Pelican 7070R Bluetooth in a flashlight!?

rwolfenstein

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Recently I picked up (apparently a discontinued) flashlight from Pelican. Its called the 7070R and it uses induction to charge the battery in a cradle charger. It also comes with a bluetooth app so you can set up your output levels or specialized settings. I just have to wait for the thing to charge before I can start to mess with it. Anyone buy one or have experience with this?
 

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Recently I picked up (apparently a discontinued) flashlight from Pelican. Its called the 7070R and it uses induction to charge the battery in a cradle charger. It also comes with a bluetooth app so you can set up your output levels or specialized settings. I just have to wait for the thing to charge before I can start to mess with it. Anyone buy one or have experience with this?
A BT interface for my flashlight sounds like the stuff of my worst nightmares.

That aside, I would think that any flashlight model that's new enough to have a BT interface, but is already discontinued, likely doesn't speak well for the product - but that's just my opinion. Good luck, and have 'fun'.
 

rwolfenstein

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A BT interface for my flashlight sounds like the stuff of my worst nightmares.

That aside, I would think that any flashlight model that's new enough to have a BT interface, but is already discontinued, likely doesn't speak well for the product - but that's just my opinion. Good luck, and have 'fun'.
Well so far my grumbles are coming out, its taking a really long time to charge, probably because of the induction charging. I tried to get it to pair but the app and phone keep fighting with each other. Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I will have to look into it.
 

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More than likely, there were teething issues with the technology when the light was first released.
 

rwolfenstein

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More than likely, there were teething issues with the technology when the light was first released.
So heres the update, I got everything to work properly, the app apparently had not been update in about 4 years. However, I was able to program settings and outputs. I would say the biggest negative is honestly the user manual, it dedicates 1 paragraph to the whole use of the bluetooth app. I also noticed that hidden in the box (good thing I didnt throw it away) was a caddy to run disposable CR123a batteries. Its a great addition to the light, but no where on the box and again hidden in the manual does it say that you can run 2 cr123 batteries. Great idea, not the best for marketing on the features.
 
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