Your Choetech Flashlight Does What?

Gaye LevyGaye Levy | 04/01/2017

Sometimes, just sometimes, you need another flashlight.  “Just because” is often the reason.  On other occasions, a new flashlight is called for based on features and value.

Such is the case with the Choetech Rechargeable Emergency Flashlight & Power Bank.  Not only is this little gem a flashlight with an integrated rechargeable battery, but it is also a mobile device/gizmo charger (phone, Kindle, reader), a seatbelt cutter, and life hammer that can break windows to escape during an emergency.

The best part?  You get all of this in one compact unit for only $7.99. And the next best part?  I have five of these really cool flashlights to offer up in yet another Backdoor Survival giveaway.

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Just the Basics About the Choetech Rechargeable Flashlight

The way these flashlights work is you unscrew end where the light is located to reveal two USB ports.  One is marked IN and the other is marked OUT.  The inbound Micro USB port is used to charge the flashlight by plugging the included cable into a PC or wall charger.  There are blue LEDs that light during the charging process.

The standard USB port is used to send power to your mobile devices.

The first step in testing my new Choetech flashlight/power bank was to bring it to a full charge.  It appeared to be fully charged right out of the box but I still plugged it in and left it that way until the charging LEDs were fully lit. Next, I plugged in my nearly dead iPhone and charged it to 100%.  This took just under two hours although I did use the phone to listen to an audiobook during a portion of that time.

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This is the business end of the Choetech Emergency Flashlight

The next step was to turn on the flashlight to see how long it would take to fully discharge.  I am not kidding you when I say it was usable for more than 24 hours.  Finally, at about 30 hours, it was kaput. This was pretty impressive when you consider that I had also used the power bank feature to charge my iPhone.

One end of the flashlight is covered with a rubber cap.  Flip the cap open and you will find the window breaker.  The seat belt cutter in on the side.  These are nice features that I hope I will never have to use.  That said, can you imagine how handy this flashlight would be in your vehicle?

There are a couple of points worth mentioning.  First, the flashlight is a bit heavy.  It weighed in at 7.4 ounces.  Second, while bright, there is just a single 3W LED so it is no match for those super bright mini-cree flashlights.  Still, you can’t use those to charge your phone or cut away your seatbelt after a car accident.

Why Another Giveaway?

I know this question is coming and since I often ask myself the same thing, I will answer for you as well.

There are a lot of choices when it comes to reading material on the internet.  Add email to the equation and it is easy to become overwhelmed.  Holding giveaways is the only way I know of to thank you for your loyalty and for taking the time to visit my website.

I will also share a secret with you.  During the product review process, I have met some of the nicest people and worked with fantastic companies that care about their customers.  Choetech, as an example, is just one of the companies.  They want you to be happy with their products.

The Giveaway

This one is going to be very easy.  Free entries for everyone and five winners.  Who can argue with that?  Comments are not necessary but if you want to leave one “just because”, please know that I do read every single one!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

This is a flash giveaway which means it will run for a very short period.  The deadline is 6:00 PM MST next Monday. The winners will be notified by email and announced on the Rafflecopter in the article.  Please note that the winners must claim their prize within 48 hours or an alternate will be selected.

Note:  Due to Customs requirements, this giveaway is only open to those with a mailing address in the United States.

The Final Word

I own dozens of flashlights.  They are stashed in my nightstand, kitchen drawers, desk, various jacket pockets, and just about any other place you can think of.  Some work just okay, and some work great.

What I like about the Choetech Rechargeable Powerbank Flashlight is that it can serve a variety of functions at a very low cost. Did I mention that it is also waterproof?  And that is has an SOS function?  Even without these features, a rechargeable power bank for just $7.99 is a great deal.

As good a deal as it is, please do enter the giveaway.  Remember, there will be five winners.

 

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Bargain Bin:  Below you will find links to items mentioned in today’s article as well as other personal favorites.

CHOETECH LED  Flashlight with Power Bank Seat Belt Cutter and Window Breaker: This $7.99 flashlight is the real deal.  As a spare flashlight and mobile device charger, it is perfect for the glove box of your vehicle or your daypack. Not mentioned in my review, it also has a 12-month warranty from a great company that cares about its customers.

Choetech 19W Solar Panel:  This lightweight and compact solar panel works great.  The two integrated USB ports are both rated equally so you do not have to fiddle around to see which one will work with your device. Learn more:  Charge Your Devices With the Choetech Portable Solar Panel.

LifeStraw Personal Water FilterThe Amazon Top Ten Most Wanted Survival and Outdoor Items Backdoor Survival:  The LifeStraw is considered the most advanced, compact, ultralight personal water filter available. It contains no chemicals or iodinated resin, no batteries and no moving parts to break or wear out. It weighs only 2 oz. making it perfect for the prepper. For more information, see my LifeStraw review.

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Mighty Charger for Both Alkaline and Rechargeable Batteries:  I don’t know why I have not reviewed this nifty battery charger yet but I do need to do that.  The Mighty Charger is a compact charger that works with both Alkaline and Ni-MH AA, AAA batteries and 9V batteries. I like its small form factor and the fact that it will automatically detect the type of battery and charge it up.

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19 Responses to “Your Choetech Flashlight Does What?”

  1. Gaye,
    I had a good chuckle when I saw this giveaway! We all know about you and your passion for buying flashlights!
    Jo

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  2. You are right, there’s a lot to this flashlight and the price is great! Thanks for all your hard work!

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  3. Thank you for introducing us to so many cool products!

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  4. I’m with Moxy! You’ve introduced so many wonderful products and I appreciate this about your site.

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  5. As much as I like multi-function things and the price is good. It should exceed at its primary function. So they need to improve the flashlight function. Add a red lens cover that can be stored inside would be very useful preserving your night vision. But overall I like the concept. Tell them to add some memory (say 16-32GB) and it could be a flash drive too. Plus you can re-charge it while it is plugged into a computer. I already carry a knife with a seatbelt cutter and window breaker. So I don’t want to duplicate those things. I would prefer other functionality to make my EDC better. Like storage area along side the batteries for my own items. What I have in mind are real thin and would not take up much room. A small area inside the bottom end cap for a magnifying lens (fire starting) and mirror and compass and that red lens. I can see a whole line of flashlights with different things offered.
    How about the rest of you? Would would you like to see added or replaced?

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  6. Had the power go out a couple days ago and started looking in the dark for a flashlight – hmmm! Could have used this one for sure. Be interested in giving one a try – !

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  7. Just because Gaye And I like it.
    Floyd

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  8. This is a great flashlight for the car. Thanks for pointing it out to your readers.

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  9. Last time the power went out I grabbed a flashlight I had won in a giveaway (on another blog). I knew the batteries were fresh and had tested how bright it was just recently, so I was grateful!

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  10. You for sure can never have enough flashlights! thanks for the review and chance to win one!

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  11. Nice price!

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  12. Flashlights are versatile items. Always needed when you least expect it. Fumbling for a flashlight in the dark is no fun. The more available the better off you are.

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  13. The last thing I need is another flashlight, although it seems like you can never have enough (I have them all over my house) but this one sounds great! Hope I win one!

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  14. Great giveaway!

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  15. Tell the truth! You’re addicted to flashlights aren’t you? I think a lot of us aren’t too far behind you. I have about 3 good flashlights but none of them charge anything and certainly can’t cut a seatbelt so I’m definitely in for this giveaway. Thank you again Gayle.

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  16. Gaye,

    You have so helpful over the last few years I have been following your blog. I truly appreciate all the pertinent information you share with your followers. Unfortunately, I too have a “JONES” for flashlights (Streamlight on my key ring, old Surefire E2E and Inova red led I picked up in Baghdad in my work bag,( a couple of cheapies in that bag as well). Hey, you can never have enough flashlights, you know. Anyway, this one looks very impressive and I would truly appreciate winning one of these.

    Thanks for all you do.

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  17. Was I one of the winners? Name is on the list?

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    • Sorry, not this time. There were two “Daves” that won but you were not one of them. Keep on trying, though.

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      • Geez, came in number 2 and still not good enough! 😉

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