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or 30 modes all sos and strobe

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The light has its own website

Hope to see more details being posted as well as reviews from the three lucky members before deciding whether it’s worth purchasing.

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picrthis wrote:
Do you really think it’s needs security?? you have to been within 10 feet she says and the light has to be a certain angle, so I would think it would be nearly impossible to take over or control your light…..just saying.

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Pulsar wrote:
im really interested in the driver alone. the lights UI is very interesting, but the host itself does not do much for me.
a few things that could have been upgraded for minimal cost were looked over. aluminum reflector and coated lens would have only added a few dollars to the final price
but the driver on the other hand. thats where its at. there must have been a lot of thought put into that driver.

ohaya wrote:
Questions:

- Is the ONLY way to access the programming via Bluetooth? What I mean is, is there a UI for programming the light via the tail clicky?

- What kind of security is built into the light to prevent bluejacking? Is there anything additional to the normal PIN-type security?

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i wouldnt be too worried about getting it blue jacked. they would need the software in order to do anything, and i doubt anyone is going to put in the time or effort to figure out what kind of device it is and what software is needed to do anything

Re. you last sentence: I think that would depend on what kind of application/scenario the light was used for. A made-up example: Light is setup to illuminate an entrance way. I hack into the light, and turn off all of the 7135s. Result is ‘darkness’…

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ohaya wrote:
A made-up example: Light is setup to illuminate an entrance way. I hack into the light, and turn off all of the 7135s. Result is ‘darkness’…

hahaha.. Big Smile

That is a very likely scenario I must say..
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I cant say Im worried this would happen. Silly

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or maybe a cop will be using it, and while he is using his light to blind you at a night time traffic stop, you can dim it down to a pleasing level Steve


somehow i doubt this driver is a standard 17mm

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The reason for the plastic reflector and non-AR lens is because they found that each of those adversely effects the BT signal.  Together it cripples the signal really bad.

 ZY-T08 was chosen for its proven high quality plastic reflector and its proven performance as a very good thrower.  It just works out best for this initial light where the main focus is on the technology more than the host itself 

 The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met 

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Pulsar wrote:
or 30 modes all sos and strobe

AAAAAAHHHHHH!!! My nightmare! Make it STOP! Shocked

But seriously guys… the thought of bluejacking is entertaining, but the actual likelihood of it happening is probably less than being struck by lightning. We flashaholic types are an extremely small segment of society. No one else even knows such lights exist! Let alone want to bother with messing with them/us.

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ah i see. that makes very much sense, and i had totally overlooked BTs usual poor signal

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Pulsar wrote:
or maybe a cop will be using it, and while he is using his light to blind you at a night time traffic stop, you can dim it down to a pleasing level Steve


somehow i doubt this driver is a standard 17mm

I seriously doubt (or hope not) that a LEO would use a light like this in that kind of situation… too much risk (even a little is too much) of something like what you described. I also seriously doubt that it’d be approved for use in this kind of situation, as it’d probably not get through any security review unless there are adequate safeguards, and just the “normal” Bluetooth security is not “adequate”.

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The reason for the plastic reflector and non-AR lens is because they found that each of those adversely effects the BT signal.  Together it cripples the signal really bad.

 ZY-T08 was chosen for its proven high quality plastic reflector and its proven performance as a very good thrower.  It just works out best for this initial light where the main focus is on the technology more than the host itself 

 The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met 

That makes a lot of sense actually.

So, those of you worried about being hacked, add an AR lens and alu reflector to protect yourself. Wink Don’t forget your foil hat too! Silly

I never got a ZY-T08 so might just do this instead, if reviews are positive.

Curious what these next two models will be. :~ Monster flooder and something more pocketable/EDC perhaps?

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Actually, to conserve energy, Bluetooth is turned off most of the time. Unless you explicitly turn it on, no one is able to connect to it..

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ohaya wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
or maybe a cop will be using it, and while he is using his light to blind you at a night time traffic stop, you can dim it down to a pleasing level Steve


somehow i doubt this driver is a standard 17mm

I seriously doubt (or hope not) that a LEO would use a light like this in that kind of situation… too much risk (even a little is too much) of something like what you described. I also seriously doubt that it’d be approved for use in this kind of situation, as it’d probably not get through any security review unless there are adequate safeguards, and just the “normal” Bluetooth security is not “adequate”.

oh dear god man. he was totally joking.

no way in hell PDs would issue such a light! lol. no effing way.
(bluetooth security being the least of reasons why.)

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JohnnyMac wrote:

The reason for the plastic reflector and non-AR lens is because they found that each of those adversely effects the BT signal.  Together it cripples the signal really bad.

 ZY-T08 was chosen for its proven high quality plastic reflector and its proven performance as a very good thrower.  It just works out best for this initial light where the main focus is on the technology more than the host itself 

 The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met 

You already know something about “battery features” ? Low voltage warning? Voltage readable over bluetooth? Capacity readable over bluetooth?

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too cheap and too bright for the government Silly
i also seriously doubt any one will have one set up to illuminate an enterance. was just a fictional situation where blue jacking could be considered an issue
thanks fasttech, that sounds more than sufficient protection against hacking

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Thanks JohnnyMac for the insight! Normal bluetooth have a range of 10m and normally do not need line of sight, unless it’s a very basic bluetooth module I guess.

And… what?? The “next 2 models”?! My wallet is screaming for help.

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JohnnyMac wrote:

The reason for the plastic reflector and non-AR lens is because they found that each of those adversely effects the BT signal.  Together it cripples the signal really bad.

 ZY-T08 was chosen for its proven high quality plastic reflector and its proven performance as a very good thrower.  It just works out best for this initial light where the main focus is on the technology more than the host itself 

 The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met 

But only AR coating? Is still too much for BT signal?

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fasttech wrote:
Actually, to conserve energy, Bluetooth is turned off most of the time. Unless you explicitly turn it on, no one is able to connect to it..

Ahh. That’s good. So how do you explicitly turn it on? Is it done from the (physical) light itself, like a specific press sequence?

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ohaya wrote:
Pulsar wrote:
or maybe a cop will be using it, and while he is using his light to blind you at a night time traffic stop, you can dim it down to a pleasing level Steve


somehow i doubt this driver is a standard 17mm

I seriously doubt (or hope not) that a LEO would use a light like this in that kind of situation… too much risk (even a little is too much) of something like what you described. I also seriously doubt that it’d be approved for use in this kind of situation, as it’d probably not get through any security review unless there are adequate safeguards, and just the “normal” Bluetooth security is not “adequate”.

oh dear god man. he was totally joking.

no way in hell PDs would issue such a light! lol. no effing way.
(bluetooth security being the least of reasons why.)

Sorry if I came off being a little negative :)… FYI, I do think this light is a cool thing :)!

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JohnnyMac wrote:
The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met

maybe an EDC light? ..

Looking forward to those!

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Haterade wrote:
JohnnyMac wrote:

The reason for the plastic reflector and non-AR lens is because they found that each of those adversely effects the BT signal.  Together it cripples the signal really bad.

 ZY-T08 was chosen for its proven high quality plastic reflector and its proven performance as a very good thrower.  It just works out best for this initial light where the main focus is on the technology more than the host itself 

 The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met 

That makes a lot of sense actually. So, those of you worried about being hacked, add an AR lens and alu reflector to protect yourself. Wink Don't forget your foil hat too! Silly I never got a ZY-T08 so might just do this instead, if reviews are positive. Curious what these next two models will be. :~ Monster flooder and something more pocketable/EDC perhaps?
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JohnnyMac wrote:

The reason for the plastic reflector and non-AR lens is because they found that each of those adversely effects the BT signal.  Together it cripples the signal really bad.

 ZY-T08 was chosen for its proven high quality plastic reflector and its proven performance as a very good thrower.  It just works out best for this initial light where the main focus is on the technology more than the host itself 

 The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met 

You already know something about "battery features" ? Low voltage warning? Voltage readable over bluetooth? Capacity readable over bluetooth?
There is low voltage protection.  At 3v it will kick into moonlight mode to get you out of whatever jam you might be caught in.
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JohnnyMac wrote:

The reason for the plastic reflector and non-AR lens is because they found that each of those adversely effects the BT signal.  Together it cripples the signal really bad.

 ZY-T08 was chosen for its proven high quality plastic reflector and its proven performance as a very good thrower.  It just works out best for this initial light where the main focus is on the technology more than the host itself 

 The next 2 models will have completely original bodies and between these three lights most all flashlight needs will be met 

But only AR coating? Is still too much for BT signal?
That is what they found during testing. They tried but it severely impacted signal reception.  Having said that, unless you plan on changing the programming while walking of driving,  you could always put on your own AR lens and just unscrew the bezel and remove the lens, reprogram the light, then reassemble the lens and bezel. 
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i wonder if there will be a flood of bt drivers in the next year…
i have heard of bt micro lights in development as well

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islisis wrote:
i wonder if there will be a flood of bt drivers in the next year... i have heard of bt micro lights in development as well
As I understand it, Fasttech has already acquired patents on the technology and idea.  I know the owner is extremely wealthy and will bet he will do what is needed to protect his investment.
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Out of curiosity is anyone planning on trying to port the android app to ios? Sadly I don't really know enough to do so, but I certainly plan on playing around with it and seeing what I can get to work. 

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You can use Bluestacks on your computer and emulate an Android environment and you can run Android apps. But I’m not sure if the bluetooth would work.

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kinda funny, just ordered ZY-T08 couple days ago and now the asgard appears in the same host...

excited to see the review though Smile

 

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sorotantaz wrote:

kinda funny, just ordered ZY-T08 couple days ago and now the asgard appears in the same host…

excited to see the review though Smile

 


So we need only new driver Silly
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JohnnyMac, why do you know so much? And what more do you know? 0:)

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