As someone who uses flashlights a lot at work and in everyday life, my biggest dilemma is that I always forget where I put them! I am sure I am not the only one who finds it super annoying to look for a flashlight just when you desperately need it – especially in the dark. This leads to me leaving at least 10 flashlights around my house and office.
Being a tech writer, I decided to find a solution to this problem, and that’s how X-0 Knight caught my eye. After comparing it to all its potential competitors, X-0 Knight won me with its good balance between functionality and portability.
Let’s take a look at it first:
X-0 Knight is made of aircraft-grade aluminum or titanium and can withstand all weather and elements. It also has an anti-dust & waterproof cover for the USB Type-C charging port, so it’s ready to go in almost any circumstance.
X-0 Knight claims to be the most powerful micro EDC (Everyday Carry) flashlight on the market with a brightness of up to 1,100 lumens. Since many of our readers may have no idea how bright that is, just remember that you get 40 times brighter light than that of your smartphone. The built-in 1,100 mAh battery and a 1.5-hour quick charge will last you a few days without having to worry about it.
X-0 Knight uses an ultra-bright OSRAM P9 LED and a super flood lens that provides maximum light output with a 175º beam angle. There is only one button for all functions. You can easily switch modes and brightness with just one hand and tap the button four times in a row to activate the lock function, which prevents accidental power on. When you press and hold the button to adjust the light, the brightness will also change gradually to protect your eyes and prevent flash blindness.
There are also some clever details that make the X-0 Knight even more versatile: The magnetic tail on the bottom allows you to focus on what you are doing by simply attaching it to metal surfaces like window frames, cars, bikes, attics, and even your cameras. With the included clip on the back, you can also attach X-0 Knight to your bag, clothing, or backpack that even looks like a decorative piece to enhance your look. There are also six built-in tritium slots where you can add your own tubes, pretty cool for those who stay off the grid for long periods.
I think X-0 Knight does a great job of providing good lighting while staying small enough to strike a perfect balance between practical and convenient. From all the thoughtful details, I can tell how much effort the team put into X-0 Knight. This ingenious device has captured the hearts of more than 3,000 backers on Kickstarter and all their stretch goals have been unlocked. Go support them and get one for yourself!