Automatic Handbag Illuminator

Cut down on The Great Purse Search with this handy bag light.

$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 141 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (106)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (49)
  • Effective (46)
  • Compact (42)
  • Attractive (35)
  • Durable (28)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Daily use (46)
  • Travel (36)
  • Shopping (18)
  • Date night / night out (11)
  • Commuting (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Budget shopper (32), Practical (29), Career (16), Classic style (16), Brand buyer (12)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (130), No (45)

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

best ever

By 

from Oklahoma

About Me Casual Dresser

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel

    Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

    Great little device

    Service and delivery comments:

    arrived quickly and was package well

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    I have bought these twice and will buy again

    By 

    from Michigan

    About Me Casual Dresser

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Perfect size
    • Stylish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

      Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

      I bought each female family member one of these for Christmas. Each one of them told me separately that they LOVE them. Then I bought a friend one for her birthday. I need to buy one for myself :).

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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
           
          1.0

          Terrible! Broke 1st time I used it!

          By 

          from Vermont

          About Me Career, Comfort-Oriented, Modern, Stylish

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about UncommonGoods Automatic Handbag Illuminator:

          I didn't get a chance to use it, because it broke as I was putting it in my purse. It dropped (lightly!) on my table, and the light never came on again.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Service and delivery were great!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (2 of 2 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

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