In case of an emergency, when a blackout occurs, we stumble over furniture across the house to find a flashlight. When we do, we often realize that the batteries no longer work. As a result, we either have to fumble and find some batteries, or resort to the old fashioned candles, if we have any in the house. The Blackout Buddy H2O aims to solve the problem of spent batteries and come with a handy alternative in case of a blackout or power cut.
Eton’s new Blackout Buddy H2O is an innovative new flashlight. Its designers claim that it will work even after sitting unused for ten years. What’s more, in order to power it on, you merely have to add water. The Blackout Buddy H2O comes with a magnesium-oxide battery. This battery starts delivering power to the three LEDs of the flashlight when it comes in contact with H2O. To power it on, you merely have to dip it in a small cup of water or merely pour water in the battery compartment. After that, it will continue working for up to 72 hours. If, during this time, its light dims, you simply add more water and the light will become brighter.
The device is small enough to be carried anywhere. It is roughly about the size of a cigarette lighter. Moreover, the company behind it claims it even works underwater. Unfortunately, the flashlight is a one time use object. Although you can leave it sitting unused for up to ten years, once you have used it once, you must buy another one. Luckily, the battery does not contain poisonous substances such as toxic mercury, hexavalent chromium, cadmium or lead. Moreover, it is rather cheap, priced at $10.
What do you think of the Blackout Buddy H20? Would you add it to your emergency supplies?
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