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Of course, the typical torch is far from being considered redundant technology, but its basic functionality and bulkiness make illuminating smartphone apps significantly more appealing. The Quantum Flashlight is different from most because the designer took this exact comparison into account.

The inventive electronic device can be conveniently charged off-the-grid thanks to its own set of compact solar panels. Furthermore, it detaches at the neck to reveal iPhone connections in both the handle and the head. This feature enables you to juice it up via USB.

But what's more, either end of Rene Lee's concept can be plugged into your handset, either to mutually power the other or to use your cellphone and its battery as a base for the lightbulb. The Quantum Flashlight casts both a spot and a diffuse glow and could come with additional attachments.