Sunday, July 31, 2016
Product Review: Needle Beetle
Needle Beetle, this thing lights up so bright. It was almost a surprise that it was *that* bright which is actually really great when you're using it during the daytime. The sliding button to turn the light on is ridged so your finger can move it easily and the underside of the device is similarly ridged. Good for gripping. I really liked that the button clicks and locks leaving the light on so you don't have to keep your finger down on it. It's lightweight and nicely shaped and fits in the hand nicely. It's a good thing that the needle threader retracts so that it won't get bent or ruined while it's getting bumped around in my hand-sewing kit. The thread cutter works very well, it's placed on the side and is easy to use.
Now the minuses, the wire threader is very very fine and thus very very flexible, but unfortunately it is also quite long which makes it hard to fit back through onto the opening of very fine needles as it bends instead of compressing down. On larger-eyed needles it's not a problem, though. The battery isn't something you can replace, but then I suppose a replacement battery might cost the same as this whole thing did and I'm betting the battery or light bulb will burn out any time soon.
I'd give it a thumbs-up if you're looking for a new needle threader with a light or something cute to have in your hand-sewing kit.