Posted in Chargers Remote Control

Hobbymate D6 Duo Pro Hobbyist RC Charger Review

I recently got this Hobbymade D6 Duo Pro rc/lipo charger in for testing.  It was an item I asked for specifically, and specifically because I wanted to see something in use that I hadn’t seen anyone use: external discharge.  Hobbymate was kind enough to send this one and I’ve had it for way too long, but finally got my demonstration done.  

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Posted in Chargers Powerbank

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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Posted in Chargers EDC Gadgets Powerbank

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

XTAR MC6C Charger Review

Another XTAR charger!  I’ve bugged XTAR about sending a more-than-4-bay charger for a while, and they have this MC6C out now….  I’ve been playing around with this one for a while, and here are my 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

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 Pocket

Sofirn SF14 V2.0 Flashlight Review

Another Sofirn for review!  This time it’s a small AA/14500 version, with a mechanical tail switch.  Thanks to Sofirn for sending this light for review.

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Posted in Chargers EDC

Nitecore UCN1 Canon Camera Charger Review

I’ve been asking for this little charger from Nitecore for quite a while, and they finally obliged. I use a Canon camera, and this little charger is perfect for me!

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Posted in Chargers EDC Flashlights Gadgets On-Board Pocket

Ultratac K18 Mini Brass Keychain Flashlight Review

I, like everyone else, recently reviewed the Ultratac A1.  When I agreed to that one, I also asked for this light, the Ultratac K18 Mini Brass.  Mike at Ultratac agreed, and here’s my review of this tiny little light!

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Posted in Chargers EDC Flashlights Pocket Tactical Thrower

Sofirn SF36 Tactical Flashlight Review

Sofirn is continuing their media blitz, and I’m on the receiving end!  This time it’s the SF36, an 18650 medium-thrower.  

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Posted in Chargers Gadgets On-Board Powerbank

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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Posted in Chargers

NITECORE CHARGER – How does NITECORE guarantee your safety

Nitecore has a charger campaign going, and asked that I share this video on my site.  I have used Nitecore charges for as long as I’ve been flashlighting, and I really like them indeed!

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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 Chargers Gadgets

Nitecore V2 Charger Review

I was on a long driving trip a while back and fighting for access to USB ports.  All while wanting to be able to charge 18650 cells (because I was using those cells in my Nitecore F2 for charging devices).  Now Nitecore comes out with the perfect product?  I’m pleased to have one from Nitecore Store for review! Read on, and hope you enjoy!

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Posted in Chargers Gadgets

SkyRC MC3000 Analyzing, Programmable Charger Review

The SkyRC MC3000 is a charger I’ve been asking GearBest to send for a long while.  They finally agreed, and here’s my review!  This charger is ridiculously capable.  I’ll say up front that I will not be testing every capability of this charger.  I might only just scratch the surface!  But I will try to give you an idea about the charger, and if it lives up to the claims that will be useful for a flashlight enthusiast.

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Posted in Chargers Powerbank

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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Posted in Chargers

Folomov A4 Four Bay Charger Review

Here’s the second charger from Folomov and Illumn.com that I’ll be reviewing.  This time it’s a full four-bay charger, with claimed 3A charging capability.

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Posted in Chargers Flashlights

How I…. Test a Charger (charging a cell)

I have wanted to do a “How I…” Series for a while now.  Not that I have more knowledge than anyone, or more info than you can find on the web.  But I can certainly tell you how I do something.

So without more chatter, here’s how I test a charger.

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Posted in Chargers EDC Gadgets Powerbank

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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Posted in Chargers

Nitecore i8 Charger Review

I’m gladly still receiving items for review from Nitecore.  This time it’s a charger, the brand spankin’ new Nitecore i8 8 bay charger.  My main squeeze is a Nitecore d4, which I’ve been using for ages now.  I like that one a lot, and I’m interested to see how this i8 fares, too.

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