MY LIL' REMINDER DELUXE



My Lil' Reminder Deluxe, retail $18.99* (http://homeproductsales.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for My Lil' Reminder (Their website is now offline)
Last updated 11-13-10





This product was not designed to be used specically as a flashlight, but because it uses an LED as a small flashlight, then on this website it goes.

This is a small digital voice recorder with a built-in white LED flashlight. For the purposes of this website, I'm going to focus mainly on the flashlight - with the exception of the recordings I made and published on this web page, so you can hear the product in action.

This product differs from the original My Lil' Reminder primarily because it has a 60-second storage capacity, while the original has a 20-second storage capacity.


* This price is for two of these critters.


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First thing you'll want to do is gently but firmly pull out & remove that plastic tab you see sticking out of the battery door. This is an insulator, designed to prevent unwanted activation before you receive it.

To use this product as a flashlight, just press and hold the rubberised pushbutton below the word "LIGHT" on the top of the product; release the button to douse the light.

To record a message, hold the unit approximately 3" from your mouth, press & hold the "REC" button, and speak clearly into it. Speak as though you were speaking with somebody on a long-distance telephone call; do not mumble or whisper but you need not yell or shout either. When finished recording, release the "REC" button. While recording, a red LED on the upper surface of the unit will come on. Recording capability is 60 seconds; if this is exceeded, the red light will turn off and the product will stop recording.

To play back the message, press & release the "PLAY" button. Hold the unit ~3" from your ear if the volume is insufficient; otherwise holding it up toward your face works well. If you do not wish to hear the entire message, just press & release the "PLAY" button again, and playback will stop.

The unit records multiple messages; however, since I was not furnished with the instructional material, I do not know how to use this feature.



To change the batteries, use a small Phillips screwdriver to remove and then set aside the screw holding the battery door in place.

Slide the battery door off, throw it in the garbage can (dustbin), and take the bag to the outside wheeled garbage can (wheelie bin) so the garbage man (dust man) will haul it away next week...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Tip the four used AG13 button cells out of the body, and dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

Insert four new AG13 button cells into the body, orienting them so all their button-ends (-) negatives face the bottom. All of the flat-ends of the cells should be facing upward.

Slide the battery door back on, insert the little screw, and gently but firmly tighten it.
Aren't you glad you didn't dispose of that battery door now?

Unable to measure current usage due to how the product was constructed.



This product is meant to be used as a voice recorder with an occasional-use flashlight built in, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused; so I won't pee on it, try to flush it down the toilet, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of an outdoor patio, let my sister's kitty cats bury it in the litterbox or poop on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity, or perform other indecencies that a regular flashlight might have to go through.
So this section of the web page will be significantally more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight that was born to be a flashlight & nothing but a flashlight.





Beam photograph on the test target at 12".
Measures 4,088mcd on a Meterman LM631 light meter.
Even for a product that was not intended to be a flashlight, this is a dissapointingly low value.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the white LED in this product.


Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the red "REC/PB" LED in this product.

USB2000 spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.


ProMetric analysis
Beam cross-sectional analysis (white LED).
Image made using the ProMetric System by Radiant Imaging.




Video clip on YourTube allowing you to see how the product might be used.
It has a recording of a Commodore 64 speech synthesizer saying the phrase:
"He drinks Massengill brand post-menstrual disposable douches."
and the product playing it back.

This clip is approximately 3.700845674259 megabytes (3,856,178 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than eighteen minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

I cannot provide this video clip in other formats, so please do not ask.


Here is proof that I used a Commodore 64 computer with the "SAM" speech synthesizer to say these words.
I deliberately misspelled the words "Massengill", "disposable", and "douches" so the program would say them correctly.


A .WAV file (Windows Wave audio) allowing you to hear the product being used.
It has a recording of the Worm Quartet song "Find the Dead Wingless Legless Fly in Your Box of Raisins" and the product playing it back.

This clip is approximately 0.448867235435 megabytes (463,107 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than two minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.


A .WAV file (Windows Wave audio) allowing you to hear the product being used.
It has a recording of the Worm Quartet song "Face of a Child" and the product playing it back.

This clip is approximately 0.419956443539 megabytes (431,506 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than two minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.


A .WAV file (Windows Wave audio) allowing you to hear the product being used.
It has a recording of the Worm Quartet song "Violin Solo" and the product playing it back.

This clip is approximately 0.499998456346 megabytes (513,082 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than 2 minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.


A .WAV file (Windows Wave audio) allowing you to hear the product being used.
It has a recording of the Worm Quartet song "R2-D2 (Lives in my Butt)" and the product playing it back.

This clip is approximately 0.698534122831 megabytes (701,958 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than three minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.



This is Worm Quartet...one guy (Reverend Shoebox) and three worms.
The songs "Find The Dead Wingless Legless Fly In Your Box Of Raisins" and "Face of a Child" are from the album "Faster than a Speeding Mullet", and the songs "Violin Solo" and "R2-D2 (Lives in my Butt)" are from the album "Sumophobia Alpha 2 Ex Super Championship Turbo Edition".





TEST NOTES:
Test unit was given to me by my sister on 07-09-10 (or "09 Jul 2010" if you prefer).


UPDATE: 00-00-00






PROS:
Does what it was intended for adequately


CONS:
Much dimmer than expected - even for a product not made to be a flashlight
Batteries it uses could be difficult to find in brick-&-mortar stores
Appears to have rather delicate construction


    MANUFACTURER: Unknown
    PRODUCT TYPE: Digital voice recorder w/flashlight
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm white LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    BEAM TYPE: Medium spot w/soft fall-off to perimeter
    SWITCH TYPE: Momentary pushbutton on/off
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: Plastic; LED slightly protrudes from case
    BATTERY: 4xAG13 button cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PIDDLE-RESISTANT: No
    SUBMERSIBLE: FOR GOD SAKES NOOOOO!!!
    ACCESSORIES: 4 batteries, swivel, split-ring
    COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE: China
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated

    PRODUCT RATING:

    Star Rating





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