Automatic Handbag Illuminator

Cut down on The Great Purse Search with this illuminating organizational companion.

$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 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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsAutomatic Handbag Illuminator
 
4.5

(based on 138 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (104)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Effective (46)
  • Compact (42)
  • Attractive (35)
  • Durable (27)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (45)
  • Travel (35)
  • Shopping (18)
  • Date night / night out (11)
  • Commuting (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Practical (29), Classic style (16), Career (15), Brand buyer (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (129), No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great surprise gift

The purse light was well packaged—with a window, so that it lit up at a touch even before it was unboxed. A fun gift—it glowed mysteriously through the wrapping paper, and...Read complete review

The purse light was well packaged—with a window, so that it lit up at a touch even before it was unboxed. A fun gift—it glowed mysteriously through the wrapping paper, and once unwrapped, it was put to use immediately. It's a fun and unusual gift.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Did not function as advertised.

The handbag illuminator was advertised to illuminate when your hand got into close proximity to, or touched the device. Not so. It only illuminated when you actually touched it. I called you folks...Read complete review

The handbag illuminator was advertised to illuminate when your hand got into close proximity to, or touched the device. Not so. It only illuminated when you actually touched it. I called you folks and you said you would send me another one along with a pre-paid return label by e-mail to send the original back. I received the replacement quickly but with no return label. The replacement did not work as advertised, either.

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5.0

Convenient and powerful

By 

from New York

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Light is small but powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

      Got this for my mom and she is very happy about it. She'll go into her bag, forgetting about it, but then finds what she is looking for in a second when the light goes on.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Great but did not last

      By 

      from New England

      About Me Career

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Attractive

      Cons

      • Did not last

      Best Uses

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        It lasted for about a month and I changed battery but it did not work, again great idea though

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Mom loves it!

        By 

        from Chicago

        About Me Career, Modern, Practical, Stylish

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Access
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Not sure that you can change the battery

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Shopping

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        My mom loves it so much that now all of her friends want one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        The illuminator works! Makes an unusual, unique gift!

        By 

        from Long Beach, IN

        About Me Comfort-Oriented, Modern

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Great Color
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Instruction manual "hidden" in box bottom

        Best Uses

        • Commuting
        • Date Night / Night Out
        • Shopping

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        Purchased as a gift. Instruction manual easily overlooked in bottom of box---gives instructions on how to change batteries. Device not easy to open to change batteries.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Fast delivery!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I wish I could buy one of these for all of my friends

        By 

        from San Antonio, TX

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        This item is a lifesaver. I carry a suitcase for a purse and it is almost always impossible to find anything in it. Not anymore. Easiest purchase and use. Open the box, throw the light in your purse. The light does the rest.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Disappointing

        By 

        from Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        Broke after two days in his bag. Waste of money

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was great. Right on time

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Better than a little flashlight!

        By 

        from San Francisco

        About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive
        • Easy Access
        • Great Color
        • High Quality

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Date Night / Night Out
        • Shopping
        • Traveling

        Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

        This is such a great idea. You no longer need to find your little flashlight to locate items in your bag, the light goes on automatically. It is about 3 inches around and 1 inch thick, so if you are a small purse person this won't work, but then it's easy to find items in a small purse. Added bonus is you can easily locate the light and use it to illuminate other things such as your door lock, car floor, etc.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Cute product

        By 

        from New Jersey

        About Me Classic

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting
          • Date Night / Night Out
          • Shopping
          • Traveling

          Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

          Got this as a birthday gift for someone who already has everything! I think its a cute idea and I'm hopefully she enjoys using it.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          My wife showed it to a friend and she wanted one

          By 

          from El Paso

          About Me Comfort-Oriented

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Easy Access

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Shopping
            • Traveling

            Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

            She is always trying to dig something out of her purse so hopefully this will help.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
             
            5.0

            Bought as gift for friend, buying one for me now

            By 

            from Los Angeles

            About Me Career, Classic, Modern, Stylish

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive
            • Easy Access
            • High Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

                It's beautifully designed, beautiful to look at (perhaps mesmerizing is a better word?) and practical. A+

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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