While testing gear aboard our Grand Banks 42 project boat Arawak at the Ft. Lauderdale show, readers and guests would stop by to see what we were up to. The item that garnered the most interest wasn’t a new safety product or a piece of cutting-edge electronics, but rather the SP-5005 flashlight (above). Besides serving as a waterproof, 300-lumen LED flashlight, it also doubles as a Bluetooth speaker that can play your favorite music and take calls without removing your phone from your pocket. There are hard keys that allow you to change the volume and skip tracks, all while you’re working in a dimly lit engine room. Is this the most useful product we’ve profiled in this section? Maybe not, but one reader summarized it best when he said, “It’s the one item I had no idea I wanted.” Neither did we.
This article originally appeared in the April 2016 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.