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Manker U12 Rechargeable Flashlight

While plenty of flashlights are built with toughness in mind, few of them look the part of being built like a tank, much less perform like one. Manker's U12 clearly doesn't have that problem. Thanks to both its construction and use of cutting-edge tech, it pushes the limits of the strength and performance you can get from an EDC light. Whether you're looking for awesome output, charging convenience, or simply a bombproof light, the U12's ready to roll out.

The U12's solid stature comes from its two piece construction: its tail is its only detaching piece, which means its head and optics are protected within a single unibody aluminum frame. This gives the light IPX8 resistance with up to 2 meters of impact protection, ensuring it can take a hit and keep on going. And keep on going it can, thanks to its use of a 20700 battery, whose larger size affords it 4250 mAh of power for a near-ridiculous runtime of 70 days on its Moonlight output. Paired with its Cree XHP50 II LED, the U12's also got power on the top end, able to maintain a 2000-lumen Turbo for 3 minutes before dropping down to a 870-lumen High for almost 3 hours.

The U12's rechargeable 20700 battery is rather uncommon compared to the more popular 18650 or CR123A cells, but you won't have to worry about buying a separate charger just to keep it topped up. A USB Type-C port is built into the U12's body, one of the very few lights making use of the latest hardware standard. Its direct benefit to the light is a much higher input voltage, allowing for faster charging from more powerful sources. This port sits opposite the U12's side switch which operates the light's 6 modes while doubling as a locator/battery indicator as well.

With its toughness and tech, the U12 breaks through every expectation you'd have from an EDC light. Pick one up from the Amazon link below.

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Manker Timeback II Flashlight

If you're looking for a compact pocketable EDC flashlight that stands out from the rest, the Manker Timeback II is for you. The premium materials used in its design give the Timeback II a distinctive and stunning appearance. And while it does come with a bit of frivolity, the Timeback II is a powerful working light that can stand up to any challenge you face with it in hand.

The Manker Timeback II is fashioned out of precision CNC-machined TC4 titanium and copper. That mix of materials gives it a unique dual-tone look, and you can pick between the different polishes and stonewash finishes to suit your style. The design is also rugged, letting you carry it in confidence even in the worst conditions. The light is rated to survive a hard one-meter drop and it also sports IPX8 water resistance.

With its array of four Cree XPG3 LEDs, the Timeback II is a powerful light. It can put out a maximum 2200 lumens out the front and throw an even, 6500K daylight-balanced light out to 508 feet. Its rear tailswitch lets you change between 8 output modes to fit your situation as well. Its single 18350/16340 battery lasts for around 8-30 minutes on the more powerful tactical output settings, but it'll last you up to 300 hours when brought all the way down to its 'moonlight' one-lumen economy mode.

At just 3.7" long, the Timeback II fits perfectly in hand. The integrated spinner set into the body gives it extra texture to help with grip, as well as give your fingers something to do while idle. Its a fun feature that gives gives this special EDC flashlight a unique character. Give it a try and make it a part of your own everyday carry at the link below.

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Manker PL10 Multi-tool Flashlight

Sometimes the most useful and impressive results come from the most unlikely partnerships. Despite flashlights and pens often sharing a similar shape, no one's managed to put them together well in the same tool. And while a poor effort can easily end up ineffective in both applications, Manker's taken the best parts—especially the parts EDCers like—from tactical pens and flashlights and put them into the PL10. It's a compact multi-tool that's no jack of both trades.

The PL10 seeks to hit 3 EDC nails on the head: the need for a pleasant and pocketable light, the usefulness of always having a pen, and the robust construction for tactical use in an emergency. As a light, the PL10 comes with a hi-CRI Nichia 219B LED, pushing out up to 120 lumens in a versatile, floody beam. It uses a rechargeable 10180 lithium battery as a power source, which you don't have to worry about replacing since the PL10 comes with a built-in charging port and USB cable. On the pen side the PL10 uses a black refill cartridge. While it does serve to keep the tool compact, this unfortunately means it's a refill you'd have to replace direct from Manker. It's a bit of a compromise, but the two included refills should last you quite a bit.

For tactical applications, you get IPX-6-rated fit and finish in a solid stainless steel body. It's knurled with a deep diamond pattern, with fins and grooves that give added grip when used as a pen or striking tool. A tungsten tip on the cap also gives the PL10 glass breaking ability should you need it. Said cap also comes with a smooth pocket clip that lets you easily carry the tool as you would a light or pen, making it easy to EDC, especially at only 2.1 ounces with its battery.

Whether as a light or a tactical pen, the PL10 means business for both departments. Pick one up from Amazon at the link below, or direct from Manker here.

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Manker Elfin

Some of the best things in life come in small packages. After putting together a sizable stable of flashlights, Manker set their sights on making a compact EDC knife. And while it would have been easy to pair a flashy design with generic materials and call it a day, they've done the opposite with the Elfin. By making the most out of limited space and using top-tier materials, their first blade shows experience and effort far beyond a freshman attempt.

CPM S35VN steel is a material you usually find on the highest-end knives, thanks to its high performance during tough use and ease of honing and maintenance. It's not a coincidence that it's the steel Manker uses for the Elfin, giving its 1.5” edge enduring operation in spite of its size. Titanium handles keep the knife light but resilient to match its blade steel, making it easy to carry without worrying about hard use both in and out of pocket.

Its steel and shape lend itself to both cutting and piercing tasks, while a flipper tab and frame lock makes the Elfin quick to deploy and get straight to the cutting task at hand. And while the handles don't make room for a clip, a lanyard hole lets you EDC the Elfin with a lanyard or split ring for attaching on a keychain or bag.

Materials make the Manker. Pick up the Elfin from the Amazon link below.

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Manker E02 AAA Tasklight

At the end of the day, a flashlight is as simple as a battery, a metal tube, and a beam of light. But the devil's in the details, especially in a light you rely on for getting work done every day. With the E02, Manker has managed to distill some of the most useful features into a flashlight barely bigger than the AAA battery that powers it. It's an incredibly versatile light, in a size just right for EDC.

If you've never used headlamp flashlights before, then you may be unfamiliar with the L-shaped design. The shape ensures light is always facing forward whether attached to headgear or held in your hand. When put together with a reversible clip and magnetic tail, the E02 lends itself to wide range of carry and use options. Attached to your pack, hands-free under a desk, clipped to a hat—the possibilities are endless.

And those options come in handy considering the E02's outputs. Its cool white version using a Cree XP-G3 LED gives up to 220 lumens on a single AAA, while its Nichia 219C version—a rarity for AAA flashlights, especially at this price!—can do 180 lumens on Turbo. Both versions can also do 0.6 lumens for up to 84 hours besides its other modes. Being a compact flashlight thanks to its battery, you won't have problems carrying it everywhere. IPX8-rated toughness paired with its type-III anodized aluminum body lets the E02 light the way in even the harshest conditions.

There's plenty of bang for your buck with the E02, boasting full-sized flashlight features and usability at a fraction of the size and cost. Pick one up in the color and emitter of your choice from Amazon at the link below.

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