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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Probably the best DIY USB battery?

    posted by McAllan on 11/10/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Outstanding DIY USB battery host. Shows how many % you batteries have left, their voltage, the amperage drawn from the USB ports and it has a flashlight build in. It even has build in protection of the batteries (8205A protection chip on the battery connect...
    Cons:
    Doesn't come with any instructions at all. But hey unless you're an electronics geek with a fair amount of soldering skills you...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Perfect for a phone in cover

    posted by McAllan on 11/10/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Get extra long micro USB plug so that it easily goes into a phone on cover. Many USB micro plugs has a tendency to be too short so you either has to take off the cover or make the hole for charging in the cover larger. But not with this cable.
    Cons:
    Uhm it's so cheap that you don't care how you treat it? It's black? It looks like a standard cable? Really no major cons.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    A small monster in your pocket!

    posted by McAllan on 01/16/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Small, good size fits perfectly in hand. The side switch makes the experience of a "small big" flashlight complete. With 14500 LiIon - either LiFePO4 or regular LiIon it really shines. With naked eye only very little discernible difference in ligh...
    Cons:
    Off current draw is extremely high (no physical switch). With Eneloop AA batteries standby current is wooping 21 mA(!!) With Li...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Perfect for your 14500 flashlights!

    posted by McAllan on 01/16/2013 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

    Pros:
    Use your 14500 compatible flashlight to their full power potential. You can even use them in single cell Fenix Flashlights (LD10 etc.) although the first two levels give out same amount of light and difference from level 2 to 3 is small when fresh charged. ...
    Cons:
    Not a high drain type cell. Rated for only 1.2 A max continuous draw. Might be a limiting factor in some applications.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Exellent for getting rid of AAA's

    posted by McAllan on 05/30/2011 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Does what is promises. Easily use an AAA battery in most devices otherwise taking an AAA. Do however take reduced capacity and power capability into account. So don't expect to use them in a digital camera. I don't consider this a con as it's a physical bar...
    Cons:
    It seems to be a little longer than a regular AA which may be a problem in some devices. However I believe in most devises this...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Should have been there from start :)

    posted by McAllan on 01/25/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    A circular piece of glass which (hopefully) fits your M@g (see cons). Thickness is perfect match to the original plastic one. Very nice - makes the lens of your M@g very clear even though it's not of those high tech coated ones.
    Cons:
    Didn't quite fit my older 2D. I had to carefully grind the edge to take off a 1/10 mm or so. Don't know if it was because my 2D...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Perfect with Led Lenser "copy"

    posted by McAllan on 01/25/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    Nice quality board and works perfectly. Memory works fine - but memory could of course be a cons depending on your preference.
    Cons:
    As others said it's a bit tricky to find where to solder the connections to the LED. Take a look at the datasheet for AMC7135 a...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Nice and flexible

    posted by McAllan on 01/03/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Nice thin and flexible cable. Eases strain on connectors compared to thick cables.
    Cons:
    Not really any cons except you may not like the color but that's pure personal preference. And it doesn't look like an expensiv...
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 2
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Building your own cables?

    posted by McAllan on 01/03/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Does what's it supposed to. Easy to use.
    Cons:
    As others says. It's pretty cheap and flimsy. The battery compartment is a tad small for most 9v batteries and need to be force...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very useful

    posted by McAllan on 01/03/2009 Certified Owner

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month

    Pros:
    Hard to find specialty cable. Nothing to complaint about quality wise.
    Cons:
    Colors make it look like an internal cable?
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