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The Drop: RovyVon Aurora A26 Pocket Thrower Flashlight

Authored by:
Mikey Bautista
The Drop: RovyVon Aurora A26 Pocket Thrower Flashlight

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It's a big EDC market out there, and tons of awesome gear is released all the time. We made The Drop to help you discover the latest and greatest essentials worth a spot in your EDC.

Ever since RovyVon's Aurora series of keychain lights hit the market, they've been a solid option and our recommendation for many EDCers looking for a compact light that wasn't lacking in features or power. Up until that point, keychain lights had been a compromise: trade lumen output for something you can pocket, with a serviceable output, and probably running off of an AA or AAA battery.

But RovyVon took advantage of modern LEDs and li-ion batteries and carved out an impressive space with their lights, leading to dozens of successive models in the Aurora line as well as giving birth to several more EDC lights. One of the latest is the A26, a sibling of the pocket-sized A28 we've reviewed before, and this time built to be a compact thrower.

The A26 sports a lot of what we liked about this RovyVon line, including a compact size, USB-C rechargeable onboard 850mAh battery, and even auxiliary side lights (your choice between UV/red/white and UV/white/UV) for more versatility outside of its main emitter. A deep smooth reflector is in charge of pushing out the 6500K cool white LED's Turbo output of 600 lumens out to 180 meters (~590 feet), while four other outputs down to a 0.5-lumen Moon mode gives it everyday usability.

Last but not least, the PVD-coated stainless steel used in the head, switches, and clip gives the A26 a great contrast against its lightweight polycarbonate body.

What we like: It's a thrower version of the A28, making it a great addition to the rotation where you need your light to go the distance.

What to watch out for: The LED only comes in cool white, and while the battery is proprietary and custom-fit for the light, RovyVon offers replacements on their site.

Final verdict: Every RovyVon light has a solid place in most EDC lineups, and the A26 is no different.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

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