Posted in Flashlights Gadgets

MechForce MechTorch Flashlight Copper Host Review

Today I have for review a bit of a departure from normal Wednesday flashlight reviews.  This is indeed a flashlight, but it’s just a host!  No guts are in this light (yet).  I’ve even mostly covered this light before in the review of the MechForce MechTorch Turbo, but I thought it might be interesting to see this light as a host, since it’s quite a nice host and available for purchase that way.

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Posted in Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Gadgets Thrower

BLF GT “Giggles” Flashlight Review

I’ve had the BLF GT for quite some time (it’s my oldest “review” piece, purchased way back in 2017).  But I think this light is interesting enough that it bears having a look!  I hope you don’t already know all you need to know about this >2000m thrower, and that this post will be interesting.  Read on!

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Posted in Flashlights Gadgets Keychain On-Board Pocket

Rofis TC1 Keychain Flashlight Review

I have a fairly long history of liking lights by Rofis.  [Here are some other reviews.]  This is a new little light by Rofis, which uses a built in 10180 cell, has on-board charging, and a very unusual switch.  It looks like it might be something else but ultimately it’s just a capacitive switch.  Read on for more thoughts and info!

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Posted in Flashlights Gadgets Keychain On-Board Pocket

RovyVon A8 Y Flashlight Review

There was a group buy organized on reddit of this special run of the Aurora series… It was this Nichia version, with a modified UI. I got my copy recently and I’ve been playing with and testing it. It’s similar enough to the older ones that this review will be brief[er] on text, but with description of differences.

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Posted in Chargers Gadgets

AllMaybe PD45 Mobile Phone Adapter Review

Illumn dropped this little mobile phone adapter in a recent package, and I wanted to give it a quick look.  I can’t test it fully,…

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Posted in Flashlights Gadgets On-Board Pocket

RovyVon E300S (Nichia!) Flashlight Review

I reviewed a few lights for RovyVon, and one of those was the E300S.  That light has Cree XP-G3, one of my least favorite current emitters, and after the input from my review (and let’s be humble, probably other sources), RovyVon released a Nichia option!  This review is largely the same as that original, with the main difference being the emitters.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Gadgets Pocket

FocusWorks Eryx F1 Flashlight Review

Today I have a special light.  This is another “new to the flashlight market but skilled in other stuff” flashlight.  And it’s unusual.  Titanium and copper mix, and it’s a reflector light.  It’s not a run-of-the-mill triple, as so many customs* are these days.  I’m excited to have this one in my hands, and I hope if nothing else, the glut of photos I’ve included here tell you the story of this light!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Gadgets Pocket Tactical Weapon

Malkoff MDC HA 1CR123 Flashlight Review

Today I have for review the second in my collection of Malkoff lights.  This is the MDC HA 1CR123 (that’s the full product name).  It’s a hard anodized (HA), single CR123 (1CR123) light, with three modes. 

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Posted in Flashlights Gadgets Keychain On-Board Pocket Tactical

Folomov EDC C1 Flashlight Review

A new 10440 light has hit the market!  It’s on pre-order at Illumn.com, and the guys there sent an early release model to me for…

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Posted in Chargers Flashlights Gadgets Pocket

Custom Knife Factor (CKF) Rama Raz Flashlight Review

Someone new has jumped onto the scene in flashlights!  The guys at Custom Knife Factory (CKF, from here on out) – unsurprisingly more known for…

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Posted in Flashlights Gadgets On-Board Tactical Thrower Weapon

Olight Warrior X Flashlight Review

Olight has released a new tactical flashlight, and it sports an interesting feature.  It’s the (one of the?) first flashlights with a vibration alert.  Otherwise it’s a very dedicated tactical, throwy light.  Read on to see how it tests!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Gadgets

Sofirn C01 Single Mode, Yuji High CRI, AAA Flashlight Review

BLF has conspired yet again to design a light that it’s impossible to not want.  This time it’s a tiny AAA light, made by Sofirn, with a Yuji emitter, and very high CRI.  The single mode is very low output, but with very long runtimes, and two temperatures available.    It’s also very inexpensive!  

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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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Zonestar Z8XM2 Multi-material 3D Printer Kit Review

This post has been a long time coming.  Shamefully long, if I’m honest.  I have had this item for review for so long it’s not even stocked by GearBest any more.

This is my second 3d printer review, and while the item itself is a nice unit, I had a hard time building it, and have not actually printed anything with it yet (stop here if that’s going to be a problem.)  This is my … preview… of the Zonestar Z8XM2.

I write this post mainly because I want users to know about these kits, to see how they look during the build process and so that some might be better able to gauge if this is a build they’re willing to undertake.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Gadgets Pocket Wall o' Light

Mechforce Mechtorch EDC Titanium Turbo Flashlight Review

There’s a brand new flashlight maker on the scene.  Mechforce has been making all sorts of things: firearm accessories and parts, spinners, and tools, and has this new entry to the flashlight world.  It’s the Mechtorch EDC Flashlight.  I’m super excited to have one of these and pleased to submit this review.  Read on for photos and thoughts!

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Posted in Chargers EDC Gadgets On-Board Powerbank

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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Posted in EDC Flashlights Gadgets Tactical Weapon Zoomy

KillzoneFlashlights.com Hunting Light Flashlight Review

Occasionally I get a light that I ask for.  Sometimes I don’t…  Sometimes I ask for something just because it looks fun and awesome and like it also might get you shot by police, and I get sent this light for review.  This is a hunting light.  I’m no hunter.  It’s still neat and fun, and I can evaluate.  I hope the info here will be useful for hunters.  This light has so many options.  I tapped out just a little with regards to a leave-no-screw-unturned rigorous evaluation, but I hope there’s a reasonable amount of info here.

Also forgive me for a little bit of holiday cheer – I’ve saved this Red and Green light for my Christmas Light review!!  Merry Christmas!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Gadgets Keychain On-Board Pocket

Nitecore TUP Flashlight Review

Nitecore is expanding their “keychain” light selection.  This time it’s with a bigger option, with 1000 lumen output, while retaining the dual switch interface.  

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Gadgets

Sinner 18350 Ready-Made Titanium Flashlight Review

I was lucky enough a while back to get in on a Sinner drop directly from Sinner himself.  So this light came to me directly from United Arab Emirates.  I was excited to snag it, but you don’t have to get these that way.  There is at least one site that drops these lights on occasion.  This is my review of the Sinner 18350 Ready-Made Titanium Flashlight.

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Posted in Bicycle EDC Flashlights Gadgets Keychain On-Board Pocket

RovyVon E300S Angel Eyes Flashlight Review

Here’s a light I’ve been excited about since I reviewed a light for RovyVon initially.  I since reviewed a couple more from the Aurora series (and like them!).  I was clued in during the prototype phase, but have only just gotten the review sample.  So here’s my review of the RovyVon triple!  The E300S!

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