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Sport and Outdoors

This solar-powered hand-crank emergency LED flashlight is only $6.93

Compact yet versatile, this is an ideal light to throw in a pocket, purse, glove compartment or backpack.


A hand-crank on one side, a solar cell on the other, a carabiner on the end. This is one versatile mini-flashlight!


Like to camp? Always fumbling for a flashlight during power failures? Freaked out about hurricanes and wild fires and putting a go bag together? I've got you.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, TopMall via Amazon has the MECO solar and hand-crank emergency flashlight for just $6.93 with promo code KYLRMA6W. It was already a pretty amazing deal at its regular price of $9.49.

Running off a rechargeable battery, the light draws power in two ways: Its solar panel and its hand-crank. According to MECO, 6 minutes with the latter will yield a full hour of light. But if you leave it under the sun or even an artificial light source, it should draw enough power to stay charged until you need it.

Meanwhile, there's a built-in carabiner for easy clipping to a bag, backpack, belt loop or the like. And if all that isn't enough, how about the 4.4-star average from 500 buyers? To me this is a no-brainer, everyone-should-have-one product -- especially at this price.

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