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Wuben X3 Best EDC Flashlight Review

Apr 13, 2024

Wuben X3


The Wuben X3 is an exquisitely crafted EDC (Everyday Carry) flashlight, making it a versatile choice for daily use or as a thoughtful gift for anyone.

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🌟Overview

The Wuben X3 emerges as a remarkable addition to the realm of Everyday Carry (EDC) flashlights, boasting an amalgamation of functionality and style that caters to the discerning user.

In essence, the X3 is a testament to craftsmanship, featuring an array of noteworthy attributes including wireless charging capability, a distinctive glow-in-the-dark feature (exclusive to the white edition), a versatile rotating head, and the dual-LED offering both red and white light.

👍Pros and Cons👎

Pros:
  • Striking design
  • 180° Rotating Head
  • Dual LEDs (white and red light, or dual white light)
  • Glow-in-the-Dark Feature (exclusive to the white edition)
  • Wireless Charging
  • Magnetic Base
  • Inclusion of a 3000mAh Charging Box (requires opting for the charging box edition)

Cons:
  • Non-replaceable battery
  • Limited heat dissipation mechanism
  • Absence of an IP68 waterproof rating
  • Diminished practicality in high brightness mode for prolonged usage

🛒Purchasing Considerations

Despite its slightly premium pricing, the X3's aesthetic allure renders it a worthy investment. Catering to EDC enthusiasts, discerning gift buyers, collectors, tech aficionados, trend enthusiasts, and seekers of individuality, the X3 stands as an emblem of refined utility.
Edition Color Price Max. Lumens
X3 with charging dock $81.99 700 lumens (white and red light)
X3 with aluminum charging box $109.99 700 lumens (white and red light)
X3 with plastic charging box $69.00
  • 700 lumens (white and red light)
  • 1200 lumens (dual white light)

📦Unboxing Experience

Upon unboxing the X3, one is greeted with an air of sophistication encapsulated within its classic blue and white packaging, embellished with pertinent specifications. The ceremonious unveiling, facilitated by its butterfly-style opening mechanism, accentuates the sense of occasion.

X3 packing 1
X3 packing 2
X3 packing 3

🎁Packaging

Upon opening the X3's packaging, you'll find everything neatly arranged, including:
  • Wuben X3
  • A lanyard with a USB-C plug
  • Charging box
  • User manual
Included in the package is a charging box (also known as a power bank) boasting a built-in 3,000mAh battery, facilitating on-the-go charging for the X3 and doubling as a portable power bank for your phone.

Additionally, Wuben offers another edition of the X3 equipped with a compact charging dock.

👤Design and Ergonomics

The X3, reminiscent of an owl in its design, earns its epithet "Owl Light" owing to the resemblance of its dual LEDs to owl eyes, further enhanced by the dynamic appeal of its rotating head. The compact and lightweight construction of the X3 ensures ease of handling, making it an ideal companion for everyday carry.

Upon grasping the X3, its lightweight and compact build immediately become apparent, facilitating effortless handling and ensuring optimal portability.

🔧Initial Setup and Usage

Ensuring safety and convenience, the X3 arrives locked by default. Unlocking it for initial use is as simple as executing four quick clicks.

For storage in your backpack or pocket, remember to engage the lock feature to prevent inadvertent activation.

📋Technical Specifications

Let's delve into the nuanced differences and specific parameters among the various iterations of the X3 currently available on the Wuben official store.

Refer to the following comprehensive comparison table detailing the specifications of different editions:

Item Value
Version
  • red and white light
    (with charging dock or aluminum charging box)
  • dual white light
    (with plastic charging box)
LED
  • SAMSUNG LH351D (white light)
    and LUMINUS SST10 (redlight)
  • OSRAM  P9 (dual white light)
Max. Lumens
  • 700 lumens (red and white light)
  • 1200 lumens (dual white light)
Max. Beam intensity/distance
  • 2590 candelas / 102 m (red and white light)
  • 5700 candelas / 151 m (dual white light)
Body Material Plastic
Battery config. built-in 1000mAh battery
Modes
  • White light: Low, Medium, High, Turbo
  • Red light: Low, High
Blinkies Strobe and SOS (only white light)
Waterproof IP65
Weight 70 g / 2.47 oz
Size 70 mm × 35 mm × 21 mm
Magnetic Design Yes
Review publication date Apr 13, 2024

💡LED

The X3 features a dual LED configuration comprising white and red light. Notably, another edition includes two white LEDs.

Wuben has opted for the Samsung LH351D with High CRI for the primary light source, complemented by a 650nm Luminus SST10 for the red light, ensuring versatile and efficient illumination.

Other Features

  • X3's Rectangular Shape

Given the X3's rectangular shape, conventional gripping methods may not suffice. Optimal comfort demands a grip style tailored to your preferences.

  • Magnetic Tailcap

Moreover, featuring a magnetic tailcap, the X3 affords the convenience of attachment to metal surfaces, proving indispensable for tasks necessitating the use of both hands.

  • Clip

Additionally, equipped with a clip, the X3 offers versatility in attachment to your backpack or cap, albeit serving as a partial substitute for a headlamp. However, for it to function as a practical headlamp, it needs to emit 300 lumens or more and sustain operation for 4-5 hours.


🖥️User Interface and Functionality

Modes

The X3 offers a versatile array of lighting modes:
  • White light: Low, Medium, High, Turbo
  • Red light: Low, High
Special modes, available exclusively in white light, include:
  • Strobe
  • SOS

Operational Sequence

From the OFF state:
  • Single click: activates the last used mode (mode memory)
  • Double click: instant access to Turbo mode
  • Triple click: engages Strobe mode, with another single click to deactivate
  • Four clicks: activates the lockout mode
  • Press and hold: initiates the red light mode
From the ON state:
  • Single click: switches off the flashlight
  • Double click: swiftly accesses Turbo mode, with a prolonged press returning to Low mode
  • Triple click: toggles between Strobe and SOS modes, with a single click to exit
  • Press and hold: seamlessly cycles through the menu from low to high (excluding Turbo mode)
Shortcuts:
  • To Turbo: simply double click from either the ON or OFF state
  • To Red light: a long press from the OFF state triggers the red light mode
  • To Strobe: triple-click from the OFF state or from any primary white light mode (not applicable when red light is active)
Red Light:
Activation is as simple as pressing and holding the switch when the flashlight is off. Low mode initiates first, followed by a subsequent press and hold to switch to High mode.

Strobe Functionality:
The X3 features two distinct modes of operation: strobe and SOS, both activated with three clicks, with an additional three clicks to switch between them.

Lock-out Mode:
Easily activate or deactivate the lockout mode with four clicks from the OFF state.

Mode Memory:
Yes, the X3 adeptly remembers the last used mode, except for Strobe and Turbo modes.

Indicator Lights and Features

The X3 incorporates indicator lights for enhanced usability.

Blue indicator light:
  • Steady during main light operation
  • Blinks while charging
  • Turns off upon full charge

Low Battery Warning:
Battery status is communicated through a battery icon rather than a percentage, ensuring prompt awareness of remaining power.

🔋Charging and Battery

Battery

Powered by a robust built-in 1,000mAh battery.

Charging

Magnetic and wireless charging capabilities eliminate the need for traditional charging ports.

Magnetic Charging: 
The magnetic charging contact point of the X3 is situated on the front, slightly offset towards the bottom. To ensure optimal charging, align the induction coil of the X3 with that of the charger.
Wireless Charging: 
The wireless charging capability of the X3 allows users to recharge their flashlight effortlessly using either the charging dock or the charging box provided.
  • With the charging dock, users can simply place the X3 on the dock.
  • The charging box offers added portability, allowing users to recharge their X3 flashlight even when they're away from traditional power sources.

Wuben X3 User Manual



FAQs

When charging the X3 in the charging box, why does it produce sound?

When the X3 is placed in the charging box for recharging, the occurrence of sound can be attributed to the intricate workings of the inverter circuit during the external power supply process. The inverter circuit, essential for power provision, generates alternating current within the audio frequency spectrum. To facilitate this transformation, an inductor coil is employed. Consequently, under the influence of a substantial current, the coil undergoes vibrations, manifesting as subtle auditory cues.

In addition, the proximity of electronic devices introduces the possibility of magnetic field interference, further contributing to the audible phenomena during the charging process.

Why does the Wuben X3 stop charging after reaching 80%?

First, try wiping the contact points inside the charging compartment and the bottom of the flashlight with a damp cloth or alcohol. After cleaning, attempt charging again to check if the issue persists. Additionally, press the flashlight downwards to ensure firm contact, then resume charging to observe if the issue persists.

How to lock the screen on the X3?

Simply press the button four times in quick succession to lock the screen.

Learn more: Product Support FAQs

🛡️Warranty and Customer Support

Wuben's robust warranty policy, encompassing a 15-Day Replacement and a 5-Year Warranty (For Registered Users), serves as a testament to wuben commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, instilling confidence in the X3's reliability and longevity.

📝Conclusion

In conclusion, the Wuben X3 epitomizes the pinnacle of EDC flashlight engineering, seamlessly blending form and function to deliver an unparalleled user experience. With its striking design, versatile functionality, and innovative features, the X3 stands poised to captivate the hearts and minds of enthusiasts and aficionados alike.


2 comments

  • The Wuben Team
    May 07, 2024 at 11:05

    Hi Charles,

    Thank you for your feedback on the X3. We’ve passed your suggestions to our development team. If we create similar accessories in the future, we’ll send you one for review. Thanks again!

    Best,
    The Wuben Team

    Reply

  • Charles
    May 07, 2024 at 11:02

    Hello,

    I just recently bought an X3 OWL EDL. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT! The design and build of the X3 is SOLID! It feels durable and very reliable. Easy to use with simplicity. The ONLY DOWNSIDE, it does not have a lot of accessories, such as a holster just like for the flashlights. I like to keep my equipments safely protected and clean. The holster needs to keep the X3 secured but at the same time be used for backpacks and side mounts (would be nice if there’s a charger imbedded in the holster). Maybe the Wuben engineering team can design something like that.
    Adding an accessory ( holster ) for the X3 would increase the versatility and market value for this WELL KNOWN POPULAR PRODUCT. Kindly please forward this message to the design team. Hopefully they can put something together and have me test it out. Looking forward to talking to you. I FULLY SUPPORT THE WUBEN PRODUCTS. Thank you very much.

    Sincerely,
    Charles

    Reply

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