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I don't like cluttering up my keychain with lots of stuff, but I make an exception for this little beauty! It is just 3.5cm long but packs a real punch light-wise and is utterly bullet-proof and waterproof. I have carried one for two years now with no problems whatsoever and the batteries - which last ages - are very cheap if you buy them in bulk online. The finish and build is of very high quality, so no worries on that front if you are considering gifting one to someone. However, I have found that the finish does wear away gradually, but having said that mine has a hard life on a keychain that I use every day. The clip it comes with is also chunky and of very good quality, but I don't use it, preferring to have it directly fixed to my keychain.
Forget any of the other cheapie plastic flat LED lights you can get for keychains - this blows everything else away and for those who aren't yet familiar with bang-up-to-date LED technology, this little feller is MUCH more powerful than the old lightbulb AAA Mini Maglites we all used to like so much, and the batteries last a LOT longer and it is a LOT smaller. No need for replacement bulbs any more because these LEDs just don't fail.
Once you get one you will wonder how you managed without it - finding keyholes, looking for dropped items in the dark / cinemas / under sofas, finding your dog's poop in the dark for bagging on night walks, etc.. And of course it is there for reassurance should any nightmare emergency in a subway, etc. occur as it really does give out a useful amount of light. It is so tiny and so capable and so useful and so cheap and so nice that it is just not worth NOT carrying one.
One trick I have learned which I would like to pass on. I initially spent a fair few frustrating minutes trying to re-load fresh batteries by dropping them in one after the other into the unscrewed barrel of the torch. Infuriatingly, they flip over when you try to drop them in the right way round, but don't when you drop them in backwards! The obvious way to do it is to stack the batteries up the right way round on a tabletop, place the barrel of the torch over the stack, slide it over to the edge and place a finger as it passes over the edge to stop the batteries falling out, and then turn the barrel up the right way and screw the light assembly back on. Obvious perhaps, but it took me a while to get it myself.
It is very small, which is what I wanted, something to go on a keyring. The light output is excellent. I really like this little flashlight except the one/off mechanism is turning the barrel of the unit, dont turn enough and it gradually turns on in your pocket, make sure its turned sufficiently off and it unscrews in your pocket and the miniscule batteries fall out. It a commonly used mechanism, the on/off is performed by undoing the thing, and its a lousy solution, when a simple stuff switch is what is required. Having said that I still recommend it if you are looking for a tiny unobtrusive emergency source of light.
I bought this for my girlfriend who works as a flight attendant. She wanted something very small for seeing down the aisles when the cabin lights are off without dazzling sleeping passengers. I suggested my EDC (everyday carry) choice (Fenix E05) but even that was too big.
The Nanolight is very small and produces a bright enough beam for close-up work. I wouldn't rely on this for walking outside at night, but for confined spaces I think this is a good option. My girlfriend seems happy with it and I was impressed with the build quality. It has a nice form factor and it's simple to operate (no fancy multiple lighting modes) and would be great to hang off a backpack or as a backup to my own EDC.
This light is tiny. I read the reviews but was still surprised when it arrived at the size of it. Its VERY lightweight and build quality seems good as well. For the size of it, the amount of light it gives out is great. The twist to turn on is also really good because it means the light won't switch on in your pocket either.
From reviews, I gather that the colour tends to come off these torches (this hasn't happened with mine yet, I haven't had it long) but the torch is that good, I don't think that should put anybody off.
This is a great keyring torch and I'd definitely recommend it.
This little light is perfect on a key ring or attached to a putse zip pull or similar. Twist and it stays on or off with a good bright light. I've had a similar little torch which is now demoted to the car as it is not as bright. Really takes up no space at all so perfect to pop in a pocket or bag if going out partying or similar where occasionally a light is handy - dark corridors, saver lights that phase out while you're still in the cubicle etc.
Excellent! Very bright and much smaller than the majority of alternative "keyring" lights, without being fiddly to operate. The twist on/off function means that you don't have to hold a button to keep it lit. It comes on a clip which is very strong and very easy to add/remove from keyrings. I've had mine approximately two years and I've not yet changed the batteries, although I have noticed a decrease in brightness. Would be five stars if cheaper.