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    2011 minewt 350 vs 2012 minewt mini 300

    I saw Universal Cycles has the 2011 minewt 350 for $99 but the 2012 mini minewt 300 USB will have a msrp of $99. I curently have a four year old minewt that has served my needs well but is getting long in tooth. My question is should I jump on universal's deal or wait and pay the same for the next gen mini and is the convience of USB charging worth loosing the extra 50 lumens??
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    manufacturer's lumen ratings should be taken with a pinch of salt, so I shouldn't worry about 50lms.

    On the other hand, if you're handy with a soldering iron and a dremel, you can upgrade your current Minewt to ~400lms in a couple of hours for ~$10. Hop on over to the DIY forum if you're interested.

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    You could look at the new MiNewt 350 cordless. $110 MSRP, USB, and 350 lumens...

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    I'm still on the fence. The 2011 minewt has longer run times so I can't decide between those three. I think the ability to charge the light in my car or at work makes the USB lights attractive but I think the longer run time might offset the difference. Oh well convenience vs run time; I'll keep thinking about it.

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    Did a search on Minewt 300 and found this thread. Is anyone using one and what do they think? I currently have a BikeRay III on the bars and used a Minewt 150 on the helmet, but now want more light from my noggin.

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