Nitecore has released a new lantern “lipstick style” light. This time it’s in the 18650 format. It was the LA10 before, in AA format. I never had that light so I went in with no preconceived notions. This is essentially billed as a dual purpose light; EDC and Lantern.
I had seen this charger randomly around the internet and it looks so fancy. I like fancy stuff. It also looks like a very capable charger. Here’s my review of it. I’ll say up front (and this might be the best place, too) that this charger is is advanced enough that my typical charger-tester setup. What I mean by that is the resistance in my usual setup got sensed by the charger and prevented higher current charging.
Imalent has impressed me with some of their lights (Hello: DX80) and less so with others (the capacitive switch lights). So I was excited when I saw this light get listed on FastTech, and FastTech agreed to send one out for review. This is a very new light, and I’m very excited to have one for testing!
After talking to Lumintop (directly), I’ve gotten a light for review from them. I hope to have more – they make a lot of stuff, including much of the BLF forum lights. They sent a tiny headlamp. An AAA light, with a magnet and an orange switch and headband. Great combo! Let’s see how it stands up to testing.
Today I have the Astrolux MF02, the first in my quest to have all the MF0x series lights from Astrolux. This is the [smaller?] thrower option – there’s also the MF01, which is a can “wall of light” light, and the MF04, which is a super thrower. I generally like Astrolux and (certainly like the S41! thought technically I reviewed the Manker E14 version.) The MF02 is a nice large thrower with a warm emitter – a good combo. Let’s see how it works out!
Another item that CountyComm sent for review! This is the Brass Embassy Pen, Rev 3 (2018). I love brass, and it’s just blind luck that the nice folks at CountyComm chose this item for me, and I’m excited to have it! Read on for more thoughts, and more importantly, photos!!
Nitecore has a new lantern out, with some unusual features. This is the LA30, which has an internal pouch cell (lipo), and can also run off 2 AA sized cells, too. It’s a nice combo, and has red and white emitters, too!
After my recent Maratac PCL Brass review, I realized CountyComm had a bunch more items that would be good for review. I reached out to them, and this is the first of a few things they sent. This is the Maratac AA Titanium flashlight, 2018 rev 2.