Dependable and Reliable
October 15, 2014
I already have four of these cells in my Nitecore TM11. When I needed another for a new flashlight of mine, I knew which one to buy. When I bought my first four, it was my first step in rechargeable Li-Ions, and I went with the brand recommended by my flashlight manufacturer.
There are many other good, reliable brands at various capacities and prices. I found the price to be acceptable, and so far they have been very reliable. I like having what some of my fellow 'flashaholics' call free lumens. Since each 18650 replaces two CR123As, I figure over the life of this cell I will save over $900 by not having to buy one-time cells. That's a lot of savings!
Backed by a name brand Manufacturer (They don't make them, they just rebrand cells made by the world's leading maker of 18650s. But they stand behind them 100%)
Cons:Cost. Now that I have experience and more knowledge about rechargeable Li-IONs, I know I could find other cells just as reliable for a dollar or two less. But I am comfortable with the price I pay, and the experience I have had with these cells, so it is not really much of a con unless you are planning on buying a whole heck of a lot of 18650s.