To an imaginative child, a simple flashlight can be an object of wonder. While few of us adults are able to access this state of dreamlike awe, we can still share in the fun by giving our kids one of the coolest handheld lights out there.
Physically, most of the working parts of the device are housed in a casing that straps onto the wrist. Four light pipes (similar to optical fibers) protrude from these, ending in little rings that fit comfortably around the fingertips. The light shines out from these in separate beams, so you can illuminate more than one object at a time, create a gentle strobing effect in a dark room by wiggling your fingers, or have a clear look at something that’s actually within arm’s reach.
The device takes two AAA batteries and emits red light, which is considered the best color to use if you don’t want to spoil your night vision temporarily.
While this may be useful for adults in some situations – tracing cabling, working inside machinery, and so forth – this gadget’s main virtue is just that it looks really cool and is a great deal of fun to use. Children can therefore take it along on camping expeditions, play a basic form of laser tag using the flashing light setting, pretend they’re robots, or what have you. Kids being kids, they’re likely to come up with a hundred entertaining uses for this flashlight glove within minutes.
User reviews confirm this: pretty much everyone who has bought one (or even one for each hand) of these funky flashlights reports that they’re an excellent way of keeping young ones occupied and out of trouble.