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  • Good, but there's room for improvement.

    posted by gadgetoholic on 04/22/2011
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    +The light looks really nice, the size is just perfect and feels good in hand.
    +Really nice light with plenty of useful spill.
    +The threads came lubed.
    +Glass lens should survive the inside of my pocket without scratches.
    +XP-G R5 LED
    +Metal clicky. (read cons)
    +Solid clip. (read cons)

    Cons:

    -As others have mentioned the clicky rattles, makes the construction feel less nice, although I still like it better than a rubber one. Don't know about water resistance though.
    -Clip attached so strong that its not very removable, at least not without scratching the light.
    -Modes are useless (medium too strong, strobe too slow), whilst in medium the driver produces a high frequency sound. Would be way better in 1 mode.

    OtherThoughts:

    It will act as my EDC light, the light coming from this is very useful.

    Bottomline:

    Considering the cons, the price should be lower, there are cheaper R5 alternatives to to buy without some of these problems. The Trustfire R5-A3 (sku.39062) and UniqueFire G10 (only 14 dollars, sku.55244) come to mind. Although if one wants a really good looking light this is still a decent buy.

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