Just got my first Mcgizmo Haiku AA XP-G2! Like it! Thanks, Don.
My first observations:
1. Bean quality is super - The beam quality is really one of best from my collections, in parallel with Peak LED. Now I went back to check the beam of HDS Rotary 219B 4500K, finding out more artifacts there.
a. after the hotspot, then the spill, and then you can see a darker ring in the outer part and then finally followed by the a little brighter edge
b. the spill part is a little differently colored
These two do not exit with Haiku XP-G2! The first point (dark ring) I reported last year in that very long HDS post, but was attacked by many, but for sure also got support from some owners who also find this problem.
2. Tint and color rendering - Both at 4500k, XP-G2 is a little rosy and 219B is a little green/yellow. Both are very lightly and very comfortable to watch at night. 219B should be better, but the difference is really little.
3. Design, build, quality is unmatched, is really like a piece of art. My first all Ti light. Addicted already. Will get more when funded
1. McClicky - too long movement, too loud and noisy. The first 1mm is to press down the rubber to touch the real button to enable tactical on. Why the 1mm space there just to feel the rubber? To avoid mistaken operation? Don't understand. Then the constant on need a very pressing down. The sound is also very loud and noisy. On and off sounds are different. On sound is louder and metallic and vibrating. I prefer the button of HDS.
2. Clip is too strong - maybe it is for security to avoid unnoticed slip away. And the 1/4 20 tap hole is ugly due to the thread. If you care most about the appearance, I recommend not to choose this option.
3. low is not low enough. Low and medium is too close spaced. I wish the low can be around 3-5 lumens, not 10 lumens.
But all in all, a fantastic flashlight. I will keep it in my collection for sure.
Now I am already thinking about getting a Sundrop 119V. I have a Peak LED mule 219 and don't like the beam style very much.