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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Good until it stopped working

    posted by machiya on 11/12/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's bright, the bike I used it on is blue so it matches that color (not that the bike color is visible when it's dark enough to need a spoke light, but for some reason I care), and it gives much-needed side visibility.
    Cons:
    Hard to work the switch in the cold when wearing gloves. Big problem - it failed to light yesterday. It flashed once when I ope...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Well, 1 possible failure out of 4

    posted by machiya on 03/11/2011 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Extremely visible, and extremely easy to operate. One button-press for "on" and it runs through its collection of patterns, another button-press for "off" and that's it. No switching through a bunch of settings I don't really want.
    Cons:
    One finally failed. I believe, on second or third inspection, that the plastic prongs acting as springs on the body and hold th...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Bought 3 and am about to buy a 4th; no failures

    posted by machiya on 12/13/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I have one on each of my two bikes, and neither has had to be replaced in the years I've had them. Big, twitchy, ugly, they demand to be noticed but nobody seems to want to steal them. Take rechargeable AAA batteries rather than expensive button cells that ...
    Cons:
    They feel flimsy, the batteries don't snick in nicely, so I'm always a little nervous when I open one up. My nervousness is my ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Now I have spares

    posted by machiya on 09/27/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Now I can have batteries in the taillights on two bikes and two helmets, and still have a couple charging or ready to replace those wearing down. I greatly appreciate the case, so there are not another four AAA batteries rolling around with all the alkaline...
    Cons:
    None yet.
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    • Overall Rating: 3
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 3
    • Usefulness: 4
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    Only expensive white LEDs are bright?

    posted by machiya on 09/26/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    It's cheap, it works, it goes through its proper progression of states, and AAA batteries fit reasonably well (after you crush the spring contacts sufficiently).
    Cons:
    You know how LEDs were once only available in red? There's a reason for that - other colors apparently don't come naturally to ...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    2nd one works

    posted by machiya on 08/31/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    THIS one works. Better than the first one, which would not even turn on. Solid on and several frenetic light patterns, all of which I think are good, since I want to be noticed and not run over.
    Cons:
    Build quality is not reliable - so far my failure rate is 50%. I'm still waiting for one in a different color that is back orde...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Great to find them at this price

    posted by machiya on 03/16/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Affordable in bulk. I have quite a few little bike lights that take these, and I no longer have to ask my hardware store employee husband to pick them up at great expense, one at a time, surrounded by too much packaging.
    Cons:
    Haven't encountered any.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 4
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    For winter biking

    posted by machiya on 03/16/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Only bike light I have that can be directed other than exactly where my bike is heading. Single led setting is quite bright, three is none too shabby, all five together not as impressive. Being under my cap brim has kept it dry enough to not short out in th...
    Cons:
    None so far, even though it doesn't feel very solid.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Get at least a pair for every bike

    posted by machiya on 03/15/2010 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    I have a pair of these on each of my bikes, and they've survived without shorting out through a number of rides through substantial rain (I live in the Pacific NW, and we *do* know rain). I run my more substantial lights in everything but the brightest of c...
    Cons:
    One of several I bought failed and had to be replaced. DealExtreme did so.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 3
    2 DXPoints
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    Too cool to pass up, but...

    posted by machiya on 08/03/2009 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    Doesn't need batteries! (Other than the built-in one it charges itself.)
    Cons:
    Leaks like a sieve and shorts out. There's no gasket at all, so water runs right in and through it. Tiny screws hold it togethe...
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