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    Default HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    What new product would you like to see next from HDS Systems? An HDS headlamp or HDS keychain light? Vote now in the poll above (web view on CPF app) and tell me why down below!

    Last edited by moltenmag; 07-20-2018 at 01:18 PM.

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    Keychain.

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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Even my CR2 version is a little bulky for keyring use ...
    ... is the archimedes peak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cerealand View Post
    Keychain.
    Ditto!

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    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Even my CR2 version is a little bulky for keyring use ...
    Nice CR2 setup you have there. Oh and congrats for making it on the HDS Systems Hall of Fame list for Aluminum Bronze! Great idea!

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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Not really an either /or thing..

    I vote we consolidate all these polls into one thread..
    "Do yourself a favor, pick up an HDS Rotary and EDC it for a week.. -You can thank me later."

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    Keychain
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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    This is like trying to choose a favorite child...
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    Well I'll be the first voice of dissent here I guess

    I don't do keychain carry. Doesn't interest me really. So headlamp!

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    The votes won't actually matter as one is already in the works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    The votes won't actually matter as one is already in the works.
    I know. Just curious as to what people prefer. Want to keep the HDS hype train rollin...

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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Don't cross the beams, I know ... but I would like either an HDS 1xAA or a Malkoff 1xAAA, whichever arrives first (lol)
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    You know I could never figure out why Henry ďa caverĒ has concentrated on flashlights instead of headlamps. The preferred choice for people that do that kind of stuff. Oh Iím glad he did but I guess that means he is happy with whatís already out there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    You know I could never figure out why Henry ďa caverĒ has concentrated on flashlights instead of headlamps. The preferred choice for people that do that kind of stuff. Oh Iím glad he did but I guess that means he is happy with whatís already out there.
    He uses 2 HDS lights attached to his helmet! LOL!
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    Default HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    A headlamp that can be used as a keychain light.

    Edit: But not the other way around.
    Last edited by Slumber Pass; 07-20-2018 at 08:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slumber Pass View Post
    A headlamp that can be used as a keychain light.

    Edit: But not the other way around.
    Darn it! I'll call Henry. Back to the drawing board.


    OK. For a keychain light, I was thinking either AAA or CR2, but I don't think folks like CR2 so much. I know David at 4 Sevens had a hard time moving CR2 based lights.

    Now, don't tell anyone, but I really like the Olight S-mini... in titanium, of course. Do you think that size is too big even if it can use a CR123?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogokansatsukan View Post
    Darn it! I'll call Henry. Back to the drawing board.


    OK. For a keychain light, I was thinking either AAA or CR2, but I don't think folks like CR2 so much. I know David at 4 Sevens had a hard time moving CR2 based lights.

    Now, don't tell anyone, but I really like the Olight S-mini... in titanium, of course. Do you think that size is too big even if it can use a CR123?
    My Aeon MkII runs CR2. Itís been on the same battery ever since I got it. I would think that a CR2 HDS would be even more efficient. Iím positive that you would sell more of AAA though because of availability. Maybe you could base it off of CR2 first and then add an AAA tube after? Would that be possible? Pics of my Aeon MkII below



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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Quote Originally Posted by archimedes View Post
    Don't cross the beams, I know ... but I would like either an HDS 1xAA or a Malkoff 1xAAA, whichever arrives first (lol)
    +1 for 1xAA HDS (rotary). And I don't think HDS is ever gonna compete in compactness, so the HDS keychain idea looks kind of awkward to me

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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    This has been discussed at length. Alkaline batteries eventually leak. The only advantage is availability in remote areas.

    Did I mention they leak? CR2's are also a PIA.
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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Quote Originally Posted by indigon View Post
    This has been discussed at length. Alkaline batteries eventually leak. The only advantage is availability in remote areas.

    Did I mention they leak? CR2's are also a PIA.
    Yep, I don't use alkaline for anything. Lithium and 'loops only.

    CR2 are my favorite compact cell, though.
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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Headlamp for me so I stop dribbling all over my Rotary when I end up putting it in my mouth so I can use both hands.

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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Definately a Keychain light. A programmable keychain light (AA or AAA) like a Clicky or Rotary would be great. It is Long time ago a programmable AA or AAA light existed...

    There are a lot great Headlamps on the market, therefore my vote for a Keychain light.
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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    The biggest thing for me when it comes to cell choice, and it sounds like maybe some others too, is rechargeability. Li-ion is great, I love li-ion and really prefer that chemistry, but NiMH like eneloops is fine too, good even. Any cell size that only comes in disposable primary cells is an immediate turn-off for me, I don't care how long their "lifetime" is. A quick Googling shows some rechargeable CR2-sized cells so I wouldn't immediately write that off if you were to offer it, but all the cells I'm seeing up front seem to be kinda sketchy. So it may take some research for me to find a good option, but if its out there then I'm into it.

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    Default HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Quote Originally Posted by d13avo View Post
    Headlamp for me so I stop dribbling all over my Rotary when I end up putting it in my mouth so I can use both hands.
    Word of caution! I do this all the time, but I was on a job site digging into my tool bag and had a Pflex Pro S2 clenched lightly in my teeth while I rifled around in the bag. Without warning, I sneezed...broke my uber-expensive bridge work front tooth! Iím now eagerly awaiting further development of the HDS headlamp...
    I only fear that if something happens to me, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I paid for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigon View Post
    This has been discussed at length. Alkaline batteries eventually leak. The only advantage is availability in remote areas.

    Did I mention they leak? CR2's are also a PIA.
    CR2 batteries are also EXPENSIVE in stores. I get mine online in bulk and they are much cheaper. Iíve seen some in stores that are $6-$8 for ONE battery. Like are you joking? I would much rather have a single AA or AAA HDS. My uncle pulled out his single AA Fenix this weekend and said that ďmy favorite thing about this light is that it takes a single AA battery.Ē

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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    I would prefer AAA over CR2. I use CR2s in my Muyshondt Aeon and they are a PIA to stock. AAA batteries are much more accessible, rechargeable? and the slimmer form factor is preferable IMHO.
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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnnyh View Post
    Word of caution! I do this all the time, but I was on a job site digging into my tool bag and had a Pflex Pro S2 clenched lightly in my teeth while I rifled around in the bag. Without warning, I sneezed...broke my uber-expensive bridge work front tooth! Iím now eagerly awaiting further development of the HDS headlamp...
    Cheers Johnnyh never gave it a thought. Yes headlamp would be so handy in my job.

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    Default Re: HDS Systems Poll: HDS Headlamp or HDS Keychain?

    Quote Originally Posted by indigon View Post
    Not really an either /or thing..

    I vote we consolidate all these polls into one thread..

    LOL ya getting a little out of hand.im waiting Patiently for which body style do you want round or square poll to pop up. 😂😂😂
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    Well, I voted for headlamp, so how is this really useful for me,
    but in fact it is better to have both.

    I have about 1.2 million people in the city, I would not say that this is a remote area,
    the CR2 batteries can only be bought in several large stores and it costs here
    more than CR123, while AAA/AA is everywhere. 1*CR2 = 1.4*CR123 = 9*AAA = 13*AA.
    Of course, this situation is only in my region, others can be different.

    Alkaline batteries do sometimes spill, but if you make the compartment
    sealed from the switch and head and contact parts, resistant to corrosion,
    so that in the event of a leak, you can simply insert a new battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thermal guy View Post
    LOL ya getting a little out of hand.im waiting Patiently for which body style do you want round or square poll to pop up.
    Lol just trying to spur conversation in an organized and fun way...

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