Pink LED Scrolling "Necklace", retail $18.25
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 02-02-11

The Pink LED Scrolling "Necklace" was purchased on Ebay, simply because I thought that it was cool (or "kool" or "kewl").

The Pink LED Scrolling "Necklace" seems remarkably easy to use at first, but looks can be deceiving. It should be comparable in ease to entering your initials after reaching a high score on a coin-op arcade video game like they had in the 1980s and 1990s - and probably the early-2000s too; though I have not played one of the coin-op arcade video games from this decade so I cannot confirm how high score monitoring is performed on modern equipment. But the buttons are so difficult to press, that its apparent ease soon turns into an excersize in patience.

It has 7 rows of 17 columns of small pink LEDs (119 lamps total); these little LEDs are remarkably bright for chip-type LEDs with no lenses over them.

You can store up to six messages of 255 bytes each (characters, numerals, punctuation, symbols, and spaces) in this "necklace".


This "necklace" is so darn diddly-arn difficult to program that the best thing I can do is to refer you to the instructional materials furnished with the unit.

Not only are the buttons hard to press, this "necklace" requires a modicum of precision in button presses to change modes, and it has shown to be rather difficult to reassemble after programming and even something that would normally be I don't know...turning it on & off!!!
3-3=0 I guess.

Hang the Pink LED Scrolling "Necklace" around your neck with the included 16" chain.

The "necklace" can display uppercase letters A-Z, the numerals 0-9, plus most symbols & punctuation characters, and special characters like a heart and a smiley face.

To remove the batteries, slide the grey part of the "necklace" out of the metal frame, and remove the circuit board from the grey tray. Use a ballpoint pen or similar instrument, and push each cell out from the long side of the "necklace" (from the side of the board opposite the side with the arrow silkscreened on it next to each battery carriage). Once it's out enough, grasp the cell at the edge of the "necklace" and pull it straight out; dispose of or recycle them as you see fit.

To insert the batteries into your "necklace", turn the unit upside-down so the circuitry faces up. Turn the unit so the switch buttons face forward. Slide a CR2032 lithium coin cell into each carriage, (from the side of the board with the arrow silkscreened on it next to each battery carriage) flat side (+) positive up.

Place the "necklace"'s circuit board back into the grey tray, and slide the tray back into the metal frame.
"Slide" may be wording it incorrectly here; I found it very difficult to slide it back into the frame.

Unable to measure current usage due to how the unit was constructed and how it functions.

This is a digital scrolling "necklace", not a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the cistern (toliet tank), bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my housemate's citty kats go to the litterbox on it, run over it with a 450lb Celebrity motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a large claw hammer in order to bash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoņata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piņata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout, with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoņata is only used to shoot piņatas to piņata parties away from picturesque Piņata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

One of the first things I do when I test a programmable message thing is to see if there's an onboard censor, and this "necklace" is so darn diddly-arn difficult to program that I did not do this.

Photograph of the "necklace" hung around my neck, as it might normally be used.

This evaluation resemble the one I made for the Pink LED Scrolling Dog Tag?
Thought you'd say so. It's because I used it as a template for this one because they're identical in the way they're programmed, and unfortunately, their difficulty of use as well.

This "necklace" has four display modes:
  • Down-to-up scrolling (as you might expect)
  • Flicker of four letters
  • Left-to-right scrolling of four letters
  • Right-to-left scrolling of four letters
And it has space to input six messages of 255 bytes (letters, numbers, symbols, and spaces) each.

This "necklace" is so darn diddly-arn difficult to program that if you purchase one, please be certain to purchase a gun and some bullets for it too so you can hose yourself down with it after being frustrated with dealing with the very difficult-to-press buttons and the asinine disassembly/reassembly procedure you need to do just to turn the silly thing on & off.

The "necklace" DOES look really nice (it reminds me of "bling bling" that rappers sometimes use), so if you can get used to the fiddly programming & on/off procedures, it just might be worth having in your arsenal.

The pink LEDs are not the standard pink; they're actually blue LEDs with some type of pink window ("lens") over the dice (light-emitting regions).

The message "TIME FOR YOUR MEDS, ANGIE!" was
being displayed when this photograph was taken.

Same as above; but the name tag was simply laid on the floor this time.

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this "necklace"; filtered by the pink plastic "window".

Spectrographic plot
Spectrographic analysis of the LEDs in this "necklace"; not filtered.

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video clip on YouTube showing the Pink LED Scrolling "Necklace" in action.

This video is 19.444623442393 megabytes (19,631,164 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than ninety seven minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

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

That sound you might hear is music from the pee-cee computer
demo program "ACT 1" by the demo group ''Psychic Link''.

This product is not sound-sensitive; so the sound
may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

Sample of the Pink LED Scrolling "Necklace" was purchased on Ebay on 01-22-11 and was received on 01-30-11.
I purchased it simply because I thought that it was cool (or "kool" or "kewl"), not because I actually needed it.

I see now that I made the incorrect decision (it's so darn diddly-arn difficult to use that I just want to throw it on the floor, dump a bag of Arm & Hammer brand Odour Alert-style kitty litter all over it, pile some of those blue toliet deodouriser cakes on top of it, discharge an entire can of Axe brand "Kilo" scent aerosol armpit deodouriser spray on it, and {spoken like Beavis} THTOMP ON IT!!!).

Photograph of the "necklace" being THTOMPED ON - minus the toliet deodouriser cakes, the cat litter, and the Axe aerosol bomb.
(No, I didn't actually destroy it - this is just a humorous photograph!)

UPDATE: 00-00-00

No onboard censor
LEDs are bright enough to see in room light - they're really bright, actually
Enough space to input large sized messages
Batteries it needs are a bit odd, but not unreasonably so. Should be easy to find

No onboard censor
Buttons are unnecessarily difficult to press
You must disassemble & reassemble the product just to turn it on & off
Exceedingly difficult (nearly impossible!) to disassemble/reassemble

    PRODUCT TYPE: Magnetic scrolling LED "necklace"; "dog tag" style
    LAMP TYPE: Small pink LED
    No. OF LAMPS: 119
    SWITCH TYPE: Small pushbutton on/off, character up/down
    CASE MATERIAL: Metal and plastic
    BEZEL: (when assembled) Metal; plastic window protects LEDs
    BATTERY: 2xCR2032 lithium coin cells
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    WATER- AND PEE-RESISTANT: Light sprinkle-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: 2xCR2032 cells, necklace chain
    SIZE: 100mm Long x 47mm Wide x 10mm Deep
    WEIGHT: Not equipped to weigh
    WARRANTY: 30 days


    Product was not intended to be used as a light source, so the conventional "star" rating will not be furnished. But if it were to receive a rating, that dreadful "uranator mint" rating might very well see use.

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