Review: Manker E02 (AAA, L shaped, XP-G3 200+ Lumens)

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Venom wrote:
Great review! Is there a time frame for the AA E02 to come to market or is it still a concept?

You can purchase it today, just search ebay for Manker E02. Ships from china, but it is available.

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I think is Manker ebay site on sale now, I have bought one unit grey (I think is ebay Manker site Blushing , I hope).

About question of one guy some post ago about clip, “…hope they’re not already clipped on the light in the box” you are right, clip not on the flashlight, comes wiht the lanyard and spare Orings. Smile

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It’s on ebay for $19.95
Seller: manker-gear
Seems legit.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manker-E02-Keychain-AAA-Light-220LM-CREE-XPG3-LED-Nichia-219C-LED-Flashlight-/322513943092

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Jerommel wrote:
It’s on ebay for $19.95 Seller: manker-gear Seems legit. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Manker-E02-Keychain-AAA-Light-220LM-CREE-XPG3-LED-Nichia-219C-LED-Flashlight-/322513943092

I bought yesterday there my gray E02 nichia 219c, I hope they are really Manker guys.

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TheBo wrote:

Am i right if i say that seems less efficient than let’s say Jetbeam μ which can mantain 100ish lumens for almost 85 min?

I checked the review in the OP for the E02 and for the jet beam micro which seems causes you so trouble i checked this review http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?420910-Jetbeam-Jet-%26%23956%3B-(XP-G2-S2-1xAAA)-amp-Jet-1-MK-(XP-G2-S2-1xAA)-Review

The review linked shows 65 minutes with an Eneloop Pro with very flat regulation. It does not attempt to measure output. I would be very impressed if the output is really 135lm with that runtime.

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well, I seldom use a clip on my AAA’s so I have at least 12 of them in a drawer, somewhere. !!!
I bet I can find one that will fit that is shorter and will do what i want.
I just ordered a red one XPG3 (want ALL of those 220 lumens for a glorious 3 min light show)

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zak.wilson wrote:
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Am i right if i say that seems less efficient than let’s say Jetbeam μ which can mantain 100ish lumens for almost 85 min?

I checked the review in the OP for the E02 and for the jet beam micro which seems causes you so trouble i checked this review http://www.candlepowerforums.com/vb/showthread.php?420910-Jetbeam-Jet-%26%23956%3B-(XP-G2-S2-1xAAA)-amp-Jet-1-MK-(XP-G2-S2-1xAA)-Review

The review linked shows 65 minutes with an Eneloop Pro with very flat regulation. It does not attempt to measure output. I would be very impressed if the output is really 135lm with that runtime.

…but the problem is that …. JetBeam Jet-u not offers 135 lumens. Smile

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Ok trevi. Any comment on tint....i'm going to buy this one (undecided for nichia) and a k18 2017 once a deal will be available.  I wonder how cool this xp-g3 e02 is...how many traces of blue have or if it is very ice white (as review said for 2016 version k18) compared from ultratac. 

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TheBo wrote:
how many traces of blue have
I see lots of blue in this review http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54384
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jon_slider wrote:
TheBo wrote:
how many traces of blue have
I see lots of blue in this review http://budgetlightforum.com/node/54384
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!https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-HQEDi9Zd_lI/WRLzHDpc0xI/AAAAAAAAFGQ/N2jK53-L5...!

 

Yep. Anyway since monitors can represent colors differently i asked for real life opinion to him and the OP also others who have that light already.

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So, should i buy a red or a grey one?
Hmmm… Innocent

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It was red nichia 219c for me, but it looks like there is a pretty even split between the reds and the greys bought so far. Mostly nichia though, only a couple XPG3s so far.

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Jerommel wrote:
So, should i buy a red or a grey one?
Hmmm… Innocent

I like the red.
I don’t have red flashlight
should be easy to locate if dropped or misplaced.
Looks good

What the heck. Get one of each!

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Thank for review budda

Looks like will be ny second l shaped after armytek tiara

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Mankerlight wrote:

k-wong wrote:
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k-wong wrote:
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price $19.95,  do you like?


Will you have AA version of E02 soon?
 why you know our plan?

So, that’s a yes? That’d be my preferred format for this.

 


yes, it’s on our plan, I think you will like it.

Manker, do you have a timeline for the release of the AA version?

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Paul321 wrote:
Jerommel wrote:
So, should i buy a red or a grey one?
Hmmm… Innocent

I like the red.
I don’t have red flashlight
should be easy to locate if dropped or misplaced.
Looks good

What the heck. Get one of each!

Haha, yeah, maybe eventually..
Ordered a grey one with XP-G3 yesterday. Smile
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got my red XP-G3 today, very small form factor, almost hard to handle with the top switch, might prefer side switch on this

I love the UI as it goes from L-M-H-M-L very nice, much better than L-M-H-L-M-H, they all should do this

I absolutely HATE the clip, it’s very substantial and holds well
butt my requirement on this style light is to clip onto my shirt pocket with the light sitting in my pocket & the light shining outward
I prefer the light to be secured inside my pocket. I would never require a reversible feature to mount on my cap shining straight down.

If the clip could be shortened to enable it to swivel it around to the front of the light, then this could be a very useful tool.

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Where are you located? Mine has not even made it into the US yet, but it has only been a tad over 2 weeks.

As far as the clip goes, it looks like the clip can be rotated roughly 180 degrees easily, it sounds like the U shaped part of the clip interferes with the head? Sorry to hear that, as it does reduce the versatility of the light. I assume when you talk about shortening the clip, it is this U shaped part you are meaning? Maybe if enough people contact Manker about this they will redesign this clip It does not seem like there is any reason for the U shaped portion to be as long as it is . . .

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I’m in a no-train, no-airline, gotta-be-going-there-place on the western coast of USA
I am happy tho that I got this so quick, it’s not typical.

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interesting, I am in coastal So Cal.

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Manker said the E02 can use a 10440 http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1122875#comment-1122875

Has anyone tried it?

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Just got my red Nichia last night. Great little light!

Tint is slightly warmer than my Manker-made Astrolux A01, so it’s definitely in 4000K territory.

Loving the LMHML mode and the fact that it ramps up or down during brightness mode change, not the usual abrupt, discrete jump.

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Enelooper wrote:

Loving the LMHML mode and the fact that it ramps up or down during brightness mode change, not the usual abrupt, discrete jump.

That sounds cool, I have never heard of this.
Is this available on other lights?

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rats, mine still has not made it to the US, much less to my house.

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chooma wrote:
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Loving the LMHML mode and the fact that it ramps up or down during brightness mode change, not the usual abrupt, discrete jump.

That sounds cool, I have never heard of this.
Is this available on other lights?

Meteor M43. I thought it had something to do with preventing overshoot with boost drivers. Perhaps not specifically required for such a small light, but for the sake of coolness?

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Got mine and I like it, need to find a headstrap that fits.

 

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chooma wrote:
Enelooper wrote:

Loving the LMHML mode and the fact that it ramps up or down during brightness mode change, not the usual abrupt, discrete jump.

That sounds cool, I have never heard of this.
Is this available on other lights?

The Olight S1R does it.
I asked Tom E in the NarsilM Thread to implement it for max. brightness. Toykeeper mentioned a driver which can do it.
You can look there
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1132900#comment-1132900

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For the headband I think I sew one out of elastic bands. It’s only a band around the head and a small loop for the tube.

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joechina wrote:
chooma wrote:
Enelooper wrote:

Loving the LMHML mode and the fact that it ramps up or down during brightness mode change, not the usual abrupt, discrete jump.

That sounds cool, I have never heard of this.
Is this available on other lights?

The Olight S1R does it.
I asked Tom E in the NarsilM Thread to implement it for max. brightness. Toykeeper mentioned a driver which can do it.
You can look there
http://budgetlightforum.com/comment/1132900#comment-1132900

joe

Several of the newer Olight flashlights do it during the mode change to High/Turbo and turning off from the higher modes. I can’t recall the exact models that do, but I mentioned it in my reviews. It is a pleasant little ‘feature’, but I don’t know if it’s intentional or not.

Still a bit off-topic, has anyone heard any more details about the AA version of the Manker E02? The AAA seems solid, but AA would be more suitable for my use.

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Regarding a headstrap, found this: https://www.banggood.com/SKILHUNT-HB1-Adjustable-Detachable-Flashlight-H...

Yeah, it’s branded SkilHunt, but it’s pretty simple and cheap enough. Probably be a little loose with the E02 (mine hasn’t arrived yet to test). I’ll post more once I have the light. Actually ordered the headband a while back to use as a spare. Prefer the elastic loop to the silicone doohickies most lights come with.

Then again, if you already have an elastic headband, a small strip of double sided velcro, like the ones IT guys use for cable wrapping would make a decent loop for the light, IMO.

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