powerlight by biolite inc. It is an area light, a flashlight, and also has a USB thing to charge things. Then the coolest part is that you can get these LED attaching lights that connect to it and you can string them up in trees and make a outdoor party atmosphere (it does not come with a margarita mixer). The next thing I knew was it went on sale, buy the whole system and get an extra two area lights and free shipping. I was instantly sold and bought one.
powerlight and just used the area lights. Plus the guys didn't make fun of me (or at least to my face they didn't). That is a huge win in my book. Right now we are having fun with an ongoing joke about "North Face" people. You know the types that have the rainbow North Face logo on everything they can get and drive a Subaru while eating gourmet hand fed granola and free range chocolate bars from third world countries and stuff. So anyways we usually say something like: That is what those North Face people would do. Then the other person goes into a shame explanation how it was on sale and bla bla, bla. Good times with the comedy. There are all sorts of new area lights coming out that probably do a better job and are cheaper but I just love the little things that biolite put into this system to give it that extra quality and care, like they use this stuff themselves and realize that a fabric cord is so much easier and softer to roll up or the magnets to stick it to things. Small things matter in my life so this gets three syringes and a pricked finger for how awesome and good the powerlight and area lights work from biolite.