Cyansky M3 EDC flashlight, TC4 Titanium body, 51mm long, CREE XP-G3 S4 LED, Micro USB charge

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Cyansky M3 EDC flashlight, TC4 Titanium body, 51mm long, CREE XP-G3 S4 LED, Micro USB charge

Hi, everyone.

Today I recommend a special EDC flashlight to you. Unlike other flashlights, it is a titanium body. It is anti-corrosive, anti-rust, extremely reliable for all weather.

Parameters:
Material: Rugged titanium
Color: Titanium grey
Weight: 30 g/1 oz (excluding battery)
Tail Diameter: 21 mm/0.82 in
Head Diameter: 21 mm/0.82 in
Length: 51 mm/2 in
Battery: RCR123A / 1*16340 battery
LED: One CREE XP-G3 S4
Intelligent circuit design
Max Runtime: 72 hours/3 days
Max Beam Intensity: 1330cd
Max Beam Distance:73 meters/239 feet
Max Output: 700 lumens
Switch: Side metal switches
Modes: Turbo-high-med-low-strobe
Charging: Micro USB port


Come on! Check out the video to know more!

We now offer a special discount for all BLFers. Don’t forget to PM me to get the coupon if you are interested in it! Big Smile

Edited by: Cyanskyflashlight on 09/08/2021 - 21:08
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I like the size but it should be 18350. The 21mm diameter is enough to accommodate that size battery. Just have to make it 1mm longer. Also, the intensity does seem a bit low. I was expecting a bit more.

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Cyansky, I like the shape of this flashlight, it is really compact, probably one of the smallest 16340s on the market.

However, in my opinion, the User Interface could be better. This is a matter of opinion of course, but having:
a) press for ON/OFF, instead of (ex:) single click for ON/OFF
b) press & hold 1.5s for Strobe, instead of (ex:) 3 clicks for strobe
c) 2 clicks for lockout, instead of (ex:) 2 clicks for max output/Turbo
d) 2 clicks for lockout, instead of (ex:) 4 clicks for lockout

…is – in my opinion – less good to use. I believe the examples I gave could be better, and it would provably make the flashlight to be received with more enthusiasm by a lot of flashlight enthusiasts that like small EDC flashlights.

Also, having:
1) a moonlight mode
b) direct access to moonlight / lowest mode
…would make it a “killer” light!

I wonder if you were willing to make some changes to the UI in a future revision of this flashlight or if you were willing to customize the UI if asked.

Thanks in advance and thanks for bringing your flashlights to our attention Thumbs Up

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I’ve purchased two M3’s as spare battery carriers and back up torches. The fit, finish and runtimes are outstanding. The UI and emitter selection can use some improvement. I can never quickly remember the sequence of arms to unlock the M3. It’s always a 2nd or 3rd time attempt for me.

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MascaratumB wrote:
Cyansky, I like the shape of this flashlight, it is really compact, probably one of the smallest 16340s on the market.

However, in my opinion, the User Interface could be better. This is a matter of opinion of course, but having:
a) press for ON/OFF, instead of (ex:) single click for ON/OFF
b) press & hold 1.5s for Strobe, instead of (ex:) 3 clicks for strobe
c) 2 clicks for lockout, instead of (ex:) 2 clicks for max output/Turbo
d) 2 clicks for lockout, instead of (ex:) 4 clicks for lockout

…is – in my opinion – less good to use. I believe the examples I gave could be better, and it would provably make the flashlight to be received with more enthusiasm by a lot of flashlight enthusiasts that like small EDC flashlights.

Also, having:
1) a moonlight mode
b) direct access to moonlight / lowest mode
…would make it a “killer” light!

I wonder if you were willing to make some changes to the UI in a future revision of this flashlight or if you were willing to customize the UI if asked.

Thanks in advance and thanks for bringing your flashlights to our attention Thumbs Up

Hello, MascaratumB. Thanks for your advice. We are pleased to receive your comments. This allows us to keep improving. I have given your opinion to our engineer.

The User Interface of M3 will be relatively simple.
On/Off: Press the switch for 0.5 second to turn on the light, with the light switched on, press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds to turn off the light.
Output Selection: With the lamp switched on, single click the switch to cycle through Low-Med-High-Turbo.
Strobe Mode: Press the switch for over 1.0 second to activate the Strobe mode.

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Cyanskyflashlight wrote:

Hello, MascaratumB. Thanks for your advice. We are pleased to receive your comments. This allows us to keep improving. I have given your opinion to our engineer.

The User Interface of M3 will be relatively simple.
On/Off: Press the switch for 0.5 second to turn on the light, with the light switched on, press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds to turn off the light.
Output Selection: With the lamp switched on, single click the switch to cycle through Low-Med-High-Turbo.
Strobe Mode: Press the switch for over 1.0 second to activate the Strobe mode.

Hi Cyansky!
Thanks for seeing the suggestions presented.

However, the new description you presented is not that much different from the original UI.
The seconds seem to change and diminish but the flashlight still won’t have “single click for ON/OFF”, nor “triple click for strobe”.
Also, most of the people people are used to press and hold to have “moonlight”, not Strobe.

Again, thanks for looking into the comments, but even with the changes you propose, it would not appeal to me.
I know it may be “copied” from other brands, but here’s my suggestion:

- 1 click: ON/OFF
- 2 fast clicks: access Turbo (from ON or OFF)
- 3 fast clicks: access Strobe (from ON or OFF)
- 4 fast clicks: lock/unlock the flashlight (from OFF)
- press & hold from OFF: access moonlight or, in this case, the lowest mode

This would be my suggestion for such a small flashlight. Thumbs Up

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Seems like a nice little light. But… re-evaluate the UI. MascaratumB already gave you some great tips for a winning UI.

And, if you wish to sell to a lot of folks here, have an high CRI led version (Nichia, SST, Samsung, etc…). Generally speaking, a lot of BLF’ers would gladly give up on a few lumens for a great tint and 95CRI.

Those are the 2 points that stop me from ordering one. Your design is nice and titanium is a great choice for an EDC light, now a great LED and a great UI and this little light will find its way in my pocket.

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derfyled wrote:
Seems like a nice little light. But… re-evaluate the UI. MascaratumB already gave you some great tips for a winning UI.

And, if you wish to sell to a lot of folks here, have an high CRI led version (Nichia, SST, Samsung, etc…). Generally speaking, a lot of BLF’ers would gladly give up on a few lumens for a great tint and 95CRI.

Those are the 2 points that stop me from ordering one. Your design is nice and titanium is a great choice for an EDC light, now a great LED and a great UI and this little light will find its way in my pocket.


I agree with your suggestions about the LED too Thumbs Up Beer
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Anything other than a single click for off totally removes a light from consideration for me. I have one light like that and I don’t like it. Won’t buy another. It’s really lame when you want to turn off a light the same way you turn off almost every other device and instead it gets brighter.

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Motownbrowne wrote:
Anything other than a single click for off totally removes a light from consideration for me. I have one light like that and I don’t like it. Won’t buy another. It’s really lame when you want to turn off a light the same way you turn off almost every other device and instead it gets brighter.

Hi, Motownbrowne. Thanks for your feedback.
We want users to use the flashlight more easily, so you can turn it on or off by holding down the button for 0.5 seconds (no matter which mode you are in, you can turn it off directly by pressing it for 0.5 seconds ) which is a very simple operation. Press and hold the button for 1 second to enter the strobe mode. With the lamp switched on, single click the switch to cycle through Low-Med-High-Turbo. Also, if you want to high light mode, just click the button twice quickly. Click the button three times quickly, it will become turbo mode. M3 is an easy light. I personally think that a good UI is that people can quickly implement a function when they want it. Smile

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MascaratumB wrote:
Cyanskyflashlight wrote:

Hello, MascaratumB. Thanks for your advice. We are pleased to receive your comments. This allows us to keep improving. I have given your opinion to our engineer.

The User Interface of M3 will be relatively simple.
On/Off: Press the switch for 0.5 second to turn on the light, with the light switched on, press and hold the switch for 0.5 seconds to turn off the light.
Output Selection: With the lamp switched on, single click the switch to cycle through Low-Med-High-Turbo.
Strobe Mode: Press the switch for over 1.0 second to activate the Strobe mode.

Hi Cyansky!
Thanks for seeing the suggestions presented.

However, the new description you presented is not that much different from the original UI.
The seconds seem to change and diminish but the flashlight still won’t have “single click for ON/OFF”, nor “triple click for strobe”.
Also, most of the people people are used to press and hold to have “moonlight”, not Strobe.

Again, thanks for looking into the comments, but even with the changes you propose, it would not appeal to me.
I know it may be “copied” from other brands, but here’s my suggestion:

- 1 click: ON/OFF
- 2 fast clicks: access Turbo (from ON or OFF)
- 3 fast clicks: access Strobe (from ON or OFF)
- 4 fast clicks: lock/unlock the flashlight (from OFF)
- press & hold from OFF: access moonlight or, in this case, the lowest mode

This would be my suggestion for such a small flashlight. Thumbs Up

Hi, MascaratumB.

Thanks for your suggestions. Actually, it is very useful for us. We might be using your suggestion in our new lights someday. But not in M3. M3 is an easy EDC light, we want users could use it easily. I personally think (just me, not Cyansky Light) it might be complicated that people need to click twice or three times to change one mode. Sometimes I would forget how many times I had clicked. Facepalm .I agree that some flashlights with more functions need to use this UI. Please keep attention to Cyansky Light, I think we will have some things that might interest you.

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derfyled wrote:
Seems like a nice little light. But… re-evaluate the UI. MascaratumB already gave you some great tips for a winning UI.

And, if you wish to sell to a lot of folks here, have an high CRI led version (Nichia, SST, Samsung, etc…). Generally speaking, a lot of BLF’ers would gladly give up on a few lumens for a great tint and 95CRI.

Those are the 2 points that stop me from ordering one. Your design is nice and titanium is a great choice for an EDC light, now a great LED and a great UI and this little light will find its way in my pocket.

Hi, derfyled. Thank you for your suggestion, I will pass it on to our product managers and engineers. Thanks and have a great day. Big Smile

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Cyanskyflashlight wrote:

Hi, MascaratumB.

Thanks for your suggestions. Actually, it is very useful for us. We might be using your suggestion in our new lights someday. But not in M3. M3 is an easy EDC light, we want users could use it easily. I personally think (just me, not Cyansky Light) it might be complicated that people need to click twice or three times to change one mode. Sometimes I would forget how many times I had clicked. Facepalm .I agree that some flashlights with more functions need to use this UI. Please keep attention to Cyansky Light, I think we will have some things that might interest you.

Hi Cyansky!

I do understand what you mention, so I won’t enforce my perspective on you.
For me it is more complicated to press & hold to turn ON/OFF, instead of a single click. But to each, it’s own.
I hope you can think about the suggestions presented above for other lights. As long as they have the current UIs, unfortunately they won’t on my radar that much, although I still think they are good lights.

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While I normally prefer single click to turn on/off, I think Cyansky have done the right thing with this light because it’s so small that it would probably be kept on a keyring, so would need to be locked out all the time (unlike many EDC lights, which are less at risk of turning on, so don’t need to be locked out).

When locked, the M3 unlocks with and goes straight to low with a double tap. This works pretty well IMO.

This UI isn’t perfect through and could definitely do with a bit of refinement to make it more intuitive.

The XP-G3 is impressively bright in the small host and almost like a floody version of the GT Nano, where it performs better than lights twice its size. That said, I’d personally swap the cool CREE for a high CRI warm emitter any day.

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dave1010 wrote:
While I normally prefer single click to turn on/off, I think Cyansky have done the right thing with this light because it’s so small that it would probably be kept on a keyring, so would need to be locked out all the time (unlike many EDC lights, which are less at risk of turning on, so don’t need to be locked out).

When locked, the M3 unlocks with and goes straight to low with a double tap. This works pretty well IMO.

This UI isn’t perfect through and could definitely do with a bit of refinement to make it more intuitive.

The XP-G3 is impressively bright in the small host and almost like a floody version of the GT Nano, where it performs better than lights twice its size. That said, I’d personally swap the cool CREE for a high CRI warm emitter any day.

Thank you, Dave. You are an expert in flashlights, we are very happy to get your opinion. Thumbs Up

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I think the UI design of M3 is OK. Long press for 0.5 seconds to turn on the device, which can prevent accidentally turning on the light. M3 is a mini key light, you may accidentally turn on the light when it is in your pocket. When you use it, you find that the light has been turned on or the power has been exhausted, which is really a tragedy.