This self-powered wonder doesn’t let you down in an emergency: It runs via solar power, manual windup, or USB port. It also includes a built-in AM/FM shortwave radio and a cell-phone charger.To buy: $35, amazon.com (black only).
All it requires is a few shakes to power up―and it even has a handy dimmer switch.To buy: $25, macys.com.
Modern with a specialized ultrabright bulb, this slim wand is one of many functional designs (think alarm clocks, telephones, MP3 players) by a prolific industrial designer. Available in orange (shown).To buy: $27, puremodern.com.
The powerful LED bulb provides a strong beam that goes from spotlight to floodlight just by twisting the lens. Water- and shock-resistant. Available in blue, red, gray, silver, and black (shown). To buy: $32 to $36, amazon.com. Get Daily Finds via e-mail See all Daily Finds from this month