Posted in Flashlights On-Board Thrower

Convoy M4U Flashlight Testing

Convoy has released a new 26650 light.  It’s a medium thrower, but with the addition of built-in charging and a side mechanical switch.  Looks pretty solid on paper; read on to see how it tests!

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Posted in Chargers

XTAR VC8 8-bay USB-C Charger Preview

XTAR has a nice new EIGHT BAY charger available, and it’s powered by USB-C.  Those are both fairly unusual features.  Also the charger is inexpensive, so it’s definitely worth consideration.  

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Posted in EDC Flashlights On-Board Thrower

Wowtac A4 V2 Flashlight Review

Wowtac has been bringing the hits lately, and most importantly, at a nice price.  Today I have a version 2 of the A4 – really it’s practically a different light.  This one’s a single cell (26650) and smaller head.  Maybe a scaled down version of the original A4?  Anyway, read on for thoughts and testing!

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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

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

Adeaska VC4 Plus Charger Review

Here’s a random charger that BangGood dropped in the latest package to me.  I didn’t know anything about it but it claims pretty fast charging over all 4 bays, so let’s see how it work!

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Posted in Chargers Flashlights On-Board Thrower Wall o' Light

Astrolux FT03 Cree XHP50.2 Flashlight Review

I reviewed the FT03 a while back, but that was the SST40 flavor.  BangGood wanted a review of the XHP50.2 version as well, so they sent this one over for review.  The light is fundamentally the same, but with quite a different emitter.  Read on for more!  Or just hit up the table to see some differences.

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Posted in Cell Testing

Vapcell INR26650 20A Lithium Ion Cell Review

Today I have results from another Vapcell test cycle.  This is a 26650 cell, rated at 20A, and fairly high capacity claim of 5500mAh.  Read on for test results.

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Posted in Flashlights Thrower Wall o' Light

Convoy M3 Flashlight Review

BangGood sent a light from probably the most popular, inexpensive enthusiast brands: Convoy.  This is the Convoy M3, a “wall of light” 26650 cell light, and one that’s been discussed excitedly recently.  Here’s my testing and thoughts; hope you enjoy!

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Posted in Chargers Flashlights On-Board Ramping Thrower Wall o' Light

Amutorch X9 Flashlight Review

One of a few lights I recently received from NealsGadgets was another Amutorch.  A triple, but an unusual one – it’s a 26650 cell, broad head triple with an indicating switch, and on-board charging.

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Sofirn SP70 Flashlight Review

Sofrin has a big light out – a 2×26650 “wall o’ light” light.  This is the SP70, and it’s quite a light!  Read on for more info and testing.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Wall o' Light

Sofirn SP33 v2 Flashlight Review

Another Sofirn light!  This is one there are already many reviews of, but I still hope you’ll find my thoughts (and more likely, data) on the light to be useful.  It’s a XHP50.2, 26650 light – a fairly uncomplicated light.

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Posted in Chargers Flashlights On-Board Thrower

Astrolux FT03 Luminus SST40 Flashlight Review

Tonight I have up for review another Luminus SST40 thrower review!  This one has USB-C charging, and can use a few different cell types.  It’s…

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Pocket Ramping Wall o' Light

Emisar D4s Flashlight Review

I’ve had a bunch of Emisar lights. I like them, in general. When this D4S came out and had awesome orange secondary emitters, I had…

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Posted in Cell Testing

Vapcell 26650 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 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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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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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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XTAR D2 and D4 Charger Review

XTAR makes some great products, and have a massive line of chargers.  Here are two new chargers, the D2 and D4.  Very similar chargers, except one’s a 2-bay, and one’s a 4-bay.  I think they could make great basic fast chargers, but I’m glad to test them to find out!

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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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