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Nextorch Programmable Torches, Featured by FrequencyCast

A torch with a USB socket? A step too far we thought, but there are a surprising number of reasons why a personalisable customisation torch has the advantage. We look at the myTorch range from Nextorch to see the light.

Nextorch myTorch

Programmable Torches?

You may think that sticking a USB socket on a torch is crazy, but if you rely on a torch for work or for your hobby, the idea isn't that crazy:

  • Set and save your preferred brightness
  • One torch for multiple jobs - dim light for close-up work, or a powerful long-distance beam
  • Add a setting for Strobe or SOS to help you to be found
  • Different settings for different tasks - indoor, outdoor, close-up or distance signalling
  • More than one torch user? Programme a fleet of torches with identical settings

Nextorch myTorch USB Socket

The myTorch range Nextorch has a range of programmable torches in its "myTorch" range. We got hands-on with the myTorch AA Smart Torch, which boasts the following:

  • Brightness: 70 lumens
  • 120 minutes of power from 1 x AA battery
  • A beam distance of up to 80 metres
  • Waterproof to 1 metre
  • Fully programmable
  • Can withstand an impact drop of up to 1 metre
  • Luminous green dot on the base, to help track down the torch in the dark

We talk to Tim Sparrow, Managing Director of Nextorch about the myTorch range (9 mins):

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Programming the myTorch

At the time of writing, we've been unable to get the software needed to program the torch, due to a missing page on the Nextorch site. Hopefully this will be back soon, and we can complete the review.


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