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Is the SureFire Sidekick worth buying?

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by ldelray, Aug 27, 2020.

  1. CSG

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    How do you lose "keychain" lights? Do you lose your keychain as well? My original Tube is a good three years old and works as well today as when I first got it. Rarely used so maybe that's why. I almost bought the Tip SE last month to add to a couple keychains (and replace my Tube) but I ended up with two of the new Tubes (V2) instead. I carry a keychain flashlight but I really have little need for them. I keep a couple more powerful lights in my vehicles.
     
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  2. CV801

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    Is it an original Sidekick? I believe they changed this after they first came out. Mine blinks a couple times when plugged in then stays off.


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  3. kukla

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    From the current Surefire Sidekick user manual............
    "Insert the micro-USB end of the included cable into the port on Sidekick then insert the USB end into a wall (AC) or car (DC) using appropriate connector. The light will continuously flicker while connected to a power source to signal a proper connection. Full charge cycle may take up to 3 hours. The LED will constantly illuminate at the low output setting when fully charged."
     
  4. CV801

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    Like I stated. Mine does not.


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  5. HardToHandle

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    So so light. I wish it was a bit more durable, as mine has had the Plastic cover pop open.
    Decent color,wide beam, short throw.
     
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    I have had three to date. The first two failed (stopped charging). Each time Surefire replaced them. I still have the third one ( a replacement) but stopped carrying it. I know have an O-light on my keychain.