Flashflight Disc-O & Flashflight Mini, retail $25.00 and $9.00 (www.niteize.com/flashflight)
Manufactured by Nite Ize Co. (www.niteize.com)
Last updated 09-17-05

The Flashflight Disc-O and Flashflight Mini are flying discs that have an LED in them so you can play "frisbee" at night - that is, you can see it coming, and easily retrieve it if you do not catch it.

"Frisbee" is trademarked by Wham-O, and is often used as a generic term for a flying disc of similar shape. Just thought you ought to know that ahead of time.

Throw it to somebody else as you would that "other" brand of flying disc, and hope that he or she throws it back to you or throws it to somebody else who will eventually throw it back to you.

The Flashflight Disc-O weighs 185 grams, and the Flashflight Mini weighs 55 grams.


To use the Flashflight, just take it out of the package and throw it like a regular Frisbee. Be sure there is at least one other person to throw it to - it's no fun playing frisbee alone.

To use the Flashflight after sunset, there are two different methods of turning the light on depending on whether you have the standard size or the small size.

For the standard sized one (the Disc-O in this evaluation), turn the Flashflight upside-down and turn the rotary knob in the center clockwise (as if tightening it) approximately 1/10th of a turn.
To turn it off when you're finished, turn the same knob counterclockwise (as if loosening it) approximately 1/10th of a turn.

For the smaller one (the Mini in this evaluation), grasp the unit at the center with your thumb over the top and your fingers underneath, gently but firmly squeeze, hold for approximately 0.5 second, and then release.
Use both hands if necessary.
Perform the same action again to turn it off when you're finished playing with your Flashflight Mini.

To change the batteries in the Disc-O model (or other standard-sized Flashflight), turn the unit upside-down, pull the cap in the center straight off, throw it to the ground, look at it all funny, cock your head all wierd, and kick it into the weeds so it can rot away...O WAIT!!! YOU'LL NEED THAT!!! So just set it aside instead.

Lift the battery carriage straight out, and remove and dispose of or recycle the two used CR2016 cells from it as you see fit.

Insert two new CR2016 cells into this carriage, flat-side (+) positive facing up.

Place the now-full carriage back in the opening, orienting it so the side that looks open faces the LED lead that's curved up over the lip of the opening in the Flashflight.

Place the cap back over the opening, orienting it so the two little plastic tits on one side fit between the little plastic tit on the underside of the Flashflight itself (see photograph directly below), and press the cap firmly until it snaps into place.
If the Flashflight comes on at this point, rotate the cap counterclockwise until it goes out.
Aren't you glad you didn't kick that cap into the weeds now?

How the lid should go on the larger Flashflight.

To change the batteries in the Mini model, turn the unit upside-down, pull the cap in the center straight off (use a butterknife, the blade of a large standard screwdriver, or other flat blunt instrument if necessary), and set it aside.

Lift the battery carriage (containing the PCB and LED assembly) straight out, and remove and dispose of or recycle the two used CR2016 cells from it as you see fit. Use a butterknife or standard screwdriver to push them out the open end.

Insert two new CR2016 cells into this carriage, flat-side (+) positive facing up.

Place the now-full carriage back in the opening, LED going in first.

Place the cap back over the opening, and press it firmly into place.

I'm in a motorised wheelchair and my housemate is in one too, so I cannot test the product in the manner in which it was intended to be used. So this section of the Flashflight's web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

The Mini model uses a PWM (pulse width modulation) circuit to drive its LED; that is, the LED is fed pulses of power at a fast enough rate to appear to be on continuously; when the unit is waved about, the blinking becomes evident.

There is an advisory on the packages of both "Not for use as an animal toy". I believe this is because the dog might get the battery cap off and eat the batteries - definitely not a good thing.

Photograph of the Flashflight Disc-O.

Same as above, but product is upside-down so you can see the points
of light transmitted by the optical fiber inside the Flashflight.

Photograph of the Flashflight Mini.

Quicktime movie (.mov extension) showing part of the Flashflight Disc-O's color-cycle pattern.
This clip is approximately 4.6 megabytes (4,880,500 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than twenty minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
I cannot provide it in other formats, so please do not ask.

Products (Flashflight Disc-O and Mini) were sent by a fan of the website (D.H. of Urbana Illinois in the United States) and were received on the afternoon of 09-15-05.

Products were made in the USA. A product's country of origin really does matter to some people, which is why I published it on this web page.

UPDATE: 00-00-00



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED-illuminated flying disc
    LAMP TYPE: 5mm LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 1
    SWITCH TYPE: Rotary on/off (Disc-O), push on/off (Mini)
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: 2xCR2016
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    ACCESSORIES: 2xCR2016 cells
    SIZE: 10.5"D (Disc-O), 5.0"D (Mini)
    WEIGHT: 185g (Disc-O), 55g (Mini)
    WARRANTY: 2 years


    Star Rating

Flashflight Disc-O and Mini * www.niteize.com/flashflight

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