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With this tiny but powerful, and micro light, you can always have a light source with you, wherever you go.

And at only $4.95 each, you'll probably choose to get several.

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Clipper Gear Micro Light

A simple and convenient gadget for your phone or key ring or anything/anywhere else

Stick one of these tiny flashlights on your phone or clip it to your keyring, or keep it in your purse (or anywhere else).

You never know when you might need a strong light in an emergency.  This unit is so small it can be taken anywhere and used anytime.



I always travel with a tiny flashlight.  Although I rarely need it, when I need it, I truly need it.  And I find its presence reassuring, especially at night in strange cities, or on an underground train where you never know what would happen if the train lost power and got trapped in a dark unlit tunnel.

Here now is a wonderfully convenient, very small and lightweight, powerful micro light powered by two white LEDs.  With long lasting batteries and a low price of only $4.95 each, you should get one - or two, or three!


Clipper Gear's Micro Light is a very compact and lightweight device.  It measures 2.25" long, and is 1.2" wide at its widest point.  It is only 0.2" thick at its thickest point.  The unit weighs an imperceptible 0.2 oz.

These dimensions are important, because the Micro Light is designed to be placed on the back of a mobile phone.  It has a piece of double sided adhesive tape, which can be used to mount it on the back of most cell phones.  However, the very tiniest phones will be too small to do this.

There is also a loop at the end opposite the two LEDs.  In theory, this is to allow the unit to be placed on a key ring.  In practice, the loop is fairly narrow and while it will fit on a thin sized key ring, it may not fit so conveniently on a larger sized metal ring.

There is a single button on the unit for turning the light on.  The light is activated while the button is held down, and turns off when you release the button.  There is minimal danger of accidentally turning the light on and draining the batteries, because the button is small, slightly recessed, and requires moderately positive pressure to actuate.

The unit contains two small watch type batteries to power it.  Although you could in theory replace them, in reality, it is a difficult job to do so, and the cost of two replacement batteries is amazingly similar to the cost of a new unit.  Fortunately the batteries are long lasting so the need to replace either the batteries or the unit is unlikely to be a regular occurrence.

The batteries are estimated to have a standby life of 3 - 5 years.

The unit is packaged in a simple blister pack and is readily opened.


The unit is very easy to use.  Choose where to keep it, or, better still - choose where to keep them.  I have them in various places around the house, in my car, briefcase, and mounted on the back of my cell phone.

When you need it, simply take it and press the button.  Instant light.


Clipper Gear's Micro Light is amazing value.  As mentioned above, the complete unit costs little more than the batteries by themselves.  Each Micro Light retails for only $4.95.

We like them so much we've decided to sell this unit ourselves.

Click to go to our 'store' page where you can purchase one of more Micro Lights (they make a great gift!) using Paypal and charging to your credit card or bank account.  A single $2.50 shipping charge is added, no matter how many items you buy or where in the world you'd like them shipped.

You'll get an invaluable accessory to simplify the management of your cell phone name and number directory, and you'll be supporting The Travel Insider at the same time.

Other recommended cell phone accessories

We have two other products you might also want to consider.

The Clipper Gear Emergency Battery Recharger allows you to recharge your cell phone's battery, even if you're nowhere near a power source.  If you're like me, your phone's battery always dies at the most inconvenient moment.  Keep one of these handy for the next such occasion.

The Clipper Gear SIM Saver allows you to back up and transfer your phone's SIM (or R-UIM) card phone book data.  Great for backup in case you lose/damage your SIM card or phone.


This is a lovely little micro light that can be kept just about anywhere in case of emergency.  It is low cost and has a long 3 - 5 year standby life.


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Originally published 21 Aug 2005, last update 21 Jul 2020

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