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102 Responses to Crappy Flashlight Has Massive Design Flaw [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Fancys_Asst
    Fancys_Asst Female 18-29
    1780 posts
    January 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm
    Link: Crappy Flashlight Has Massive Design Flaw - The guy responsible for this flashlight really needs to be slapped around for a while. I mean really...
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    edana42 Female 50-59
    2509 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:13 am
    okay, what is the flaw...
  3. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7423 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:16 am
    no problem, the energy is "stored" in the flashlights battery pack to be used at a later time.
  4. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
    1266 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:17 am
    For making a torch that stores power through the day to be used at night? Or am I missing something? Maybe that it`s on a keyring so it`ll be in your pocket? :/
  5. Profile photo of ScottSerious
    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:22 am
    the little solar panel looks like plain old plastic with little white lines, it that it?
  6. Profile photo of motownc
    motownc Male 30-39
    215 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:22 am
    What`s so dumb about a torch that uses a photovoltaic cell to charge the battery during the day ready for use at night?
  7. Profile photo of LandoGriffin
    LandoGriffin Male 30-39
    3844 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:35 am
    The label is pretty clear about solar power being used to generate power that is stored for later use, like when it gets dark.
  8. Profile photo of Magicant
    Magicant Female 18-29
    277 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:38 am
    There`s nothing wrong with this flashlight, the poster of this article really needs to be slapped around for a while.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
    969 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:39 am
    I think the flaw is that its on a keychain and keys go in your pocket. I dunno....its fail just for being on the site.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
    1674 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:39 am
    I hate to say it, but i agree withy fancy_ass. We should worship and fear The Sun, not steal its powers for our own use.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:41 am
    what`s the flaw in this?
    fancys assy, fancy or someone enlighten me/us on this
  12. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4033 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:49 am
    :-( me no likey.
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    Radfad Male 30-39
    28 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 9:51 am
    I`ve got one and it`s brilliant - well it`s pretty good. The 3 LEDS are bright as fup and it lasts ages.
  14. Profile photo of keg74
    keg74 Male 30-39
    410 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:08 am
    yeah I don`t see a flaw in the product either. Stupid attempt to be funny and ironic in the caption that`s the flaw.
  15. Profile photo of a1butcher
    a1butcher Male 40-49
    4812 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Well.. umm... yea, ok.
  16. Profile photo of tuesdayfool
    tuesdayfool Female 13-17
    170 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:11 am
    I see no flaw.

    Fail.

  17. Profile photo of 679755
    679755 Male 18-29
    33 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:15 am
    the flaw is; it needs the sun to work, so the only time it works is when you don`t need it.
  18. Profile photo of sher1983
    sher1983 Female 18-29
    18 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:16 am
    it says storage right on the package. so obviously it will still work when you need it to.
  19. Profile photo of Tominatrix
    Tominatrix Male 13-17
    152 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:18 am
    for solar power generation AND storage. hence it can be charged and used when needed...
  20. Profile photo of IQover
    IQover Male 13-17
    1043 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:18 am
    Stupid.
  21. Profile photo of twitch0601
    twitch0601 Male 13-17
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:20 am
    I think the flaw is, When you usually need to use a flashlight it is dark and you cant charge it if your in the dark or a dark area. especially if it is in your pocket....
  22. Profile photo of Boredered
    Boredered Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 10:21 am
    It stores the energy.
  23. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:22 am
    well.. it says "Storage" so you drating put it in the sun, let it charge and then use it in the dark... or you can use it outside in the sun if you have to work on a motor in a car where there are SHADOWS!
  24. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:24 am
    679755, you gotta be kidding me
  25. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
    1113 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:29 am
    fancys_asst....sometimes I think you have the design flaw...
  26. Profile photo of blckhawk1234
    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:30 am
    stupid stupid post
  27. Profile photo of MetalicDemon
    MetalicDemon Male 18-29
    1485 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:31 am
    leave it out in the sun so it can charge, then use in the dark
  28. Profile photo of tp1212
    tp1212 Male 13-17
    299 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:34 am
    Although its not as bad as it sounds, seeing as it obviously has a method of storing the energy.
    A more practical alternative was invented way before this was invented.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mechanicall...

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    RyanHake Male 18-29
    2690 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:34 am
    I`m sure it stores enough energy to use later on...but regardless it`s stupid because nobody keeps a flashlight out in the open.
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    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:39 am
    Crappy Website has Massive Design Flaw- stupid posts like this.
  31. Profile photo of sherrychick
    sherrychick Female 18-29
    126 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:42 am
    dont get it
  32. Profile photo of Corydoras87
    Corydoras87 Male 18-29
    642 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:51 am
    RyanHake, who tells you to leave it out on the street to charge? you can place it in your garden or even inside if the sun is shining through your window.. if you have a window
  33. Profile photo of iSnoop
    iSnoop Male 18-29
    11 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:03 am
    haha mega failll..... i "lol"ed so hard
  34. Profile photo of DrKitty
    DrKitty Female 13-17
    532 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:06 am
    calculators use solar energy like this you know
    im pretty sure it`ll work just fine
  35. Profile photo of revdrdark
    revdrdark Male 40-49
    691 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:32 am
    Another dumbass post.
  36. Profile photo of bobhub600
    bobhub600 Male 13-17
    964 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:33 am
    Just leave it on a window ledge for awhile should charge right up!
  37. Profile photo of Astheroid
    Astheroid Male 18-29
    81 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:36 am
    there was a time when IAB was smarter.
    Where common and sense coexist, not just common.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:38 am
    Well, it ain`t really a fail. When you think about it. It says "storage", e.g. you lay it in the sun for a while, and boom, you have flashlightpower for a few hours.
  39. Profile photo of Kaagan
    Kaagan Male 18-29
    1596 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:47 am
    it recharges in light so it has a full battery when there is no light
  40. Profile photo of MarthFador
    MarthFador Female 18-29
    1004 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:48 am
    ....Wow, people need to read the comments more.
  41. Profile photo of Itsumo
    Itsumo Female 18-29
    295 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 11:54 am
    ............... oh gawd
  42. Profile photo of Caker
    Caker Male 18-29
    168 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm
    nuts to this ill be over at buzzfeed
  43. Profile photo of MagicPaul
    MagicPaul Male 18-29
    653 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm
    Solar flashlights have been about for a while...
  44. Profile photo of Elle1987
    Elle1987 Female 18-29
    519 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm
    That guys nails need a severe manicure... urgh...
  45. Profile photo of Lockon
    Lockon Male 18-29
    376 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    A flashlight that stores solar energy therefore saving money by not buying batteries? MASSIVE DESIGN FLAW
  46. Profile photo of Blakcat71388
    Blakcat71388 Female 18-29
    876 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    Crappy post has massive logic flaw.

    The chick responsible for this post really needs to be slapped around for a while. I mean really...

  47. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25406 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 12:45 pm
    These acually works pretty cool, it charges during the day and you can use it with 4 hours battery light before it dulls, its still cool tho!
  48. Profile photo of sadieee--
    sadieee-- Female 13-17
    8 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    i don`t get it..
  49. Profile photo of IkeRay
    IkeRay Male 18-29
    2705 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    whoever posted this is an idiot...

    I know its been beaten despite me not reading the comments yet, but the solar cell is used for charging a stored battery which will take over after dark.

    the poster apparently doesn`t understand solar panels on a house either. do you think people just live in the dark when the sun goes down or its TOO cloudy for much solar radiation?

  50. Profile photo of LameName
    LameName Female 18-29
    238 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 1:35 pm
    Blakcat71388: I second!
  51. Profile photo of Armitage
    Armitage Male 18-29
    149 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 2:06 pm
    Why do people think the poster is stupid? It`s a stupid idea, because it`s a keyring which is probably going to be kept on a bunch of keys in your pocket...
  52. Profile photo of sender02
    sender02 Male 18-29
    189 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 3:12 pm
    the flashlight is stupid because it is too small to STORE energy, like all those people below think. it needs energy while it works, just like a solar calculator. using a flashlight while there is sun is stupid.
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    sender02 Male 18-29
    189 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm
    also, the solar panels are on the handle. your hand would be covering them, making it unusable even during the day
  54. Profile photo of opiebreath
    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 3:24 pm
    Meh, I prefer my super bright LED battery one.
  55. Profile photo of startech
    startech Male 30-39
    235 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    You guys saying that this flashlight can`t possibly work are idiots. I have one of these and it`s AWESOME
  56. Profile photo of kyle6513
    kyle6513 Male 13-17
    18 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 3:43 pm
    2sender02, you are acctually very very wrong, A capacitor would be very easy to fit into this casing, hell, have you seen those little r/c cars? they have a capacitor in them, and its 1/10 the size of the actual car, second, the damn packet says that it stores and generates electricity. third! and finally, if you have power stored, why would the solar panel need to retain the ability to see sun? I rest my case.
  57. Profile photo of p0l4r21
    p0l4r21 Male 18-29
    504 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 3:57 pm
    I imagine there is a battery in there and the solar panel charges it. Come on people think it is quite obvious they didn`t make it not to work.
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    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    hmmm
  59. Profile photo of Coodude26
    Coodude26 Male 13-17
    340 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm
    So there`s this crazy new thing called a "rechargeable battery".
  60. Profile photo of iSnoop
    iSnoop Male 18-29
    11 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    all u people that are saying this post is "dumb" really have issues...... this POST was only posted for the funnyness that is a solar powered flash light....... thats all.... not that it wont work...... its just a funny concept that u have a SOLAR POWERED TORCH........ thats all.... and all u needed to do was laugh.... not freakin argue
  61. Profile photo of inaria
    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:43 pm
    Logic defies the funny :<
  62. Profile photo of goaliejerry
    goaliejerry Male 30-39
    4019 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 4:46 pm
    I don`t think its that bizzare of an idea actually. You would use it during the day, but it would be helpful at night....um, yeah.
  63. Profile photo of angelo0317
    angelo0317 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 5:01 pm
    HAHAHA, what`s even funnier is the guy who bought it. Do anyone know any other products that could be invented?
    How about a surge protector for an electric chair?
  64. Profile photo of angelo0317
    angelo0317 Male 18-29
    331 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm
    Sarcastic Humor for IAB visitors.

    The flashlight doesn`t store the energy.

    The package is saying we can use the flashlight while powering generators or moving furniture into a storage. Cause it`s dark in them storage room. and small.

    Man you guys are wrong.

    I work for a storage company and I have one of these, and they work AWESOME!

  65. Profile photo of Keitarohusky
    Keitarohusky Male 13-17
    131 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    It seems every one had a strike across the back of the head here? Discluding many people who`s post I have read (Will not be listed.) that have answered the apparent `mystery` and dis-logic behind this product.
    You don`t go day spotting with a torch, it has a thing called a copper coil which allows it to collect energy provided from the solar panel. Do I need to bother to continue? I`m going to go cry. Sure it`s an ironic product but there is total logic behind it!

  66. Profile photo of Kiwigirl2
    Kiwigirl2 Female 30-39
    1048 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 5:46 pm
    I get the science behind it - but it`s just plain funny!
  67. Profile photo of router52000
    router52000 Male 18-29
    613 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    sender02, Ya know there is this device that was invented recently for storing power. It comes in many different sizes and i think that one of those might fit in there. I think that it is called a "Battery". But don`t take my word for it...
  68. Profile photo of Stilt-Man
    Stilt-Man Male 30-39
    37 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    We take these down to Haiti every year. The villagers don`t have electricity, and as such, no lights at night. These are great!
  69. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    This is one of those jokes that gets funnier the less you know about natural science, right?
  70. Profile photo of DiePSPolice
    DiePSPolice Male 30-39
    493 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 7:37 pm
    The level of stupidity in this comments section is... staggering....

    I mean, jesus christ. How can you all be this dumb and still manage to survive?

  71. Profile photo of saintnickxii
    saintnickxii Male 18-29
    127 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 7:47 pm
    "We take these down to Haiti every year. The villagers don`t have electricity, and as such, no lights at night. These are great!"


    no more Haiti talk.... please!

    alright we get it, earthquake ruins thousands... blah blah blah.... don`t have to stick it in EVERY hole do you?

  72. Profile photo of Shortone0726
    Shortone0726 Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 8:02 pm
    fancys_asst really needs to be slapped around for a while since this is a dumb post
  73. Profile photo of saintnickxii
    saintnickxii Male 18-29
    127 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:24 pm
    "We take these down to Haiti every year. The villagers don`t have electricity, and as such, no lights at night. These are great!"


    no more Haiti talk.... please!

    alright we get it, earthquake ruins thousands... blah blah blah.... don`t have to stick it in EVERY hole do you?

  74. Profile photo of proof1221
    proof1221 Male 18-29
    690 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 8:59 pm
    wow???
  75. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 9:26 pm
    It stores the energy, duh.
  76. Profile photo of xxPinkxx
    xxPinkxx Female 18-29
    3830 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    meh.
  77. Profile photo of najamesk1
    najamesk1 Male 18-29
    194 posts
    January 21, 2010 at 10:47 pm
    Ok, I can understand slapping the guy who had the idea, but what about the guy who decided to actually market it? If it was the same guy who designed and marketed it, then that is so much fail at one time. But if the guy who marketed it is not the "inventor" then, what?
  78. Profile photo of bumbleBB
    bumbleBB Female 18-29
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    January 21, 2010 at 11:58 pm
    I`m shocked at how many people think there is something wrong here.
  79. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2010 at 12:10 am
    I don`t see the problem... it STORES the energy in the day and uses it at night. There`s plenty of garden lanterns and the sort which have solar panels too.
  80. Profile photo of METALLICAROX
    METALLICAROX Male 18-29
    324 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:15 am
    Yep, just hafta put it in a window sill during the day. Honestly, how hard is that to understand? Considering most of those construction zone signs, the blinking beacons and even some of those signs over the highways that communicate accidents, amber alerts and a slew of other things are all solar powered. Maybe most of the people on this site have solar powered brains and they`re awake at night...
  81. Profile photo of J3llyd0nut
    J3llyd0nut Male 18-29
    28 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 12:31 am
    I think it`s a good idea...
  82. Profile photo of mart1964
    mart1964 Male 40-49
    40 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 1:16 am
    Of course this is a sensible design! I am beginning to think fancys_asst is a bit thick!
  83. Profile photo of barrooo
    barrooo Male 30-39
    414 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 1:22 am
    `I`m shocked at how many people think there is something wrong here.`

    Funnily enough, I`m not

  84. Profile photo of SilentFray
    SilentFray Female 18-29
    683 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 1:28 am
    i don`t see a problem with this. just another random dollar store item. meh
  85. Profile photo of Painter13
    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:04 am
    Solar power can be stored, solar receptors not only trap and convert solar power, but store them, it`s tech that has been around since before most of you were born and when I was a teenager listening to the "new" Uriah Heep Album.
  86. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
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    January 22, 2010 at 7:38 am
    Worst. Post. Ever.
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    bdr127
    48 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 8:19 am
    Umm, you charge it during the day so you can use it at night.

    Think about people who have solar energy for their home... Do you think they only use the energy during the day? Noooo... they store it so they can also use it at night.

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    obeydarklord Male 18-29
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    January 22, 2010 at 11:28 am
    fancys asst. you just lost the game.
  89. Profile photo of SmilinSam
    SmilinSam Female 18-29
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    January 22, 2010 at 4:28 pm
    the guy responsible for this description really needs to be slapped around for a while. i mean really...
  90. Profile photo of RadTad
    RadTad Male 18-29
    61 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 5:23 pm
    Someone`s a dumbass. ahaha
  91. Profile photo of luvsushi
    luvsushi Female 18-29
    169 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 6:41 pm
    bdr127 is right. Solar energy does not mean it can only be used in sunlight...smh
  92. Profile photo of diverdown
    diverdown Male 40-49
    177 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm
    a lot of retarded post on this thread. Solar energy is and can be stored, dumbasses.
  93. Profile photo of unbanned
    unbanned Male 13-17
    999 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 8:37 pm
    meh.... life goes on.
  94. Profile photo of notintereste
    notintereste Male 18-29
    44 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 9:32 pm
    It even says right on it. power generation and STORAGE.

    Retards.

  95. Profile photo of greenspark82
    greenspark82 Female 18-29
    365 posts
    January 22, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    Here`s your sign.
  96. Profile photo of yarrrpirate
    yarrrpirate Male 18-29
    394 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 4:03 am
    Poster is retarded, people who think this is retarded are retarded.
  97. Profile photo of catbarf
    catbarf Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 7:10 am
    Actually it`s a great idea. Just leave it out somewhere where you can get to it, and it will slowly charge. It`ll always be there for easy access in an emergency and you can guarantee that it will be charged.
  98. Profile photo of LeKata
    LeKata Female 13-17
    326 posts
    January 23, 2010 at 7:01 pm
    O_o Seems like a good idea to me...
  99. Profile photo of xtreme_dude
    xtreme_dude Male 18-29
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    January 24, 2010 at 2:45 am
    I get it, but still not very funny.
  100. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    January 24, 2010 at 1:58 pm
    Um, I have a solar powered flashlight, had it for Years, it sits on my kitchen windowsill and has been useful in tons of power outages.

    2003 Northeastern power blackout? No problem.

    People are stupid.

  101. Profile photo of DrkAng3LxNat
    DrkAng3LxNat Female 18-29
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    January 26, 2010 at 11:23 pm
    fffuuu- obeydarklord

    i just lost the game.

  102. Profile photo of winniety
    winniety Female 18-29
    59 posts
    March 8, 2012 at 1:19 am
    this is a led flashlight???looks like a Electric clock

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