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Credit card-sized pocket light fits in your wallet

Jeremy Simon

Pocket lightWhile it won’t magnify the fine print on your cardholder agreement, this credit card-sized pocket light could nevertheless make your day just a little brighter.

Designed by Hyun Jin Yoon and Eun Hak Lee, this pocket light is “about the size of a credit card and powered by a small cell,” writes Web magazine Yanko Design, which introduced the wallet-ready innovation. “Flip up the lightbulb shaped cut-out to switch on the soft, mellow, glow of bliss.”

I have to admit it’s a very cool idea. Think of all the times having a light in your wallet could prove helpful: finding items that fall on the floor of a darkened car, setting the romantic mood lighting on a candle-less dinner table, lighting the way to your kitchen for a midnight snack, helping you read the playbill in a darkened theater, etc.

How many other uses for a credit card-sized pocket light can you come up with?

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  • Chris Robison

    Is this sort of thing really necessary anymore? I mean, if it’s really bright like a flashlight, it could be useful, but who doesn’t already have a cell phone, with a screen that’s at least as bright as this? I use my cell phone screen as an emergency light all the time, and it’s a lot handier than a card buried in my wallet.
    I guess a cell phone won’t exactly make good romantic mood lighting, but somehow I don’t think this gadget would leave a compelling impression either.