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Old 08-21-2013, 08:35 PM   #5901
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A few things have made me smile today, lets just say, I am a happy person
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Old 08-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #5902
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The last thing that made me smile is receiving my new toy. It's a solar powered, hand crank-able, flashlight, FM radio, and cell phone charger.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:15 PM   #5903
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That sounds like a cool thing Taxy, where did you find one of those beauties?
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That sounds like a cool thing Taxy, where did you find one of those beauties?
Solar Hand Crank Flashlight With Radio And Backup Battery For Cell Phone - Google Nexus 10

They shipped from China. I changed the ca at the beginning of the URL to au and got this link:

Solar Hand Crank Torch With Radio And Backup Battery For Mobile Phone - Universal Backup Battery Chargers which has Australian prices.
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Old 08-23-2013, 06:54 PM   #5905
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Thanks Taxy

That looks so good, so may things it can do too...perfect little gadget to have
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Thanks Taxy

That looks so good, so may things it can do too...perfect little gadget to have
Well, the flashlight part certainly works and so does the hand crank. I tried charging my phone, but there wasn't enough oomph. I'll try it again when it is fully charged and let you know if that works.
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That is what makes this forum so great. Folks reaching out to find something on the internet for another halfway around the world. No wonder we are all smiling all the time. That was a nice thing to do TL.
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Old 08-23-2013, 07:22 PM   #5908
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Well, the flashlight part certainly works and so does the hand crank. I tried charging my phone, but there wasn't enough oomph. I'll try it again when it is fully charged and let you know if that works.
Sounds good Taxy, thank you

I love the fact that it has a radio too, I love it
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That is what makes this forum so great. Folks reaching out to find something on the internet for another halfway around the world. No wonder we are all smiling all the time. That was a nice thing to do TL.
Yes, it is nice when we can all let each other know of new things and help each other out, there certainly are some lovely people in this world
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Old 08-23-2013, 08:48 PM   #5910
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Well, the flashlight part certainly works and so does the hand crank. I tried charging my phone, but there wasn't enough oomph. I'll try it again when it is fully charged and let you know if that works.
Many, many moons ago I won a large flashlight that had a radio, red flasher and some other goodies on it. I never used it and gave it to my daughter. I insisted that she keep it in her car with a blanket. You know what it is like to be in a snowstorm I am sure. And then one day, it came in handy and she was glad she had it. She got caught in a major traffic jam during a storm on her way home from work. What is normally a 20 minute drive turned into a four hours of stuck! Even though she had a full tank of gas, she didn't want to use it all up just sitting there. So she only had it on to try and warm up the car every so often. She listen to a local radio station that was giving traffic reports every ten minutes. She used the flashlight radio for that. To this day she keeps that flashlight in her trunk with the blanket. She also keeps snacks in her glove compartment. Those PB or cheese crackers. She changes them out every so often along with checking the batteries. The best present I ever gave her.
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