When I think Colman I think gas stoves and sleeping bags — not power tools. Recently, though, Colman teamed up with a company called (wait for it) Team Products International to introduce the Flashcell screwdriver, a light-duty cordless screwdriver that draws its juice from a capacitor rather than a battery, allowing it to fully charge in just 90 seconds.
Of course, the capacitor only holds roughly half the power capacity of a similarly-sized screwdriver, but considering its 90-second charge cycle, you’ll still drive more screws per hour than a traditional battery-powered device — as long as you stay in the general viscenity of the charger.
Other benefits: it’s ready to go right out of the box, there’s no “battery memory” and Colman Claims a whopping 500,000 charge cycle lifespan. The 5.4V screwdriver delivers 35 in-lbs of torque and a 220 RPM top speed — so you’re not going to be installing a deck with it, though it’d work fine for computer case screws.
It ships with a charging base complete with a needle-style gauge that shows the charging status as well as ten bits for various jobs. Street pricing is around $100, though it looks like you’ll have to order it directly from the official site if you want it now. But keep a lookout for it in stores before Christmas.