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    Friday
    Aug082014

    8 helpful gadgets in 1 safety device for your car, van, truck, etc.

    Here’s a useful safety gadget to have in the glove compartment for emergencies. The Champ Survival Sidekick is an 8-in-1 Multi-tool. In a single device that looks like a flashlight you’ll have these eight emergency tools ready when you need them: Glass breaker and seatbelt cutter. Hand crank and a USB connector for emergency mobile device charging. A 3 LED flashlight. Red flashing distress light and a magnetic base to hold in place on a car or any metal object. There’s also a barebones compass, but hopefully you’ll have your smart phone or GPS for direction. The hand crank can charge pretty much any phone, but you’ll need the specific USB cable that came with your phone to do that. The Champ Survival SideKick is available in black or white. Includes USB to micro cable for charging the internal rechargeable battery. The hand crank can keep your phone running, but I doubt if it will fully charge it. The internal battery is just 550 mAh and there’s just so much hand cranking you’ll feel like doing. Under $25 on Amazon and it’s Amazon Prime, so free shipping if you’re a member. (Price as of 8/7/14) (There’s also a model with a built-in NOAA Radio, for about $50.) 

    Company video: http://youtu.be/gcXxZhnhxI8 

    Company website:  http://www.champprepared.com/

    Amazon link:  (Giz Wiz link. Price is the same, but Amazon gives GizWizBiz a small credit to buy more stuff to talk about. Thank you.)

    Champ e-Prep 8-in-1 Flashlight, Glass Breaker, Seatbelt Cutter, Device Charging & More, Survival Sidekick Multi-Tool

    Version with AM/FM NOAA Weather Radio: 

    CHAMP 10-In-1 Survival Lightstick Portable/Home with AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, White with Red (RCEP200FLR)

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