This Flashlight Can Save Your Ass Three Ways

No glove box should be without one.
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PowerItUp 4-in-1 SafeT-Light

PowerItUp 4 in 1 SafeT-Light (Photo: Impecca)

The modestly named PowerItUp ($60) only describes a third of what this handy device can actually do: With a built-in 10,400mAh power bank and full USB port, it's able to juice up your average smartphone (or other gadgets) several times.

And yes, it's a powerful flashlight, with three levels of brightness able to throw a beam up to a football field away. It also features a flashing emergency mode, which hints at its third, more hidden function.

Immensely helpful in a crash, this torch is hiding a window hammer and a seatbelt cutter. So if you wreck—and it's no more than arm's length away—you can potentially use it to get yourself and other passengers out of a tight and possibly tragic jam.

Helpful for any flashlight, but especially one that's also an escape tool, it's both fire-rated and waterproof. Hopefully you needn't find out just how much so. But even if you only use two-thirds of its capabilities, it's a great device to have on hand.