Spent about 10 minutes with my new lights...
I'm going to give my 2 cents.
Received: QMini 123 R5 Ti, QMini AA R5 Ti, Preon 2 Black/Ti High CRI
Packaging. Brilliant. Love it. Love the rubbery texture and gives me an idea for our own packaging.
Contents. Includes Duracell and 4Seven's batteries, great! Lanyard is silver which kind of matches the Ti finish style. Excellent.
Manual. Pretty lean and not up to par with the rest of the packaging. At the very least it's written in proper English!
Light output and UI. Good. Love the two cycle to strobe/SOS modes. Output is ok, haven't compared yet... using NiMH and RCR123A.
Fit and finish. This is my biggest beef. I expected much better quality being a Ti light or Ti finish. The light looked more like Alu with some Titanium spray paint. The walls also feel very thin, whether by design or not. Both 47 logo on the bottom of the Quarks were dirty and couldn't really be cleaned. Emitter on Q123 had a black spec of visible debris out of the box. The threads are pretty thin. I think these are the only other flashlights that ever squeaked when screwing them on other than a few UltraFire types. Felt like rubbish. Will have to do some serious lubing.
O-rings are loose but not so much that they'll cut with screwing/unscrewing though time will tell.
The body is literally just a spring to the base. While simplistic, it makes you think... "what did I pay for"?
Engraving. The logo and text engraved on the bodies is fuzzy.
Overall, they felt overpriced for what they are... and I have a LOT of lights to compare to. Granted the light before these that came last week were the V10R Ti and V10R XML so that's a pretty high bar to meet (and retail price)p.
The redeeming grace?
The Preon 2 is High CRI. This is the first time I've ever played with a High CRI light and absolutely LOVE it. On that basis alone, I'll be shopping 4Sevens for some High CRI... with low quality expectations (choosing small lights only).
Thanks for reading!
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