By JESSICA WELSHANS
A flashlight with no batteries? Yeah, right. But, actually, Coghlan's - a company that bills itself as "The Outdoor Accessory People" - has made one. It's called the Dynamo Flashlight and, by the power of your hand, it makes light.
The tiny, compact tool features a small crank that is turned to produce the power to make its very, very bright, dual LED lights work.
With its compact size, the light can be stored virtually anywhere.
In less than two cranks, my sample light was powering out a beam and it was mighty bright - which I did not expect to come from something so small.
The Dynamo is a affordable addition to the car, tackle box, camper, purse or hiking packs. It comes with a clip, too.
The kids who tried out the light seemed to like the interactiveness of the crank.
The Coghlan's Dynamo Flashlight retails for around $6. Coghlan's products can be found at Dick's Sporting Goods retail stores or online at coghlans.com.