The NEBO SLIM+ 1200.

Much like knives, I am never without a flashlight of some kind. I have found myself in too many dicey situations without one and wishing I had one. For that reason, I am regularly drawn to pocket-sized flashlights that pack a lot of power. Especially if they also include other useful features, like the ability to recharge my phone. In this instance, the SLIM+ 1200 from NEBO fits the bill perfectly.

The NEBO SLIM+ 1200

Housed in anodized aircraft-grade aluminum, the SLIM+ 1200 fits right in the pocket. However, its durable construction provides impact resistance, preventing damage from other EDC pocket items. Likewise, with an IPX7 waterproof rating, the SLIM+ 1200 can be submerged in 1 meter of water for up to 30 minutes.

Utilizing a USB-C rechargeable battery, the SLIM+ 1200 has an operation time of up to 12 hours, depending on the setting. See below for a full list of operation times. Likewise, USB-C charging means that it will charge quickly. In addition, Smart Power Control lets you easily cycle through the light settings with the power button. However, when the light is on for 8 seconds, the next button push turns it off.

Although it has standard lighting settings, the SLIM+ 1200 also provides an emergency strobe feature, with both white and red strobes. This comes in handy if you and your family are stranded on the side of the road and need help. Also among the light settings is a red C-O-B mode, providing light that will not affect night vision. Finally, a red laser pointer allows for quick visual acquisition when pointing out something at a distance.

In addition to its standard function, the SLIM+ 1200 also serves as a power bank. As a result, you can use the SLIM+ 1200 to charge your phone if you are stranded with a dead phone. However, there is no documentation on how many charges you can get from it. So, I would only count on one charge, which should leave some juice to still use the flashlight.

Finally, a magnetic pocket clip allows you to clip it to a pocket or stick it to a metal surface for hands-free use. Likewise, the magnetic base provides an alternate hands-free orientation.


The NEBO SLIM+ 1200 is available now, with an MSRP of $49.99. For more info, please visit

The NEBO SLIM+ 1200.

NEBO SLIM+ 1200 Features

  • Slim, sleek pocket-size design
  • 1,200 Lumens
  • Serves as a laser pointer
  • Can recharge any USB-powered device
  • USB-C Rechargeable
  • Waterproof (IPX7)
  • Impact Resistant
  • Smart Power Control
  • Magnetic pocket clip
  • Powerful magnetic base
  • Direct-to-Red
  • Anodized aircraft-grade aluminum
  • MSRP: $49.99

Light Mode Battery Times

  • Turbo (1,200 lumens): 30 seconds* / 52 meters
  • High (700 lumens): 1.75 hours / 41 meters
  • Medium (350 lumens): 3 hours / 29 meters
  • Low (30 lumens): 12 hours / 8 meters
  • Strobe (700 lumens): 2 hours / 41 meters
  • Red (8 lumens): 4 hours / 4 meters
  • Red Strobe (8 lumens): 6 hours / 4 meters
  • Laser – Red (<5mW/650nm): 20 hours

*After 30 seconds, light returns to the previously used mode to prevent overheating and protect the battery. Turbo mode can be reactivated at any time.

Up Next

Real Talk: What Are Some Unspoken Rules of Gun Range Etiquette?

Beyond the four cardinal rules of gun safety, the gun range has its own...