You could use their “gear lock” feature…it’s quite handy and I don’t recall seeing it on any other light. The long press for on/off is a deal killer for many people. I have the U16 or whatever the fat one is but they’re pretty much the same firmware other than the one I have is the only one where they added a temperature sensor (the rest are timed stepdown).
Freeme is that all they will be offering? I know they have had a very difficult time sourcing components, maybe more than other manufacturers. I hope they will still be offering many of their longtime models.
I haven't been following their lights for quite sometime. Almost all flashlight manufacturers have slowed or scaled down their product line for this year, so i am not surprised that OTR would face the same issues too.
They have plans for 2023, so they are definitely not giving up yet.