For the past few weeks I've been seeing TV ads for a Bell and Howell
"Iscope" Which I agree looks like it really could be a handy tool to
have around the house or workshop.
But, what gets to me is that the ad states that the LEDs will give you
over 100,000 hours of reliable light.
That, no doubt is the expected life of the LEDs themselves, before they
"burn out", but there's no way on G_d's green earth that the batteries
in that small handle will keep the LEDs lit that long.
So, isn't it very "false advertising" to state it that way without any
mention of the "battery life".
I have no doubt that SWMBO and a lot of other non-techie types would
think that light could last them "for life".
They say it the same way on their web page, with nary a mention of
As if that isn't enough, the web page ad writers prolly know nothing
about magnetism and say the unit will attach to "any" metal surface and
pick jewelry out of drains. I doubt that much jewelry, even "costume"
stuff is made using magnetic materials.
It's an evil world out there.
Jeff (Grumpy on Sunday)
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