The Xeno Cube Flashlight

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  This minimalist flashlight, the Xeno Cube, is machined from a cylinder of stainless steel. It is 4 inches long and weighs a hefty 6 ounces. It features a micro-textured aluminum reflector and a toughened mineral-glass lens. Xeno Cube incorporates a CREE XP-G R5 LED, and it gets excellent performance from a single AA battery. On its brightest setting it shines with 400 lumens (when using a 14500 series battery). Using a rechargeable Ni-MH battery the levels are: Ultra-Low (10 … [Read more...]

The Best LED Flashlights Of 2014

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Most enthusiasts and reviewers agree that Fenix flashlights have the best build-quality and reliability for their price. Streamlight, one of the few brands of flashlights made in the U.S.A, is highly rated by reviewers on Amazon. Other top rated brands are: Cree, Dorcy and Surefire. Fenix TK-41: 860 Lumens The Fenix TK-41 U2, which shines at 860 lumens, is the brightest flashlight that runs on AA batteries. It uses eight AA batteries, and these can be rechargeable NiMH or alkaline AAs. The … [Read more...]

Buy It For Life: Keychain and Pocket Tools

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In our “Buy It For Life” posts we feature products that are built to last a lifetime. We also give preference to products that are very durable, are warrantied for life, and are made in the U.S. The Fenix LD01 is barely large than the AAA battery it uses (we recommend using a low-discharge rechargeable NiHm AAA battery). It is very bright -- it produces 80 lumens on its highest setting, which is brighter than most full-size flashlights. The Fenix LD01 is solidly built -- it uses a Cree … [Read more...]