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RAVPower Dynamo On-the-Go Power Bank review

on Monday, July 28th, 2014

Flashlights are a long-time geek obsession. Recently, we’ve had to add USB chargers, just because so many of our devices charge this way. Imagine combining the two into a single, portable device. Mmmmmm… Geek heaven! Well, that’s what the fine folks at RAVPower have done. The Dynamo On-the-Go Power Bank is a flashlight, a reading light,Read More…

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Wicked Lasers Flashtorch flashlight review

on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

A couple of years ago (2012) I reviewed the Wicked Lasers Torch (see Other Articles to Read at end of post), touted at the time as “the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World”, and at a whopping 4100 lumens, it was wickedly bright, extremely hot, but sadly very utilitarian looking.  The designers at Wicked Lasers have recently introducedRead More…

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Eton Blackout Buddy emergency lighting and LED flashlight review

on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, Reviews

We live in a high-rise condo building, and the main hallways and stairways are all interior and windowless.  The building does have emergency lighting, as we found out during a recent power outage, but those are only in the public areas of the building.  Most of the rooms in our condo have floor-to-ceiling windows, soRead More…

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MBI HF flashlight review

on Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

  I would think it is fair to say that we have done our fair share of flashlight reviews at The Gadgeteer. We get them in all shapes and sizes, so for me to do a review on one it has to be unique or have an unexpected feature. The MBI HF from Match BoxRead More…

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Armytek Barracuda flashlight review

on Monday, March 31st, 2014
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Flashlights come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, and LED technology has enabled blindingly bright units to be smaller than some coins. But, for longer distances, there always needs for a good reflector and lens system involved, in order to amplify the LED’s glow. Enter the ArmyTek Barracuda, a powerful, rugged, handheld light with aRead More…

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Bracketron Smart Lantern review

on Friday, December 20th, 2013

If  you’ve ever been in a situation where one of your mobile devices has run out of power and there is no outlet around, you’d probably appreciate having a battery backup.  Bracketron’s solution is their Smart Lantern, which not only supplies the power, but also lights your way in the dark.  Here’s something you mayRead More…

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Pelican 2370 3-in-1 Color Mode LED Flashlight review

on Thursday, November 21st, 2013

If you are familiar with the name Pelican, then you may know that they are known for their cases that are tough, durable, and long-lasting.  I was unaware that Pelican made flashlights, so naturally I was very curious on how good their flashlights could be. I assumed that if they made solid cases that they wouldRead More…

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OLight M10 Maverick LED flashlight review

on Monday, August 19th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Pocket Gear, Reviews

We love flashlights here at The-Gadgeteer. They are valuable tools to have around for emergencies or work usages.  Most flashlights these days are LED based because of the advantages of energy efficiency and high lumens output. I’m here to test OLight’s M10 Maverick LED Flashlight that was provided by BatteryJunction.com. The OLight M10 Maverick is a mini LEDRead More…

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True Utility TrueLite Maxi 3W Flashlight review

on Thursday, August 1st, 2013

I must admit that I have not, until this review, really joined the LED flashlight revolution. I do have a pen knife and other little knickknacks with LED lights incorporated into them, but they are not what I would call full-fledged utility flashlights. So getting a chance to review the True Utility TrueLite Maxi 3WRead More…

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Fenix TK75 LED Flashlight review

on Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

Several years ago, I reviewed the Fenix TK70 LED flashlight (see related posts) and raved about how bright and well made it was. I even gave it a nickname, referring to it as the Ark of the Covenant (AotC) because of the very bright pillar/beam of light it produces, as shown in the picture above. Well fortunately the folks at CR123Batteries.com sent meRead More…

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INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight review

on Thursday, April 18th, 2013
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

A few days ago I posted a news item about the INOVA Microlight STS keychain flashlight. We’ve all seen similar looking flashlights small enough to easily fit on a keychain, but the INOVA Microlight STS Swipe to Shine from Nite Ize has something I’ve never seen before with any flashlight… touch/gesture controls. That’s right, there areRead More…

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Fenix LD22 LED flashlight review

on Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Several years ago, Julie reviewed the Fenix LD20 LED flashlight (see related links) which, for the most part, received a positive review. The only negative comment she gave involved how Fenix engineered its brightness/mode switching feature. With the LD20, you had to twist the cap to switch between modes. Well, it looks like their designers listenedRead More…

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Iain Sinclair EON Classic Flashlight review

on Thursday, February 21st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Reviews, Wallets

Iain Sinclair is known for their wallet sized gadgets like the Cardsharp credit card knife, which I reviewed last fall. They recently sent me their EON Classic Flashlight to review. The EON is another credit card sized device that can be stored in your wallet, enabling you to carry a flashlight with you at allRead More…

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Spotlight Shifter 3 flashlight review

on Sunday, January 20th, 2013
Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews

A while ago, I was sent a selection of personal flashlights from Spotlight ( see related items below). Out of the blue one day, a package arrived from Spotlight that neither Julie or I knew anything about.  Inside was their new Shifter 3 flashlight. It’s nice when a review item arrives when you’re expecting it, but it’sRead More…

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Misemet r.pod multifunction electronic pod and solar charger review

on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013

The Misemet r.pod multifunction electronic pod and solar charger is not only a mouthful to say, it’s also a multifunction workhorse for off-the-grid power and light. Available in red, yellow, or green colors, it consists of the r.pod itself, which looks for all the world like a gigantic cold capsule, a handful of accessories, andRead More…

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Spotlight Spark LED Torch/Flashlight Review

on Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

You’re just come in from a night out, and find that someone’s forgotten to leave the front porch light on for you.  You can’t find the right key, and you can’t see the keyhole properly.  Sound familiar? The Spark from Spotlight is a small and portable flashlight than can easily be connected to your keyring, access card, lanyard, bagRead More…

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Spotlight Shifter 1.0 LED Torch/Flashlight Review

on Friday, September 7th, 2012

In the  1990s for me there was only one EDC (Every Day Carry) flashlight, and that was the Mini Maglite AA.  Its small size, aluminum construction, adjustable spot to flood light beam,  ruggedness, water resistance, candle mode, and spare bulb in tail made this so versatile for me. From in my toolkit for work, toRead More…

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Spotlight Turbo LED Torch/Flashlight Revisited Review

on Thursday, August 30th, 2012

When Spotlight offered to send me a few samples of their flashlights, I was really happy to recieve 3 of their different models.  It wasn’t till I was doing a quick search for information on the Spotlight Turbo that I found that Julie had already done a review of the Turbo in April 2008. It’sRead More…

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mrBEAMS ReadyBright Home Power Outage System Review

on Thursday, August 2nd, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Living in New Hampshire has its benefits,  however, one annoyance is the frequent and sometimes prolonged power outages caused by trees falling on the power lines.  Some residents invest in automatic generators, but my approach was a manual backup generator, saving about 2/3 thirds the cost.  Using the  ReadyBright Power Outage Lighting System by mrBeams, IRead More…

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Bushnell HD Flashlight Review

on Wednesday, August 1st, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

We’ve all heard of HD televisions and HD cameras, but what about an HD flashlight? My curiosity was aroused when I saw the Bushnell HD flashlight mentioned on a website. The writer talked about a square light beam and I just had to try one for myself to see if a flashlight could really earn the overusedRead More…

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Dealextreme 22000mcd LED Keychain Light Review

on Saturday, May 26th, 2012
Posted in: Pocket Gear, Reviews

With the annual Dance Eisteddfod coming up, I needed to replenish my supply of small LED flashlights.  Trying to read a program to see when the boys are dancing in a dark concert hall is a pain, you can’t use a light that’s too bright and these 22000mcd LED Keychain Lights from DealExtreme fit the bill perfectly. Gadgets don’tRead More…

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Trustfire F20 Cree LED Flashlight Review

on Sunday, May 6th, 2012

A good torch is one of those essential things that every Gadgeteer has to own. I use mine every night to read by, and of course it’s always useful if you have a power outage or if you have to go outside to look for the cat   When I travel overseas, there’s a fewRead More…

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Wicked Lasers Torch Review

on Monday, March 19th, 2012
Posted in: Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

For being (touted as) the most powerful handheld flashlight in the World, the first thought that went through my mind was how very unassuming the Wicked Lasers Torch is….from the packaging to the flashlight itself. According to Wicked Lasers, the Torch throws a massive 4100 lumens, many times more powerful than some of my brightestRead More…

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SureFire Warranty Review

on Sunday, February 19th, 2012
Posted in: Articles, Miscellaneous

Over the years I have reviewed many SureFire products. Most people agree SureFire products are extremely well made with rock-solid performance (aka the Cadillac of flashlights).  But an overarching comment/theme from readers has been they can buy an (nearly) equivalent device for (much) less money. Nine times out of ten, that is a true enoughRead More…

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Maxxeon WorkStar 2000 Technician’s Floodlight Review

on Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Make no mistake.  We’re suckers for flashlights at The Gadgeteer!  I thought I’d seen it all, but this odd duck grabbed my attention.  The WorkStar 2000 Technician’s Floodlight from Maxxeon has a swiveling head, magnets, a hook and a rechargeable battery?  Let’s take a look! You get a wall charger, car charger, belt clip andRead More…