I received my new distressed aluminum Boss 35 recently and I have to say, I am impressed and the hype is real. First off, I can't believe how lightweight it is compared to Bosses (al black, brass & ti) I've owned in the past. If those were paperweights then this one is a feather but it does feel substantial and is well built for sure. Secondly, the new light engine is freaking amazing. Having the wide range of options on this torch compared to other torches, including the old Boss engine is a game changer. This new engine definitely allows you to have 4 torches for the price 1 but so much more. My favorite two features thus far is the double-click (which was lonnnnggg overdo) and the motion sensing.
For those of you old Boss owners who plan on sending engines back to the spa to have the new engine flashed, you will not have 100% functionality, i.e., sans motion sensing per the Lux-RC instruction sheet.
"371D is the previous generation of LUX-RC 20mm fully regulated triple engine for advanced flashlights. 371D and 371 v2.0 are built on the same hardware platform. In most cases legacy 371D boards can be upgraded to 371 v2.0 with no functionality loss by reprogramming the engine MCU. This procedure requires full physical access to the board with special instrument and cannot be done with NXS wireless optical interface. Old 371D engines released before 2019 had no motion sensor installed. Upgrading such engines is also possible but motion sensing will not be available and motion sensing PIN must be set OFF"
If you don't have any interest in that and you want the plethora of other options, I say go for it.
Finally, whoever the heck "GenKraid" is, your instructional videos were quite helpful, particularly when you discussed the new pin timing.
I do have one question for the gurus out there. What is the purpose of the "standby" mode? How is it any different than the regular mode other than if I have the locator beacon enabled? I played around it but don't fully understand how I can make this useful.