Coast announced a new rechargeable flashlight that is small enough to carry pretty much everywhere. The HP3R Penlight is approximately 5.8” long and weighs less than two ounces. It charges through a USB port.
Coast made the HP3R to also take AAA batteries. The power output is less, but should you rely on the flashlight for a long period of time, a pair of alkalines can extend the run time.
On the lithium polymer rechargeable battery, the light is rated at 245 lumens with a 1.5 hour run time per ANSI specs. With a pair of alkaline AAA batteries, output drops to 86 lumens with a 2 hour run time rating.
Both battery types are included with the flashlight.