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The new Nitecore TIP 2

Discussion in 'Flashlights & Other Illumination Devices' started by Willy, May 1, 2019.

  1. Willy

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    I love my Tip. It's the 2nd version that fixed some bugs from the first but doesn't come with a clip. I liked it so much that I bought a 2nd as a backup and it's still binb in my flashlight box.

    This looks interesting.
     
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    I honestly don't know how I'm not going to buy one.
     
  4. Willy

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    Maybe if I hadn't bought an Acebeam UC 15. Plus I really like my TIP 2017 copper (and TINI).
    Also not sure about the magnet.
     
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    Looks cool but I just got a TUP.
     
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    I was thinking about the magnets. I have a S10 baton with a magnetic base and it's been more useful than I thought it would be but to be attached to your keychain by it might be iffy. My Tip is attached to my keychain with a #0 S-biner so I can take it off easily for prolonged use.
     
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    Do we even know how much these will cost yet?

    Nevermind-$45.00 it looks like.

    I am doubtful for myself,the ones that I have already ALWAYS turn on in pocket for me and a magnetic clip is a terrible idea too.
     
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    Thats like a totally different light!
     
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    I was going to buy a TINI but I just might have to wait!
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    The TINI didn't work for me. I ended up buying about ten TIPs and giving eight of them as holiday stocking stuffers; the ones that weren't lost by recombinant DNA are still in use. None of my family liked the TINIs. The two TIPs I kept are in fairly regular use. My TIP2 is on order.
     
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    Good to know. I haven’t pulled the trigger because there was just something about it that I couldn’t put my finger on...
     
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    Alright I guess I am just all talk?

    They are in stock and have a coupon and I ordered 1 just now!
     
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    Well mine arrived a few days ago and after the initial unboxing I was pretty excited about it until........I discovered that there is absolutely no Lockout function at all on this light??????

    Somehow they managed to improve on almost every single part of the original but then rendered it entirely useless for my needs!

    The only real issue that I have had with all of the Nitecore Keychain lights is that they ALL turn on in my pocket.
    Now they are so unconcerned and out of touch with these designs that they have walked away from even trying to prevent this from happening. I called and spoke to someone at Nitecore who could not seem to grasp why this is a deal breaker for me and after I while I just gave up and got an RMA for my light after it was out of the box for about an hour.

    What a letdown.

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    @EZDog: I've never had a problem with either any of my Tubes nor the TIP I now have. But that is not relevant to your situation I know. But doesn't that removable shield thing protect against accidental turn on of the light? I thought that was the purpose...?

    L'chaim!

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    Nope
    It is just the pathetic clip in this case and in no way covers the buttons?
    Seems like an afterthought to me.
    The light is pretty amazing too otherwise.

    Happy founding Day too Moshe!


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    @EZDog it looks like the closest thing to a lockout is Demo Mode, so it won't stay on for more than 30 seconds, in your pocket or otherwise.
     
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    That is what they told me too when I called Nitecore.
    This is not really a solution at all though in my mind?
    If you touch a button while in Demo Mode then the light just stays on after that.
    So if I never touched a button in the first place to start Demo Mode I can sure not expect that it will not be touched again all while I have idea it is even happening until I "Sense" that it is!

    Not a good thing to sense.

    Hardly a true Lockout for whatever stupid reason they gave it?

    On the other hand the bizarre magnetic tail thing makes no sense to me at all and for sure required a lot of planning and development resources when conjuring it up?

    Considering that this is a Flashlight designed to go in pocket I would think it is obvious that this is what they should get dialed in before adding questionable features.

    Likewise the Clip should also be terrific and set a benchmark for a light like this as a clip is a pretty standard feature and usually pretty lacking in design and execution for this style of light. The TUP clip is an actual BEAST and even if you don't like it it is hard to argue that some thought was put into the design.
    This new TIP Clip seems like a complete afterthought and serves almost no useful purpose that I could tell?
    It seems like it will never hang on to the light and unlike the TIP1 lockout solution it does not cover the buttons in any real way either?
    Seeing that the entire light is a metal brick why wouldn't they include a nice screw on clip that might be useful????
     
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    So the operation was a success, but the patient died, huh? :D
     
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    I love my TIP and my TUP - but I can’t use the TIP 2 due to the built-in magnet. I have to carry several magnetized key cards that I can’t afford to risk.
     
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    Founding Day? umm. Do you mean Yom Ha Atzmaut? (Israel Independence Day)?

    You too!

    L'chaim!

    Moshe ben David
     
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