26650 or 21700 flashlight with USB type C charging port.

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Yoordie
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26650 or 21700 flashlight with USB type C charging port.

I was thinking about buying the manker u22 or astrolux ft03. Under $50 but if you think a more expensive flashlight is a better buy don’t hesitate to mention them. Thank you!

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Slightly over budget, but with battery included:
MHVAST TS70
coupon: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/65613
review: http://budgetlightforum.com/node/66144
USB-C charging, 26650 battery. Why I like it in this category is because it has also good battery level indication and good brightness level spacing. It’s not really a thrower, it has wider hotspot than FT03 or U22 you mentioned, so it depends what type of flashlight you want

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I’m looking to buy a thrower right now, but if I were to upgrade my flooder it will definitely be on my shortlist. Which would you chose between the Astrolux, Manker and Acebeam?

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Can’t tell, because I don’t own any of them Smile I have no use for real long range thrower with tiny hotspot. I own a few throwers just because they usually have more flashlight-like shape (wider head for reflector). I use flashlights for close to medium range. I have FT02, it’s well made and for good price, so FT03 could be my choice for value/price, but someone else will have to give you thrower recommendation.

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NP TY

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Thrunite Cata V6. One of the best 26650 throwers right now.

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mmalive wrote:
Thrunite Cata V6. One of the best 26650 throwers right now.

I am looking for USB C flashlights, isn’t the Thrunite Catapult V6 a Micro USB flashlight?

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Yoordie wrote:
mmalive wrote:
Thrunite Cata V6. One of the best 26650 throwers right now.

I am looking for USB C flashlights, isn’t the Thrunite Catapult V6 a Micro USB flashlight?

Yes, micro USB

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Lumintop ODL20C USB type C charging port.

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Yoordie wrote:
I’m looking to buy a thrower right now, but if I were to upgrade my flooder it will definitely be on my shortlist. Which would you chose between the Astrolux, Manker and Acebeam?

I’m not sure all the models in particular that have built in USB-C charging because I don’t charge batteries inside of flashlights, but in general, I would rate Acebeam as makers of top tier flashlights. Manker flashlights are also of superior quality, but often the UI makes them less appealing to me, personally. There are pitfalls to easily get stuck cycling through a series of blinking modes, which annoys me. Acebeam UI’s are typically simple and effective. Astrolux flashlights are good quality too, don’t get me wrong, but they’re not, in my experience, on the same level as the other two, often due to design choices (prematurely timed brightness step-downs being a common issue), or so-so build quality.

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the ft03 if it delivers is a solid winner, for that price under 30$ there is nothing that comes close really., no wonder astrolux is having so hard to supply banggood all lights to over 1000 preorders..

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