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

XTAR ST2 Charger Review

XTAR is a maker of many, and fast chargers.  They have a new on on the market!  It’s an update to the poorly named “Over 4 Slim.”  This one’s been updated to USB-C, and is called the ST2.  

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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

XTAR VP4C 4-Bay Charger Review

Today I have in for review the XTAR VP4C, a nice little 4-bay charger, for li-ion cells only.

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Posted in Chargers

XTAR VC4S 4-Bay Charger Overview

Today I’m back at it with an item from XTAR.  This is their new charger the VC4S.  It’s a 4-bay charger with some pretty impressive capabilities!  Read on for more!

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Posted in Chargers Gadgets

AllMaybe PD45 Mobile Phone Adapter Review

Illumn dropped this little mobile phone adapter in a recent package, and I wanted to give it a quick look.  I can’t test it fully,…

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Posted in Chargers Gadgets Powerbank

XTAR EU4 USB Hub Review

I was in gross need of a USB port with QC3 capabilities for a charger or two I was testing.  I got super lucky that XTAR has this product just out, and they dropped one in the mail to me.  This power brick has three USB ports, one of which has QC3 capabilities.  The other two have output up to 2.4A, and there’s also a USB-C port!  Read on for my testing and thoughts!

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Posted in Chargers

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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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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Posted in Dive EDC Flashlights On-Board Wall o' Light

XTAR D36 5800 Flashlight Review

XTAR has a new dive light out.  It’s an interesting light, with dual emitters that fits both flood and spotlight cases, and has a ridiculous output level.  There’s removable battery pack, OLED display, two switches – just a lot going on!  Read on to see how the light works!

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Posted in Cell Testing

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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Posted in Chargers

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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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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Posted in Chargers

XTAR VC4 Charger Review

GearBest has been sending out these VC4 chargers lately, an I was on the receiving end.  I’m pleased with that, since I typically like XTAR goods.  This charger isn’t new, and is quite simple, so could be a good standard.  Read on to see how it tests!

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Posted in Chargers Dive EDC Flashlights Gadgets Thrower

XTAR D06 1600 Dive Light Review

My list of XTAR items reviewed includes many chargers, but only one light.  But they have out a new light.  It’s a dive light, with an interesting switch.  I’m no diver, but I did put the light through the normal paces.  Here’s that review!  

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Posted in Chargers Gadgets Powerbank

XTAR Dragon VP4 Plus Analyzing Charger Review

Along with the XTAR PB2 I recently reviewed, XTAR sent the Dragon VP4 Plus 4 bay 2A charger.  This is an interesting charger, with some unusual features, and I’m glad to give it a test, too!

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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 Gadgets

XTAR Over 4 Slim 2-bay charger

I’ve started talking to XTAR a good bit more lately, and after my last XTAR review (of the VC2 Plus Master), this just released XTAR charger showed up in the mail one day.  This is the XTAR Over 4 Slim.  “Over 4” is an indication of performance – this unit is rated for charing at FOUR POINT ONE amps!!

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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 Gadgets

XTAR VI01 USB Current/Voltage Detector Quick Review

A fun little non-logging USB voltmeter and ampmeter. A nice addition to any flashlight tinkerer’s stable!

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