hand crank Stories September 25, 2015

Today only, as part of its Deals of the Day, Best Buy is offering the Neato Robotics Botvac 80 Bagless Robotic Vacuum for $329.99 shipped. That’s $170 under the original listing, $70 under Amazon and the best pice we can find.

It uses a laser guided navigation system to “methodically” clean your rooms “instead of just bumping around.” It has an edge cleaning brush, heavy-duty blade brush, combo brush and a high-performance filter. This model has a 4/5 star rating from nearly 300 Amazon customers.

ThorFire Camping LED Lantern with Hand Crank-sale-01

EachineDirect via Amazon offers the ThorFire Camping LED Lantern with Hand Crank for $18.98. Applying coupon code 4HM7FB68 drops the final price to $10.98 with free shipping for Prime members or on orders of $35+. Today’s deal is nearly 75% off the original listing, $8 better than the regular price and the lowest offering we can find.

This lantern is powered by either USB or its built-in hand crank to supply up to four hours of battery life. Additionally, it can charge your iPhone, iPad or other device via the USB port. The ThorFire Lantern features two brightness levels and includes a two-year warranty. It is the number one best-selling outdoor tabletop lamp and is rated 4.4/5 stars by over 230 Amazon customers.

Down below we the rest of today’s best home deals including Black + Decker drills for under $20, end-of-season yard tools/storage deals, coffeemakers, gift cards and much more: expand full story

hand crank Stories June 3, 2015

Eton American Red Cross Emergency Radio w/ Weather Alerts $20 (Reg. $46+) with free in-store pickup

Staples is offering the Eton American Red Cross Solarlink (FR360) Emergency Preparedness Radio for only $19.99 with free in-store pickup or shipped if you pad your order to $50 or more. That’s $40 off the original list price, $26 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen.


  • AM & FM, NOAA weatherband all 7 channels,
  • Built-in 3 white LED light source 1 flashing red LED
  • Dynamo/hand crank which charges the Ni-MH battery; From 3 AAA batteries (not included);
  • From the AC via USB adapter (not included); Solar power which charges Ni-MH battery
  • USB cell phone charger, 3.5 mm headphone

Over 100 Amazon customers gave it 3.6/5 star reviews.

hand crank Stories February 25, 2015

expiredPower Banks: Goal Zero 4,400mAh Solar/Hand Crank $60 (Reg. $80), Intocircuit 11,200mAh $20 (Reg. $30)

Update 2/25 4:00PM: We just found the TECHNOCEL TYLT Energi Travel Charger on sale for only $9.99 shipped from Microsoft via eBay. That’s $40 off the list price and a sweet deal for a device that’s equipped with folding AC prongs & has a 1800mAh capacity.

 Amazon offers the Goal Zero Portable Torch 250 with Power Hub and Emergency Light with Solar and Hand Crank for $59.99 shipped. That’s 25% under the regular $80 price tag, the lowest we’ve seen it go for on Amazon and the best price we can find by $20.

Previously featured as our New Toy of the Day, the Goal Zero Portable Torch 250 is a durable all-in-one light source that features 250 total lumen output, 1.5 Amp USB output, built-in solar panel and a hand crank:

…this multi-function flashlight is the only piece of gear you’ll need in an emergency. Built-in USB charging cable, solar panel and hand crank for bright light anywhere. Red light for emergencies, USB port to charge your phone.

It has received a 4.7/5 star rating from over 60 Amazon customers. You can check out more of GoalZero’s outdoor, camping and emergency gear here including its best selling USB Power Hub and Lantern.

Hisgadget Inc via Amazon also has the Intocircuit 11200mAh Power Castle with Smart LCD Display for $22.99, but using code WMXPBCX5 will drop the total down to $19.99 with free Prime shipping (free trial) or on orders of $35 or more. That’s $10 under the regular price and matching the lowest we’ve seen. It features an aluminum alloy brushed shell, LED flashlight, dual USB outputs to charge two devices at once and an LCD display for battery life. The Power Castle comes with a Micro USB cable, a carry pouch and has received a 4.7/5 star rating from nearly 1,000 Amazon customers.

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The GoalZero Torch 250 is the ultimate all-in-one device that’s definitely not for your office.

It has a red LED light for use in any emergency situation, a built-in USB charging cable, a solar panel that works from bright light, a hand crank, and a USB port to charge your phone. With a 250 total lumen output, you’ll be prepared for anything that comes your way.

It has an internal 4,400 mAh battery that will keep the flashlight glowing for about 48 hours on its lowest setting, and there are 3 ways to charge the battery:

goal zero in the woodsThe Sun: The solar panel located on the back of the light.

USB: By being plugged into a USB power source in about 7 hours.

Hand Crank: 1 minute of cranking can generate about 2 minutes of light.


Goal zero on the road“The Torch 250 Power Hub and Flashlight is the most versatile, reliable source of power and light for any situation. Boasting a powerful, 4,400 mAh lithium battery, 250 total lumen output, a 1.5A USB port to charge your gear, as well as a built-in solar panel and hand crank, this multi-function flashlight is the only piece of gear you’ll need in an emergency. Built-in USB charging cable, solar panel and hand crank for bright light anywhere. Red light for emergencies, USB port to charge your phone.”

You can find GoalZero’s Torch 250 on GoalZero.com or back soon on Amazon for $79.99. expand full story

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