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This is my blog about creating a startup LED flashlight business. I'm a designer, fabricator, and strategist and I'm passionate about making ideas real. I believe that products are about people, that they should be built to last, deliver real value, and that we need to do a better job than we have in the recent past.

Most of my career has been contract or freelance work and I've crafted products and strategies for both big international companies and startups. I also used to work in the "industry" fabricating special effects for film and TV, along with the occasional hot rod. Bottom line, I love making things.

I'm starting this blog so you can follow along, from day one, and see what it's like to start a business, or fail in the process. Only time will tell, but I hope you find this interesting enough to stay tuned, comment, link, like, tweet, and (most importantly) participate in turning this idea into something tangible and valuable.

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Friday, May 27, 2016

Two new premium chargers in the store

Hi folks,

Just writing to let you know that I have two new awesome chargers from Xtar in the store. One is 4 bay and one is 2 bay. Both have digital readouts to let you know exactly what is going on, independent charging channels so you can charge different size/chemistry batteries at the same time. The both feature the ability to charge Li-Ion, Ni-Mh, and Nicd batteries as well. The 2 bay can even acts as a "power bank," meaning you can put a battery (or two) into the charger, plug in your phone (or other USB device) and charge on the go.

More info in the links below!

Xtar VC4 (link) $36.50

Xtar VC2 (link) $29.50

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Thursday, May 26, 2016

Solid Copper Lambda Tops Available at Blade HQ

The title says it all ;) If you are interested in picking up a solid tellurium copper Lambda top you can currently get them from Blade HQ (via this link). Don't wait though, this was an exclusive batch and limited in quantity! I think they have about 40 left. Unfortunately they don't offer international shipping though. Sorry friends across the pond. These are only available in ruby tip...but that's what you wanted anyway right?

The photo below is a prototype, but the actual tops feature the same hollow spindle as the current Solid Brass Lambda. The spindle is hollow to lower the tops center of gravity, but it has the added advantage of making the ruby ball replaceable!