Aug 4, 2011 8:30 AM
One thing hot summers and stormy winters have in common? Power outages. If you're all too familiar with them where you live, you might want to stick a Blackout Buddy ($30) in the socket in the hall. This flat LED flashlight automatically goes on when the power goes out, at which point you can put it wherever you'd like a light source, or carry it around with you.