Handbag Light

Reviews (4.3 out of 5 Grommets)

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Poor design

5/23/2017 by Anne

I've spent the last 30 minutes trying to take apart the covers. I've read the instructions and looked at on line videos. The damn thing will not come apart and it's about to break. If you want to throw away $30 every year, have at it. Ugh


Not great

1/16/2017 by Leslie

Item doesn't light up enough or consistently. Expensive item.



11/26/2016 by Eileen

I thought this light had a nice shape and size and it looked bright in the photos so I had high expectations of this light. I was disappointed. It did not light up with hand motion or even when shaken - also the light was not very bright. I'll be sending it back.


Just OK.

11/23/2015 by Judy

It's just OK, but it cost too much for what it is. The two pieces come apart too easily in my bag, but then are hard for my stiff hands to get back together. I am giving the other one to my daughter for Christmas. I'll wait and see what she thinks.



8/15/2015 by Kin

Was very disappointed in this! For the price,I was expecting something with a much brighter light & for light to stay on more than just few seconds! Sorry- way overpriced & not helpful in my purse at all. Only thing purchased from The Grommet that has NOT been worth the money!


OK Light

7/31/2015 by Jan

I am pleased with the light and it's a very good idea. I thought about buying several for the girls I play cards with every week, however, they are much too expensive.

You can purchase a small flashlight for considerably less money. I'll use mine until the batteries wear out then I'll go back to my small, inexpensive flashlight.

Jan Tucker


Didn't like

7/27/2015 by Jane

Didn't work for me. It just didn't light up all the time, especially in day time and therefore I still had to dig around to find my keys, etc.


just ok

7/20/2015 by Char

this on first blush appeared to be a handy item and it is, but you have to actually touch it for the light to turn vigorous rummaging is required to locate it and have light turn on. It senses your hand when you sense it with your hand...otherwise it's just ok...


So disappointed

7/13/2015 by Lee

When it finally lights it is nice and bright BUT it takes some major searching to find it or touch it before it lights up. Also, doesn't stay on long enough. After buying four of them for gifts I'm sorry I'll have to return them. GREAT concept POOR design flaw.


Can't replace batteries

9/21/2020 by Terry

For $29.00 you'd think you could change the batteries but not on the 2018 version I bought for my wife! Her device is dim and I discovered that the batteries can be changed or so I thought. I followed the instructions in the YouTube video, which does NOT SHOW YOU HOW to actually open the thing it just says insert a flat object in the seam and it looks like it will just fall open but this one does NOT, could not get it open, pried with a large screwdriver and stopped before breaking the damn thing. While open I could see that this version does NOT use button batteries as shown in the video. Very, VERY disappointed and will NOT BUY ANOTHER FOR SURE!

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The SOI Story

SOI - Sensor Bag Light

Reach & See

Rummaging around blindly for something in your bag or backpack is a thing of the past. Say hello to SOI.

SOI is the world’s first automatic bag light. Put it in your purse, briefcase, or backpack and, when you reach in to grab something, SOI instantly lights up. This little disc has detection technology that recognizes when a hand is nearby and turns on. Then it automatically shuts off a few moments after you remove your hand.

Founders Christian Schech and Bastian Wetzel came up with the idea for SOI during a power failure at a folk festival. They looked around at all the women using cigarette
lighters or cell phones to look inside their bags, and knew there had to be a better way.

SOI weighs less than 1.5 ounces and is easy to transfer from bag to bag. It’s hands-free, energy efficient, and sustainably produced—nearly all of the materials used to make SOI are 100% recyclable. After 3,000 or so cycles, just replace the batteries.

Save yourself time and hassle, and let SOI make your life a little easier (and a little brighter).
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