The Giz Wiz and the Night Light

Episode 1636 (1:54:23)

Dick DeBartolo

This week's gadget s the VR3 Phone Line Charger + Night Light.This device plugs into your telephone jack. But it will only work with a working copper phone line, not with fiber. Once you plug it in, you use the jack on the side of the device to plug your phone in. That way this device is always getting power to charge the internal 1800 mAh battery. When charged a light sensor turns the built-in night light goes on and off automatically. On the front of the device is a USB-A port is to charge your device. It won't fast charge it, and it probably won't fully charge it in your phone battery is low, but it will help you have battery power when the electric goes out because your copper phone line is totally separate from your A/C power. There's even a MicroUSB built-in as a way to charge the device itself if the phone line is not active: it could be helpful during a power failure. This device did so-so on Amazon, getting 2.9 out of 5 stars. But it's under $7 on Amazon and as of 10/17/19 only $4.44 at Walmart, which seems to be closing them out. 

Giz Wiz Video:  

Amazon link  (3rd party only, under $7 as of 10/17/19)

As of 10/18, Walmart had these on closeout for $4.44 - available in the store, not online.