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Aug 11th 2011 2:02AM I second the Petzl Zipka for a cheaper, tiny light, perfect for throwing into a pocket or a pack.
One step up in brightness and comfort is the Princeton Tec Eos, which retails for around $30, is brighter than the Zipka, and has a very comfortable headband.
If you want something in the same brightness class as this L&M one, ZebraLight has a variety of headlights (I use a CR123 battery version, but they have AA as well for easy battery replacements) that are around 190 lumens on high for an hour, 40 lumens on medium for 12 hours, and low output for days; prices are around $60. Quality and ruggedness are also excellent.
Aug 8th 2009 10:40PM Who drives from Narita to or from Tokyo?! The Narita Express runs every half hour, makes the trip in a little over 50 minutes, and costs USD $45. I guess you gotta be pretty important or rich to blow $750 to save half an hour...
Apr 24th 2009 3:27PM I agree with SHEYNK. I would lose the tips, and there is way too much stuff.
I have standardized on retractable USB chargers (USB plug on one end which can plug into your computer's USB port, proprietary charger jack on the other end which plugs into a device). Retractable means no wire tangle when packed, and USB compatibility means I only need one type of AC/DC adapter (I have both the tiny Apple iPhone USB power adapter, which is international voltage capable and beautifully small; and this 4-USB outlet jack: http://www.usbfever.com/index_eproduct_view.php?products_id=1141). In a pinch you can also just plug into your laptop or netbook, if you've brought one.
My usual charging kit is 2 retractable cables (mobile phone, iPod), one Apple iPhone USB power adapter, and the charger for my laptop or netbook. This takes up hardly any room and is easy to pack.