[Review] - Wuben X3 - Rotating Head, Wireless Charging, OLED Display, WHITE + RED - by Lock


Newly Enlightened
Jan 10, 2017
Hello everyone, with this review today, we will take a look at the Wuben X3 Owl: a small keychain flashlight with an OLED display, a built-in 1000mAh battery, dual light sources, and a maximum output of 700 lumens.
The flashlight was provided directly by Flashlightgo specifically for this review.
You can purchase it at a favorable price here on Flashlightgo.
For those who want to buy it on Aliexpress, you can find it at the following link.


Packaging and Contents
The Wuben X3 is sold in two different versions: one equipped with a charging base and one with a charger box with an additional 3000mAh battery. In both cases, it is packaged in a small white cardboard box, and inside you will find:
  • The Wuben X3 Flashlight
  • User Manual
  • Charging Base or Charger Box (3000mAh)
  • Stainless Steel Belt Clip (pre-installed)
  • Built-in 1000mAh Battery
  • Type-C Charging Cable / Wrist Lanyard



Key Features
  • Uses 1 Samsung LH315D LED for the main white light and a Luminus SST10 for the red auxiliary light with a wavelength of 650nm
  • Maximum output of 700 lumens for the white light and 80 lumens for the red light
  • Maximum white light intensity of 2590 candela
  • Maximum reachable distance of 102 meters
  • Multifunctional OLED display
  • 180° rotatable head
  • Body made of GITD material with a metal head
  • Built-in 1000mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Wireless charging
  • Choice between a charging base or charger box with an additional 3000mAh battery
  • 5 levels of brightness for the main white LED and 2 levels of brightness for the red light
  • Magnetic tail
  • Stainless steel belt clip
  • Shock-resistant up to 1 meter
  • Dimensions: 70 mm × 35 mm × 21 mm
  • Weight: 70g including battery
  • Waterproof IP65

Output levels
The Wuben X3 has 3 normal brightness levels + Turbo & Strobe for the main white LED, divided as follows:

  • Turbo: 700-200 lm (measured 640 lm) – 30s + 1.5h
  • High: 150 lm (measured 165 lm) – 2h
  • Med: 50 lm (measured 60 lm) – 6h
  • Low: 1 lm (measured 1 lm) – 50h
  • Strobo: 700 lm (n.d) – n.d.

The red LED instead has the following output levels
  • Turbo: 80-30 lm – 30s + 2h
  • High: 1 lm – 30h

Build Quality and Handling
The Wuben X3 is very well built, and it has a small size and light weight that make it perfect for everyday carry. The body is made of a GITD (Glow In The Dark) material, which means it glows in the dark after exposure to light. The head of the flashlight is made of metal, which gives it a premium feel and also adds durability to the design.

The dimensions are extremely small and the weight is low (about 70g). It can fit comfortably in your pocket without causing any discomfort as it is also quite thin.


The Wuben
• using the contacts on the tail in combination with the charging base or charger box. In the version I have, the X3 is equipped with a plastic charging base with type-c interface. In the other available version an aluminum charger box is supplied into which the torch can be inserted and automatically charged thanks to the 3000mAh auxiliary battery.
• Alternatively, the Wuben X3 can also be charged via wireless charger without the need to connect any cables and without the need to use any charging base.




Small note: for those who do not have a wireless charger, it is necessary to always have the torch or the charging base or the charger box with you to charge.
The tail features two protruding magnetic contacts that also act as a powerful magnet for attaching the flashlight to metal surfaces in both vertical and horizontal positions.


The optical compartment is made up of 1 Samsung LH315D LED for the main white light and a Luminus SST10 for the red auxiliary light with a wavelength of 650nm. The lenses are TIR and guarantee a uniform and diffused beam without artefacts.
Also included with the Wuben X3 is a particularly large and rigid steel belt clip that offers a perfect grip on clothing. If necessary, it can be detached simply by unscrewing two small screws. The belt clip is the only place where you can attach the wrist strap as there are no other holes on the flashlight.


The lanyard supplied is not a simple lanyard, but actually a USB-C <-> USB-C charging cable disguised as a wrist strap. But not only that, because a ruler is printed on one side.




But let's get to the most interesting part of this model, namely the head of the torch: it is made of metal and is rotatable. With a little practice it is possible to turn your head even using only one hand. In this way it is possible to switch from an angular torch to a linear torch.
The switch for managing the interface is also present on the head. It is flat and not protruding, easy to find and very responsive.
Next to the switch, a small OLED display perfectly visible at any angle allows you to always have information on the selected output level, the residual capacity of the cell and other information on blocking and charging.


On the side, on the body, the wireless charging interface is visible.



Beam, Tint and Beamshots

As we have seen, the Wuben X3 features 1 Samsung LED
LH315D for the white main light and a Luminus SST10 for the red auxiliary light with 650nm wavelength.




The lenses are TIR and guarantee a uniform beam without artifacts. The beam is wide and diffused but not too much, in short, a perfect EDC flashlight.


The tint color of the white main LED is around 5000K and that's great!



When the flashlight is ON, a series of small blue auxiliary LEDs light up inside the flashlight body.


With the Turbo of the main LED you can illuminate elvenly even from 30-40m away. The red LED is perfect for night vision and does not tire your eyes. The 1 lumen level of the red LED is perfect for example for reading a map when you are in total darkness.


Followed by some shots in the dark using both light sources…

Beamshot #1

Beamshot #2

The Wuben X3 is a perfect EDC flashlight with small dimensions and low weight. In my opinion it is also a perfect backup flashlight to keep inside your backpack while hiking or camping.

Particular design that allows the transition from angular torch to linear torch even during use and with just one hand.

The small OLED display is nice and provides all the information on the charging status, current output level etc.

Interestingly, it features a wireless charging interface. Very convenient for those like me who have this type of technology in the car: just place the torch there to have it always charged and ready for use. But a little less convenient for those who do not have a wireless charger who will necessarily have to carry the charging base or charger box with them, given that the torch does not have a dedicated type-C input but only the possibility of wireless charging.

Simple and intuitive interface, reactive and comfortable switch to use, beautiful almost neutral color of the main LED and useful auxiliary red light.

Magnetic tail to attach the flashlight anywhere.

Overall, a great product, definitely recommended!

Grazie per la lettura!!!

cave dave

Flashlight Enthusiast
Aug 15, 2001
Thanks for the great review. Nice pictures. This light isn't my thing, but its nice to see the manufacturers actually trying to offer something different.