There are some gadgets whose utility is rather close to none, but which are simply so much fun that people end up buying them. After all, a gadget needs not boast extreme functionality or advanced hi-tech features to become an item which sells good. And in the case of the Mathmos 9V Battery Light, it is a small and dead-simple piece of lighting technology more fun than functional, but yet quite a catch.
Sized like a common 9V block battery, the Mathmos 9V Battery Light is a small plastic capsule with dual LED bulbs on the inside.
While certainly not quite a light saber, the Mathmos can and will help you see in the dark when at home or even during your outing trips. With a small and friendly, easy-to-use design, this small portable lamp won't occupy too much space in your luggage and will also provide you with a long operating time thanks to the small current draw of the two LEDs.
All one has to do to get some light is attach the Mathmos 9V Battery Light to a 9V block and that's it. The red glow of the lamp would make reading or other similar actions rather difficult, but you could very well use this toy to create a warm and cozy atmosphere, especially if you have more than one at hand. If you plan to shed some fancy light across your room, the Mathmos 9V Battery Light units can also be powered by wall-adapters; you could even build a custom installation for such a purpose. Or, in case you plan a strategic lighting array - go buy a hefty pack of 9V blocks and install multiple Mathmos in the most uncanny places.
Now, I guess the almost $15 price is a tad high, especially if you consider buying ten or more of these. But if you're looking for a small present or a tiny gadget for your bedside, the Mathmos 9V Battery Light is truly a choice to be considered. We are just a few, but there are many of you, Softpedia users, out there. That's why we thought it would be a good idea to create an email address for you to help us a little in finding gadgets we missed. Interesting links are bound to be posted with recognition going mainly to those who submit. The address is .