Fyi, the Shenzen price doesn't include the cost of shipping.
Unfortunately smaller flashlights doesn't mean smaller price. I only want to compare apples to apples. What other flashlights use a smaller 14500 or 16340 AND commonly available alkaline battery sizes, are side clickie or control ring, have anodized threads, and costs $25 or less with shipping? I'll even be generous and expand that to $35. The closest I can think of is the oLight S15 and Zebralight H52, which both cost a lot more.
Compared to a 3W police $ 2 light it is, but compared to a Zebralight 52 or some others its a good price. ( and it will depend on the UI is has. if it has all the blinkies in the main mode, siezure-inducing PWM, no mode memory, etc then its not worth it.
I just came across an alibaba page that said it has stepless dimming. That'd be very surprising for the price. Now I'm hoping it has stepless dimming and a great moonlight mode. I'm looking forward to koyotee telling us all about this light.