From emergencies and blackouts to sleepovers and camping, flashlights are useful in a variety of scenarios. Now, smartphone-charger can be added to that list. It’s an unexpected benefit of ChargeLight, a rechargeable, dockable and portable LED flashlight that doubles as a battery pack for any USB device.
The device’s creators claim that it charges “just about anything,” including smartphones, tablets, cameras and music players.
“We know how easy it is to forget to charge your devices, so we made a beautiful and convenient dock that acts as one central hub to ensure you stay charged at all times,” they say on ChargeLight’s Kickstarter page.
Battery pack aside, the device is also reportedly five times brighter than traditional flashlights.
So far, ChargeLight has raised nearly a third of its $100,000 goal on Kickstarter, with 16 days left in its campaign.