Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Some cool gadgets (lighting/power)

AC Power Bank 42000mAh (AIVANT)

This is a really cool tool I found on Amazon. A bit pricey at 220$, but it is a very powerful power bank with a lot of features. You can charge a phone/laptop many times over. I mostly use it places where it's not convenient to run an extension cord to operate small tools, lighting, etc.
Really nice to have for remote work areas, installing / testing exterior equipment (surveillance cameras), etc.

700 Lumen Work Light (Hpory)

Compact work light. It's not as flashy as the more rugged work lights by Dewalt, but it's quite nice for light duty and the home users. The only downside is that it has no weighted base, so it can't stand up on its own. I'm a huge fan of devices that come with integrated rechargeable batteries. With L-ION batteries becoming so cheap, it's getting really easy to find devices powered this way.

And even more rechargeable work lights (headlamps):

These two are very different, but both really cool. They come with batteries, and recharge off of a 5v USB to barrel connector cable, so it's always easy to find a way to keep them running.
The Street Cat lamp is unique in that it has no external battery pack, making it super lightweight. This is really nice to see on a headlamp, as it's quite comfortable to wear, and takes up almost no space. Even better, is that you can remove the straps and fasten it directly to a work hat, giving easy access to lighting.

The Cobiz lamp has 1 zoom LED, and 2x aux LEDs. It's crazy powerful, running off of 2x massive L-ION batteries, so it has a bit of weight to it. That extra power means that it's got around 2-3x more light than similar lamps powered by AA or AAA batteries.

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