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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Very good for a 3D Mag-Lite Mod

    posted by relic38 on 12/20/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Very well designed good quality reflector - LED is perfectly mounted for the reflector - Decent throw (about 200m) with excellent spill, adequate to light up a very large area on high. - Mode memory! - Seems to have a very efficient buck driver; input 1A@...
    Cons:
    - Not really a con; would like the option to disable the flashing 'disco' modes.
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 4
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good compact Flashlight, Poor Efficiency As-Is

    posted by relic38 on 12/20/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Really nice size, accepts CR123A and 16340 Li-Ion cells (caution note below for protected cells) - Simple design, decent finish - nice flood type beam, good for a pocket light. - Nice host for upgrades (see below).
    Cons:
    Very inefficient LED, produces lots of heat and some cold white light, not - OP (aluminum-plated plastic) reflector - plastic ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Excellent 1-2 AA/AAA driver

    posted by relic38 on 12/05/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Good boost driver for 1 AA or 2 AA/AA cells, may be too much current for 1 AAA. - Small, fits in some AA flashlights - Will run up to 4.2V, unregulated (even 4.5V, but gets rather hot) - Simple resistor change to adjust output current
    Cons:
    - Unregulated above 3.0V. Drive current is determined by the LED used and any resistance in the circuit. Can be a problem for...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Another good USB charger

    posted by relic38 on 12/04/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Small, easy to use - Stays cool enough to put in an enclosure without worrying about overheating
    Cons:
    - LED is on as long as power is applied; cannot be used to indicate charging is active. This may or may not be a bad thing. - ...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good Li-Ion to USB Charger board

    posted by relic38 on 12/04/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Very low idle current (measured at 7uA). It can be left on a battery; no need to include a switch - Charge LED is only on when charging - Wide input voltage, even provides some charge below 2V input. - Stays cool enough to put in an enclosure without worr...
    Cons:
    - Doesn't provide 1A current unless input is well above 5V. While boosting, provides up to 800mA. - Below 3.3V input, output cu...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Good Quality Li-Ion Battery

    posted by relic38 on 12/04/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Good assembly, protection PCB retained well - Capacity very close to claimed (see below for results) - Positive tip protrudes slightly for good contact without a spring on the + end. - Flashy wrapper, compared to most 18650 cells
    Cons:
    - Longer than the standard 65mm for an 18650, due to protection PCB (measured at 68.8mm). May not fit in all applications. Fi...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Very Good Pocket Magnifier

    posted by relic38 on 12/01/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Very good quality lens, made of glass - positive locks for closed, open with light off, and open with light on - Light is bright and even, good coverage for the viewable area - Includes batteries, which should last quite long with intermittent use - Durab...
    Cons:
    - Not 45X magnification, as claimed. Probably somewhere around 10X, maybe 15X max. - Needs to be disassembled to change batter...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Fits the Kobo Touch Perfectly

    posted by relic38 on 11/29/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This case is well made with good materials. - Good stitching - Nice padding - Stiff front cover protects the screen from impact - Soft interior lining - Strong cover magnets hold lid closed very well - Retaining flap on top to ensure device does not slide o...
    Cons:
    None for me. This case does exactly what I needed it to do; protect my eReader.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Exteremely Bright, Good Lumens/Watt

    posted by relic38 on 10/14/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - An excellent Light module, seems to work as advertised. - Compared to other modules I've worked with, this one is very close to the 90-100 Lumens/Watt rating. - Side tabs for power connection are easier to use than the smaller ones near the emitter array.
    Cons:
    - None, this unit does what it should.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
    earned for this post
    Very Compact, Simple Thermometer

    posted by relic38 on 10/14/2012 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Small, simple, easy-to-use - Very nice probe, well built, waterproof (Note: display unit is not waterproof) - Display updates every two seconds. - Designed so it can fit into a panel or wall. - Display comes with a clear protective film on it. (note: it w...
    Cons:
    - Would like to have Fahrenheit option, but not really a negative for me since I mostly use Celsius. - 4 Stars on quality due t...
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