WHAT: Monoprice 3-in-1 LED Light, Hand Warmer and Battery Backup
HOW IT WORKS: This is one of those multipurpose travel gizmos that is small, but can serve a few useful purposes, as the name says. What makes it unique are the two aluminum hand-warmer plates on the top and bottom. It also has four LED lights for a bright flashlight that can blink, in case you need to signal someone that you've fallen off a cliff. And lastly, it's a backup power source for your tech goodies that charge via USB port. Fully charging the device itself takes about three hours.
HIGH POINTS: I have plenty of packable flashlights and power backups, but I don't have a hand warmer. Combining all three into one device makes this
LOW POINTS: The high heat setting can be uncomfortably hot if the device is against skin, so I just kept it on the lower setting. It comes with a carrying bag that you can use to temper the
PRICE: $22 at www.monoprice.com
-- Ross Werland, Chicago Tribune