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Posted in Flashlights Pocket Ramping Thrower

Lumintop FW1A Flashlight Review

Lumintop has been busy expanding on the FW line of lights.  First there was the FW3A, which I reviewed and like a lot.  Then there were some special metal editions (titanium, copper).  Now there’s a longer single emitter version, which I’m reviewing today:  The FW1A.  

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Posted in Flashlights On-Board Powerbank Zoomy

Coast Polysteel 600R Zoomie Flashlight Review

Always on the hunt for the perfect orange flashlight, recently I found this one by Coast.  It looks like a fun light, so I reached out to Coast, and they sent this one (and another one) out for review.  This is my testing of the Coast Polysteel 600R, a plastic zoomy with batteries included.

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Posted in Chargers Remote Control

Hobbymate D6 Duo Pro Hobbyist RC Charger Review

I recently got this Hobbymade D6 Duo Pro rc/lipo charger in for testing.  It was an item I asked for specifically, and specifically because I wanted to see something in use that I hadn’t seen anyone use: external discharge.  Hobbymate was kind enough to send this one and I’ve had it for way too long, but finally got my demonstration done.  

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Posted in Flashlights Thrower Weapon

Weltool T11 “Demon Carver” Flashlight Review

Today I have in for review a single 18650 thrower.  This one’s unusual though.  I have never seen the emitter before (an Osram), and this thing really throws.

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Posted in EDC Fun Fund Friday Knives

Nite Ize DoohicKey Key Chain Knife Review

I’m a flashlight guy, no secret, but any time I have a light on my person, I also have a knife.  But I’m not a typical knife guy – I strongly prefer really small knives.  It’s a never ending quest.  I saw this little guy and knew I had to have it.  This Nite Ize DoohicKey knife isn’t the perfect knife for me, but it’s the one that I’ve carried for months now.

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Posted in Flashlights Pocket Ramping Wall o' Light

Astrolux EC01 Flashlight Review

There’s a new 21700 light on the block!  It falls into my “wall o’ light” category, since it’s a massive output of 3500 claimed lumens. …

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Posted in Flashlights Pocket Weapon

JETBeam Jet-PC20 Flashlight Review

JETBeam’s new PC20 is a dual switch, 21700 tube light with USB-C charging.  An interesting weapon light.  Read on for testing! Official Specs and Features…

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Posted in Flashlights Pocket

Fenix LD30 Flashlight Review

Today I have in for testing a new Fenix light, the LD30.  It’s an 18650 light with the interesting Fenix optic, and a dual switch interface.  Read on!

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Posted in Bicycle Flashlights

Lumintop B01 Bike Flashlight Review

Lumintop, maker of all things awesome, has released a new bike light.  The B01 runs on a single 21700 cell, has a beam shaped specifically for bike riding, and includes on-board charging.  Read on for more!

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Posted in Flashlights Headlamp On-Board

Nitecore NU17 Headlamp Review

Nitecore has a new ultralight headlamp, with high output, high CRI, and red all built in!  It’s smaller than the previous iteration of this light, so would likely be great for long runs and the like.

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Posted in Chargers Powerbank

XTAR PB2S Powerbank and Charger Review

XTAR has a new powerbank on the market.  The name is PB2S, and it’s an upgraded PB2.  This one has noteworthy improvements – USB-C and support for bigger cells.  Read on for a bit of testing!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain On-Board Pocket

RovyVon A23 Flashlight Review

RovyVon has released a new, bigger light.  It’s sort of a keychain light; bigger than their popular keychain series of lights, anyway.

This one’s still an Aurora.  The aluminum you’ll see here is the A23, but there are others.

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Posted in Chargers EDC Flashlights On-Board Pocket Wall o' Light

Thrunite TC15 “The Outsider” Edition Flashlight Review

A while back Thrunite released the TC15, a 18650 light with built in charging and an indicating switch.  Thrunite made a special edition of the TC15 with youtuber The Outsider.  Check out that channel!  I’ve never heard of it but to be honest it looks pretty cool.  Here’s a test of the customized The Outsider edition of the Thrunite TC15!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain Pocket

Sofirn C01S AAA Flashlight Review (three versions)

A while back Sofirn released a tiny little AAA light.  No TIR, no reflector…. basically a bare 5mm led (ok there was a tiny cone reflector built in but it did approximately nothing.)  It was awesome, and it was the Sofirn C01.  

But it lacked.  It had only one mode and the beam was useful for a limited set of circumstances.  Fortunately Sofirn updated that light – same body but with a TIR, a two mode twisty UI, and importantly, a different emitter.  Here’s my testing of that light, the Sofirn C01S.

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Posted in Chargers EDC Flashlights On-Board Pocket Wall o' Light

Wowtac A5 Flashlight Review

Wowtac has a new wall-of-light in a 26650 format light.  Wowtac has made some other great lights, with “technical support by Thrunite.”  Here’s my review of the Wowtac A5!

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Posted in Cell Testing Chargers

Nanfu Tenavolt Lithium Ion AA Cell Review

The users over at https://www.reddit.com/r/AAMasterRace/ recently got some traffic from the Nanfu guys.  Since I do some cell testing, I agreed to test these Nanfu Tenavolts.  They’re AA sized lithium ion cells, which are bucked down to the more common 1.5V for AA NiMH or alkaline cells.  The claims these make aren’t trivial, so I was interested to test them.  

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Posted in Chargers EDC Flashlights On-Board Pocket

Skilhunt M150 Flashlight Review

I have a long history of enjoying Skilhunt lights.  In particular the UI but I also loved so many of the iterations of the H03…  This is a new 14500 light which boasts on-board charging, includes a cell, and also works with NiMH.  Read on for more testing!

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Posted in Cell Testing

Vapcell IFR26650 2600mAh 55A Lithium Ion Cell Review

This is the last in my bunch of Vapcells.  I’ve held it til now because it’s a mix of most and least interesting….  First off…

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Posted in Chargers

XTAR ST2 Charger Review

XTAR is a maker of many, and fast chargers.  They have a new on on the market!  It’s an update to the poorly named “Over 4 Slim.”  This one’s been updated to USB-C, and is called the ST2.  

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Posted in EDC Gadgets Spinner Top

BilletSpin Firefly Mini Top Review

I have one last item from BilletSpin for review – kinda disappointed, I have really enjoyed these items!  This is an out-of-production top called the Firefly.  It’s smallish, and great for travel use.

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