Stream­light

ClipMate USB

RECOIL OFFGRID - - Pocket Preps -

With a flex­i­ble neck and slim rec­tan­gu­lar body, the ClipMate USB is just the right size for a shirt pocket. Its strong metal clip also fits nicely on PALS web­bing loops, 1.5-inch belts, or a hat brim. When light is needed, the seg­mented neck can be aimed pre­cisely in any di­rec­tion, cast­ing a dense spot beam. The ClipMate in­cludes red and white out­put modes, which can be ac­cessed by ei­ther a short-press or long-press of the top-mounted power but­ton (short-press turns on the last-used mode). This light is also USB-recharge­able via a hid­den charge tab that en­ables the user to plug it di­rectly into any USB out­let or com­puter port. Stream­light says it can be fully charged in 2.5 hours, and it’s recharge­able up to 300 times.

Pros:

Flex­i­ble neck al­lows for tar­geted hands­free il­lu­mi­na­tion Red light is di­rectly ac­ces­si­ble, pre­serv­ing the user’s night vi­sion

Cons:

Tight spot­light beam pat­tern is too fo­cused for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pur­poses In­te­grated charge tab hangs the light pre­car­i­ously on a USB port while charg­ing and blocks nearby ports. Its cover is also eas­ily dis­lodged, al­low­ing for ingress of wa­ter and dust.

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