Posted in Cell Testing

Vapcell 21700 Cell Review

LiionWholesale sent a couple of their new cells for some testing.  This is the new Samsung 50e, a 21700 li-ion cell.  It’s rated for 10A continuous discharge.  Read on for performance graphs!

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Posted in Flashlights Headlamp Wall o' Light

Fireflies PL47 Flashlight Review

The latest review item I have from Neal’s Gadgets is another Fireflies light.  This is the PL47, a right angle 21700 light.  It’s a “headlamp” in the sense that it ships with a headband, but most uses will likely not include it being an actual headlamp.  I’m excited to have and test it; read on for more!

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Fireflies E07 Flashlight Review

Preface Here’s the second of a few lights I received from Neal’s Gadgets.  I’m happy to be reviewing these FireFlies lights.  This is the E07,…

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Posted in Chargers

Nitecore UI1 Charger Review

Nitecore sent me a pre-release copy of their new single bay charger.  This is the Li-ion only UI1.  It’s a simple charger; read on for some photos and a bit of charge testing!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Thrower

Nightwatch Seeker Ns22 Flashlight Review

Neal from Neal’s Gadgets got in touch with me recently about having a look at some lights.  I agreed, and I’m excited; Neal is the only place to get cool items!  
Today I have the first of a few items Neal sent – it’s the Nightwatch Seeker Ns22.  This is a thrower in 18650 format, with a bunch of unusual emitter options.  It’s a simple light – the key to it is all these emitters!

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XTAR MC3 Charger Review

Another charger from XTAR!  They make great chargers, so I’m happy to have another one in my stable.  This is a 3-bay, 3A max charger, which supports only Li-ion cells, but has the capability to hold 3×26650, or 3×21700.  Very capable charger!

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Posted in Chargers EDC Flashlights Thrower

Sofirn C8F 21700 Flashlight Review

Today I have in for review a light I’ve been looking forward to (and pestering Sofirn for) for a long while now: The C8F 21700.  I reviewed the original C8F (and that review didn’t go so well).  Sofirn responsively made some changes to the light, and now it uses a 21700 cell instead of a 18650, and I think generally has some build quality improvements.  Read on to see if that pans out!

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XTAR SC2 Charger Review

Today I have another charger by XTAR in for review.  I have reviewed a number of “simple” chargers by XTAR (the D2 and D4, for example).  This is simple in the same way, but adds Quick Charge 3 connectivity.  That means it should be capable of faster (much faster?) charging that other (non QC3) chargers.  Let’s see if that pans out!

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XTAR 21700 Li-Ion Cell Review

LiionWholesale sent a couple of their new cells for some testing.  This is the new Samsung 50e, a 21700 li-ion cell.  It’s rated for 10A continuous discharge.  Read on for performance graphs!

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Nitecore UMS2 and UMS4 Charger Review

My first “real” cell charger was a Nitecore D4.  Nitecore came close to replacing it a while back with the SC4, but they’ve certainly done it with these new two chargers – the USM2 and USM4.  These chargers (most importantly?) fit 21700 cells, among other awesome features.  Read on!

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