Yes, I just remembered. However, it's in the fanless Air that the M1's efficiency really shines through.Yes the M1 is excellent. I have a Mini M1 already. This is also the first time in several decades that I don’t have an Intel based computer or any sort.
I went on the Internet, and discovered /r/flashlight. Results:
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The "big" black one is the Wurkkos FC11, basically their "too lazy to do research" #1 recommended everyday carry light. About 12cm long, or the size of a whiteboard marker. Runs off a single 18650 cell, has an integrated USB-C charging port for it, and puts out a solid 1300 lm of light - or about the same as a halogen high beam. Watertight and pretty robust.
The silver one is a Sofirn SC01 keychain light. It's tiiiiny and runs off a correspondigly tiny, but still standardized and swappable 10180 cell - and amazingly also has an integrated microUSB port for charging. Output is 330 lm - so still ~7x of a typical smartphone LED flash. Also watertight, and the body is stainless steel - should not scratch easily in a pocket with actual keys. Only downside I've found so far - it gets quite hot when running on top brightness, and the on/off switch is by twisting the front part with some force - which is what gets hot. Still, for a keychain light, this is pretty perfect imho.
Most surprising to me is that these two didn't even set me back 50€ in total. There are other popular lights on that subreddit though... for now, I'm good. For now.
good god, that thing is yuuuuuuge (clown used in place of trump emoji)
what is this wizardry!?One thing I really like so far is how the light (the only light on the thing) is OFF when everything is working properly.