Backpacking gear was my original obsession with technology. For even the most minor update to my kit, I read dozens of reviews, talk to my expert comrades, and then finally try it out myself.
Reader Brian sent an email to Maglite inquiring about their 4-LED series that was promised "in 2006." The result was an actual email sent by a human being rather than the canned ejaculate of a mailbot. Let's listen in:
You may (or may not) remember when we reported that MAG was going to release LED-based flashlights. Well if you or Johnny Law just can't wait and demand the battery life and power of LEDs, this is for you. TerraLUX (hmm, perhaps they made the Luxor's huge beam? That's where the Gizmodo-ites are staying for CES, BTW.…