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Title: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on July 27, 2016, 06:08:16 AM
Since some photos of the Manker's newest unreleased model have leaked out on the Chinese forums, Manker has decided to spill the beans on their newest model getting ready for production.  I introduce to you the MK34!

Update 20160810 - It looks like the price I was originally told has been approved and the MK34 is officially for sale or, at least preorder.  Here is the first link I've seen:  http://www.outdoor-gear-store.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=MK34 (http://www.outdoor-gear-store.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=MK34)
Here are the listed specs from that store...


Manker MK34 12x CREE XP-G3 / 12x Nichia 219B LED Flashlight
Features:
Emitter Type: 12* CREE XP-G3 /12* Nichia 219B
Light Tint: XPG3 (6500K) / 219B (5000K)
Material: Aero grade aluminum alloy & copper
Battery Configurations: 3 x 18650 battery
Impact Resistant : 1.5 meter
Max Output: XP-G3 8000lumens / Nichia 219B 6500lumens
Working Voltage: 2.8-4.35v
Lens: TIR
Waterproof: IPX-8 waterproof 2 meters
Weight: 278g without battery
Size: 98mm x 55mm(length x Head Diameter)
Update 20160727:  New photo with neutral anodizing color and full engraving!  Loving the color!!
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8516/28575285306_16c9bb5744_c.jpg)

Update:  Will be available mid-August.

Initial specs:

Enough of the specs.  More will be released here as confirmed by Manker.  On to the photos supplied to me by Manker!


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7656/28578325565_236716e328_c.jpg)


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8781/28500064491_3306c5d6c1_c.jpg)


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7779/28500064291_2cfaf312b3_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8467/28500064731_bfba989bda_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8552/28578325505_019ee53494_c.jpg)


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8576/28578325445_aa920da911_b.jpg)


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8658/27960999094_67368c6959_c.jpg)


(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8643/28500064921_78cb493f9e_c.jpg)

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8682/28500064141_c68924447c_c.jpg)


Notes: 
Just judging from the comparison photo I can say the MK34 will be much easier to hold and carry than the Noctigon M43, its closest competitor.  The 3-cell design will be much more hand friendly than the M43 which I find to be too fat for it's short size.  Runtime may not be as good since it has one less cell but just for comfort I know I will grab for it before I grab my M43.


Output with the newest XP-G3 LEDs will provide massive output with a colder tint.  The Nichia 219B version will provide 6000 lumens of High CRI NW tint goodness.


I LOVE that dragon's/Sauron's Eye switch.  I love it on the U21 and want to see it on all their lights. but that's just personal preference.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: saypat on July 27, 2016, 06:21:20 AM

Awesome! I preferred the whitish color in the T01 but in this model I like the black.

Maybe THIS is why I never purchased the Meteor  ;)
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on July 27, 2016, 06:32:16 AM
3 more pictures added to the OP.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: Corzy on July 27, 2016, 10:22:07 AM
Interesting Manker. Kinda still prefer the design of the Meteor.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: zipelgas on July 27, 2016, 10:43:29 AM
6k Nichia lumens - sweet 8)
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: Andybibbville on July 27, 2016, 12:35:45 PM
Take my money! Love this
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: george on July 28, 2016, 01:59:54 PM
 I Hope that it won't be overpriced...
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on July 28, 2016, 02:53:58 PM
I Hope that it won't be overpriced...
Pricing isn't official but it should be well under $150
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on July 28, 2016, 02:55:01 PM
Latest photo available just added to the OP!  Great natural anodizing color!  I expect it to be available in both Black and Natural.

(https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8516/28575285306_16c9bb5744_c.jpg)
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: Corzy on July 29, 2016, 01:50:17 PM
Nice Grey.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on July 29, 2016, 03:38:37 PM
Nice Grey.
I know, right?  It reminds me of the color on my Black Shadow Terminators, which is my all time favorite.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: Ragsy on July 31, 2016, 01:04:38 AM
Awesome, interested - I only hope the price is reasonable

Just for the record I'm coining a new name for this, let me introduce to you, the one, the only

MANKER PHILISHAVE

Do the LEDs contour ?

Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on July 31, 2016, 03:43:00 AM
LOL!  It definitely bears a resemblance to the Norelco shavers but much, much cooler! I cannot wait to get this little monster in my hands.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: Corzy on July 31, 2016, 04:51:57 AM
(http://i53.photobucket.com/albums/g70/corzymeMe/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsa5w86ddi.jpeg)

Nice too!  ;D
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: Boro on August 04, 2016, 03:07:37 AM
Keep us posted!
Should you approve, going to buy.
Wish 219C were used.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on August 04, 2016, 05:00:25 AM
I asked about using 219C and was told they wanted to but is still too hard to get in larger amounts so they settled for 219B.  I wish the XP-G3 came in a good High CRI tint. Output with them is crazy.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on August 11, 2016, 03:59:04 AM
OP updated.

It looks like the price I was originally told has been approved and the MK34 is officially for sale or, at least preorder.  Here is the first link I've seen:  http://www.outdoor-gear-store.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=MK34
Here are the listed specs from that store...


Manker MK34 12x CREE XP-G3 / 12x Nichia 219B LED Flashlight
Features:
Emitter Type: 12* CREE XP-G3 /12* Nichia 219B
Light Tint: XPG3 (6500K) / 219B (5000K)
Material: Aero grade aluminum alloy & copper
Battery Configurations: 3 x 18650 battery
Impact Resistant : 1.5 meter
Max Output: XP-G3 8000lumens / Nichia 219B 6500lumens
Working Voltage: 2.8-4.35v
Lens: TIR
Waterproof: IPX-8 waterproof 2 meters
Weight: 278g without battery
Size: 98mm x 55mm(length x Head Diameter)
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: Boro on August 11, 2016, 09:31:50 PM
Is this a safe place to purchase/preorder the MK34 or should I wait for another choice? :-\
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: JohnnyMac on August 12, 2016, 04:22:46 AM
Is this a safe place to purchase/preorder the MK34 or should I wait for another choice? :-\
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I don't know for sure. Never used them. I would wait until it is released then buy from Amazon. Manker ships from there for USA buyers. If you have Prime, like I do, it's a no brainier with free 2day shipping and easy return policy. Will be the same price.

I would also wait until I get my sample(s) and report on e light fully. I don't expect any disappointment with this little monster but I've had issues with my U21 I'm trying to figure out even though I seem to be the only one.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: captain on August 13, 2016, 01:53:14 PM
Keep us posted!
Should you approve, going to buy.
Wish 219C were used.
I wish 219C were used as well.  :(

The least they could have done was give us an XP-G3 option with 5000K.
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: george on August 14, 2016, 10:32:51 AM
130$ are still a lot ...

Let's take the xp-g3 version . Leds Cost ~25$ or even less ...
Where are the other 100$ ?

This light could be easily in the 80-100$ range , but.... Manker .
Title: Re: TFF Exclusive! First official information on the new Manker MK34!
Post by: david57strat on June 15, 2017, 10:18:01 PM
LOL!  It definitely bears a resemblance to the Norelco shavers but much, much cooler! I cannot wait to get this little monster in my hands.

I've never been crazy about electric shavers, personally.  I prefer just a nice blade, and good ol' shaving cream.

The light is beautiful, though :-).  12 wondrous Nichia 219Bs would be absolutely killer!