Posted in EDC Flashlight Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Nichia 219c Pocket

DarkSucks/Prometheus/FourSevens Preon P1 mk III Flashlight Review

I recently got this not-new FourSevens light, the Preon P1 mkIII.  Prometheus Lights (aka Dark Sucks) took up the mantle of Four Sevens recently and so the mkIII has some improvements.  Read on for some testing and thoughts!

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Posted in EDC Flashlight Flashlights Keychain Osram Pocket

Olight i5T EOS Flashlight Review

Today I have in my hands a light from a brandI haven’t reviewed in a while – Olight!  This is the i5T EOS, an AA tactical two-mode light.  Read on for some testing and thoughts!

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Posted in Chargers

XTAR MC4S Charger Review

Here’s my most recent XTAR item – a 4 bay charger powered by USB-C.  It’s a very simple charger, so this probably won’t be a very long review.  Read on!

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Posted in Cell Testing Chargers

Vapcell S4 Plus Charger Review

I’ve tested a bunch of Vapcell cells, but I think this is the first charger.  Also it’s been a long time since I tested a charger and so I ended up not testing this one in a timely manner.  This is my last remaining 2019 review item.  Sorry Vapcell and thanks for being patient!  Also I’m stating up front that my charger reviews are likely going to get scaled back.  In this case I’m basically testing the main feature, which is the ability to charge 4 bays at 3A each!!

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Posted in Cree XP-L HD EDC Flashlights Pocket

Lumintop Tool AA2.0 Ti Flashlight Review

Lumintop is now offering an updated version of the ever-popular Tool AA light – the 2.0 version is made of titanium, and offers some neat features!  Read on!

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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 Cree XP-G3 EDC Flashlights Pocket

Acebeam M20 Flashlight Review

In my hands for review today is a small Acebeam AAA light – the M20.  It’s a twisty with good knurling and easy operation; read on for testing!

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Posted in Cree XP-G2 EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Pocket

Surefire Titan Plus Flashlight Review

I recently snagged this venerable classic by Surefire.  My second Surefire….  This is the Surefire Titan Plus, a coated brass LED light in AAA twisty format.  Read on for thoughts and testing!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Keychain Luminus SST-20 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 Cree XP-G3 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 Cree XP-G2 EDC Flashlights Lantern

Nitecore LA10 Lantern/Flashlight Review

Today I have in for review another Nitecore, but from an unusual source.  This one’s from Banggood.  This is one of those lipstick lantern style lights, and accepts AA sized cells.

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Posted in Cree XHP35 HI Flashlights Keychain Lantern On-Board Pocket Wall o' Light

Lumintop EDC05C Flashlight Review

Neal over at NealsGadgets sent a new Lumintop my way. It’s an update to the EDC05… Quite an update too, because this one adds some…

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Posted in Flashlights Nichia 219c Pocket

Reylight Pineapple (Updated) Flashlight Review

Banggood asked if there was anything I’d like to review.  I have been interested to see what Rey has done with the newer Pineapples, and so they sent the Pineapple Update.  I reviewed the original Pineapple.  I liked the original Pineapple!  Let’s see how this one’s improved!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Headlamp Luminus SST-20

Acebeam H40 Headlamp Review

Acebeam has a hot new little headlamp out!  It’s a High CRI model, and can work with AA sized cells.  Acebeam makes good stuff; read on to find out if this headlamp is too!

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Posted in EDC Flashlights Fun Fund Friday Gadgets Yuji

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 Cree XP-G2 EDC Flashlights Pocket

Convoy T2 Flashlight Review

Convoy has added a small AA light to their lineup.  It’s a small version of the Convoy S2+, and called the T2.  It’s literally a shrunken S2+, which is fantastic, but lacks Li-ion support.  Read on for more!

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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 Chargers

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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Posted in Chargers Cree XP-L HD EDC Flashlights Keychain On-Board Pocket

Wuben E05 Flashlight Review

Wuben is still hitting the scene hard.  I’ve reviewed a Wuben before, the TO10R.  The build quality is great, and I was interested to see if Wuben would keep that trend going.  They sent the E05, which I believe has just been released, and here’s my review and test of it!

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Posted in Chargers Powerbank

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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