Can anything new be done with an electric torch?  We’ve forgotten, but “electric torch” was the given name of flashlights when they were a new invention. Now they are old hat, right? No longer a  news item. 

Not so fast!  Meet the TC1200 Pro Tactical Flashlight, winner of our “shiny new gadget” feature.  Made with aircraft-grade aluminum, it has a powerful beam 25 times brighter than an ordinary flashlight. To prove its durability, the designers sent it on a 21-mile fall to Earth. It survived just fine.  It boasts five modes: low, medium, high, strobe, and SOS. The strobe feature can even temporarily blind an animal or person, so this is NOT for kids! But for a long hard job in the dark, or an emergency backup light for power failures, this 1200 lumen handheld gizmo gets 5 stars. Three AAA batteries or one Li-ion rechargeable battery.

Check it out at: www.1tac.com