The Iain Sinclair Eon Card Flashlight Review

I came across the credit card shaped flashlight while aimlessly browsing amazon (like you do) and thought I’d give it ago. At a fairly expensive price of $13.49 I spent a little more than I wanted to but thought the idea and concept of this accessory more than paid for it..

When it finally arrived I was disappointed by the odd shape of it. I hadn’t realized, probably my own fault, that the eon flashlight was less than flat which made it awkward, to say the least when put inside your wallet. Although with the being said after a day or so of use I did get used to it and it really does depend on the wallet you use. Overall the light is strong and battery good. along with an attractive appearance and lightweight you’d hardly notice it inside the right wallet. But that’s the problem. Most of the time I forgot I had it because it serves very little purpose in today’s society. 

Design & Functionality

The Flashlight is a really attractive little item and something which catches your eye immediately. Made from a brushed metal the flashlight is attractive and minimalist in appearance. Even the tapered curvature of the card is attractive (even if it’s not functional). The issue I had with the card – and the issue I have with many wallet accessories – is how well will it fit inside a wallet.

To test this I hauled out my boxed of over 100 wallets and started testing the Sinclair card in each. The general consensus only 20 wallets in is Iain Sinclair Eon is a little too bulky to warrant carrying in everyday life. When being carried the Sinclair creates noticeable bulk within the pocket and this is consistent among every wallet I tried. It also inhibits the ability to store other cards and cash. 

The light itself is very good. As a pocket flashlight, it does provide a strong beam and the battery seems to last a lifetime. That being said, it doesn’t provide any additional or added benefits to what your smartphones LED flashlight can offer so I continually asked myself what’s even the point? 

Final Verdict

I’m lovely the sudden arrival of wallet related gadgets recently. It really gives hope to what could be a thriving industry in the future. As our wallets naturally get smaller people are coming up with new innovations to fill that new space. It’s fantastic.

As for the eon flashlight. I’m kind of torn. It’s a cool gadget, but I wouldn’t say it has a lot of usability in reality. Everybody these days have LED lights on their smartphones and they’re better and more powerful. 


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