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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Every traveller should carry one

    posted by rjluehrs on 03/04/2014 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    * Retro-reflective coating in center (around star) makes it easy to point the reflection at rescuers. * Large size 90 sq cm (12 x 7.5) gives huge signal; others (about 8 x 5) less than half as big. * Thick (unbreakable?) plastic around mirror, and thin...
    Cons:
    * You need to read the directions, so you know how to use this; should practice at least once when you get it. * Compass is t...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
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    Extremely versatile, great value

    posted by rjluehrs on 11/19/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Charges multiple battery chemistries. - Multiple power sources, 120VAC, 220VAC, 12VDC. - Can charge one or two batteries at a time. - Holds many sizes & shapes of batteries. - Sturdy build, durable, attractive design. - Well-respected, reliable b...
    Cons:
    - Not programmable. - Not as small and lightweight as flimsy chargers.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Must-have for every (presta) bike

    posted by rjluehrs on 11/19/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    - Lightweight. - Durable anodized coating. - Bright color, easy to see. - Nice threading. - Decent gasket.
    Cons:
    Not much; they don't come lubed, gasket could be bigger?
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 5
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Simple, compact, effective

    posted by rjluehrs on 11/19/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    -Compact, US plug folds flat. -Can fit batteries in charger, in paper box. -Low current charging is safer, doesn't overhead or stress batteries. -Red is charging, green is good, simple indicator. -Lightweight, carry as my backup charger in pack.
    Cons:
    -Not heavyweight and sturdy. -Low current takes longer to charge batteries. -Not designed for 16340s or other size batteries. -...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 3
    • Quality: 4
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Get two for every car

    posted by rjluehrs on 10/30/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    * folds up small. * unfolds into stable shape. * brighter than blinking/hazard car lights. * never runs out of batteries. * good price.
    Cons:
    Could be larger or less expensive, but it is a good value for what you get.
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Most useable flashlight ever

    posted by rjluehrs on 10/30/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    * Can attach to nearly anything. * Clip, magnet, tether, or stuff in a pocket. * Bright light. * High-visibility yellow color, easy to find. * Accepts multiple battery types. * Points any direction.
    Cons:
    * For any swivel-head light, heat does not conduct to entire body, so flashlight head gets hot. * Older Q5 not as efficient as...
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    • Overall Rating: 4
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 3
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Great for flashlight

    posted by rjluehrs on 10/30/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    * Very quick, button-press to mount. * Attaches to picatinny rail. * Holds 1" or 26mm flashlight body securely. * Light weight. * Sturdy. * Has another rail on it, could piggy-back another mount.
    Cons:
    * Push-button relies on spring to mount to rail. * Does not lock very tightly onto rail. * Has both vertical and horizontal w...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 4
    2 DXPoints
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    Useful little gadget, and handy

    posted by rjluehrs on 10/30/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    * Easy to pack due to small size, light weight, and rounded shape. * Deeply grooved grips are easy to hold, keeps hands safe from knife, smooth action. * Clearly labeled so no question about how to use. * Great price!
    Cons:
    * You need to keep the knife exactly vertical, or you will have mis-aligned edge, or dull edge. * Because of plastic that hold...
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    • Overall Rating: 5
    • Price: 4
    • Quality: 5
    • Ease Of Use: 5
    • Usefulness: 5
    2 DXPoints
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    Great spork, great price!

    posted by rjluehrs on 10/30/2013 Certified Owner

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

    Pros:
    This is cheaper than other titanium sporks, and adds the bottle opener. Has typical "bead blast" finish. As light as plastic, stiffer than steel, hypoallergenic, easy to clean -- great product! I have another titanium spork which is same length...
    Cons:
    Doesn't have one edge sharpened as a knife; I've seen that on steel (but not titanium) sporks. Although some people don't like...
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