The Fender Strobe-e Keychain LED Light and Guitar Tuner is the kind of gadget that is guaranteed to impress the ladies. You know the sort of thing, you whip it out casually during the warm up chat, and turn the conversation deftly onto your commitment as the lead guitarist with Green Day. Of course this only stands up long term if you are in fact said Billie Joe, but apart from that it should work a treat. Which makes it excellent value at $9.99. Until you’re faced with an actual guitar to tune, of course.
The Strobe-e Keychain Tuner is a guitar tuner, bottle opener, and flashlight – all in one. The LED of the Strobe-e flashes at the same frequency as your low E string when it is in tune. Just shine the Strobe-e on your Low E – if the string appears to be moving adjust the tension of the string until it appears to be still. When the string appears to be still, it’s in tune.