It looks like it might also use the programmable driver from the K-106 because it came programmed as a high/low/strobe device. Now that would be nice, a K106 with nearly 3x the runtime. It is not yet in the retail site though.
Pity it isn't an R2 or an XP-G - but it is only 3/4" longer than the K106 which is really good for an 18650 light.
Will need to look out for that one. It could be really good.
That product description looks quite absurd. I think they got something mixed up there. The photos only show a Trustfire F20 (see the AA battery) and the description is about a completely different light (lens diamter: 44.9mm, weight: 184g). I don't even think the real item is a LumaPower MRV, because that would be a real great price.
I'd like to get a compact 18650 light and was looking at the neutral white Shiningbeam S-Mini, but it seems like I could get this for $15 and put a neutral XP-G ($6.41) and a 3-mode driver ($3.19) in it and have something similar (plus a clip!) for half the price. Could you tell me if this light has a 17mm driver?
Manafont has them for $15, but this eBay seller has them for $12. But eBay says it is a AAA/10440 light, which I don't think is right unless the pictures are bogus, because based on the clip it seems like is 18650.
I had the same situation with a different ebay dealer (don't remember the name): He offered an Ultrafire X1 (with the same pictures as the ones in your link) for a great price, but the description said AAA/10440 battery. I contacted him and he said he was selling an "oem version which indeed works with aaa batteries".
Moral of the story: the pictures ARE bogus, don't buy! You might want to contact and ask him. If you do please let us know what he says.
Brted, I say go for it (modding the X1, that is...). Even without good pics or accurate info, odds are the driver is 17mm (crap, just noticed How2 confirmed this). Even if it's slightly smaller, you can shave a mm off of the 1.4a SB driver (if that's the one you're thinking of using). Also, in most cases the pill can be improved upon. Simple things like using heatsink compound ( my new EDI-T had none), and centering the emitter are easy to do. It'll cost less, and you'll have the satisfaction of doing it yourself . If you need a hand, give me a shout.
I've got an L2p on the way right now, so once it arrives (trying to pace myself), I will probably buy the X1 and LED. I already have a 1050mA AK-47 driver looking for a home. It won't be as good as the S-mini, but it should be close. In the meantime, I reserve the right to change my mind and get the S-mini or snap out of it and get neither. The hard part is reading reviews and at CPF people are loving their S-minis. I doubt the neutral ones will last long.