I’m as big of a flashlight fanatic as anyone. Dozens of flashlights in my inventory. If I had to buy batteries for all of them to make them all work at the same time it’d be at least $150 out of pocket – and I know there’s plenty of guys out there that it would cost at least twice that.
Is It A Disease?
Collecting flashlights could probably be considered some kind of disease I suppose, but it’s fun to investigate and discover as much of this new LED flashlight world as possible.
Many times we fanatics get caught up in “the brightest” or debate which is “best”, but there’s really no best is there? It pretty much comes down to personal preference – and in a survival type situation you hope you just have something that works. Period.
A Stupid Simple Flashlight?
Now I’m not here to sell you a “survival flashlight”… The reason for this post is that I came across a couple of guys making the stupidest, yet simplest flashlight set up that I have ever seen.
When I first saw this thing, the super expensive flashlight fanatic in me said (quietly in my head) “that’s ridiculous”, but being the investigator that I am (and knowing the inventor personally) I decided to give it a fair shake.
“It’s just beyond prototype”, he said… “More improvements to come” he added.
“Tell your friends about it if you like it”, he said, “Tell me if you don’t like it”. I had to chuckle at that.
So I gave it a try… This little flashlight my inventor friend calls “The Bite2Lite”. That’s right… you can bite it to light it. Crazy right?
… and stupid simple, just like I said earlier.
It does give off a lot of light for such a small device.
How many times have you put a hard cold flashlight in your mouth when you needed to use both hands to do something? Probably countless times, right?
How often have you spent time looking for your “headlamp” flashlight (because you had a project that required it) and once you found it realized you needed new batteries to make it work?
The Bite2Lite Flashlight – It’s More Than Enough (most of the time)
The Bite2Lite Flashlight. Stupid simple – yet incredibly handy for tons of situations…
Here’s a picture of the Bite2Lite Flashlight.
You can see that it is small. It also has a lanyard (that’s adjustable). You don’t have to “bite it” to make it work – you can squeeze it – or just turn it on (with the switch).
What I found is that whenever I have a project, or we’re going camping, that this is now hands down my favorite flashlight to have hanging around (my neck)… pun intended.
It truly is “more than enough” most of the time.
I’m not here to tell you it’s the “brightest”, or the most beautiful, but I am here to tell you that I’ll never go camping, hunting, fishing, hiking, out on the boat, or whatever without one (or two) ever again.
The guy who came up with this idea has an interesting story on how the Bite2Lite flashlight came to exist in this world, but for now he’d just like to “get some more out there”.
I know his production capacity isn’t all that large (yet) as he is just getting things going with this thing, but I did manage to score a couple dozen (at a discount) that I am going to give away to other flashlight fanatics like me.
NOTE: I’ve given away all the free ones that I received from the inventor so far, but if you’d like to get some of these Bite2Lites I do know that they are available on Amazon. The 3-pack is the best deal.
We’ve seen some pretty amazing flashlights over the years, but sometimes the simplest is best. The Bite2Lite mini LED flashlight (about the size of a keychain) is one of these.
The Bite2Lite Hunting Flashlight. Great For Hunters and Fishermen. Available on Amazon – Click The Image To See.
The Bite2Lite Is Amazingly Bright For Such A Tiny Light
These little lights are not only bright, the batteries also last a long, long time.
This little Bite 2 Lite has come in handy more times than we can shake a stick at while we’re out in the woods (and even in the camp).
What we really like is that is truly is a hands free flashlight.
You don’t have to “bite it to lite it” as they say, it also has an On/Off switch so you can turn it on while it is hanging around your neck, cinch it up the lanyard and it pretty much just stays in place even while walking around.
It’s intended to be hung around your neck with the included lanyard, but lots of people just stick it in their pocket at first because they aren’t used to hanging a flashlight around their neck. It’s so light in weight that we sometimes forget we even have it on.
This is a great function for when you are walking back from the tree stand or blind after dusk.
For such a small (and cheap) flashlight it sure works hard, and we highly recommend you get one (or three), even if it’s just to put in your hunting pack, glove box, or tool kit. The Bite2Lite is a great little LED flashlight to have hanging around.
The Shot Glance Bar Inventory Rulers are a simple and effective liquor inventory control system that are low cost and easy to use. The following video shows just how fast one can learn how to use them.
These rulers (sometimes called inventory sticks ) are a great addition to any inventory system for bar owners or managers especially when they are catering or setting up temporary bars for special events.
The Shot Glance Rulers Are A Great Addition To Any Bar’s Inventory Control System. Great For Temporary Bars And Catered Events.
I decided to start putting together a list of the crypto currency casinos, poker rooms, sportsbooks etc. where you can gamble with Bitcoins, Litecoins, Dogecoins, and more.
Now all of these sites on the list don’t take every kind of “crypto” – and some of the links will bring you to other sites with online crypto casino and poker room lists of their own – so take your time, check out the reviews; you are sure to find a place to gamble online with your cryptocurrencies.
I am so happy to finally be able to gamble online again from the “free” world. There is now a way to satisfy my gambling “itch” online and actually make some real money.
The Advent Of CryptoCurrency Gambling Online
I have recently discovered a way (many ways actually) to gamble online for real money. I had been saddened for many years that I could no longer do what I wanted (play at an online casino) in my quiet hours at home – alone, but now it is again possible.
Most people I am sure have heard of Bitcoin. It turns out that there are more than 100 “cryptocurrencies” and now you can exchange your money online for these “cryptocurrencies” and use the new “money” to gamble to your hearts content.
Slots – Blackjack – Poker – Craps – Roulette – and more.
When I first discovered this I could hardly believe it. Check out this site. You can learn all about gambling online with “crypto” like Litecoin, Bitcoins, Dogecoin, and more.
Every marketer and product buyer likes to know what the hot products are. It is valuable information.
Posted October 18, 2013: Toy Trend Increases For The Last 12 Months
What Have People Searched The Web For?
I’ve listed below the results from my latest foray into the mind of Google. This is what they tell me when I use my proprietary software to see what people are searching for when it comes to toys and related products (at least according to Google).
The searches listed below have had the greatest increase in “search volume” over the last 12 months. Keep in mind that these results don’t necessarily show the searches with the absolute most volume, just those with the biggest increase in searches for those particular things.
I’ve been messing around with a cool new piece of software that mines Google for the top trending searches (on Google shopping) over the last 90 days.
Despicable Me toys and costumes are hot right now (for Halloween) and most likely will be very popular for Christmas too.
Keep in mind that these are not necessarily the most searched for toy keywords, but the ones that have had the most increase from their original search volume 90 days ago.
Valuable Trending Toy Info?
This information is incredibly valuable for those in affiliate marketing or for those who are sourcing product to sell online (Amazon FBA, ebay) and for those product buyers who are looking to stock the toy section in their own brick and mortar retail stores for the coming holiday selling season.
The list below is in “most searches increased” to “lowest”. I’m not listing all of the % increases for each search, but I will tell you that the top 5 listed have had over a 5000% increase in search volume and the bottom one (that relates to the top 5) has increased 40% over the last 90 days.
Time to source more hot products?
kids minion costume
minion halloween costume
doc mcstuffins toys
littlest pet shop
despicable me toys (40% increase in the last 90 days)
I’ve been watching trends in many categories and getting around to posting about them as I can. I’ll update with more soon. Be sure to check out my post on Amazon trending toys too.