Gadgets Princeton-Tec-VIZZ

Published on April 17th, 2013 | by Kira


Princeton Tec: Keeping Us Bright

It is that perfect time for backpacking, hiking, and camping. We are over our frozen hump, but we have not had the heat waves yet. So, grab your tent, sleeping bag, solid hiking shoes and flashlight, and let’s finally go play outside!

But, what did you say? Your old flashlight is dead or heavy? Well, Princeton Tec has the answer for you, their new Vizz GR 150 lumen headlamp. This headlamp is comfortable, actually stays on your head, and is very easy to use. It has one button that you cycle through: night vision red LEDs to spot (which illuminates up to 295 feet) to flood (which starts low and gets brighter) to lock. The large transparent button is easy to access even in gloves and will also indicate when the batteries are low (at the 20% mark). Speaking of batteries, it takes 3 AAA alkaline or lithium batteries, which will have it aglow for up to 200 hours.

In addition to the Vizz being easy to use, it looks sturdy, is stylish (comes in black, green, or red), and is water proof. It is rated for one meter below the water for 30 minutes. So, while I would not suggest taking it scuba diving, it will handle any rain a camping trip will bring. Flashlights and camping lights range widely in price, but $45 for a quality headlamp is pretty fair. For biking, hiking, or even light exploring in the caves of your backyard, a bit of extra light always helps!

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Former neuroscientist, and now fashion photographer, Kira is a perfect fit for TrulyNet. She has a great understanding of what is hot, loves the new geeky toys, and has the academic background to be opinionated on it. Kira is well traveled, has lived in Australia and Canada for school. Loves the outdoors, biking, all types of art, and is completely obsessed with fashion and photographing it. She presently can be found in New York City at an art event, art gallery, museum, science talk, one of the NYC parks, a vegetarian friendly restaurant, a comic book store, or out getting bubble tea. She is a little obsessed with bubble tea.

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