Solio Clip-Mini

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The Clip-Mini isn’t terribly bright (the Sprinter has ten times as many lumens). But five hours of solar charging—or an hour plugged into a wall jack—will power it up for three hours on max brightness. Choose from five different modes, including flashing. Bike commuters: keep it clipped to your bag as a backup.

Brand: Solio $35
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