@melonscoop@yeppers If you squint real hard at the picture you can just make out the 5V markings right above the barrel plug. The car adapter is probably just a resister, so it will take forever to charge the light.
I have other rechargeable flashlights that utilize a micro or mini USB. Once I found out these exist, I stopped buying the barrel plugs all together. And this goes with anything that’s rechargeable. If it’s not USB or similar, I’m going to pass.
Convenience has a price and for me it’s worth it.
My take is that this is a pretty solid NO for a few reasons.
I prefer user replaceable batteries like lithium 18650 cells, more universal charging (also preferably something better than USB micro-B, which is fragile and annoyingly long-lived in a time when we have much better connectors), and perhaps better total light output…
Looks to be proprietary charging, or at least some variation of the older barrel-type connectors, which just remind me of nightmarish gadgets and wall warts from the 90s. Even if that’s incorrect, and the micro is the connector, I still don’t love it, and the price for low output and lack of removable/replaceable battery cells all make this fairly unappealing.
Yup, I’m done with built in Batts. Especially from Meh.
While I would prefer USB-c, I have a lifetime supply of USB micro so I usually just shrug it off. Sadly it will be too long before we see the last micro USB as even new products have them.
OH MY GOD THEY CAPTURED GLEN AND SOME OF HIS BROS AND STUFFED THEM INTO CANISTERS TO RECREATE THE CLASSIC SNAKE-POPS-OUT-OF-A-CAN SURPRISE GAG, BUT THEY WERE TOO CHEAP TO USE ACTUAL CANS SO THEY USED THESE FLASHLIGHTS INSTEAD, BUT IT’S MEH SO WHADDYA EXPECT!!!
@pskemp2 funny thing about flashlights. You mainly are supposed to use them when you can’t flip on a switch. Like when the power is out or you are outside. Or as a work light. No one uses a flashlight to get out of bed. I hope. Still not for me but you are being rediculous.
( woolen-rustic-line ) I really really really wanted a blue set, if you meheions can’t possibly find a blue set for me I would be much thankful. I really hate red and really don’t care for Green but I had to get Green anyway since I’m addicted to this kind of stuff. So please make it a much more pleasant addiction for me and find a blue set and change them out for me…
So I just got the flashlights in today and after a quick inspection I definitely do not think they’re worth $10 apiece. They feel incredibly light in my hand, supposedly they’ve got a 18650 battery in them, If so they are extremely lightweight so later on I’m gonna take them apart and debunk the 18650 claim. If there really is one in it it’s incredibly lightweight so I’ll remove the 1800 mAh Lipo battery and put a real one in it.