Monday, December 24, 2012

Cheap Flash Light From Fun N Cheer

Flashlight is a critical tool when going night ride, be it on road or offroad. I bought a flashlight from the LBS along with my bike as I didn't have time to shop online and look around other stores...


The flashlight is built with good quality but does not last long (likely due to the poor quality 18650 battery). I planned to get a replacement since then. I was recommended Fenix flashlight by a friend who collects flashlights as hobby, and the other recommended Magic Shine, as well as many affordable varieties at dealextreme.com  or dx.com in short. In one of an easy days, I stumbled upon Fun N Cheer 中国风 when I brought my niece there for some cheap toy shopping. I found a China made flashlight... 



360 minutes of run time was the main reason I decided to try it out. I don't trust the claim though, I am happy with 50% of the claimed run time.


Interesting that the charger is built in, just plug the power adapter directly into the flashlight, and charge up either through the wall plug or the car charger (oh yes, you get 2 chargers out of box)...



That is probably the reason this flashlight is tad heavier than the other one I have (so forget about it if you're a weight conscious rider).

This cheap flashlight also comes with zoom feature. Here's the short video showing the zoom, throwing from 13ft away in an 8ft width room...


I have no knowledge on flashlight technicalities, so can't really justify whether it's good or bad. For a mere RM50 price tag, I thought it might worth a try. It might not be fit for serious night ride but it's adequate for me to ride around my area. Tested and proven to more than 2 hours continuous use.