The Nitecore TINI is as you might expect, tiny. Small enough to fit onto a key ring, this mini torch is rechargeable via micro USB with a built-in Li-ion battery.
Featuring a Cree XP-G2 S3 LED with a maximum output of 380 lumens, the Nitecore TINI is unique in its design thanks to a flexible printed circuit that maximises heat dissipation, while enabling this mini torches small form factor. It is also light weight at only 13.4 grams (0.47oz) making it perfect for every day carry.
The 280mAh Li-ion battery has a runtime of up to 60 hours on the lowest output setting and thanks to the USB charging port can take a charge from a car, computer, power bank or anything else with a USB output. Safety has been taken care of thanks to over-charge and over-discharge protection, along with short circuit protection. During the charge process LEDs inside the switches will flash and then stay solidly lit when charging is complete. When in standby mode the power drain is only 5uA meaning you can leave it for up to a year without charging when not in use!
The Nitecore TINI has a smooth and uniform beam pattern thanks to a bead surface lens, yet still has an impressive throw of up to 64 meters in turbo mode.
Operation is handled by two electroplated switches with built-in indicator lights that report the remaining power level. To turn the TINI on press and hold the power button (this prevents accidental operation) and then use the mode button to cycle through the three levels. Turbo mode (380 lumens) can be activated by holding the mode switch.
Brightness Levels, Runtime and Beam Distance:
Turbo: 380 Lumens - 15 minute runtime - 64 meter range
High: 145 Lumens - 1 hour runtime - 40 meter range
Mid: 38 Lumens - 4 hour runtime -19 meter range
Low: 1 Lumen - 60 hour runtime - 3.9 meter range
Other useful features include: Continuous illumination, which allows the TINI to be used even when on charge. Constant circuit so there is no PWM flickering. Advanced temperature modulation to adjust brightness according to temperature, ensuring optimal performance while protecting the LED. Stainless steel key ring connector that can withstand 30 kg in weight. Water and dust resistant.
Turn On / Off
To turn on: When the light is off press and hold the power switch for 2 seconds to turn on.
To turn off: When the light is on, tap the power switch to turn off
The TINI has a demo mode and a daily mode.
Demo Mode: If no further operation for 30 seconds, the TINI will automatically turn off.
Daily Mode: In daily mode, the TINI needs to be turned off manually.
When the TINI is on/off, press and hold the power switch and mode will switch simultaneously to alternate Demo and Daily mode.
The light will flash to indicate the mode, one flash for demo and two flashes for daily.
When the light is turned on, tap the mode switch repeatedly to cycle through low-mid-high. The TINI has intelligent memory and will revert to the last setting where the TINI was turned off when turning back on.
Instant Access to Turbo
When the light is on or off, press and old the mode switch for 0.6 seconds to enter turbo mode, release to return to previous state.
Available in black, blue, green, gold, red and grey.
- Length: 60.8 mm / 2.39 in.
- Weight: 23.5 g / 0.83 oz.
- USB Rechargeable
- Scratch resistant
- HAIII Military grade, hard anodised metal
- Dual switch user interface
- Lockout function
31/01/2019 - Williams, Maidenhead
Perfectly good micro torch, nice and bright.
22/12/2017 - Mr Kidd, Spalding
I don’t normally do reviews, but for this product I just thought I would say a couple of words, it’s very bright for it’s size, very lightweight and holds a good amount charge fits well on a set of keys without adding to much bulk. A key ring light that can play with the big boys , I am impressed and I own a few torches