We're not sure if it completely lives up to its name, but the World’s Greatest Flashlight ($149) certainly makes a compelling case. It sports a halogen spotlight with the equivalent of 15 million candlepower and a rechargeable battery to run the spotlight for up to 11 hours, a swiveling 1W LED spotlight and soft area lamp, a built-in handle and stand, and a nylon carrying belt.
If you're prone to getting lost, maybe it's time for a personal GPS device. The Bushnell BackTrack ($60) is a pocket-size, less-is-more gadget that provides a fool proof way for finding your way back to any location. Combining GPS technology and a digital compass, the weather resistant BackTrack features just two buttons and simplified user interface, and can store and find up to three locations. Once a location is recorded (car at the mall, hotel room in Vegas, etc.), all it takes is just the push of a button to navigate back to where you started.
This battery-powered mower is perfect for treehuggers with a small yard. The Black & Decker Cordless Electric Mulching Mower ($370) features a rechargeable 24-volt battery (5 hp gas equivalent at peak torque) that cuts up to a 1/3 acre lot between charges. The battery recharges to 60-70% in 4 hours and 100% in 16-24 hours. It's got one-touch start up and height adjustment and comes with the mulch plate and bag.