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    Socom 1970- +1!

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    Quote Originally Posted by beach honda View Post
    i carry and use (abuse?) the hell out of my Ti PD-S... none of that shelf queen business going on around here.

    Only thing i would change is the price...but still well worth my money
    I can vouch for this! I have never seen a more well used Ti PD-S than beach honda's.

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    I think because of the price tag associated with all of Don's current lights (his Ti lights) each light should have a warm white emitter unless requested otherwise. I think that this is one of the only things Don could do to make his lights better. I think the color of my lunasol is a little too blue for what I would like to see in an EDC.

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    Voice actuated controls with Bluetooth connectivity.

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    Ti is pretty easy to scratch. My Ti PD-S is not only scratched, but dinged up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    A battery indicator
    I want a battery indicator.
    A great idea for any light.

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    Lunasol20 with warm white emitters for both low and high maybe a choice in Al as well.

    As for the Clip.........No such thing as improving this clip, it is the best and will remain the best

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    All right, you guys have convinced me. I'd go for a second Kilroy to make a 3 stage PD. That would be pretty sweet if it could be made to consistent tolerances. I have my doubts this is realistic, but if it came along, I'd be all over it.

    Also -- Bernie has really done a lot for CPF and McGizmo. Don't you think it's time that Don finally gave in and fulfilled his dream? A programmable PD-S!!
























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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiessling View Post
    A battery indicator
    I want a battery indicator.
    Sure, that'll require the use of rechargeable cells.

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    Also -- Bernie has really done a lot for CPF and McGizmo. Don't you think it's time that Don finally gave in and fulfilled his dream? A programmable PD-S!!

    Yeah, newbies, it's a JOKE!!
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    Sure, that'll require the use of rechargeable cells.

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    I'd like to see more AAA offerings. If Fenix can put out the incredible AAA lights they have then I can only imagine how much better a light using the same emitter would be but with a low/high only and in a PD form factor.

    Would like to see a AA light too.

    Would like to see a DLC coated light.

    Would love to be able to buy some of his room lighting fixtures.

    Those are all wants. Now, how could Don's lights be improved? Are you kidding me? This guy is already the most innovative flashlight designer period. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, we are just plain lucky to have him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Atwood View Post
    Now, how could Don's lights be improved? Are you kidding me? This guy is already the most innovative flashlight designer period. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, we are just plain lucky to have him.
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    I agree, more AAA lights, two level, flood beam like the Sapphire.

    DLC coating would be great.

    Also AA light, like the Sapphire, two level.

    Maybe a CR2 light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by souptree View Post
    All right, you guys have convinced me. I'd go for a second Kilroy to make a 3 stage PD. That would be pretty sweet if it could be made to consistent tolerances. I have my doubts this is realistic, but if it came along, I'd be all over it.
    To expand a little more on the 3-stage PD-S, Don had once told me that the main contact ring in the PD-S converter is just a signal path to switch to high mode. The current path is via the kilroy. It seems like it wouldn't be too far of a stretch to make it signal a switch between 3 modes like in the Haiku. So, no more hard push to hold on high. The hard push would just signal a mode switch. You could twist on and simply push hard to switch modes. It would be a forward momentary switch that could switch while on without having to go through an off blip cycle. Of course, it would probably require a nearly complete redesign of either the PD-S converter or the Haiku converter... But that's why Don makes the big bucks and has bikini babe groupies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Atwood View Post
    Now, how could Don's lights be improved? Are you kidding me? This guy is already the most innovative flashlight designer period. Don't look a gift horse in the mouth, we are just plain lucky to have him.
    I couldn't agree more!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by :)> View Post
    I can vouch for this! I have never seen a more well used Ti PD-S than beach honda's.

    He is lucky I am not a police officer

    oh snap!
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    Find a group of monkeys to build the waves, so they'd be more predictable! And your choice of a Todd Begg MIG, or Hinderer XM-18!
    Realistically, I like where Don is going. I hope the enonomy picks up so the next waves sell in timely manners(And I can get one now that I'm back to work), so Don can continue to experiment and bring us his vision of what works.

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    I just want a HA nat or Ti PD with a warm white Q3 5A Cree

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    Default Re: What improvements would make McGizmo's even better?

    DLC coated Ti Sapphire with a nice warm XP-E emitter. Leave the drive level alone.


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    DLC coating... Drooolll

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    Default Re: What improvements would make McGizmo's even better?

    I haven't had the fortune to be able to handle one of Don's beautiful creations personally, but I would like to add my opinions:

    1) Warm/neutral white emitters would definitely be a good thing. The Sundrop illustrated vividly that spectral distribution DOES matter, and it might be nice if that experience was reflected in future lights.

    2) Expanded battery support. I think it evident that li-ion cells are widely distributed through Don's target market, and as long as he feels he can produce efficient circuitry of quality that he is pleased with, I know there are CPFers who would relish the opportunity to pair an AW cell (particularly the 16340s and 18650s) with their functional work of ar... I mean, tool.

    3) I love bare Ti. If I ever manage to convince my bank and my fiancee to let me purchase one of Don's lights, that's the way I will want it. That said, I find that my pupils do quite enjoy lingering on the Ti AAA Killers with coatings. I don't think the "blinged-up" wild coatings are necessarily consistent with the attitude exuded by the McGizmo line, but I find many of the plain coatings pleasing, and as I understand, very functional as well.

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    Just keep cranking out Ti PD's and I'll be happy!

    Also, what happened to the Mizer option when the Lunasols came out?
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    All I want is a McGizmo light that isn't so darned cute.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Daekar View Post

    2) Expanded battery support.... pair an AW cell (particularly the 16340s ...
    AW's 16340's (ie RCR 123) is all I feed my Ti PD-s and LunaSol20.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim W View Post
    AW's 16340's (ie RCR 123) is all I feed my Ti PD-s and LunaSol20.

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    My PD-S only eats AW's as well.
    I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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    Just keep cranking out Ti PD's and I'll be happy!
    AMEN!

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    A website would be nice. I assume www.mcgizmo.com is the same guy, but it has nothing of what I can find here on CPF. What gives?

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    There is a type of perfection that transcends the quest for lumens. Buying a $250 1-cell light for "lum factor" is like buying a $250 single malt Scotch for the alcohol content.
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    So THAT's where it was hiding. That should be on the front page of McGizmo.com, in big letters: "PRODUCTS".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drywolf View Post
    Voice actuated controls with Bluetooth connectivity.
    A wireless charging stand would be nice too.

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