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Gurapika LED Flashlight Has Earthquake Warning System Built In

by Conner Flynn

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes. Despite this, the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami devastated the country. So you can never be prepared enough. That’s why Force Media, a Tokyo-based initiative, has now come up with a new flashlight that can alert people in the event of an earthquake.


This flashlight is called Gurapika (model JF-ERL1W) and comes with a built in radio that is tuned to the Earthquake Warning Alarm system that is sounded in Japan in the event of an earthquake. It will alert users with a visual and audio alarm in the event of a seismic emergency. Many people have living spaces that do not allow them to hear public address systems and public alarms when inside, so this is a handy device. Plus, it’s a flashlight.

The flashlight can also be charged in a regular wall socket and will give up to 14 hours of light or six hours of radio on a full charge, and can also be used to juice up your gadgets. In a pinch, it can also be powered for short periods of time via a hand cranking mechanism, eliminating the need for batteries. You don’t want to worry about batteries during an earthquake.


The Gurapika flashlight is available now from Amazon Japan for ¥4,609 (~$50 USD).

[via Gizmowatch]

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