I gave the one USB-chargeable light I had to a friend for dog-walking, and it seems to have failed a drop test
(details to follow once I figure out if the problem is with the built-in charger, the driver, the emitter, the battery, or go figure)
Soliciting gathering up recommendations of, or at least info on the existence of, USB-chargeable flashlights.
Why? Because I feel a bit safer giving lithium-ion cells to people when they don’t have to understand charging precautions.
I just got an Amutorch X9. It has USB C charging and so far has been OK. Very small and a very unique UI. Ramping or stepping depending on how you turn it on , either long or short click. Similar in size to a D4S.
Oh, big big big plus in my book, the ~1buk deep-carry clip for the S2+ fits this light perfectly, as if made for it. Also, the anodisation is a perfect match, too, no gloss vs matte conflict or anything.
For dog walking pretty much every light will do. So I suggest something cheap but not too cheap.
Boruit RJ-02 on a good deal? OK, It will work but for some people that will be too cheap.
If the friend is a quality oriented I suggest Zanflare F1, looks quite like a premium product yet has a budget price.
I’ve been beating on the same ’02 since I got it, and it’s still going strong. Saw it was “cheap”, ordered a bunch as “disposables”, yet the first one is still chugging away just fine. I wouldn’t dismiss it as low quality or anything. Sure, it doesn’t have a fancy emitter and everything’s on one PCB, but it still… works.