LED Strobe Finger Ring , retail $0.99 (www.wallgreens.com)
Manufactured by (Unknown) for The Gerson Co.
Last updated 01-18-05

This is a nice looking finger ring with three LEDs and a strobe circuit inside. The ring is made of a very soft and flexible rubber-like material, which will not cause any additional damage if you try to give somebody a knuckle sandwich while this ring is on.

The ring portion (the part that fits your finger) should stretch to accomodate most any finger diameter.

It appears to be disposable; there does not appear to be any way to change the batteries in it.


Place the ring on your finger much like you'd put any other ring on. If the bottom of the ring becomes twisted, just use your other hand to untwist it.

Press down on the ring and then release it to turn the LEDs on. Press down and release the ring the same way to turn the LEDs off. Yes, it really is as easy as that.

This ring appears to be disposable; there is no obvious way to change the batteries in it when they poop out. So this section of the web page will not be necessary.

This was intended to be a disposable product, so even if you do manage to break it, just throw it away and go get another one. At 99 apiece, it certainly won't break the bank.

And at 99 apiece, I was rather surprised to find it has a BLUE LED in it. I expected to find red LEDs in it, but when I turned it on before purchase, it was that blue LED that clinched the sale.

Because this is a disposable ring and not a flashlight meant to be thrashed and abused, I won't try to drown it in the toilet, smash it against a concrete sidewalk, throw it against a wall, stomp on it, sit down hard on it, or otherwise abuse it. So this portion of the web page will be more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of the ring lighted up.

Quicktime movie (.mov extension) showing ring's blinking patterns.
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Test unit was purchased at Wallgreens on 01-01-05.

UPDATE: 01-18-05
I received this email from somebody this morning:

While shopping at our local Wal-Mart, I found an addition for one of your recent reviews. They currently have for sale a variant of the LED Strobe Finger Ring you bought at Walgreens. Called the "Jel-glo", it's basically the same item, the ring itself available in many styles and colors. As with the Walgreen's version, it has three LEDs contained within it's jelly-like confines, one in blue, red and yellowish-green. The price however is testimony to Wal-Mart's "We sell for less!" sales slogan. You can pick one up for 84 cents, a real bargain.



    PRODUCT TYPE: LED-illuminated finger ring
    No. OF LAMPS: 3 (1 ea. red, yellow-green, blue)
    BEZEL: Pushbutton on/off inside ring
    BATTERY: Unknown
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unknown/unable to measure
    SUBMERSIBLE: Yes, to an unknown depth
    ACCESSORIES: Batteries
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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