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