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      15.01.2002 23:05
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      No pocket is complete without this torch as a keyring. It may not look much, its small, very small in fact, but VERY bright. Its made out of some form form of high density plastic with a coloured aluminium panel with a nice rubbery button that is in just the right place for your thumb when you hold it. As the package arrived from firebox.com I was quick to rip off the packaging to get to the torch. Seeing the little thing inside I was surprised at just how small it was, I knew it would be small but not that small (5-6cm in length. And very light too thanks to the light heavy duty plastic and aluminium. Used by the US military for signalling I was promised the little beauty could be used for signalling and could be seen clearly from over 1 mile away. However in the bright daylight when I switched it on I was very disappointed, the torch could hardly light up a wall a meter away. But in the dark the torch really does come into its own. It easily lights up a large room in a cool blue glow, and shining it into my garden its able to light up thing a good 20-30 meters away, although not daylight bright like a large torch. The beam is quite wide and you can't really concentrate it on one object, it tend to light up everything 2-3 meters either side of it. Its certainly hard wearing I've really not treated it well and its been bashed all over place since I bought it two years ago, and there's only the occaisional scratch on the painted aluminium. Its powered by a very long life lithium battery and in two years of relatively heavy use I haven't noticed the super bright LED type bulb dimming even slightly. The manufacturers of the torch even go as far as to guarantee the whole thing, including the battery, for life, which means free replacements although I'm sure the batteries aren't that expensive anyway. Batteries are included which is good, you dont need to go spend another few pounds to get your new torch to actually work. As for what
      you would actually use it for whether you use it as a keyring and only use it to find the keyhole of your car, or signalling in the US military, the sapphire torch excels. For an average price of £15, although I did see it reduced at firebox.com to £10 not too long ago, it isn't cheap. It does sound alot for what appears to be just a keyring with a light in it, you could even get a small Maglite for less, but the Sapphire Torch is certainly worth it. Its robust as hell and brighter than anything this size, and alot of things bigger (don't look in the light by the way, its painful), and guaranteed for life, although I've never needed to test this claim. You can but the torch from 'firebox.com' who are very reliable (see seperate opinion), or from many good gadget shops, and I promise it doesn't disappoint. So if your looking for a new keyring or the brightest pocket torch in the work, walk towards thje light...

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        31.10.2001 00:34
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        This torch is probably the most useful thing I have ever bought. I have a blue version of it, and I have been told that it will never run out. This is where it triumphs over the mini maglite. Although both are very compact, mini maglites use those annoying little watch batteries which are really hard to get hold of and run out very quickly. Maglites have one other big disadvantage, those twisty little thing you have to turn to switch it on, as apposed to an easy rubber switch that can easily be used in a dark. The sapphire torch's main disadvantage however, is its short range. Although it has a very wide beam, it does not illuminate anything far away. The torch itself is a small thing, about the size of your thumb(for a child!!). It has a large rubber button, which, when depressed means the LED light lights up. The advantage in an LED as opposed to an ordinary bulb, is that it never breaks, burns out, or has to be replaced. It has a battery which apparently never runs out, (although I have not checked up on this!) which means I can keep it forever with no problem-hopefully! The battery never runs out because it uses a crsytal for power. It comes in a variety of different colours and it only has one button on it, which has to be held on to produce a constant stream of light. The lights also come in red, blue and white. I use this torch regularly however, and i reccommend everyone out there to get one to save so much time and effort!!

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          19.08.2001 22:31
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          Many years ago man was impressed by fire...he would spend long hours looking into its dancing flames, it also served a useful purpose, it lighted things up, heated things and cooked. But it also burnt them and doesn't come in an tiny indestructible case with free batteries and bulb for life. But the ASP sapphire torch does! I got mine using iPoints. I'd never heard of the thing before and it didn't look that amazing but I got one anyway(it was free with iPoints). Anyway the package turned up a few days later. I opened it and looked at it in its packaging. "What the hell is this? It can't work, it's far too small! I'm sending this back!!!", and then I tried it out! It creates a magnificent blue beam of light which will light up the entire room with the lights turned off! As I said it also comes with free batteries and bulbs for life, but you have to pay $3 a time for the post and packaging when you send it in. Cheap though considering you get roughly 36 hours of continuous use from this baby(which is quite-a-few-thousand second long bursts)! The case is nice and sturdy in indescructible, shiny, coloured aluminium and its sealed switch. Now the torch may not be able to cook food for you but will allow you to light up anything in a cool blue light and doesn't have serious side effects if you put your hand into it(well, don't shine it in your eyes, that's just plain stupid!). Try it out in pubs, clubs, or even shine it on your face in the dark when telling ghost stories. Also can be used to ward off enemies by shining it into their eyes - which actually does hurt after a while....so don't try that bit at home. My advice: buy it......

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          01.07.2001 20:24
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          The ASP Sapphire introduces a new technology to personal lighting products. It is bright, reliable and conveniently clipped. The shock proof sapphire will become your constant companion. A lifetime of light where and when you need it. The blue sapphire crystal produces a high efficiency, none-deteriorating, solid state beam. It provides soft illumination with a 180 degree viewing radius that is visible over one mile. This is a lighting system so advanced that it is guaranteed. A crystal and batteries for lifetime of use. it is complete value for money. you can probably get one of these from the gadget shop.

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            26.05.2001 09:26
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            I was going to entitle this don't stare at the light but I felt that this would just make everyone immedietely want to do this so I thought I'd change it and use some reverse psychology (hmm, does it still work if you tell everyone?). I have no need for this but for some reason wanted one, I hate gadgets in general for this reason, they hardly ever serve a purpose that I actually need but I always feel tempted to buy them. Luckily I paid for these with beenz rather than real money (although considering I could have bought a variety of other things at the time it is real money, I just find it easier to persuade myself it isn't, same as with money I earn on dooyoo). Onto the torch anyway... it's small, bright and fairly expensive for what it is. --Size-- It's very small, in fact when you first see it you might be disappointed it isn't bigger, it fits on a keyring easily enough though (although I found the bit that opens to allow it to easily fit on the keyring breaks easily so be careful with it) and is around 5cm in length, it has a small button on it that is pressed to produce the light which comes from what appears to be a very small bulb at the front of the torch. --Fragility-- OK, I couldn't think of a better heading so I used the first word I could think of. The torch is however supposed to be fairly unbreakable, I'm sure anyone with a bit of effort should be easily be able to break the LED or keyring part, the main part of the torch however does seem as though it could survive quite a bit of pressure so it should be safe enough to carry just about anywhere. --Brightness-- In natural light it may appear next to nothing, in low lights it may seem average but in completely darkness it becomes clear just how bright this torch is, especially when you consider how small it is. Some people have said that staring into the beam is a stupid thing to do and will result in you going
            blind for several minutes, unable to resist trying I found that the effects really aren't so bad but I still wouldn't recommend anyone try it themselves (but I ignored this advice so I'm sure everyone else will too). I've heard the beam can travel over a mile and various other things, some of these could very well be true but unless you live in an area with very few lights at night and have someone to stand a mile away to test there is no real way to know. --Cost-- In general I've seen this priced at around £15, this is quite a lot for a torch but it does come with a lifetime guarantee that will replace the batteries and bulb or any other fault that occurs with the torch (notice the word freely missing from that sentance). While it doesn't do this for free the price is fairly reasonable ($3 I think) and the main annoyance is that you have to post it overseas (at least last time I looked). --Availability-- I've seen several places that sell this, the most famous of which probably being firebox.com (most famous that specialises in things like this anyway), but I think you can probably find a cheaper alternative from elsewhere on the internet, especially if you consider postage charges. ---Conclusion--- It's not perfect and anyone who doesn't need a torch will have very little use for it but it's a nice little gadget that really produces a very powerful beam that seems to force you to keep using it even when there is no point, I'd recommend this as it's a great product but considering the price I wouldn't get it unless you can either really afford this or needed a torch anyway.

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              01.05.2001 02:02
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              The sapphire torch is a small, trendy, powerful torch. The only negative things I can say about it is its size and cost. At around £12.99 it isn’t cheap, especially(if you’re like me) if you lose things easily. I’ve lost my sap. Torch, or should I say, mislead it. It’ll turn up soon, but that’s my point. £12.99 for something good, but something I can almost guarantee you’ll lose at some point. Anyways, that’s the bad points out of the way, now the stuff you wanted to hear. The sapphire torch is a powerful torch, as stated earlier. It is stated to shine a bright blue beam, which lasts for a long time. This is true, as I was constantly playing with it, and it didn’t run out. For the tech heads out there, the torch’s is powered by a lithium ion battery. Bright blue beam is an understatement though. The torch is, in fact, either Ultraviolet in itself, or so bright it has some of UV’s characteristic properties. These being if you have anything stated to be ‘fluoescent’ within the rang of the beam, the item in question will light up. I leant it to my sister and she said it was the best thing on the dance floor when she went clubbing with it. In the QVC style, another use for the torch is for warning off attackers, though don’t take my word for it. It’s enough to daze people if you get it close enough to their eyes, and it leaves a mark on the back of your eye for a while, but it doesn’t damage them. One other point is that the sapphire torch’s body, which is very light (made from aluminium you see) is available in a multitude of colours. Off the top of my head there’s red, black, pewter, gold, purple and green, so you’re not gonna be lost for choice if you decide to buy one. The saphire torch has a snap clip for attaching it to items like keys. the clip is very sturdy, made out of a strong plastic. I'
              ;d trust it not to unlock or break if put under strain. I highly recommend this torch, it’s a great gadget, but remember that the light beams blue, and UV at that, so it may make looking for things in the dark a little harder, depending on what you’re looking for of course… One final note is that the people who made the sapphire torch have brought out a ‘sequel’ to it. This being named the “asp navigator” it’s the same as the sapphire,, but it has a bright red beam, and is only available in a red body. ***UPDATE***(20/06/01) Whilst I was on my travels on the internet recentely, I discovered that there is a new version of the saphire torch now! it's called the "ASP Mirage" and is the same as th saphire torch, except this time in a new range of translucent body colours and light colours, the colour options available are: Red body / Red light Green body / Green light Blue body / Blue light Clear body / White light Violet body / Blue light Amber body / Yellow light They are the same price as the Saphire and Navigator, and I found these for sale at http://www.sapphirelight.co.uk I hope the readers of this review find this update helpful!

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                10.02.2001 22:23
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                Wow I thought, as I first unwrapped the package. The sensation was amazing. The wrapping was superb. Out it came, in a nifty plastic package "Oooo it is small" Blimey, its very small. Measuring in 5cm. The amount of light this little baby gives out is fantastic, and it fits onto your keyring. You might have the problem of chaning battery. This baby keeps on going, non stop. All night long if you like. (shinning it at day time just isnt justic). Life time guarentee. Fantastic, its the best £15 I have ever spend. People thing "woah wheres that blue beam coming from" and yes, its the dude with the cool things. Or so to speak. This little mynx will light up anything, peal paint off the walls. Excellent for coming home and not having to turn all the lights on, incase of waking people up. It broke once, I sent it back, and its fixed. AWESOME!

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                  01.12.2000 01:13
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                  i recently bought the saffire torch off the web. After reading various opinions i thought what the hell as they promised a lifetime garantee. The torch produces a very bright blue light and as people say "dont shine it into your eyes" this is the mistake i made when i got mine i was seeing yellow dots for a half hour afterwards. The price of the torch is a bit steep but if it does what they say and does last a lifetime then i suppose it is worth it. It is very small and light, easy to lose, handy clip to attach to keys or something. Ive found it very handy for when i go camping lights up the pathway very well.The product could do with an on/off switch though rather than having to hold down the button all the time. this is a very handy and compact product i would reccomend this torch to anybody.

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                    17.08.2000 08:15
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                    This is truly a funky little torch - it really is very very bright and such a groovy colour, and yes, looking into the light isnt the best idea..... This is the ideal key ring and, it is really more use for impresing your gadget mad friends than anything else, but it certainly lights up pint glasses well, all you need is smike coming from it and hey presto - a b movie potion! It is expensive for what it is, but it should last a life time and be replaced if it goes wrong - then again the box says it can shine a mile but i can see it myself, and as to the reviews on firebox.com - although they are very amusing and you should go read them now as they will make you laugh hard - suggest it can illuminate low clouds i havent been able to get any low enough to do this, but then i live in a city so light pollution can ruin the effect somewhat. Overall, this is a funky little toy that has a cool BRIGHT ight that is a good keyring and topic of conversation. go on, you know you want one ;-)

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                      29.07.2000 22:57

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                      OK first thing, if you get one of these things don't I repeat DON'T look right into the light. Why did I bother saying that your probally going to look anyway (reminds me of last years eclipse!). This torch isn't like other torches, why? well the manufacturers give a lifetime guarantee on the torches batteries so it will never run out and if it does they will replace the torch! The torch light is very bright and can apparently be seen over a mile away, it is a strange blue colour and the light it produces is very even e.g. there are no bright spots in the middle of the light. Another thing that stands out about this torch is the size, it is just 5cm long and very light, this makes it very easy to carry with you but also very easy to lose. The torch does however have a clip which allows you to attach it to keyrings or clothing. A minor thing that bugs me about the torch is the button which you have to keep pressed down for the light to be on, there is no on/off switch. The main drawback about this torch is the price, £14.99 is alot to pay for a torch (I bought mine on impulse but don't regret it!). But if you are in need of a good torch this will last you a lifetime. Almost forgot, the only place I know that sells these is www.firebox.com

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