I bought one of these Star Flash mirrors about a year ago, and stuck it into my waist pack. I had hoped to use it as a regular mirror, too,Ultimate Survival 2x3 Star Flash Signal MirrorUltimate Survival 2x3 Star Flash Signal Mirror
not just for emergencies. When I pulled it out, I found that the outer protective mirror casing was scratched to the point of translucence; there was no way to see a clear image. The device's so-called "protective case" must be protected from any abrasion whatsoever if a user expects the device to work. Too bad the seller does not instruct buyers to do that. The device actually has a lanyard hole which implies that the mirror could "hang out." Such exposure would ruin the surface in a short time.