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I bought one of these once. A week after I got it,I dropped it. The light section shattered. I dropped it 4 ft onto carpet. Very cheap, very poor build quality.
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Bought 2 of these last year on here and had to get refunded for them. Both of them overheated and one of them started making a really nasty smell of melting plastic and fried electronics and the batteries got EXTREMELY hot. And yes, the batteries were put in properly.
-Heather (First Burgandy Olfactory Center 12/6/11)
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We gave these away for free at work to try and entice people to do something or other. They are pure garbage... not even worth $6 + shipping. Go buy a real emergency tool, it's one thing you can't afford to skimp on when you really need it.
<--- Yes, that's a hipster tiger.
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Bandrik wrote:For those that want something like this but would prefer something smaller, Woot once offered these Houdini Auto Escape tools. I bought a bunch of them for friends and family, and we generally like them.
It's smaller than it looks here. About the size of a pack of gum, so not much bigger than a car remote fob.
They include a window breaking pin, a flashlight, a seatbelt cutter, and a whistle... all small enough to fit on your keys. There was even a (crappy) youtube video shared in the comments of a couple guys demonstrating it on a junkyard car.
I bought several of these on that offering, too. Sadly, never saw the handy video showing how they are used. The Houdini tools came with zero literature or packing, and I am apparently too stupid to figure out how to use them. Still have it, in my trunk, now. To my knowledge, the other three in the house haven't figured it out, either. Guess we're very lucky not to have needed them!
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