What is Atomic Beam Glove?
A good flashlight can always come in handy, but what if you need both hands-free to get stuff done?
Atomic Beam Glove claims to solve this dilemma by attaching two lights—one on the thumb and another on the forefinger—to ultra-durable, waterproof fabric that stretches to fit every hand. It also includes an adjustable strap for a comfortable, secure fit.
This way, the manufacturer tells us that Atomic Beam Glove puts two powerful, ultra-bright flashlights in the palm of your hand, leaving you with both hands-free to work on any project. Whether this involves computers and electronics, fishing, or under the hood of the car.
From a marketing perspective, this sounds well and good. But once you have Atomic Beam Glove in your hand (or on it, as the case may be), will it work as well as the commercial made it seem?
We did some research to answer that very question—keep reading to find out what we learned.
Does the Atomic Beam Glove Have Any Competition?
While it’s probably safe to say you might not have ever seen anything quite like Atomic Beam Glove before, the reality is that it’s a fairly common product.
In fact, if you search online for “light glove," “glove flashlight," or even “hiking fishing glove," you'll find several different options, including Glovelite Luminous Gloves and Multifunctional LED Fishing Repair Glove.
It’s even possible to make your own glove light!
Comparing these other options to Atomic Beam Glove, you’ll find that they’re functionally identical, with the exception of the branding. The have the same basic design and the identical black, breathable, stretchy fabric with lights in the same locations.
However, some of these could be purchased for less than $5 each at the time of our research. In fact, if you could wait several weeks for shipping, we found one priced as low as $1.93!
Comparatively, what will you pay for Atomic Beam Glove?
How Much Does the Atomic Beam Glove Cost?
Two pairs of Atomic Beam Gloves are priced at $19.99 plus free S&H, or about $10 a piece. While this could be considered a reasonable price, keep in mind that much of the competition is priced 50 percent lower.
All Atomic Beam Glove purchases come with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H. In order to request one, Telebrands’ customer support department can be reached at 855-668-1655.
But if you’re getting a much more powerful flashlight than the competition (as claimed by Telebrands), then Atomic Beam might be worth twice the price, right?
Is Atomic Beam Glove Stronger & Brighter Than Other Lights?
Given the level of competition among flashlight gloves, not to mention more traditional hands-free options like headlamps, we’d expect the manufacturer to back up this claim with some numbers.
In most cases, a flashlight’s power is measured in lumens. Unfortunately, we’re not provided with any of this information by Telebrands.
Taking a look at some of the functionally identical competition, one listed “5000mcd”, although the only reference to this we found elsewhere online related to knives, not flashlights.
Fortunately, this competitor told us their glove flashlight version ran on two CR2016 button batteries, which are fairly inexpensive. No mention of runtime.
What Can We Learn From Other Products In the Atomic Beam Lineup?
Several months ago, Telebrands released the original Atomic Beam USA flashlight, a tactical flashlight that’s since received 30+ reader reviews and earned an average rating of 2 stars here on HighYa.
We reviewed Atomic Beam USA firsthand and found that it was much dimmer than competing models, featured so-so waterproof ability, and didn’t withstand extreme heat for very long.
While several customers claimed to have been satisfied (one even called it the best flashlight they’d ever owned), the most common complaints referenced less-than-stellar quality and that it didn’t perform as well as the manufacturer made it seem in the commercial.
Granted, these are some of the most common complaints about any ASOTV product, whether from another manufacturer, or related to other Telebrands options like Red Copper Pan, Hurricane Spin Scrubber, or Mighty Blaster.
Granted, none of what we’ve just discussed means this is what you can expect with Atomic Beam Glove. We’re simply painting the entire picture.
Speaking of which, let’s wrap everything up so you can come to a more informed conclusion about Atomic Beam Glove.
Will Atomic Beam Glove Provide Usable Hands-Free Light?
Will Atomic Beam Glove provide hands-free light? While we didn’t test it firsthand, with its attached LEDs, we don’t have any reason to think otherwise. But will it deliver usable light?
Based solely on what we learned from the website and commercial, it seems like Atomic Beam Glove’s light might not always shine where you need it.
This is something you can see for yourself when the actor is coloring; while the pencil tip is where the light should be brightest, the greatest concentration of light is several inches away on a completely different page.
In this screen grab from the commercial, you can see that Atomic Beam Glove isn’t delivering light right where the crafter needs it. Image credit: Telebrands
Further, imagine that you’re working with a long tool, like a screwdriver. We could foresee it blocking light and creating a shadow, which might not be conducive to working, either.
Finally, what if you're left-handed? When attempting to check out, we weren't presented with a choice of different options. Speaking of which, while Atomic Beam's fabric might provide some level of stretchiness, its one-size-fits-all approach might not work well if you have especially small or large hands.
Bottom line? We’re not here to tell you how to spend your money, but we are here to help you get the most value for your money.
And from this perspective, if your main need is hands-free illumination, a headlamp—which is often available locally and priced competitively, without having to pay return S&H charges—might provide brighter, more accurate results and a better overall value.
Did you decide to place an order for Atomic Beam Glove? Did it deliver on its promises, or was it a hands-down failure? Talk about your experience by writing a review below!