Typewriter From The Urbach Letter February 2008

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Cool Thing of the Month

PowerFlare

PowerFlare
My good friend Nicholas gave me one of these for my birthday. Thanks Nick! You should know I'm keeping the hockey puck-sized PowerFlare in my glove box. Its lithium battery has a 10-year shelf life so it'll be ready to go when I need it. It has ten different flashing patterns including "SOS" Morse code and can run for up to 100 hours, depending on the pattern selected. Invented by a highway patrol officer, the "military-grade polymer" shell is so tough, it's said you can drive a truck over it. (Haven't tried that yet.) $46.95 at Columbus Supply.

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