It’s thin and small, but don’t let that mislead you into thinking that the BioLite BaseLantern isn’t extremely bright. Fold out its legs and switch on the sandwich-sized lantern to evenly disperse up to 500 lumens of light in all directions, lasting for up to 54 hours on a charge of its large 7,800 mAh li-ion battery. But it’s more than just a bright lamp: its power can also be distributed to your other devices thanks to two side-mounted USB ports, with enough fuel to recharge most smartphones four times, a GoPro six times, or a smartwatch or activity tracker several dozen if not hundreds of times over. It’s also loaded with advanced features that can be enabled via your Bluetooth-connected smartphone, letting you set up alarms, timers, lantern effects, choose light color, and enable proximity activation, where the lantern cleverly illuminates when people are nearby and shuts off when they’re not not, no hands needed.
Grab one at Kickstarter – $80