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!
I was in need of 18650s recently, and there was a great price on these Liitokala 30q cells at Aliexpress. I like 30q cells, and I like good prices, so I bought 8 of these cells. There was a bunch of discussion on BLF and places regarding whether these cells are "real" or not. Read on to find out!
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!
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!
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!
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.
I have in for review a couple of 20700 cells. I asked for these because I expect that in the near future, more flashlights will begin to accept this size, and I want to be prepared! Also I just like testing cells. This is the Imren 3200mAh 25A/40A Flat Top 20700 Cell.
Here's a review of another Thrunite. In truth, and as I just reviewed the TN42, this review will be much the same as that review, but with more consideration for the battery pack (which is the main/only difference). I liked the regular TN42, so let's see how the TN42c v2 pans out!
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.
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!
There's another entry in the .... let's call it the "USB dongle charger" list. This is the Nitecore LC10, which is similar to other dongle chargers, but adds a few new features! There's an in-line lantern, and the poles are reversible on this charger. Read on for more!
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!
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!