This is essentially what the LC40 should have been in the first place, and is a more significant upgrade over the new LC90.
Key differences vs original:
Rechargeable via micro USB
Uses and includes 18650 over choice between triple As and 18650 (neither included)
Addition of Medium and SOS modes
Pocket clip vs lanyard
Only slightly larger
Prior to these new flashlights, I considered the LC90 to be the sweet spot, but with these new ones, I think the LC40 takes my money. That’s because I would value the lower price and portability of this model over the brighter light, flood control, and extended battery life of the LC90.
This flashlight is in stock as of October 17 for $20.
Now that we've seen upgrades LC40 and LC90 flashlights, it is well within reason to expect a new LC130 imminently. Do you own an LC130 or were you considering purchasing one? If so, what changes would you like to see with an improved version? Of course, I'll keep you updated just as soon as it drops so keep checking back with the Anker power station!
Also be sure to tell me your thoughts on the new LC40. As you can probably tell, personally I'm excited for it. I do wish it had USB-C, though. Oh well.