TOY BOX: E2e flashlight shines in darkest hour

In its product catalogue, Surefire says the E2e Executive Elite flashlight is "small enough to carry undetected...yet tough enough to survive and thrive in the harshest environments."

In its product catalogue, Surefire says the E2e Executive Elite flashlight is "small enough to carry undetected...yet tough enough to survive and thrive in the harshest environments."

Well, I'm no hunter, and Manhattan isn't exactly the Alaskan wilderness - the profession and place deemed E2e-worthy in the catalogue - but New York City on the day of the biggest blackout in US history, could certainly be called a "harsh" environment. As soon as the lights went out, my desk - home to the many gadgets awaiting review in Toy Box - became a central resource. And above all, the E2e emerged the most useful (save a Samsung SCHa530 cell phone that inexplicably worked despite jammed lines from here to Ohio). Hopeful that power would return soon, PRWeek staffers lingered around the office until bathroom breaks became a necessity, turning the E2e into a virtual hall pass. Our windowless restrooms (now pitch black) remained fully functional thanks to E2e's unusually powerful beam, given its small size. The verdict: Top of the line, which it should be at this price. Any questions? Write us at toybox@prweek.com
  • Sara Calabro writes Toy Box. She is a New York-based staff reporter for PRWeek ----- Price $95 Available at surefire.com Specs The E2e is 4.5" long and weighs 4 ounces. It runs on two lithium batteries (included). There is a function that lets users switch between constant and momentary light, and its O-ring seal makes it weatherproof.

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