Automatic Handbag Illuminator

$29.95

Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel created by

Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel

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You bought a small, sensible purse, yet somehow retrieving a tube of lip gloss from its roomy interior has become tantamount to spelunking for a single penny. Cut down on "I could have sworn I had it...right here..." time and make your purse an illuminated vision of order with this automatic handbag light. A simple orb that fits right in your purse or tote, this sleek design lights up at the touch or approach of a hand, letting frantic rummaging lead to revolutionary illumination. The light switches off after a few moments so as not to drain the battery--just enough time to grab that mint, wallet, phone, or keys. Stop Searching. Start finding. Made in Germany.

Batteries will last approximately 6000 cycles (turning on and then turning off) 2x AAA included and installed

Special proximity sensors can tell when your hand is close and will light up in response for approximately 8 seconds
Automatically switches off, saving battery life
Put an end to endless digging through your purse
Small, light, and perfect for travel

Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel

created by

Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel

location

Germany

A power failure at a folk festival inspired designers Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel to see the light. Watching women at the festival rummaging through their purses in the dark, the technically trained duo sought an engineered solution. Previous pocket flashlights were awkward and inconvenient to handle, so the designers' decided to develop a lightweight, conveniently sized handbag light that's portable and easy to use. The team was joined by designer Benedikt Lehnert, whose involvement shaped the design process that produced this illuminating design.

Made from
circuit board, LED light, polycarbonate plastic
Measurements
2.76" L x 2.76" W x 0.79" H
Item ID
40170

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within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
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within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
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within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
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within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
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will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsAutomatic Handbag Illuminator
 
4.6

(based on 76 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (57)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Effective (45)
  • Compact (41)
  • Durable (27)
  • High quality (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (45)
  • Travel (19)
  • Shopping (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Brand buyer (12), Practical (5), Classic style (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (59), No (17)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (24), Self (12), Mother (10), Wife (8), Child (7)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (42), Other (15), Birthday (12), Mother’s day (5)

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5.0

Made a very appreciated gift

By 

from Indiana

About Me Classic, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive
  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Date Night / Night Out
    • Shopping
    • Traveling

    Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

    Comments from the gift recipient included "wow that thing really is bright!"

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

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    4.0

    Great for those deep dark bags

    By 

    from Chicago

    About Me Career, Classic

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Convenient
    • Light weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Commuting
      • Shopping
      • Traveling

      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

      Until makers of handbags start using light-color fabrics for the interior of handbags and totes, this little device is great.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No

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      5.0

      Just what my husband needed!

      By 

      from Burr Ridge, IL

      About Me Classic, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Traveling

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        My husband uses this in his shoulder carryall. Hopefully, he is able to find an item more easily when the light shows all the items in his bag!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes, Yes
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent product and transaction. Makes a great gift idea.

        By 

        from Conway, SC

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • High Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

            I already got one of these for my girlfriend and she loves it. I then got one for my mom, too. Excellent gift idea for the women in your life.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great idea!

            By 

            from Tulsa, OK

            About Me Casual Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Organization
            • Perfect lighting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Inside a purse

              Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

              Love this illuminator! The light is just bright enough to see in my bag without being blinding. It stays on about 10 seconds which is just long enough to find my wallet, but will easily pop back on (since it's motion activated) if my hand is still roaming around in my bag. Great idea! And great price point! I have bought illuminators for all of the women in my family, as well as for a few of my childrens teachers.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              The first was for me - it works, thus the next order!

              By 

              from Texas

              About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • High Quality
              • Really lights up

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Date Night / Night Out
                • Traveling

                Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                Perfect for the hobo bags with one big pocket

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Birthday

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Every gal wants one

                By 

                from Arizona

                About Me Career

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                    We purchased 20 of this item as a corporate gift for some ladies attending an event. We haven't given them out yet, but every woman in our office wants one now. I have to keep them hidden until the event! Everything arrived in good working order.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Great Product

                    By 

                    from Corvallis, OR

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                    After replacing the dead batteries the recipient found the handbag illuminator to be very useful.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Mother
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Birthday

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                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great gift!

                    By 

                    from Rogers, AR

                    About Me Practical

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • High Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Shopping
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                      Perfect for dark restuartants or the movies. The light is bright enough you can see inside your purse, but not so bright it will disturb anyone else.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Birthday

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      A unique and handy gift!

                      By 

                      from Los Angeles

                      About Me Modern, Practical, Stylish

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Fun Gift Idea
                      • High Quality
                      • Works Great

                      Cons

                      • A Bit Too Large

                      Best Uses

                      • Anytime

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                      I purchased 5 of these as little Mother's Day token gifts. They were a hit! Everyone loved them. My mom has already showed it to her friends who want to purchase it!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Mother’s Day

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