The silver dynamo flashlight is an early version of the many types of dynamo hand-crank self-powered flashlights available now and is sold under multiple brand names or no brand name. This flashlight is inexpensive and simple but somewhat bulky and awkward like many dynamo flashlights; it does not fit in a pants pocket easily and has no clip or hook.
One unusual feature of this dynamo flashlight is that the 3 LEDs are set in a row instead of a triangle pattern like many other dynamo flashlights. This feature does not appear to diminish the effectiveness though; the light is still bright and effective, lasting well with minimal cranking. The light also has two settings in a four click pattern; 1 LED on, then off, then 3 LEDs on, then off again.
The casing is smooth plastic with soft rubber on the button, sides and crank handle knob. There is no wrist strap and no place to attach a wrist strap to this dynamo flashlight. This Examiner has found a method for cranking dynamo flashlights one-handed like a noisemaker party favor but it is more difficult with this flashlight since weight needs to be added to the back end via a wrist strap to utilize the noisemaker method. At least the battery holds a charge fairly well with minimal cranking.
This dynamo flashlight is not very durable, after a few years of use and recent abuse from this Examiner’s 3 year old son the crank has started slipping it’s gears. The other functions still work well but if the crank is slipping then the battery will not get properly charged.
Overall the silver dynamo flashlight is adequate as a backup flashlight but since it is not very durable and has no way to attach a wrist strap it gets 3 out of 5 stars from this Examiner. It can be found at many Las Vegas retailers including Kmart and Sears.