Stocking fillers

Around this time of year I am usually struggling to find some unusual small but at least faintly useful presents...
One I have been impressed with is the GloTorch using a 3M DayGlo yellow phosphorescent formulation that glows nicely all night after a day in sunlight (even at this time of year). About £10 online or sometimes much less if you catch one being offered on an eBay Auction.
We have had one for ages and I wanted to get another in case the first ever packs up. This isn't your average glows faintly green for ten minutes "glow in the dark" this thing really does the business!
The torch only takes AA batteries but its claim to fame is by being possible to find in the pitch dark when camping or in a power cut.
There is a smaller keyring using the same Glo plastic on eBay - the description there is nonsensical as it is physically smaller in length than a single AAA battery and actually powered by a Lithium cell.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GloTorch-Glow-in-the-Dark-LED-Key-Torch-Find-it-in-the-Dark-FREE-POSTAGE-/150980022625?pt=UK_SportsLeisure_Camping_LightsLanternsTorches&hash=item23271c5161
Not at all bad for £3 (provided you ignore the description). (no connection to the vendor(s) just impressed with the kit)
Also in the Dayglo colouring line I have found these 32GB Neon flash drives handy (you can never have enough storage).
(Amazon.com product link shortened)86669797&sr=1-37&keywords2GB+memory+flash
Anyone else found other obscure, cheap but useful stocking fillers? (YMMV)
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On 10/12/2013 10:09, Martin Brown wrote:

Is it just me or is that a bit pointless if it needs to be left in the light to recharge. My keyring is always in my pocket so only sees the light of day when I take it out to unlock something.
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On 10/12/2013 10:45, Andrew May wrote:

It might well be if your usage means it never sees the light of day, but the Glo plastic it is made of is really quite impressive.
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Whereas, mine spends a lot of time in the 'key pot' in the hallway, so would hav eplenty of time to charge.
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Sounds like you need some with transparent pockets. Brian
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On 10/12/2013 10:09, Martin Brown wrote:

I find these are very good for certain DIY aspects:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261290302844?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649
The ability to focus allows you to project a long narrow beam in narrow floor voids, roof spaces etc, without all the light bounding back off the close stuff and obscuring the distant.
Head torches are also very useful for actually working with light where you need it.
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On 10/12/2013 16:13, John Rumm wrote:

Aren't they the same as (Amazon.com product link shortened)86706232&sr=8-2&keywords=cree+torch
I have one of them and they work well but do flatten the batteries pretty quickly. I got two li-ion batteries a charger and the torch for £10.
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On 10/12/2013 20:12, dennis@home wrote:

Yup (although I picked ones from a UK seller in case anyone wanted one in time).

Yup, they suck a fairly hefty current out of an AA. You can run them on the 3V cells as well - they are the same brightness but I don't know if you get better battery life.
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On Tue, 10 Dec 2013 16:13:52 +0000, John Rumm

HFM? I see he's bumped the price up as a placeholder. At the proper price, they're a bloody handy little unit. I have several, hanging by doors and in pockets.
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On 10/12/2013 20:23, Grimly Curmudgeon wrote:

Yup - they were £9.99 for two when I posted... there are plenty of other sellers of them though.

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