Another high end product from our own Numyth brand, we present to you the Aether Titanium Toothpick. Not just for picking out the parts of food in between your teeth, the Aether was made from titanium alloy, which is great for any kind of medical use thanks to titanium’s natural resistance to oxidation from water or other fluids. The toothpick comes in a titanium case with two separate caps. The purpose for the dual cap is that the tootpick can be exposed by either a minimal amount at the tip (one of the ends of the tootpick is threaded which allows it to remain attached to the cap), or can be removed entirely. The casing for the Aether is fitted with a stainless steel split ring, making it easy to attach to a keychain or zipper if needed be.
Unlike our typical review videos about flashlights, we decided to stray away from the norm on this review of our very own battery capsule: the Talos. This capsule was designed by us (flashlight junkies) with the flashlight junkie in mind: a water-tight capsule that can easily attach to anything and is almost indestructible. This case can be submerged, and still keep the batteries dry thanks to the seal given to the device by the O-ring placement on the top. If you like the capsule, but want to be able to store more batteries, there are optional extenders that you can add to the Talos that will allow the casing to contain more batteries, and it will not compromise the waterproofing since the extenders have the O-rings as well. The Talos: innovative, sleek, indestructible (almost), and waterproof.
A newer brand that has had a fast uprising on the flashlight market, Klarus is well known for its highly acclaimed XT10: a tactial light that is made to handle some of the toughest conditions on the planet. However, this review is to discuss the EDC line of the Klarus brand, which rise above and beyond their expectations. The Klarus P series contains four different lights: P1C, P2C, P1A, and P2A. Each light has a different lumen output and battery cell capacity, which is great for those that wish to find the ideal light for the conditions that the user may endure (i.e.: output vs. convenience/pocket portability vs. run time). The Klarus P series lights come standard with IPX-8 waterproofing and a removable pocket clip.
Just as JetBeam redesigned the RRT-2 with an upgraded XML LED, they decided to do the same with the RRT-0 by creating the RRT-0 XML. The RRT-0 still has the ramping ring, allowing the user to create a custom lumen output and can cycle through modes easily with one hand. However, unlike its predecessor, the XML boosts the light’s lumen output from 255 to a staggering 550 lumens. But the best feature of the RRT-0 series is its ability to adapt to batteries: as an option, the user can add a AA extender to the light, which comes in handy for dire situations where CR123 batteries are not available.
As one of the most reputable companies on the flashlight market, Fenix is well known for its large selection of lights that are favorites of flashlight users worldwide. The E15 from Fenix should be no surprise as to the reliability and performance of an EDC light, as this single cell CR123 pocket light can produce 140 lumens from its XP-E LED. What really makes the light stand out from its competitors is its runtime: a staggering run time of almost two hours (1 hour 51 minutes), which means less time changing batteries and more time using. The light comes with a market standard IPX-8 waterproofing and is operated by twisting the head.
Eagletac is well known amongst the flashlight market for having a great selection of lights that can perform under harsh conditions and are available at a good price. This is especially true for the EagleTac D Series, which is the Every Day Carry (EDC) line that has the highest lumen output in its flashlight category. Not only do the lights perform well, but they have an executive appearance thanks to the stainless steel bezel on the front of each light. The bezel, while sleek and stylish, protects the lens from drops or accidental bumps and will protect it from scratches. These lights can take either AA (D25A, D25A2), CR123 (D25C, D25C2) or 18650 (D25LC2) batteries.
As the first production flood headlights of the Spark Flashlight company, the Spark SD6 500CW and the Spark SD6 460NW are great at two things: durability and output. The 500CW and 460NW are composed of an aluminum alloy body and have an IPX-8 waterproof standard, making it stand out amongst the other headlights on the market. Another great feature of the lights is that they include a clip so that the light can be removed from the strap and placed on any applicable surface. But the most useful accessory for the 500CW/460NW is the magnetic attachment for the light: it allows the user to stick the light to any magnetic metal surface, which makes it ideal for anyone that does mechanical work or needs a background light.
There’s a lot of flashlights on the market that say that they are the best for cycling, but JETBeam has a response to that: The III ST Cycler flashlight. Producing 425 lumens from its CREE XM-L LED emitter, the JETBeam III ST Cycler is a great tool for the avid cycler, camper, hiker, mountaineer. The reflector allows the beam to combine a considerate amount of throw with a very uniform flood that allows the user to see a large amount of area that will leave no surprises from being illuminated. The light can use either two CR123 batteries or one 18650 Lithium Ion rechargeable battery. For anyone looking to use the light as a cycling light, there is a rotating bike mount that fits perfectly with the light.
For those that have used the JETBeam RRT-2 before and loved its tactical style and features: it’s back, and it has a new LED bulb. The LED from the light has been upgraded from the previous R5 LED to a CREE XM-L LED, which has bumped the lumen output up to 460 lumens along with a hybrid style reflector that gives it a greater amount of flood and throw. Everything else about the RRT-2 has been kept the same with its magnetic-controlled ramping ring and deep toothed bezel, which allows the light to be used as a glass breaker or defense tool while keeping the lens protected from drops. The light can use two CR123s/two 16340′s or one 18650 Lithium Ion battery.
The Nitecore Tiny Monster 11 (TM11) lives by its name: the light is truly a tiny monster. Capable of producing 2000 lumens from a flashlight that is no larger than the size of a soda can, this triple XM-L LED can produce a great amount of flood and throw by using four Li-Ion 18650′s or eight CR123 batteries. The TM11 is packed with unique features, including: a single button two-stage switch, thermal protection switch, and a power indicator that displays the remaining battery power. For those in need of a bright light that doesn’t take up much space, the Nitecore TM11 will not disappoint.