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The Bot: Tough Enough for You, Cool Enough for the Kids.

You locked eyes from a distance. You bonded over epic camping trip stories. “You’re so bright,” I heard you say. Clearly you shouldn’t have spoken so loud. I mean really, what would your kids think?

What’s that now?

Princeton Tec’s newest and youngest member of The Family may very well have everything grownups desire in a headlamp: 15 lumens of LED brilliance, nine hours of burntime, a lightweight design and an inexpensive pricetag. But don’t be fooled. The Bot is made with kids in mind. Surely the kid-friendly colors and packaging were a dead giveaway. No?

Well then, let me elaborate.

The Bot features the same design elements of the Family—durable plastics, large push button and asymmetrical single-arm bracket. What sets this headlamp apart from the others is that it’s so in tune with children. Aesthetics aside, the Bot includes a strap with a safety release buckle. A childproof battery door sidesteps a choking situation by guaranteeing little fingers don’t make their way inside.

Bottom line: Kids will think it’s cool to have a “grownup” headlamp and mom and dad will feel safe obliging to their kid’s demand request, whether they send it with them to summer camp or stuff it in their stocking.

The Bot offers the quality of a Princeton Tec product at a lower-than-ever price point to a previously unreached younger population. MSRP won’t break the (piggy) bank at $15.99.

Don’t just take it from us. Since adults can’t be trusted on a matter like this, we interviewed some kids we know have Bot headlamps to see how they use theirs. Maybe (hopefully) one of these sounds like a kid on your list this holiday!

Age:  8

Bot Color:  Purple

Why do you like having your own headlamp:  It allows me to read at night when mommy and daddy tell me to turn the lights off. (PTec note: we won’t tell!)

What is your favorite thing to do with your headlamp?  Read a book before I go to sleep.

Where is your favorite place to take your headlamp?  Under my blankets.

What’s the best thing about being able to see in the dark?  It allows me to stay up a little bit longer, read my book and it allows me to keep an eye out for any night crawlers.

Age: 4

Bot Color: Pink

Why do you like having your own headlamp? Because it’s cool and I can see things with it.

What is your favorite thing to do with your headlamp? Looking for things.

Where is your favorite place to take your headlamp? Outside, looking for bugs and for riding my bike in the dark.

What’s the best thing about being able to see in the dark? Seeing things I couldn’t see.

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Rockette and an explorer that wears a headlamp.

Age: 4

Bot Color: Blue

Why do you like having your own headlamp? Because I don’t get angry, I get angry when I don’t have my own.

What is your favorite thing to do with your headlamp? Wear it and see when it’s dark, watch where I’m going.

Where is your favorite place to take your headlamp? Gonna go camping.

What’s the best thing about being able to see in the dark? I know where I am going.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I don’t know…Baseball player and also a football player, the wrestle-kind (tackle).

Age: 7

Bot Color: Green

Why do you like having your own headlamp? ‘Cause you can see in the dark and there are different modes like flashing

What is your favorite thing to do with your headlamp? Um, see fireworks, do sparklers

Where is your favorite place to take your headlamp? Outside in my backyard

What’s the best thing about being able to see in the dark? That you don’t have to, like, get a regular flashlight, like a hand held one

What do you want to be when you grow up? A Scientist

Age: 9

Bot Color: Blue

Why do you like having your own headlamp? Because I don’t have to go looking in drawers for a flashlight

What is your favorite thing to do with your headlamp? Maybe look for bugs when it’s dark outside

Where is your favorite place to take your headlamp? My backyard

What’s the best thing about being able to see in the dark? Well, you can.  So you don’t step on anything, like glass, if you don’t have shoes on

What do you want to be when you grow up? A snowboarder

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