These are great for storing in the refrigerator. They are also functional when the lights go out. You open your refrigerator, turn on the battery powered flashlight stored within, and use it to locate the other batteries in your refrigerator. Perhaps the most useful single item (times 2!!) ever sold at Meh.
@fastharry where did you find Costco/Kirkland D-cell batteries? Around us Costco only sells AAA & AA Kirkland cells. They sell all common Duracells however.
Rumor has long had it Duracell makes Costco/Kirkland batteries anyway.
After 20 years of using both brands and reading others’ experience, we have found no difference whatsoever in either brand’s propensity to leak. All commonly available alkaline batteries eventually leak.
For this reason, (and arrogant Costco’s decision to go asinine 72 pack size) we’ve largely converted over to the latest gen Panasonic Eneloops wherever possible.
2 bucks or less per cell vs 25 cents or so for brand name Alkaline. But you get 100s of re-uses in the real world, especially with a top notch smart charger-tester.
And even going back to the original gen Eneloop before Panasonic bought Sanyo, they’ve never leaked. They don’t use liquid electrolyte like Alkalines. And the latest gen Eneloop holds a charge great on the shelf.
The downside? Rarely, some older, less well engineered devices aren’t as happy with their lower 1.2 volt rating. But we no longer have any of those devices.
@jmbunkin Just saying, in emergencies, I get stressed, I get tense. A multispeed personal massager would be really nice to have while I’m waiting for the tow truck.
They could then have called it a 6-in-1 emergency tool.
@wew You know who seems to be stressed out and tense all the time? The President. And I think most of us, regardless of political leanings, don’t want him stressed out and tense all the time.
If each of us sends him a multispeed personal massager, I think that would be sending a powerful message.
Just trying to do my part spreading love.
(I don’t feel too bad about posting that now that the thread is hidden).
Safety light for the car… check.
Window hammer though… on an item I’d probably store in my trunk? Ditto seat belt cutter? Thing is too large and clunky to keep in the cabin with me and my yoots, so I think not, Meh.
@rpstrong assuming those watt ratings really are power consumption and not a facsimile for output.
But given the email dialog I just had with a representive at the originator’s site about something else, I’d guess it probably was sloppiness. The guy was a bit of an ass and oblivious to his broken website.
@ciabelle Nice! Though I feel like gungbungadung extends it a bit to also include “doing something really stupid” in addition to “doing something suicidal” (eg: breaking glass that is only supposed to be broken in case of emergency)
I’m buying…I have an Alkaline battery unit…but Li-ION stands up to cold way better…I’ll take the shot and charge them…
OPERATING TEMPERATURE: Lithium batteries perform even in the most extreme temperatures, making lithium batteries perfect for outdoor devices. Lithium batteries operate in extremely cold climates or extremely hot climates where alkaline batteries cease to function.
Meh had something like this previously, which I purchased - I discovered that the body was about the thickness and strength of a toilet paper tube. The window just laughed at it. How about a weight (or a picture of this thing successfully knocking a hole in anything)?
Ordered one of each for my car and my hubs’s truck - after having been in three car accidents last year (none of which were my fault), two of which caused my vehicle to flip and hang me upside down by the seatbelt…I think this is a requirement.
I want to put a damn photo in here but I don’t know how to do it. It has bewbs (covered, but obvs nipplage) so I don’t know if I can post it in the community. I have a backup one, though if y’all tell me how to do the damn image insertion.
@LovelyLadyBumps why is it that women are quick to say the number of accidents they were in then very quickly state they were not your fault? My wife does the same thing, personally I swear they were her fault and she is just trying to cover up the truth. Trust me our insurance knows who’s fault it was and her explination hasn’t stopped the insurance from going up.