- The Boring Stuff
- What comes in the box?
- Design & Construction
- Size & Measurements
- User Interface
- Modes, Brightness & Throw
- Runtime & Currents
- Driver & Regulation
- Emitter & Beam
- Carry & Ergonomics
- Batteries & Charging
The Boring Stuff
u/BullstrongDVM sent me this crab in exchange for a honest review. Here is the official product page. Below are the official specs.
What comes in the box?
Who knows? Probably a crab. I didn’t get a box.
Design & Construction
The design is elegant and crab-like.
The polymer construction is extremely durable. I did a drop test from the Empire State Building down onto the concrete sidewalk and it survived with no damage.
Size & Measurements
Weight: 8g / 0.3oz
|Unburdened||Put Flashlight On It||Burdened|
This is an excellent UI for a plastic crab. No complicated series’ of button presses like Anduril.
Modes, Brightness & Throw
Modes: Holding flashlight, or not holding flashlight
Brightness: It brightens your day but does not actually emit light.
Throw: I reckon I could chuck this little sucker about 10 yards er so
Runtime & Currents
Runtime: Unfortunately its legs are fixed so it cannot run. Therefore I cannot perform a runtime test.
Currents: It’s built to withstand ocean currents but I am not equipped to test their magnitude.
Driver & Regulation
It has no driver. It is a plastic crab. Now, if it had wheels, that would be another story.
Emitter & Beam
It has no emitter and therefore no beam. It is a plastic crab.
It has no switch. It is a plastic crab.
Carry & Ergonomics
I tried to get the crab to carry a variety of lights. I found that a Wurkkos WK02 was most suitable, and that an Acebeam X50 is simply too heavy and the crab will tire and set it down after a few seconds.
Batteries & Charging
Batteries: It is powered by cosmic energy and therefore takes no batteries.
Charging: I connected it to a car battery charger but it did not do anything.
Here are some creatures in the same class and how they compare.
This section is not comprehensive. If I didn’t include a particular creature here, it doesn’t mean it’s bad or doesn’t deserve to be here. I simply cannot list every possible competitor.
If you are looking for a plastic crustacean to hold your flashlight so you can participate in a short-lived meme trend on r/flashlight, this is that and I highly recommend it.
Thanks to u/BullstrongDVM for sending me this little guy for review!
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Best review I’ve ever read