REVIEW – Close to a year ago I reviewed the WUBEN Gecko E61 Rechargeable Penlight and now I have the opportunity to show you the Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight. Is the E62 a worthy update? Let’s find out!
What is it?
The Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight is a flashlight, knife, and glass breaker in the form factor of a pen.
What’s in the box?
- Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight
- micro USB charging cable
- Extra knife blades
- User manual
Design and features
Although the Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight looks very much like the previous model (E61), it’s actually very different.
The E62 features a metal pocket clip on the top along with a rubber-covered button that controls the flashlight function and doubles as a status LED while the internal flashlight battery charges. The W (for Wuben) on the button glows very faintly in red while charging and then turns blue when charging is completed.
On the opposite side of the pen, you see a row of 5 LEDs and a micro USB charging port that is protected with a rubber flap.
The tip of the Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight is actually not a pen at all. It’s a glass breaker tip. Unlike the E61, the tip is not interchangeable. You’re stuck with only the glass breaker tip which in my opinion is going to be useless 99.99% of the time.
The E62 has a feature that the other pen lacks… a built-in folding knife.
The knife uses No. 11 surgical blades and 5 additional blades are included with the E62.
The blade unfolds from the body of the “pen” but it doesn’t lock in place which is a little worrisome. It stays open with some friction but it’s not very secure.
The Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight has a built-in 120mAh Li-Polymer battery that offers a runtime of up to 15 hours.
Pressing the button on the pen will turn on the flashlight in the last lighting mode/level.
The lowest light level is 3 lumens, the medium level is 30 lumens, and the highest level is 130 lumens. While the light is on (any level) you can double click the button to put it in beacon mode which flashes red and blue LEDs like police car lights.
See it in action
Low 3 lumens, 15hr runtime
Med 30 lumens, 2.5hr runtime
High 130 lumens, 45 min runtime
What I like
- Flashlight with multiple modes/levels
- Built-in knife
What I’d change
- Add a pen
- Add a locking knife blade
I’m a little disappointed in the Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight because it’s missing some of the features of the E61 that I liked, like the built-in pen, the ability to adjust the angle of the flashlight, and the built-in magnet. But if you’re only interested in a small knife and flashlight in a pen format, then you will probably like the Wuben E62 multifunctional penlight as long as you don’t mind paying $50 for it which I think is a bit steep.