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    Default New Product - NITECORE TINI 2 500 Lumen USB Rechargeable Keychain Light


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    Default Re: New Product - NITECORE TINI 2 500 Lumen USB Rechargeable Keychain Light

    Iíve had the Tini2 for a few nights now and I really like it. Small, bright, levels, read outs, and easy recharging. The clip makes it easy to put it on an off the keychain. I also ordered it with the charging cable, USB A to C, and it works with the Apple phone adapters.

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    Default Re: New Product - NITECORE TINI 2 500 Lumen USB Rechargeable Keychain Light

    I got my TINI2.
    First impressions:
    * wow, it's bright
    * it barely heats up at turbo which makes me think that the thermal path is quite bad
    * it's quite throwy
    * it came fully charged which is very unhealthy for the cell
    * what is the self discharge? The manual says that I should recharge it every quarter of keeping it in storage. Sounds *very* bad. And may explain why they fully charged it in the factory.
    * seems significantly thicker than TINI1. I guess that's because of Type C. I think it's a worthwhile compromise.
    * the back side with all those writings is ugly
    * TINI1 UI was terrible and made me hate that light. TINI2 is a big step in the right direction but there are still many things that I dislike
    ** it is a bit complex for my liking. It's funny because Andruil (even streamlined) is even more complex but I don't dislike it. It may be because I view TINI2 interface as one-time gimmick and I viewed Andruil as something to last (though there's Andruil2 now...).
    ** instead of auto-lock it has auto-unlock :FACEPALM:
    ** direct access to turbo from lockout1? Useless. And harmful because there's a risk of accidental blinding. Direct access to moon like in Andruil would be great.
    ** lockout2 takes 3 seconds. Quite long but may be OK. lockout1 is faster. I find lockout 1 less useful but being faster matters a lot for EDC so I will try using this one at first.
    ** unlocking takes about 2 seconds. I think it's OK.
    ** I don't like mode memory. I find a configurable default mode much better.
    ** display is cute but I *hate* how they waste my time on showing a brand rather than something useful. That's very disrespectful and I think I will be looking at the displayed information much less than I could because of this.
    ** no battery check when the light is on?
    ** unless I look at the display, there's no visual indication that the light is locked. After I stop using the light I'd rather continue with my stuff rather than dumbly stare at the display.
    * I wonder whether LED swap would be possible. I'd love something warm and high CRI in it.
    * No blockers, it will surely become my next EDC. I'll see if it will last there for long.

    If TINI3 improves as much as TINI2 did it will be a very good light.
    Last edited by Agpp; 01-20-2021 at 11:26 AM.

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