(Editor’s note: Jon is a tech geek and a flashlight aficionado. Please excuse his exuberance, but this still is a really cool light).
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What would make your smartphone better? Two things quickly come to mind: 1.increased battery life, and 2. the ability to take a good photograph or video at night.
I was shocked, surprised and filled with wanton desire when Andrew Wright with Surefire pulled his smartphone out of his pocket to show me the new FirePak. This game-changing accessory for your smartphone works with the new surefire cell phone case that they released earlier this month. It mounts to the back of the case in a notch and groove arrangement.
The FirePak is a combination of the following: a rechargeable battery pack, a flash for your camera and a flashlight. If you know Surefire, you know that they don’t do things half-ass and the FirePak is no exception. This bad boy is capable of providing, either through the manual switch or via Bluetooth, up to 1,500 lumens of death-blinding light!
Surefire provides you with an app that allows your smartphone to sync up with FirePak. This will provide more than enough light for flash photography or video recording. The USB connector is used to recharge the FirePak or power your smartphone. There is a manual switch that can be used to control the five light output settings from five to 1500 lumens.
The MSRP for the FirePak is $249.00. It should hit stores in the next 30 days. The phone case is sold separately, and that retails for $29.99. It is currently available for the iPhone 6/S & Galaxy S5.
MODULAR SUPPRESSOR FOR 9 MM PISTOLS & CARBINES
Surefire has actually come up with what I think is a money-saving idea and that is a modular suppressor. The Ryder 9 suppressor from Surefire for 9 mm pistols and rifles gives you the option to shorten the overall system, should you require less length and weight for the task at hand. When maximum sound suppression is a priority, simply add the modular component. This allows you to only have to pay one transfer tax and get the benefit of getting both a rifle and a handgun suppressor.
SF Ryder 9M
- Caliber: 9mm
- Weight: 8.5 oz (241 g) / 11oz (312g)
- Diameter: 5.9″ (14.9 cm) / 7.9” (20 cm)
- Length: 1.25″ (3.2 cm)
- Construction: Titanium & stainless
Retail and availability for the SF Ryder 9mm is still to be determined. We’ll keep you posted.