Automatic Handbag Illuminator

$29.95

Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel created by

Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel

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Now You See It

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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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET (Economy and Standard shipping) or 2pm ET (Preferred, Expedited, and Express shipping) Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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UncommonGoodsAutomatic Handbag Illuminator
 
4.5

(based on 85 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (63)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Effective (45)
  • Compact (41)
  • Durable (27)
  • High quality (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (45)
  • Travel (20)
  • Shopping (4)
  • Commuting (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Brand buyer (12), Practical (10), Classic style (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (68), No (23)
    • 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 (19), Birthday (16), Mother’s day (5)

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5.0

Works perfectly

By 

from Cleveland

About Me Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • High Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

      I have a purse that is deep in length but not very wide. I would have to feel for things to retrieve them. This little light turns on as soon as I touch it and I can see deep into the purse. It is kind of a disc and it is high quality material. Comes in a nice box. Terrific!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No, No

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Mother loves it

      By 

      from Amarillo, TX

      About Me Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

      purchased this for my mother and she absolutely loves it. She didn't know a device like this existed.

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

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      5.0

      Little Light

      By 

      from Coconut Creek, Florida

      About Me Classic, Practical

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive
      • Easy Access
      • Good Organization
      • Great Color
      • High Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Shopping

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        Great product. Do not know why took so long to make. Found this in my local newspaper, the Sun Sentinel in Fort Lauderhill, Florida. Was so pleased and daughter wanted one also Would highly recommend.

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

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        1.0

        Was interested because it advertised as "Automatic"

        By 

        from north carolina

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

          • NOT automatic may as well use a flashlight.

          Best Uses

            Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

            since it only lights up when you have to touch it I find buying a small flashlight works much better in my purse and costs 1/10 the price.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            I liked my purchase and bought it for 2 family members.

            By 

            from Florida

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

            Does the job it was advertised to do.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            I would buy this again and again

            By 

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Practical

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Great Color

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commuting
              • Traveling

              Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

              I bought this as a gift and they loved it! The motion light is such a good idea especially as we move into the darker months of the year in New England.

              Service and delivery comments:

              quick delivery

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

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Successful gift

              By 

              from Iowa City, IA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive
              • High Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                  Recipient appreciated the practicality and sleek design of the light. Seems like it can be used for closet or drawers too.

                  Service and delivery comments:

                  Very prompt delivery, but overpackaged.

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

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                  1.0

                  I would not buy again.

                  By 

                  from Zebulon,Ga

                  About Me Retired

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Poor Quality

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                      The product does not light as advertised . The product is no help.

                      Service and delivery comments:

                      Delivery was good

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No, No
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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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!"

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Prompt delivery, no fuss purchase.

                        • 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)

                         
                        3.0

                        Nice product, my friend loved it!

                        By 

                        from Missouri

                        About Me Practical

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                            Bottom of a large purse. However, the light goes out after just maybe 5 seconds and you have to touch it again and again to keep it shining.

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

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