Fasttech beware this crap

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Fasttech beware this crap

http://www.fasttech.com/p/1032700
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No accu, just ordinary battery, wires not even connected to solarpanel.
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Lol. That’s great.

They should change the name to “Solar Panel Style” LED keychain flashlight,
and add in the description, “get the look of a solar panel light with the performance of a battery operated light!!!”

Win!

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NO SUN and it still works..whoo hoo lol ….not one of FTs best products eh.

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Did they contact FastTech about it?

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LOL

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On the plus side, at least the parts all combined are probably worth close to $1.
What an obvious rip-off product. Not even wired to the battery, which is smart because charging that Lithium primary cell would be a very bad thing.
Edit: Interestingly, if you read the Title and description, it only says “Solar Panel Flashlight”, not “Solar Powered Flashlight”. Nowhere does it say charging or solar powered. Still, misleading product for sure. If FT didn’t know, will they learn to dissect future products to ensure they are as expected?
Edit2: Posted a link to this thread on the item discussion. We’ll see.

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LOL I just read the review from kalpesh…what a pro.

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Apparently, some of these are “real”, and some are not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyzHa8q5bgQ

Hopefully FT will recognize that they one they sell isn’t, and correct that or pull the product.

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relic38 wrote:
not “Solar Powered Flashlight”.

I’m definatelly not interested in a “solar powered flashlight”, I would be interested in a flashlight with solar charging though Big Smile
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Werner wrote:
LOL I just read the review from kalpesh…what a pro.
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I bought some of this as sample light to be used during camping and its great Smile charges during day time under sun and works like tiny torch @ night

I can’t stop laughing. Big Smile

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ive added a comment on FT and bumbleballs is me Smile

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ohaya wrote:
Apparently, some of these are “real”, and some are not:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyzHa8q5bgQ

Reading the comments, even the real ones seem to fail after only a few months. It’s a shame as I think solar-charging could be a useful feature if implemented well.

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ha, bought a couple of these just opened one up and same thing basically inside. Not even connected to the piece of glass. I knew there was no way they could sell that for $1.50

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It’s like our solar garden lights, the panel puts out 3v on a mildly overcast day, barely charges the NiCd 300Mah battery, Chinese junk ,lights cost $2.7ea
I now use old NiMh cells in there.

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Still a good deal for such low price, the battery itself can cost more on regular market price.

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Review on Fastech : I bought some of this as sample light to be used during camping and its great Smile charges during day time under sun and works like tiny torch

Maybe it was not the same model buts its pretty funny when you have no clue of what is inside. :bigsmile:

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Good response from Fasttech.

They have pulled the product and explained why.  Pretty transparent.  As much as we'd like to expect better, I guess it must be virtually impossible to physically test and inspect every product they sell.

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By the looks of it, it’s obvious. No need for further explanation.