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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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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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Nitecore F4 Powerbank/Charger Review

I heard about this new Nitecore powerbank/charger a while back, and finally have one in my hands.  Well not right now; I’m typing right now.  Who can hold a powerbank and type at the same time?  

Anyway, I wanted to give this one a test, and the nice people over at Illumn sent this one for me to play around with.  Read on for some thoughts!

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Posted in Chargers Flashlights Gadgets Lantern On-Board Powerbank

Nitecore LR50 Lantern Review

Today I have in for review the new Nitecore LR50 lantern.  It’s an interesting lantern, offering more than just…. lanterning.  It has charging, and can serve as a powerbank, too!

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Posted in Chargers Gadgets Powerbank

XTAR EU4 USB Hub Review

I was in gross need of a USB port with QC3 capabilities for a charger or two I was testing.  I got super lucky that XTAR has this product just out, and they dropped one in the mail to me.  This power brick has three USB ports, one of which has QC3 capabilities.  The other two have output up to 2.4A, and there’s also a USB-C port!  Read on for my testing and thoughts!

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Armytek Handy C1 Pro Charger Review

I finally got a message in to someone at Armytek, and they sent this Handy C1 Pro as a first review item.  This is a single-bay, Li-Ion/NiMH (!!) charger, with a USB-out function!  Read on for my first review of 2019, on an item I’ve had for almost 3 months!

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Rofis MR30 Flashlight Review

I tend to like Rofis lights.  They’re well made, very functional, and more often than not, just neat little lights.  So I was excited when this MR30 showed up in the mail – the MR70 is still my go-to powerbank travel light.  The MR30 is smaller with the same capacity, and loses the side light (which I never really used anyway).  I’m excited to put it to the test!

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XTAR VC2S Charger Review

Xtar has a bunch of new chargers out, including this update to a previous model.  This is the VC2S, which steps up the game from the original VC2 by adding an S!!  Maybe more, but read on to find that info out!

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Posted in Chargers EDC Gadgets Lantern On-Board Pocket Powerbank

Nitecore LC10 Lantern/Charger Review

There’s another entry in the …. let’s call it the “USB dongle charger” list.  This is the Nitecore LC10, which is similar to other dongle chargers, but adds a few new features!  There’s an in-line lantern, and the poles are reversible on this charger.  Read on for more!

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Vortex TX100 and TX200 Flashlight Review

Vortex contacted me out of the blue one day, about these review lights.  I wasn’t terribly interested except that 1) their lights have orange accents and 2) the lights have a charging base.  Normally that might not be a big deal but as I understood it, the light would come on if there was a power disconnect to the base.  That’s a pretty big deal.  Read on to see if that’s how things went!

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XTAR Dragon VP4 Plus Analyzing Charger Review

Along with the XTAR PB2 I recently reviewed, XTAR sent the Dragon VP4 Plus 4 bay 2A charger.  This is an interesting charger, with some unusual features, and I’m glad to give it a test, too!

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XTAR PB2 Charger / Powerbank Review

I reached out to Xtar regarding a couple of their chargers.  Particularly the PB2, their newest charger/powerbank.  Looks awesome on paper!  They also sent over a Dragon, which I’ll have some thoughts on later.  For now, the PB2.

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Liitokala Lii-402 Charger Review

I’ve reviewed a Liitokala charger before (the Lii-500).  I liked that one, so I was excited to get the Lii-402, a simpler 4-bay charger by Liitokala.  Read on for my thoughts and experiences!

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MecArmy SGN7 Keychain Flashlight Review

Seems that I’ve been on a keychain light kick lately, and here’s another one!  Well, in some sense, anyway.  This is more of a rectangular light with unusual features….   Also my first MecArmy light in basically forever (the other being the PT16, which I really liked.)  Read on for more info and thoughts about this MecArmy SGN7!

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

Rofis MR70 Flashlight/Powerbank Review

Rofis is a new (ish) brand to me, and tends to bring new and interesting things to the table.  This is a reasonably small 26650 light, with a Cree XHP70.2, on-board charging, and can act as a powerbank!  That’s a lot of features, so let’s see how well they actually work.

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Xiaomi Flashlight/Powerbank Review

This unusual light just showed up in the mail one day.  It’s not one I’d ask for and not something that would be in my normal rotation, but I figured ‘why not’?  So here’s the Xiaomi LED 240Lm Minimalist Portable Flashlight.

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Nitecore HC70 Headlamp

I’ve had this light for a little while and like the idea. Another offering by Nitecore and also a power pack let’s see how it fares!

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XTAR VC2 Plus Master Charger Review

It’s been a while since I reviewed anything for Xtar.  I like Xtar items.  They’re typically solid workhorses – not always the most flashy items.  Xtar sent over this VC2 Plus Master charger, and I’ve been testing it for a while.  Read on!

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Folomov A1 Single Cell Charger Review

There’s a new charger brand on the markets, being carried by the fine gentlemen at Illumn.com.  So far I believe there are three models, the A1, A2, and A4.  The A1 is what we’ll be seeing here (I have the A4 also, look for the review soon).  

The A1 is a very interesting little cable/magnet charger, which doubles as a powerbank.  Read on for more!

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Zanflare C4 four bay Charger Review

Zanflare recently entered the market with some flashlights, and now they have a charger on the market too!  Looks pretty well built, but let’s dive in and see how it works.  This model is called the “C4” and it’s a 4 bay, multi size, multi chemistry, analyzing charger.

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