The Faraday forever shake flashlight comes in two sizes, a medium size and a mini pocket version. They both have the standard flashlight design of a smooth slender body with a larger head, clear or translucent casing and they are lightweight. The handle of the medium size fits fairly easily in a front pants pocket while the entire mini size fits easily in most pockets.
Both versions have 1 LED with a magnifying lens and only 1 on setting. The medium size stays on when the button is pressed and turns off when the button is pressed again while the mini size stays on only by holding the button on, making the mini size less useful. The light is fairly bright for both versions but not for much distance.
The back end of both versions has a place for attaching a wrist strap but they do not come with it included. There is soft rubber on the button for the medium size but the mini size button is hard plastic. Durability and reliability are strong features of these flashlights; both versions have survived a few years of use and recent abuse by this Examiner’s 3 year old son with no problems.
Both versions hold a charge fairly well if not in use but the light does not last very long with minimal shaking; a long period of shaking produces a shorter period of light. Another feature this Examiner found to be an issue is the clear or translucent casing which allows light to shine backward through the body, somewhat blinding the user.
Overall the Faraday forever shake flashlight is more of a novelty than an effective tool but can be useful for emergency situations since it is fairly bright, durable and reliable so it gets 3 out of 5 stars from this Examiner. It can be found at many Las Vegas retailers including Fry’s and Sears.