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Inova Microlight STS Keychain Flashlight


    Inova Microlight STS Keychain Flashlight

    The Inova Microlight STS keychain flashlight introduces Swipe to Shine touch technology that lets you turn the light on with a simple swipe of the thumb rather than a traditional switch or button. See details

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    The Inova Microlight STS keychain flashlight introduces Swipe to Shine touch technology that lets you turn the light on with a simple swipe of the thumb rather than a traditional switch or button.

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    The Inova Microlight STS keychain flashlight introduces Swipe to Shine touch technology that lets you turn the light on with a simple swipe of the thumb rather than a traditional switch or button.

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    The Inova Microlight STS keychain flashlight introduces Swipe to Shine touch technology that lets you turn the light on with a simple swipe of the thumb rather than a traditional switch or button.

    • Turning the light on is fast and easy—simply swipe your thumb right-to-left across the casing; turn the light off at any time with a quick left-to-right swipe
    • Swiping right-to-left also switches between high, low and flash modes; holding your thumb in the swipe zone enters variable dim, allowing you to choose the level of light
    • High, variable dim, low and flash modes allow you to use the light for everything from reading maps to finding keyholes or sending alert signals
    • Single bright white LED outputs 16 lumens on high and 2 lumens on low
    • Included S-biner stainless-steel, double-gated carabiner lets you clip the light to keychains, belt loops, zipper pulls and pack straps so it's always close by
    • Inova Microlight STS keychain light is powered by 2 replaceable CR2032 lithium batteries (included); batteries last for 9 hrs. in high mode and 64 hrs. in low mode


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    Inova Microlight STS Keychain Flashlight Specs
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    16 lumens
    High: 16 / low: 2 lumens
    2 with dimmer
    High: 9 / low: 64 hours
    2 CR2032 lithium
    3.2 x 1.1 x 0.4 inches
    0.5 ounce
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    Inova Microlight STS Keychain Flashlight

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    Inova Microlight STS Keychain Flashlight is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't bother buying it Like the other review I thought the problem with turning the Inova Microlight on and off in store was with the packaging. Nope. In theory this flashlight should only turn on or off at a swipe of your fingertip. It takes me 10-15 carefully placed finger swip before it till turn on or off. YET PUT IT IN MY POCKET AND IT TURNS ITSELF ON!!!! Go figure. If I wanted to waste the gas to return it, I would. Don't buy it.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Barely Works I tired this in the store. It was covered with plasic so I thought my diffculicy with turning it on was becasue of that. When I got it home I couldn't get it to turn on. My husband tried it he found a way for it to turn on but it was diffcult to get it to keep doing it. It was work fine while testing it out 3 or 4 times and then it would just stop working again. It has different settings and I was only able to get it to do that once. It's really what you DON'T want in a flashlight. You will probably need this quickly and in a hurry but it's anyone's guess if it will actually turn on in your moment of need. Took it back.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works easily and reliably for me. I bought this light a couple of weeks ago and wonder if it has been redesigned since the first two reviews. I found it very easy to slide a finger across the groove to turn it on, adjust and turn off. The packaging allows you to try that in store. It seems to require a conducter such as your finger moving within the groove to turn on so it won't work when you are wearing gloves. More importantly, I doubt it will turn on in my pocket. Additionally, there are no moving parts so my guess is that it will work for a long time. It does flash after a few minutes use and then turn off 15 seconds later to preserve the battery. It would be nice to be able to temporarily inactivate that feature.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from It works! Unlike the other two comments, this light works. I have been using it now for some time and have discovered a simple, smooth thumb swipe activates the light every time. My previous light was from the same company. The light was activated by a push button in the middle. Nice light but I found it to turn on in my pocket therefore draining the battery prematurely. The design of this light would make accidental activations close to impossible. This is the most fun to use, compact light on the market. Plus the switch mechanism is on the inside which makes me wonder if the thing will ever break. Great product!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Must swipe thumb through groove I am guessing that the two negative reviews were due to the unclear usage instructions. It took me some trial and error to figure out that the *thumb must be swiped in the groove*, NOT over the black plastic panel. The panel has "arrows" on it that make it look like it is the actuator, but it is not. Once I figured this out (despite the fuzzy instructions) it worked very reliably.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't know how, but it works I don't know how it works, but it works every time. I have mine hooked on my backpack, but it could very easily hook onto a keychain. To turn it on, just swipe your finger, and swipe the other way to turn it off. It is very handy and very bright.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this light I've carried the two cell "123" battery style flashlights for many years as my EDC. Because of new work and them not allowing metal flashlights, I gave this one a try. It is my new best light now. Been using it a lot for the last several weeks and I have no issues at all. Works great and easy to use. The run times are unreal for such a small light. The 16 lumen is plenty bright and I can walk in the dark with only using the 2 lumen and feel safe. Don't know why there are complaints except for they may have had defective lights. This is a fantastic light and I'll never carry the larger, heavier ones anymore, for what my uses are.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from turns on in my pocket, difficult to use I bought this mainly for general use, including for use while walking or for a minimal safety light while riding my bicycle. For these situations, it works great. The beam strength is adequate, and the high, low, and flashing modes are perfect. The only problem is it is difficult to use. It usually takes me 2 to 3 swipes to get it to turn on. This turns out to be a problem because you need to swipe several times--and perfectly each time--to get it to low or flashing mode. And you can't use this with gloves on. And it turns on in my pocket occasionally. I've never had any of these problems with the older button style. In general, I'd steer clear from this. In the end, the swipe function is just a gimmick.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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