Anyone can tell you the importance of having a reliable flashlight on hand in the case of an emergency — unexpected power failure, overdue energy bills, total eclipse of the sun — but flashlights never seem to be there for you when you really need them. Whether it's empty batteries or burnt out bulbs, you can just never quite count on your typical flashlight. But the Sphelar Solar Flashlight isn't your typical flashlight, and we're not just talking about its gorgeous design. It sports LED lights and micro-spherical solar cells that provide up to four hours of battery life.
When buying a padlock, you've traditionally had two options: buy a key-based lock and risk losing the key, or buy a combination lock, and hope you can remember the code. Both could potentially end with you wielding bolt cutters. Now, the Noke Bluetooth Padlock gives you a third option. Powered by Bluetooth 4.0, this smart padlock pairs with your phone, letting you open it simply by pressing the shackle — it will automatically sense your phone and unlock. And should your phone die, you can create a custom access code that has you press the shackle in a certain pattern to unlock. It's just one less thing to worry about.
There are plenty of battery packs out there that can keep your gadgets charged on the go, but few of them can stand up to the elements like the Outdoor Tech Kodiak Ruggedized Portable Charger. This rugged power source sports a high-capacity, 6000 milliamp battery that can charge a GoPro six times, a Galaxy three times, or an iPhone four times without needing to recharge — and it does it quickly, too, thanks to 2.1 Amp output. It's also certified IP-54 shock- and water-resistant, so it'll stay ready for action no matter what abuse you throw its way.