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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great little light

    posted by dcfairbrother on 04/14/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    A truly brilliant little torch. A friend of mine recommended it as an LED torch just to start out with - I've now got plans to replace my 3D Maglite with it. It has only slightly less the spill of a 3D Mag, but matches it for output. Being a 1AA LED light i...
    Cons:
    My only gripe is that the clicky switch can be a bit temperamental. You have to be sure to screw it in all the way on the end. ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Bright, cheap and convenient

    posted by dcfairbrother on 04/25/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's pretty good value. Provided you don't need an large amount of light, it's quite a good headlamp for the price. The LED's are *very* bright. I suppose one function for the strobe light would be some form of signaling, which might be useful in certain si...
    Cons:
    Really, the strobe light, which occupies the two last LED's, is just a waste of space in my opinion. While it's a pretty cute a...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
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    Quite a lot of fun

    posted by dcfairbrother on 04/25/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    The pen uses non-toxic invisible ink which means you can write on skin - quite a bit of "secret" fun, I suppose. The pen's body is of quite good build quality considering the price. It doesn't feel like it'll break and shatter anytime soon. While ...
    Cons:
    I can't see how "secretive" it really is, to be honest. The tail light could do with some improvement. It would be ni...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great value

    posted by dcfairbrother on 04/05/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    The file transfer/read speeds on this card are quite fast. These do appear to be genuine Kingston - though assembled in China, it does have a verification sticker on the back. I'll take their word for it because I can see nothing wrong with these units at a...
    Cons:
    None at all. Read/write speeds are perfectly fine. I'm not particularly interested in "verifying" whether this is &qu...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good quality, inexpensive holsters

    posted by dcfairbrother on 04/05/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    These holsters hold my two flashlights, SKU5715, snugly. They feel reasonably strong, and as a plus it seems that they would protect torches against a drop from a reasonable height. The velcro strip is rather large, which allows many different flashlights ...
    Cons:
    I can't really think of any. Perhaps the stitching could do with a bit more care, but that's purely cosmetic.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    The ultimate flashlight

    posted by dcfairbrother on 04/05/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Firstly, this is probably the most plausible Maglite knockoff you can buy. It looks, functions and feels exactly like a Maglite. This flashlight's body feels incredibly strong. The "Police" logo on the top is rather small, which for me is a good t...
    Cons:
    There seems to be a battery contact problem with the end tailcap. It needs to be twisted to a certain position for the flashlig...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Impressive

    posted by dcfairbrother on 04/01/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:less than 1 day

    Pros:
    This is a really great little flashlight. It runs on a single, commonly available AA battery, but has excellent output considering the battery limitation. For its' size the throw is insane. From across the street I was lighting up front yards like a mini sp...
    Cons:
    The twist-on is a little annoying (sensitive) at times, especially when a lot of pressure is placed on the unit when in a holst...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Really nice gift

    posted by dcfairbrother on 03/25/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's a great novelty gift, even for non-smokers. It's funny seeing how many people you can fool into thinking its a real cigarette. Looks just like a real ciggy, same colours, almost identical length.
    Cons:
    Build quality feels a little flimsy but it's held up alright so far. It comes with a minimum amount of butane, enough for an in...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Cheap, cool lighter

    posted by dcfairbrother on 03/14/2008 Certified Owner

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:
    This lighter looks incredibly cool. I bought one for a friend of mine who saw me browsing DX, and he's very happy with it. We tested it initially, and it ignited the first time round. The light is nice and constant. Neither of us are smokers so we weren't a...
    Cons:
    The build quality is a little flimsy, though it doesn't look like it will break unless a large force is placed on it vertically...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Good, handy driver for the price

    posted by dcfairbrother on 03/14/2008 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Firstly, I'm surprised that the build quality is actually pretty good. It's not likely to be subjected to any serious falls, but it feels like it would stay in one piece even if dropped on concrete. The top of the "pen" holds all the magnetic bits...
    Cons:
    The bit organiser at the top of the pen can be a little annoying to use, as you have to stack all the bits in the top of the dr...
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