@Barney@hotrodder@Stallion On the positive side, rechargeable AAA cells will often last longer than non-replaceable USB interface batteries (in recharge cycles, and sometimes in between charges as well). Not sure that I’m sold on this product, but I generally prefer something where I have the option to replace a battery than in-built stuff. My Eneloop stash makes the batteries less of an issue for me, but usefulness for the price is still questionable.
@The_Tim The brightness can likely be forgiven since the power source is small, and you wouldn’t want it to die from draining the batteries too quickly. And I honestly set most of my portable work lights at low/medium output settings anyway, which is not very different from this.
The lack of surface-mount diodes is odd, so I’ll back you up there; It could have been a deliberate choice to better facilitate movement and repeated bending within the silicone (I’m no product engineer, and while I have some experience with electronics, I have absolutely no experience with flexible circuit design limitations or best practises), or maybe it is just a vestige of the older design and parts available.
I would hope so. This is a device and you put batteries in it, and replace those batteries when needed. Nothing should inherently wear-out due to use. It should just keep working for many years because it’s not like it’s cheap crap from China that will break after a few uses. Oh, wait, apparently it is.
I really don’t know how the hell it happened, but I am just now seeing that I somehow missed this item and it broke my streak when I was 9/10ths of the way to breaking my record high. I should just give up now
Got it today. Actually really like it. I used it to audit parts in production in low light areas. Helped a lot. When one of my co-workers came to play with it, though, they kept turning on the strobe which initiated a migraine. Thank you for a good one, MEH.