It's called the Amaran M9 and though it's Aputure's smallest light yet, it manages to pack in plenty of desirable features. This thing is basically the size of a credit card and less than half an inch thick, affords you 90 minutes of use with every battery charge, is daylight balanced, and only costs $45.

Key Features

  • TLCI 99
  • 350 lux at 0.5M
  • 5V USB rechargeable even while in use
  • Built in lithium ion battery that lasts 90 min at 100%
  • 120° beam angle
  • Includes 2 magnetic diffusion filters
  • Weight: 5oz





Probably the most impressive feature of the Amaran M9 is its size, because it makes it incredibly versatile. It's essentially, as Aputure puts it, a "swiss army light" that can be used in as many ways as you can think up. Because you can mount this thing to just about anything using the M9 wall mount, 1/4-20" screw hole, and cold shoe, you can put it almost anywhere to replace practicals, including inside a fridge, on a dashboard, or on a computer to replicate the glow of a computer screen.

The Amaran M9 is shipping now for $45 on Amazon and, according to Aputure, it will be available at B&H, Adorama, and more retailers later on.

Source: Aputure Amaran M9—Amazon