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!
In for review today is the Nitecore EC30. This builds on the Concept 1 platform, with a different switch. But what else is different? Read on!
I've reviewed many iterations of this light. I did the S42 not that long ago. And one of my very first reviews was of the Manker E14 (which I later sold, and hugely regretted selling). This is yet another update on that platform, with 219c emitters, and some other improvements. Read on for more!
Another Acebeam review today! I do not have all that much experience with this brand, but what I have seen, I like. This is a medium range 18650-sized thrower, with on-board charging, and dual switch. Read on to see how it performs!
After talking with the guys over at KillzoneFlashlights, and reviewing their 219b BLF-348, we got into some more serious discussions. They sent a few more lights. Two by Acebeam, and one of their own. Here's the first of those, the Acebeam EC65.
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!
Here's another Sofirn light - one not meant to be a barn burner, but just a solid performer in general. It's an 18650 light, with on-board charging. Read on!
This lantern came to my attention through many discussions about how great it was. I wasn't initially interested, but I asked GearBest to send one over. Zanflare is the GearBest housebrand, and they obliged my request! Here's my review of this cool little lantern.
Illumn recently released a low cost protected 18650 - an LG MJ1 no less! I asked for a set for testing, and Illumn agreed. So here's my second cell testing!
I'm waiting on amazon inventory to post another Sofirn review, so they sent out the SP31 V2.0 for me to wrap in the meantime. Here's that review. It's an 18650, dual switch tube light! Read on!
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!
Anyone reading this site probably knows about the throw King, the BLF GT. Recently Lumintop made a little brother, the BLF GT Mini. This was an instant buy for me, and today I have a little review of it!
I'd asked over and over for the Q4 charger from Nitecore, but it just never happened. Then they went and upped the bays by 2, and made the Q6! I'm happy to have one of those in for review! Thanks Nitecore!
LiIonWholesale have sent over a few more cells for testing. I'm hoping to get something regular going, and I hope this post will motivate that to happen - it's my first pass at an actual thorough cell test!! This is the Protected LG MJ1 3500mAh 10A 18650 Button Top cell!
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!
Today I have another Sofirn light. I've reviewed a couple before and I find them to be good values. Let's see how this 18650 EDC style light stacks up!
Vortex contacted me out of the blue one day, about these review lights. I wasn't terribly interested except that 1) their lights have orange accents and 2) the lights have a charging base. Normally that might not be a big deal but as I understood it, the light would come on if there was a power disconnect to the base. That's a pretty big deal. Read on to see if that's how things went!
An update to he extremely popular Skilhunt H03 is the H03 RC. The RC version adds charging, and not much else. It's a very nice package; read on for more!
There's a new maker in town! These guys are FidgetHQ, makers of some fine and very popular fidget spinners in brass, stainless, copper, and titanium. They know how to get things done, and they've set their eyes on flashlight. This is their first offering, a triple emitter, 18650/18350 light, with Bistro firmware. Here's my review of this light!