Product Type: Ring gadgets
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'May It Be A Light For You In Dark Places, When All Other Lights Go Out'
Ring Micro Cyba-Lite LED Keyring
Member Name: bilbobaginz
Ring Micro Cyba-Lite LED Keyring
Date: 02/02/13, updated on 02/02/13 (98 review reads)
Advantages: Strong light, good casing, good clip, good size, useful!
This Micro Cyba-Lite LED torch was a great buy for me as not only do I love useful gadgets, but I'm also often out on the town, and for me that means drunkenly dropping things, or fumbling around in the dark for my mobile, wallet, keys, or friends similar belongings. There's nothing better than a light for when all other lights go out, Galadriel taught us that a long time ago!
The product has two elements: the LED torch its self (with encased battery and on/off button), and the key-ring clip and chain. Both parts are small, light-weight and basic - anyone can use this product! Simply clip the ring to your keys, belt, or wallet and press the button to emit light. The light only emits when the button is pressed down, and you can't press it and walk off, you have to keep your finger down (applying a low amount of continual pressure) for the device to work - This means you won't go leaving it on accidentally in your pocket!
Lord Give Us Light!
The light is very powerful for its size, but despite this, the low energy consumption of the LED bulb means it lasts for a long time - it doesn't say exactly how long, but I'd guess at at least a few hours. The casing encloses 2 x 3 volt Lithium batteries (included) to give the LED its power supply. In a darkened room you experience the full power of the product, seeing how the light spreads 180 degrees from its origin, hitting each corner of the room with (albeit) increasingly minimal, but defiantly evident shards of light. Although the light seems to penetrate objects in front of it most, the wide 'flood-like' effect it yields is very impressive indeed. The light is plenty strong enough to illuminate the murky underbelly of a compacted crowd in a club (where all light fades, and not even the air-supply is safe to indulge), leading you to your (now trampled) possessions.
Although rather thin and dainty, the metal clip is (believe it or not) metal and clamps shut nicely, with minimal chance of the thing slipping off its adjoined key-ring or fabric. The good quality controls continue onto the torch casing which is a hard, resistance, seemingly scratch-proof 3 or 4 piece plastic unit. Grippy, grooved rubber bits line the sides for a better hold, and the button thuds into place neatly and effortlessly when pressed. There are bits of logo: 'Cyba-Lite' blah blah on the casing too but this doesn't really spoil the look or feel of the product.
And Lord Give Us Ignorance!
Remember, this is a throw-away product - like so many things are these days despite what a destructive concept 'throw-away culture' is. When the battery finally dies, there's no point replacing it, as the product its self probably costs less than the replacement battery - so hey ho, let's just buy another one, what's a little more toxic chemical to the friendly landfill!?
And Finally, Rest.
I've just had a quick look on amazon, and they're currently selling (new) for just £5.99 down from £6.84 - A bargain in my book. In all seriousness, this is a great product for the price, and for something that's interesting, useful, and nothing short of a technical marvel (if you think back 20 years to how light technology was then), you've just got to give it a go, surely! From me to you, my rating must rest firmly on the 5 star mark. One for all the family!
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Summary: Clip it anywhere, clip to your toe for all I care!