Quite a few new bright and shiny things debuted at SHOT Show 2011 in January. One of the more intriguing series of lights was the Nextorch Mytorch line, which featured USB programmable lights. They all have the ability to have the number of modes, brightness, and flashing frequency programmed in whatever combination that you want. They are the first mass produced lights like this, so for someone that is interested in tinkering and flexibility, the Mytorch lights are really hard to beat.

Other than the programming options, nothing is really revolutionary about these lights. Still, something new is something new. Innovation comes at a rapid pace in the relatively new market of high end flashlights, so I like to encourage truly unique ideas whenever I can.

Here is a demo given by a Nextorch rep that will give you a better idea of how the lights work with the computer interface: