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Quark mini AA in hand

It’s been a few years since I bought a “new” LED flashlight. My current Every Day Carry flashlight is still the Fenix E01. The E01 sits in my jeans pocket most of the time, and I use it almost every day. It’s a great little light and weighs almost nothing. However, it is lacking in the power department. I looked around for a more powerful light, and finally decided on a Quark Mini AA from 4Sevens.

Initially, I was aiming for the $70 titanium version of this light. After thinking it over, I decided to save $30 and get the “regular” $39 version instead.

Here are some unboxing and comparison photos of the Quark Mini AA.  Click on the images for larger photos.  I’ll post up a proper review once I’ve had more hands-on time with this LED flashlight.

Quark AA white cardboard sleeve

The Quark mini AA came in a box, covered in a white cardboard sleeve.

Quark AA box

The black box looks like it holds some jewelry or a high end watch.

Quark mini AA with Duracell battery

Inside, we can see the Quark mini AA flashlight and one AA Duracell battery.

Close up Quark Mini AA

Close up of the Quark mini AA. Note the aggressive knurling on the body.

Quark mini AA front view

The front view of the Quark mini AA, showing the CREE XP-G R5 LED.

Quark mini AA accessories

The accessories that came with the Quark mini AA : lanyard and a spare O-ring.

Quark mini AA versus Fenix E01

The Quark mini AA in comparison with the Fenix E01. The Fenix E01 uses the AAA battery.

Quark mini AA versus Victorinox Cadet Swiss Army Knife

Here’s the Quark mini AA next to my EDC blade, the Victorinox Cadet Swiss Army Knife.

  1. MtnMan on Thursday 18, 2010

    I wonder if these Quark Mini AA LED flashlights would work with the new PowerGenix Nickel Zinc batteries installed. The Quark Mini web page I’ve seen indicated they take 1.5-volt AA batteries, and the new PowerGenix batteries are 1.6 volts.

    Does anyone know?

  2. Quigath on Thursday 18, 2010

    Yes, you can use up to a 3v power source. Just watch for overheating on high. If it feels too warm after 10 mins then let the light cool off for a while. There should be no long-term problems.


  3. black lanyard on Thursday 18, 2010

    Excellent! Great article, I already saved it to my