Today I will be reviewing the Anker Bolder LC90.
When I first opened this flashlight I was amazed at how sturdy it felt. It’s all metal except for the rubber button cap on the back, and the lense on the front.
The strap that’s included (and I hate saying this about an anker product) is complete trash. It broke after just moments of use. I really wish they would have made the string part more sturdy.
One nice plus to this flashlight is that it is rechargeable. The 3350mAh battery charges via micro-USB. On the end, a cap comes off. Underneath that there is a micro-USB port. The port can be taken off by unscrewing another lid, so that the battery is removable.
This has five different settings. High, medium, low, strobe, and SOS. You switch between them by Turning off the current setting, and immediately pressing the power button again. One downside is it always stays on the setting that was last used. While some may like this, I would prefer if it reset to the high setting after 5 seconds of being off.
This method of switching settings takes a few minutes to get used to, but now that I have it down it’s fairly easy. I wish that instead of using the power button to change settings, it had a different button on the side to do so, since I will hardly ever use a setting other than high.
Since we’re right in the middle, I want to do a test to see who actually read these reviews, and who just looks at the pictures. If you read this, start any reply with a greeting, like “hi”, “hello”, greetings” etc.
That being said, high is very bright. I don’t really have a good way of telling you how bright this flashlight is. Picture and videos don’t do it justice. You will just have to take my word on this one, that the brightness is far beyond sufficient.
Let’s try to compare to the flashlight on my iPhone. The brightest setting on my iPhone XR’s flashlight is about 1/5 (or less) then the lowest setting on the LC90. The high setting is 3x (+) brighter than the Low setting.
I have an area in my yard that is aroun 1/2 and acre. This flashlight can illuminate the whole thing. Since it also has an awesome zoom, I can focus in on any spot in the yard.
I can shine the flashlight in trees that are 200 yards away, and be able to sufficiently light that area of the tree.
~cheap wrist strap
~mode switch could be better
~USB-C would be nice
~battery lasts a long time
Thanks for reading! Let me know if you have any questions!
Btw, Incase anyone is wondering. I chose the name because I wanted it to be different than just “LC90 review”. I decided to make it interesting