Flashlight For A Variety Of Batteries

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Sometimes it’s the simplest ideas that make a lot of sense. As people in Florida have been stocking up on batteries for their flashlights, it reminds you how you always need to make sure you have the right batteries around for your flashlights. They all seem to take different size batteries, and people always end up with random spare D or C batteries they don’t know what to do with. One company is trying to solve that problem by creating a flashlight that will work with AA, C and D cell batteries with the flick of a switch. They claim the flashlight will show just as much light with any of the options, but the weaker batteries won’t last as long.

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Ed says:

So what?

“It is literally sliced bread for our category” — some Energizer marketroid.

Literally? You can spread peanut butter on it and eat it for lunch?

Battery adapter sleeves have been around for years. As others have mentioned, there’s nothing technologically interesting about using an AA in place of a D cell because they’re both the same voltage.

Any time I read hype-laden press releases masquerading as articles about utterly mundane developments I can’t help but think of
this article from The Onion.

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