Road Torq is a great safety gadget for summer travel

New from Etón is the Road Torq, a self-powered spotlight and emergency beacon designed to help during a roadside emergency.

The Road Torq is a self-powered spotlight and emergency beacon designed to help during a roadside emergency. Etón

Heading camping or on a cross-country road trip? It's a good idea to pack a Road Torq.

This handy little device is the size of a medium-size handheld flashlight. But unlike your other flashlights, the Road Torq doesn't require batteries to blast a bright light (1 watt LED) into the night sky.

The device looks like a toy rocket ship when it's standing up on foldable tripod legs. The top also flips up, allowing a flashing beacon to alert passing motorists.

The device can be charged by cracking the handle--2 minutes of hand-cranking equals about 15 minutes of LED power. It can also be charged using a DC power input (5V).

Marketed by Etón, and endorsed by the American Red Cross, the Road Torq looks like a must for road travel.

The Road Torq retails for $30.

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