Clockwork and Wind
The range of modern clockwork and wind up gadgets is expanding to include MP3 players, Bike Lights, led torch and Cell Phone chargers. These are now being made by a number of companies globally to cope with the rapidly increasing demand.
Clockwork Wind Up gadgets and devices are becoming more and more popular for many reasons -
Clockwork devices have been around now for centuries, yet it is only in the last decade that they have been given a new lease of life. Mainly thanks to British inventor Trevor Baylis who brought us a clockwork radio which proved very popular and has now been copied by countless companies and these can now be found all around the world.
Now many clockwork devices work by the crank powering a small dynamo which charges a rechargeable battery. Often cheaper ones work by the dynamo providing power directly to the device whilst the true clockwork mechanism unwinds.
Exquisite design and build quality and great value too! The My Mini Magic torch flashlight %u2122 is so compact that it will easily fit your pocket - and so will the price! The Hi-Tech brushless hand generator system will provide 25-30 minutes of light for each minute wound and is virtually immune to wear.
The internal (NiMH) battery of 300mA capacity offers up to 5 hours continuous light output.
These torches also feature a Super Bright LED lamp tested to 50,000 hours life, and an emergency mobile phone charger complete with Nokia type auto recoil connecting wire plus a range of adapters to suit most other popular phone makes.
The Freeplay Freecharge Weza is a versatile, robust energy source providing totally dependable power for emergency situations and everyday use in remote applications. It features an internal rechargeable lead acid battery capable of jump starting a range of vehicle and boat outbound engines, as well as powering a range of other devices. The Weza can be recharged from either an AC or DC source and, in emergency situations, using the step treadle. The Weza will accept 110v and 240v AC and DC inputs from 10.7v to 21v. With an output rating of 400amps, it can also be used to power electronic equipment including navigation devices via its 12v DC cigarette lighter output socket.
* Step treadle for power anytime and anywhere
* Recharge at home or away from AC or DC power
* Provides power via the 12v DC lighter adaptor
* Can jump start automobile and marine engines
* Sealed, non-spill, 7 amp-hour lead acid battery
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A few Christmas' ago I got my husband a headlamp. I thought it was a joke gift I guess cause I could not imagine him wearing it. He did though. ALL THE TIME! He LOVED it. I think it is a guy thing. He used it to capture koke frogs (spelling is not right for them but too lazy to look it up) They are frogs as little as your thumbnail that are taking over Big Island of Hawaii like crazy. They chirp! With a lot of them they sound like crickets with a microphone. You get used to it though. Anyway my husband would go out at night with his headlamp to capture them. Humm I think I will do a lens on them,,LOL. Angel blessed again!!