All right, guys. This is my review on the Wiha torch. I do find this torch very useful, to be honest. Been using it for a couple of months now. It is a bit battered; I've been dropping it and that, but it's lasted. It's fell off a couple of things and I've knocked it. The magnet's never fell. Has got a magnet in the tail cap, by the way.
It has some brilliant features. Has a two stage torch, comes on dim at first then light and off. There is a second button, which turns on the UV light, and then there is a little laser pen in the end as well. Which I didn't actually think I'd use, and have used far more than I thought I would.
The other great thing is apart from just being able to stick it to one surface, you can rotate it round. It does lock at 90 degrees, so it's fully locked at 90 degrees, but I find it great for different angles.
One thing actually I really like with this torch is it hasn't got a strobe feature, because in most torches, you find they have a strobe feature. I don't know about you, never felt the need to use a strobe feature on a torch myself. But it is brilliant.
There's three other torches here that I just wanted to go through, because some people do think £50 for a torch is quite a lot. So I did buy three other torches from eBay. I think the dearest was £12, then £10. I think this one was about a fiver. But bought this one, yep, pretty much same feature. You can twist it, but I took it apart and it's a crappy little plastic mechanism and it won't last long. The other thing is when I did ... It isn't even made particularly well, because it wobbles about like that. But when I did buy this actually, after taking it apart I took this rubber cap off, filled it with contact cleaner because it wouldn't work, then cleaned it up a bit inside. Still wouldn't work. Took the tail cap off, cleaned all the connectors up in there. It's working now. It's a bit temperamental, but again, £5. What do you expect, you know? Does two stage brightness, red light then again the stupid strobe light, which I still don't see the point of. But to be honest, it's junk. I wouldn't buy it again.
This one I find terrible. It has got a stupid zoom feature, but I'm not hunting. I'm a works man. I don't need a stupid zoom feature. The other thing I really don't like with this torch, the light isn't consistent. I don't think it showed you too well on the video, but when you try and use the light, had constantly flickering and gives me a bit of a headache after a bit. Again, that was like £10, so what do you expect, really?
This was a complete torch. I dropped it, not from a particularly high height. Fell out my pocket, and the top broke off. The only good thing is there's still a light bar on it, which isn't too bad. Again, you do get a bit of flicker, which I've found with these Chinese torches. Just constant.
That's where, to be honest, that's the difference in the £50. I've dropped it, I've knocked it, I've kicked it.
One other thing that this torch does, which is far better than all these, is battery life. It'll beat them every day on battery life. But again, paying £50 for a reason. I couldn't fault it at all, to be honest. I've really liked the torch. Brilliant product, and thanks again guys for giving it me.