Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain Pocket

Sofirn C01S AAA Flashlight Review (three versions)

A while back Sofirn released a tiny little AAA light.  No TIR, no reflector…. basically a bare 5mm led (ok there was a tiny cone reflector built in but it did approximately nothing.)  It was awesome, and it was the Sofirn C01.  

But it lacked.  It had only one mode and the beam was useful for a limited set of circumstances.  Fortunately Sofirn updated that light – same body but with a TIR, a two mode twisty UI, and importantly, a different emitter.  Here’s my testing of that light, the Sofirn C01S.

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Posted in Flashlights Keychain Pocket

Lumintop IYP07 Flashlight Review

Lumintop has expanded the In Your Pocket (“IYP”) series of lights by two recently.  There’s the new IYP25, which is a 2-up AA light, and the IYP07, which is a single AAA light.  Today I’m having a look at the IYP07…. a light I’m very excited about!!

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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 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 Pocket

KillzoneFlashlights.com Stainless Pen light (BLF-348) with 219b Flashlight Review

Killzone Flashlights has in stock (for now?) lights labeled 219b, in the awesome BLF-348 style.  Read on to see if that turns out to be true, and how this light works out.  

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Gadgets Pocket

Zanflare F10 Tactical Pen Flashlight Review

Sometimes items show up that I don’t really know much about, and didn’t really plan on reviewing.  This is one of those items.  Fortunately it’s a flashlight too, so I can certainly evaluate that aspect of it….  The rest I’ll mostly leave to photos to describe.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain Pocket

Olight I3T EOS Flashlight Review

Olight sent a couple of their new lights for review.  The I3T and the I1R.  Today I’m reviewing the first of those two, the I3T.  It’s a triple A clicky, with a simple UI.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain Pocket

ReyLight Pineapple Mini Flashlight Review

I have review other Reylights before (Lan Ti and Pineapple), and like them.  I still use them quite often, actually.  Rey has an AAA light on the market, the Pineapple Mini!  At my request, Banggood sent this one over for testing.  Read on for my thoughts!

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Posted in Chargers

ISDT C4 NiMH/Li-Ion Charger Review

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.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Headlamp Pocket

Lumintop HLAAA 2.0 Headlamp Review

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.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights

Nitefox K3 Flashlight Review

Truth is, I really only like one kind of twisty light.  That happens to be triple A pocket lights.  Nightfox wanted to send another of their lights for review (the UT20) and I asked that they include this little twisty.  So here’s how that one pans out!  (The UT20 will likely be finished later this week.)

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Posted in EDC Flashlights

Acebeam UC15 Keychain Flashlight Review

Here’s a new little Acebeam keychain light, but with some unusual bonus features: red emitter, uv emitter, and AAA cells, and 10440 support!  And a metal body, which is an even nicer touch.  I’m pleased to have this one, and happy to put it through the paces.

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Gadgets Pocket

Lumintop Tool AAA, Aluminum, Copper, Brass, and Titanium Combo Review

In truth I’m probably the last flashlight person on Earth without a Lumintop Tool AAA.  But there are some variations I’ve gained interest in, and they’re also a an inexpensive way to get Nichia 219b emitters.  GearBest was kind enough to send three out for review.  After getting those three I liked them enough to purchase the Brass version for myself!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Pocket

Lumintop Ant Brass Flashlight Review

I continue to have interest in brass lights.  I never had the original Lumintop Tool (the tailswitch was unappealing to me).  But I asked GearBest and received the brass version of the Ant, which is a side switch tool (basically).  Read on!

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JETBeam Jet-UV Flashlight Review

Finally a UV light that doesn’t make my brain hurt! I love this little light, and use it often!

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Olight H05 Active and H05S Active Headlamps Review

Olight provided these headlamps for review. I happen to love headlamps, and I even love this style of headlamp, so this will be a fun review! More than likely, Olight will be sending more lights soon, so more reviews for you soon! These lights are very similar so I decided to review them together. Let’s see how they perform! Special thanks to Going Gear for sending these lights to me, from Olight!! Thanks u/storl!!

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