Product Type: PK Green gadgets
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Wind up torch reviewed.
PK Green Hand Pump Up Torch
Member Name: user789
PK Green Hand Pump Up Torch
Advantages: No battery needed and quite easy to charge.
Disadvantages: cheap looking and not durable.
I bought 2 of these hand chargeable torches for a camping trip as I did not want to take dozens of batteries with me as they would only take up space + they are good exercise for the hand and wrist.
The torches come in a black colour and a neon yellow colours, which I personally bought as they are more visible in dark conditions so I would not spend 15 minutes looking for it in the dark forest floor. They are slightly see through which I guess is to let you see how the torch works from the inside.
The idea behind this torch is to push the handle back and forth to give power to the internal dynamo which then give the energy needed to power the torch. I simple idea that will save you some money on batteries. After charging for a couple of minutes the battery will useally last around 15 - 20 minutes so it is not going to last for a very long time. However, you can still charge the batteries while the torch is on. So there is practically no limits to powering this torch (except if your hands get tired :-)
I find the torch to be made from slightly cheap feeling material as I am pretty sure that dropping it once or twice would spell the end of your torch. In order to prevent this the maker has provided a wrist strap that allows you to use the torch without the fear of dropping it.
Overall, this seems to be more of a novelty product than serious camping equipment as they only cost around £1.50 and as a consequence you get a cheap looking "toy". I for rare use then I would recommend, other than that its a miss.
Summary: if you are about to rely on this torch to guide you through the forest I would not recommend!!!!!!!!
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