The Any Battery Light from Japanese Panasonic takes four different battery sizes to make it useful in an emergency.
When stranded in the dark with no power most people’s first reaction is to go in search of a flashlight. However, what happens when the device runs out of juice? Often a frantic and frustrating scrabble in the dark for the correct batteries follows, but now with Any Battery Light from Japanese Panasonic, four different battery sizes can be used to keep conditions bright. Panasonic’s BF-BM10 Any Battery Light is compatible with four different standard battery sizes, including AAA, AA, C and D. Up to 86 continuous hours of usage can be obtained from the device, which is due for release in Japan at the end of this month. Pricing on the flashlight, which will be available in both red and white, is expected to be JPY2,000, or USD 22, according to an Engadget report. It’s one thing to upgrade the style with which emergency supplies are packaged, but quite another to upgrade their capabilities as well. Emergency and recreation retailers around the globe: one to get in on? Spotted by Murtaza Patel