The good people at Foursevens were kind enough to give us a preview of the brand new Mini Mark II, an update on their classic EDC light. While we have never been a huge fan of twist to activate this might change our mind. The MK2 packs a serious punch for its small frame and is surprisingly easy to manipulate one-handed, this thing punches well above its weight in the compact class. While this is just prototype there are lots to be excited about, its comes with a fantastic dual position pocket clip with deep carry and a separate swappable lanyard/keychain style clip. The small form factor keeps the light extremely flexible in carry styles, if it’s clipped in a pocket, keychain or paired with paracord lanyard you will likely forget it’s there. Powered by a CR123A its cranks out a max power of 1020 lumens on high, it also has a medium setting and an ultra-low with the latter featuring a 19-day runtime. There is memory built in to keep it on the last power setting and the cap can be depressed in order to change mode or momentary on. It also features 6 modes selected by twisting 10 times, to setup based on what works best for the mission, modes include SOS strobe and sub-low settings (details here). While we don’t have all the final specs yet it’s still made from aircraft grade aluminum (critical heat dissipation for the hot 1020 lumen mode) with some great texture on the sides for a solid grip and has an O-ring protected cap for waterproofing. One thing I was pleasantly surprised with was the focus of the beam, shockingly enough you get a decently controllable beam for the size of the light. For the minimalist that doesn’t want to sacrifice power, this is your light. While this is only the prototype I look forward to a full rundown on the production model, the date is not set for availability but it should in November.
Update: pre- orders are being taken now and feature some additional benefits over the prototype we looked at, go here for the unit with micro charger and battery (the only way to get the full 1020 lumens) or here for the basic unit with standard battery.