For those of you that have never been to a CES event let me say this, the place is enormous! And I’m not even sure that word is sufficient to describe the place. Events are held in multiple locations not just the main convention center. Five days is no where near enough time to see everything. But I’m not complaining because you sometimes wander around enough you see things you were meant to see.
And that’s the case with ZeroHour’s Modular Tactical USB Battery Backup/Flashlight. This thing is the swiss army knife of flashlights. It can charge mobile phones, tablets, and other USB devices with it’s built in 10,000mAh battery. It’s light is rated at 1,000 lumen which is plenty bright enough for those camping excursions. You can also replace the batteries in this guy if you ever need to.
Some of the other features include the ability to use the inside of the flashlight as a dry box, since it is waterproof you could store matches and other things in there for emergencies. Of course this is assuming you won’t be using it as a battery or flashlight. It’s also dust proof keeping those nasty sandy bits out of the internals. The construction of this thing is phenomenal, I had the chance to hold and use it at CES and it is well made with quality aluminium. The MSRP is $199 for the full kitten-caboodle. Check out the video after the break.
- CREE XM-L U3 LED
- Maximum 1,000 lumen output
- 304 Stainless Steel bezel
- 2.2″ diameter x 7.2″ length
- 6061 Aircraft-Grade aluminum
- Type III hard-anodized anti-abrasive finish
- 500 meter throw with SMO reflector
- Reverse polarity, overcharge, over-discharge protection
- Electronic side switch
- 0-40 degrees temperature range
- IPX8 1 meter water-proof
- 1 meter impact resistance
- Up to 3 x 18650 batteries
- Length: 182mm
- Head diameter: 55mm
- Weight: 340g (without batteries)
This was a definite favorite of mine and we’ve reached out to the company for a review unit so keep an eye out for a full review! In the meantime, hit the link below for more about ZeroHour.
Last Updated on January 23, 2017.