What you got today

9028 posts / 0 new
Last post

Pages

Langcjl
Langcjl's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 1 week ago
Joined: 03/05/2011 - 05:36
Posts: 2162
Location: Wisconsin USA
What you got today

I got an order from DX today. This was my first from them. I thought I would share how things went and what I got because I would like to here about others orders, what they got and how everything went. I think everyone would benefit from seeing what others received, maybe get some ideas for future orders or get someones initial impressions on their items. Somebody around here is getting a yellow envelope every day. I have another DX order in the pipeline as well as one from manafont and I will report on how those went at the appropriate time. Today's order came from DX as I said earlier.

I got an order from DX today. This was my first from them. I thought I would share how things went and what I got because I would like to here about others orders, what they got and how everything went. I think everyone would benefit from seeing what others received, maybe get some ideas for future orders or get someones initial impressions on their items. Somebody around here is getting a yellow envelope every day. I have another DX order in the pipeline as well as one from manafont and I will report on how those went at the appropriate time. Today's order came from DX as I said earlier. Date of order to delivery was 31 days. I was ok with that considering the Chinese new year and all. Everything was protected and undamaged. Item 1. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/romisen-rc-29-cree-q5-wc-3-mode-180-lumen-c... This is my first flood to zoom type light and my second romisen. I can feel a bit of brand loyalty creeping in here. The finish has no imperfections at all. Forward click switch. Tailstands nice. Threads quite smooth and lubed. O-ring on tailcap. Tailcap can be twisted off a bit to prevent activation. I know there is a term for this. Tube has no knurling, is pretty solid and the forward portion has four flat sides for grip. The head is very nicely machined with non aggressive, very slightly crenelated removable bezel. The threads on the head that are used to zoom the head gave a bit of chatter initially but have become smooth with use. I don't know yet how to remove the head to lube it but it's not needed now. Performance- I am using red flame trustfire 14500 that I also got in this order. The output is amazing. I am a rookie at all this so probably easily impressed. The flood makes a perfect spot on the wall across the room about 6 feet dia. This light opened up like that and tailstanding lights up the whole room. The zoom is like nothing I have ever seen before. I have a gap between houses behind me that covers three city blocks. I was able to shoot right through there and light up the house on the fourth block. Simply amazing to me. I bought this for EDC an am very happy. Forgot to say XP-E emitter. Item 2. http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mx-power-ml-108-cree-q3-wc-150-lumen-led-fl... I really like this light also. Really small. This is the kind of light that really amazes people when they see how much it puts out. The threads are pretty crude and rough. Plastic reflector nag lens. Removable brass pill (14mm as measured by iPhone ruler). Everything is super easy to get to for modding. Will not tailstand. Reverse click with nice strong feel. Small band of knurling on both the head and tailcap. This is a light I bought to hand by the back door to find my wires tortoises in the yard at night/ I have no doubt it will serve this purpose well. Those are the flashlights. I also got a trustfire charger that seems to work well and two red flame trustfire 14500 batteries. They seem to be just fine also.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

Edited by: sb56637 on 06/17/2013 - 03:05 Reason: Copy of the revision from Wed, 02/06/2013 - 13:41.
Langcjl
Langcjl's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 1 week ago
Joined: 03/05/2011 - 05:36
Posts: 2162
Location: Wisconsin USA
Forgot to say, I typed that on my phone so please forgive typos. I can't scroll when trying to edit.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

Match
Match's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 2 months ago
Joined: 11/14/2010 - 11:57
Posts: 1488
Location: South Carolina, USA

Nice little lights. I'm a fan of the small Romisens as well.

*To remove the RC-29 Head*

 - unscrew the orange bezel.

- carefully pick out the black oring around the outer lens

- remove lens

- Now you can access the two divets in the outer ring of the aluminum pill.  Using a small needlenose, gently unscrew the pill from the head. 

The sliding head will now come off the body.

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1912
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

I actually think this thread is a good idea. When ever a new order arrives for somebody, we can see what they have and their initial impressions...and from there, we can nag them for a full-out review Wink hehe. 

 

Glad you are happy with the romisen rc-29. I recieved it about a month ago and I absolutely love it and am equally impressed with the quality and output on 14500. Especially for its size!

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1912
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

I got this order a couple of days ago, but I'll throw it in here. These were a few of the items in which I recieved:

 

Item 1: Aurora SH-033 stainless steel CR2 light

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/aurora-sh-033-stainless-steel-cree-q5-wc-5-...

 

It is the 5 mode model. As with my other aurora (ak-p7 2 mode light), the quality is fantastic. There were no flaws in the machining, and the threads were smooth. Not as smooth as they could be, but definitely nothing to complain about! The threads for the front bezel end of the light seem to only allow for a couple of turns for attachment which doesn't strike me as sturdy enough, but heck, they are stainless steel threads. They aren't going to let go unless I am doing something very wrong with the light. Only the rear threads seem to have come lubricated (as well as the rear o-ring). The fronts dont appear to have any lubrication for whatever reason. The light tailstands perfectly. I also enjoy the glow-in-the-dark o-rings, especially around the front lens. The output is fantastic, offering more of a hotspot than my quark mini cr2, but slightly less output overall. I have not done a runtime test so I cannot comment on it yet. The hi-med-lo are nicely spaced and the strobe is nice and disorienting. SOS is useless as always. 

 

Item 2: xml-t6 on 16mm star

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/xm-lt6-885lm-led-emitter-6000k-white-light-...

 

I ordered two of these. Both came well packaged in bubble wrap, and without flaw. One found its home in my mr.lite J4, and one found its home in my trustfire tr-801 wired up to the KD 2800mah driver (wowzers its sweet).  I am very pleased with them to say the least! 2 new pocket rockets in my collection now!

 

Item 3: 18mm OP reflector 4-pack

http://www.dealextreme.com/p/18mm-12mm-aluminum-textured-op-reflector-fo...

 

I bought these to use in my mr.lite J4 and mr.lite BLF special as well as any other similar styled lights. I forgot however, to order glass lens replacements for the TIR optics. DOH. Oh well, I will be ordering those soon. All 4 arrived in perfect condition. No damage to reflector fit or finish. Very happy with them and the fit into their new homes!

 

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1912
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Another ordered arrived today! I decided to splurge and get myself a birthday gift. And low and behold, it arrived on my birthday today Big Smile

A spiffy new Fenix TK35! Big Smile I haven't even opened it up yet, but I can't wait to start lighting up the dark with it!

fishinfool
fishinfool's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/09/2010 - 00:30
Posts: 4342
Location: Hilo, Hawaii

mizjif wrote:

Another ordered arrived today! I decided to splurge and get myself a birthday gift. And low and behold, it arrived on my birthday today Big Smile

A spiffy new Fenix TK35! Big Smile I haven't even opened it up yet, but I can't wait to start lighting up the dark with it!

Happy Birthday mizjif!

 

Wow, a brand new TK-35.  I've been drooling for the TK-45 lately but the 35 would do just fine.  I'd love to hear about how you like it.  I'm curious, among other things, about how it feels in the hand because the design looks different.

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1912
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Thanks for the birthday wishes!!

I was curious about the feel in the hand as well. After watching just about every review on youtube about it, and every review commenting on how it actually feels great, I bit the bullet and got it. Needless to say, they were right. Its odd shape does definitely feel good to hold! its a gorgeous light! Can't wait to try it out Big Smile

Match
Match's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 2 months ago
Joined: 11/14/2010 - 11:57
Posts: 1488
Location: South Carolina, USA

Happy Birthday, Mizjif!  Congrats on the spiffy new present Tongue out

Budgeteer
Budgeteer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/24/2010 - 02:19
Posts: 3087
Location: Slovenia (EU)

Happy birthday Mizjif!

My mailbox today is sad just the regular marketing junk and bills to pay.

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

Aleister
Aleister's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 10/23/2010 - 15:27
Posts: 445
Location: Greece

Happy birthday Mizjif!

This was a busy week for me:

iTP A1 EOS SS

3 XML dropins from Manafont

1 Solarforce L2, 1 Solarforce L2P, 1 Solarforce L2X + some extension tubes

A compact 18650 Palight XPG Stainless Steel light

An MCU7 something (16340 - XPG)

Lux meter

My flashlight has only 2 modes, day and night...

Boaz
Boaz's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 hours 45 min ago
Joined: 11/07/2010 - 09:31
Posts: 6145
Location: Birthplace of Aviation

WOW you're a sick individual .. either your old lady loves you to death or you know how to buy yourself good gifts .

what did I get this week..?

2 nitecores

5 drop ins -2 MCE  , 2 P7 , and a  wolf eyes xenon princess warrior  drop ins

not bad .

καὶ τὸ φῶς ἐν τῇ σκοτίᾳ φαίνει καὶ ἡ σκοτία αὐτὸ οὐ κατέλαβεν

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1912
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Thanks for the wishes everyone! Yes my lady loves me to death, and sometimes I spoil myself:s lol Aleister, that palight looks great! Could you do a review on it?:) I have a package waiting at the post office! Excited to see what arrives today!
Don
Don's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: 01/12/2010 - 16:32
Posts: 6617
Location: Scotland

[RANT]

What I got today was a threat to get a warrant to investigate whether I have a TV set or not - I do not and have not for the last 20 years. But that doesn't stop Capita trying to pretend they are an arm of the Government - which they are not - and attempt to bully people into paying for a TV Licence - currently around $256.

 

I'd dearly love them to turn up with a warrant. I'll have a judge (AKA my father) waiting to check its validity. Capita don't seem to realise that the laws in England and Scotland are different. Then we can have the charges of breach of the peace, impersonation of a law officer and harrassment. I'd enjoy that.

[/rant]

 

At least DX have shipped my strange light. Only took them about 3 weeks. Wonder how long it'll take China Post to deliver it? At least it has appeared in the tracking system within 18 hours of DX saying it was shipped which is a lot better than HK Post usually manage.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

pounder
pounder's picture
Offline
Last seen: 6 months 5 days ago
Joined: 01/20/2011 - 16:43
Posts: 1788
Location: Ontario

nice idea for a thread..

 

was a good day for me..got my manafont order in.. uf-980l , ultrafire 504b and 2 18650 cells..also got 2 2800mah drivers from kd..not flashlight related but also got a new bench press..it's like christmas for me!

SashiX
SashiX's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 2 months ago
Joined: 10/07/2010 - 15:46
Posts: 2045
Location: Spain

Happy b-day, mizjif Big Smile That Fenix is an awesome present Silly

I'm still waiting my Xeno Flat Stare  Perhaps this Monday.

photon1k
photon1k's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 months 4 weeks ago
Joined: 02/11/2011 - 23:29
Posts: 901
Location: Lotus Land, Canada

Happy birthday from the west coast mizjif!

I received my 604 and 605 from EDC Depot yesterday. And today I got a parcel notification so I'm hoping it is the two L2Ps I ordered from Solarforce-sales some weeks ago!Laughing

Langcjl
Langcjl's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 1 week ago
Joined: 03/05/2011 - 05:36
Posts: 2162
Location: Wisconsin USA
Waiting patiently on that uf980 report!!

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

Budgeteer
Budgeteer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/24/2010 - 02:19
Posts: 3087
Location: Slovenia (EU)

[quote=Don]

[RANT]

What I got today was a threat to get a warrant to investigate whether I have a TV set or not - I do not and have not for the last 20 years. But that doesn't stop Capita trying to pretend they are an arm of the Government - which they are not - and attempt to bully people into paying for a TV Licence - currently around $256.

 

I'd dearly love them to turn up with a warrant. I'll have a judge (AKA my father) waiting to check its validity. Capita don't seem to realise that the laws in England and Scotland are different. Then we can have the charges of breach of the peace, impersonation of a law officer and harrassment. I'd enjoy that.

[/rant]

[RANT]

I would love i could not have to pay the TV licence which is a steal here at about 150€ or more a year. I rarely watch tv, but when i do it's mostly one of the discoveries, national geographic or DaVinci Learning. Our national TV is so unwatchable that i find it a crime, a capital offense punishable by heavy beating and prison time (with soap involved) just for the indecency to have us pay for that very mildly and politely decribed excrement of programme. Oh god (even being an atheist") i wish i could drown them all in a spoon full of water!

[/RANT]

 

Ontopic!

A ton of stuff coming but nothing arrived yet. Many things worthy of a review, a DIY article. :/

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

fishinfool
fishinfool's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/09/2010 - 00:30
Posts: 4342
Location: Hilo, Hawaii

Budgeteer]</P> <P>[quote=Don wrote:

[RANT]

What I got today was a threat to get a warrant to investigate whether I have a TV set or not - I do not and have not for the last 20 years. But that doesn't stop Capita trying to pretend they are an arm of the Government - which they are not - and attempt to bully people into paying for a TV Licence - currently around $256.

I'd dearly love them to turn up with a warrant. I'll have a judge (AKA my father) waiting to check its validity. Capita don't seem to realise that the laws in England and Scotland are different. Then we can have the charges of breach of the peace, impersonation of a law officer and harrassment. I'd enjoy that.

[/rant]

[RANT]

I would love i could not have to pay the TV licence which is a steal here at about 150€ or more a year. I rarely watch tv, but when i do it's mostly one of the discoveries, national geographic or DaVinci Learning. Our national TV is so unwatchable that i find it a crime, a capital offense punishable by heavy beating and prison time (with soap involved) just for the indecency to have us pay for that very mildly and politely decribed excrement of programme. Oh god (even being an atheist") i wish i could drown them all in a spoon full of water!

[/RANT]

You guys have to pay for a license just to own/watch tv?   That's fugin' insane some of the bullpucky you guys in other countries have to deal with. 

Man--I really do feel for you guys.  That's just unfugin' believable.

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

Budgeteer
Budgeteer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/24/2010 - 02:19
Posts: 3087
Location: Slovenia (EU)

I'ts manadatory to pay it if you pay electricity bills. If for unknown reasons you don't own a tv and radio device capable of picking FM signals you must go through a ton of paperwork and a inspector visit to be able to not pay the radio/tv tax. A ton of hassles really,

Owning just a Mp3 player with radio FM capabilities (or a alarm clock with radio) makes you "certified" for that robbery. In Scotland it seems the cost id substantially higher than in Slovenia. But still alot cheaper if you consider the wages/cost of living ratio.

Enough of that...

... postman came a hour ago and went away without handing me not even a single package considering i have a few on the way that could already be here.

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

Aleister
Aleister's picture
Offline
Last seen: 19 hours 53 min ago
Joined: 10/23/2010 - 15:27
Posts: 445
Location: Greece

Budgeteer, we have a better system here... They bill us for national TV inside electricity supply bills...

 

So, anyone who says "I don't watch TV", including me, have to pay it no matter what, or they will cut our electricity supply... I am proposing to shoot us instead... Yell

 

 

My flashlight has only 2 modes, day and night...

Budgeteer
Budgeteer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/24/2010 - 02:19
Posts: 3087
Location: Slovenia (EU)

Aleister wrote:

Budgeteer, we have a better system here... They bill us for national TV inside electricity supply bills...

 

So, anyone who says "I don't watch TV", including me, have to pay it no matter what, or they will cut our electricity supply... I am proposing to shoot us instead...Yell

 

Same here, but you have the possibility to actually not pay the TV/radio "addon" technically. In practice is very complicated. Owning a car with built in radio makes you also "certified"... Who drives a car without an fm radio built in? Basicly, 99,9999999999999999999999% of the population pays it. Would not mind much it the program was remotely watchable... can't even be used as background noise when soldering drivers, emtter stars or other DIY tasks.

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

Oxy Moron
Oxy Moron's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 year 1 day ago
Joined: 03/24/2010 - 13:55
Posts: 813
Location: USA

fishinfool wrote:

You guys have to pay for a license just to own/watch tv?   That's fugin' insane some of the bullpucky you guys in other countries have to deal with. 

Man--I really do feel for you guys.  That's just unfugin' believable.

 

 

It's actually an interesting system, in my opinion. As I understand it, there are several state-operated and/or state-owned TV and radio stations and they use the money they get from TV licenses (which is basically just another tax) as a major source of funding. In return, Europeans get ad-free TV shows (some of which are exceptionally good, especially the BBC productions), free broadcast access to major sport events and a lot of PSA-style, but surprisingly well-made documentaries.

So, I guess, in a way, John and Jane Doe British taxpayer are paying for BBC America, Top Gear and a lot of other stuff the rest of the world gets to enjoy for free.

But then again, even after having spent over a decade of my life in Europe, I never fail to be amazed by the amount of taxes Europeans pay - they get taxed on every-effing thing (often multiple times, by the State and then again by the federal government). If you think about it, it makes sense because somebody has to pay for all those entitlement programs (I don't mean to start a debate on healthcare; just saying) but I still find it amazing that people will put up with $9/gallon gas (most of which is taxes).

Budgeteer
Budgeteer's picture
Offline
Last seen: 3 years 8 months ago
Joined: 08/24/2010 - 02:19
Posts: 3087
Location: Slovenia (EU)

"In return, Europeans get ad-free TV shows (some of which are exceptionally good, especially the BBC productions), free broadcast access to major sport tournaments and a lot of PSA-style, surprisingly well-made documentaries."

Maybe in UK terrirtory, we get loads of commercials, a ton of Swedish (unsure if really Swedish but surely nordic) heartbreaking struggling dramas (the lady with leukemia, the boy with cancer, the blind girl, the uncle with aids, the neighbour without legs which are soooooo depressive you better not watch em. A few well made documentary's already seen years ago on BBC. Live talk shows which are beyond pathetic and some sport but if you are really into that you are left with a bitter taste.

Gas is 1,3€/Litre around 6-7usd for 1 us gallon at current excange rates favoring € vs $ in my country. And yes about 66% of all my income is eaten subtly in various taxes included the fancy disguised ones that are nothing more than taxes but in a nice unrecognizeable package. The heating bill i have to pay is 101€/month all year for heating 76 square meters. Yep, we pay alot more than we really should have to.

I apologize for hijacking the thread a bit.

 

kragmutt wrote:

They're gonna send you a green redcat with a black LED.

fishinfool
fishinfool's picture
Offline
Last seen: 11 months 3 weeks ago
Joined: 03/09/2010 - 00:30
Posts: 4342
Location: Hilo, Hawaii

Wow, that's insane.  Here, we need licenses to be able to drive a car or to own firearms but not for tv's or fm radios and the like.  The US has a lot of problems but I guess it's not that bad.  Earlier today, I was complaining to myself about the price of gas going up again to $4.15/gallon (yesterday was $4.09, day before $4.05) and after reading your posts--I won't be complaining about anything anymore....well maybe just certain things.  Plus you guys have to pay all this extra money on taxes for stuff you buy out of your country......just fugin' insane.   

 

Don wrote:

"But as I said long ago, you are more likely to be killed by a dead fish dropped by a seagull in the Sahara Desert than by a lithium ion

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1912
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

The past few days have been very good to me for deliveries from the ol' canadapost/usps Smile

 

Can anyone tell me how to properly post an image on this site please? 

 

 

fenix tk35 solarforce l2x hugsby p31

 

Fenix TK35, Solarforce L2x with stainless bezel and lanyard attachment (love how it stops it from rolling) and Hugsby P31. 

 

The L2x quality blows my mind and I love this light. It has the manafont 3 mode xm-l in it so its definitely a wicked light. I figured it was an aggressive design to begin with so I went and added the stainless bezel and the lanyard attachment. I normally like the clean styling but this light I REALLY like, maybe just because its so different from my others. 

 

The TK35, well. Its a Fenix. My Fenix virginity is gone, and all I can say is wow. Quality product, bright and nice to use. I love how small it is but utilizes the 2x18650 so I can get some good run times out of the xm-l. 

 

I was sold on the Hugsby after reading reviews. Sure enough its bright, small and very nice quality. I bought it to toss a xm-l into. Can anyone tell me how to get the pill out safely?

I also had 2 of the 2800ma drivers arrive with the Hugsby. Now to upgrade my poorly driven P7 drop-in and find another light that needs an xm-l with 2.8a. 

Most of my lights are turning into xm-ls now. It is definitely my favorite LED Big Smile hehe. 

Langcjl
Langcjl's picture
Offline
Last seen: 5 months 1 week ago
Joined: 03/05/2011 - 05:36
Posts: 2162
Location: Wisconsin USA
Mizjif. That's what I call a sweet couple of days! I really want to try that skyline ll but I keep putting it off. Let us know your impressions when you have a chance.

Piers said " ....but who wants enough light, when you have the option for far too much "

Don
Don's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: 01/12/2010 - 16:32
Posts: 6617
Location: Scotland

I got a nice surprise today. A totally unexpected light arrived...

And enough fuel batteries to keep it going for a very long time.

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

mizjif
mizjif's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 day 20 hours ago
Joined: 09/23/2010 - 03:13
Posts: 1912
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Please do tell Big Smile

Don
Don's picture
Offline
Last seen: 1 month 3 weeks ago
Joined: 01/12/2010 - 16:32
Posts: 6617
Location: Scotland

Smile

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0ApkFM37n_QnRdDU5MDNzOURjYllmZHI...

Pages