Nitecore Tube USB rechargeable LED keyring torch

9.6g, 45 lumens: This hi-tech LED keyring torch from Nitecore has micro-usb recharging, a built in Li-ion battery and fully variable brightness. USB recharging and variable brightness.

Features

  • High performance LED produces 45 lumen on high
  • Built-in rechargeable Li-ion battery provides a runtime of up to 48 hours on low
  • Integrated intelligent Li-ion battery charging circuit (micro USB charging port)
  • Single multi-stage switch offers access to all functions via one-handed control
  • Features two brightness levels and infinitely variable output mode
  • Features extremely wide 100° flawless beam to light up peripheral vision
  • Constructed from durable Polycarbonate materials
  • Dual metal key ring connector withstands up to 35 kg
  • Impact resistant to 1.5 meters
  • Extremely lightweight, compact and portable

Dimensions

  • 56.5mm x 21mm x 8mm

Weight

  • 9.6 gram (with battery)

Accessories included

  • Key ring

User manual

TUBE User Manual

List price: $21.95
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Comments

Yes, you want one. At $15, don’t even hesitate.
Pros:
- USB rechargeable (micro USB cable that is used for some many other devices these days). No button cells to buy and replace
- Blue indicator light goes off when charging is finished so there’s no guess work
- Surprisingly bright for a little LED (you know, the non-high-performance variety).
- Light and strong enough for a keyring
- Good user interface. Single click for low, double click for high. Intermediate levels can be easily selected but 95% of the time you’ll want high or low on something like this.
- No damn strobe mode
- Bit of a bargain for $15. I’m kinda sad to say I have a custom made keyring torch that cost 5 times as much and isn’t quite as good.
Cons:
- None I can think of.

Powerful, really small, light weight, EASY recharge. This could very well be the ultimate GENUINE keyring Torch. I like to keep my keys as lightweight as possible and the TUBE goes unnoticed until I need to use it - then it is quick and easy to access and use. Awesome gift.

Pro

It puts out plenty of light for what it's designed for.

You're not going to be able to use it hunting but it's awesome for around the in the middle of the night finding your way to the loo and has enough power to light up a room if need be. I've used mine to light up my suburban yard.

It isn't obtrusive on your key ring which is great.

The weight isn't noticeable

Cost - at $17 it's a steal. Grab one for your partner, one for your parents and one for your siblings.

CON

Whilst it's not "easy" to do it DOES happen regularly. That is, you can bump it on just going about your business. Of course this happens during the day so you don't notice it thereby running the risk of it going flat and letting you down when you need it the most.

You can't just put in a spare battery. Sure this is a trade off for such a small neat package but it is something to keep in mind.

Bottom line

it is what it is. A handy little back up torch that you can keep on a key ring or as an EDC. Would I buy it again? Yes I would. Is it the be all and end all of key ring torches? No.