If you thought the LED craze — where manufactures will stuff LEDs in anything that’ll hold still long enough — was over, this’ll change your mind: Kobalt now offers a standard ball cap with a pair of LEDs in the brim. A Batman-style hidden button sewn into the rear corner of the brim turns it on and off, and the battery pack resides in the band near your right ear.
When I happened upon this hat I was reminded of something my Dad told me years ago. He said, “Half the fishing lures at the store are designed to catch fisherman, not fish.” I think we may be looking at the same thing here.
A few practical issues bother me: it’s pretty heavy, and I’m not sure it’d be comfortable over time. Also, I’m not sure how I feel about paying $30 for the option to charge my hat. Of course, the final deal breaker for me is that I wear my hat backwards, so unless I need a spotlight on my ass, this won’t do me much good.
Then again, I’ve been wrong before. What say you Toolmongers? Let us know in comments.
Light Hat [Kobalt]