Eton Corporation has updated its outlet-mounted emergency backup torch with a built-in carbon monoxide detector that will trigger both an audible and visible flashing alarm when CO levels reach dangerous levels in a room. It’s particularly well suited for home use since it’s best to mount carbon monoxide detectors closer to the ground for maximum effectiveness. And if the alarm happens to go off in the middle of the night, you’ll have a convenient way to navigate the dark.
Available sometime in the second half of 2014 for about $US60, the Blackout Buddy CO provides up to an hour of bright LED light on a full charge. But the CO detector will keep running for seven days with a full battery. So in addition to your home, the device is a great way to ensure your motorhome isn’t a rolling death trap. [Eton Corporation]