfortable, cumbersome, and used batteries very quickly. These don't seem to do this.

    I figure once my Shreck light wears out I'll be buying myself a better quality ear light.

    They come out with the dangest things....

    Josh <><

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    So - a freeby huh! Not bad at all and very handy to have.

    High intensity LED's have transformed flashlights over last few years - most of all the increase in batt' life.

    Maybe time I started eating some cereal again for b'fast!
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    Heck and i thought that my led that clips on the brim of my gimme cap was cool lol .
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    Headlight for miners

    The concept shown reminds me of the combination safety helmet and headlight worn by underground miners.


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    OMG! I'm going to the store RIGHT NOW to buy TWO boxes of Rice Crispies - I want one for BOTH ears!

    ...yeah...I'm a "Flashaholic"

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    Here's another - w/o Shrek tho......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glock 'em down View Post
    OMG! I'm going to the store RIGHT NOW to buy TWO boxes of Rice Crispies - I want one for BOTH ears!

    ...yeah...I'm a "Flashaholic"
    Won't one of them be pointing backwards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    High intensity LED's have transformed flashlights over last few years - most of all the increase in batt' life.
    They sure have. For me, the best benefits of them are the resistance to breakage from rough use, and the quality of the light, which won't turn yellow as battery life ends, which happens with incandescents.

    I have a headlamp by Princeton Tec, and it serves me well, but these on-the-ear ones seem pretty cool too.

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    We need a picture of you wearing Dads old glasses and your ear piece flashlight thing. Just dont walk around and talk to yourself in public with it on.
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    And as an added bonus freebie in a deadly threat scenario all the Bad Guy has to do aim 3 inches to the right of the little green light and your head will go Snap, Crackle, & POP.
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    I thought about getting one of those baseball caps with an LED in the bill, They looked like they would be a little handy
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    Mmmmm...Not Sure,

    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua M. Smith View Post
    Hi All,

    I'm not exactly sure where to put this as it has so many applications.

    This morning I opened a box of Rice Crispies. I'm not really a fan of Rice Crispies, but since I'm eating healthy my friend who works at the stop'n'rob won't sell me donuts. She says they're bad for me and, further, she can refuse me service. Anyway... I found this thing:


    informed him that I'm Joshootist of Borg


    Josh <><
    But this looks like something you wear in a 'San Francisco Parade'...

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    See. The geek in me just jumped through the roof. I'm sooooo getting one.

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    So it was in a box of Rice Crispies huh?
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