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Trending: Fenix E01 V2.0 Keychain Flashlight

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Mikey Bautista
Trending: Fenix E01 V2.0 Keychain Flashlight

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The Fenix E01 V2.0 comes ready to use with an AAA alkaline battery in the box, and it’s also compatible with rechargeable Ni-MH batteries, giving you a higher output and sustainable reusability. It powers the light’s Cree XP-G2 S3 LED to a maximum 100 lumens with up to 114 feet of throw. It’s able to hold this for 50 minutes off a topped off battery, and gives you a good burst of light for everyday use. From off, tightening the head gives you a 5-lumen Low mode with a 25-hour runtime, while a quick twist off and on again accesses the 25-lumen Medium good for just under 5 hours. One final twist ends up at the 100-lumen High. The V2.0 has come a long way from the 13-lumen, single output of the original.

The E01 V2.0’s 2.62"-long CNC-machined aluminum body comes shorter than its predecessor, boasting IP68-rated protection that allows it 6.5 feet of submersion for 30 minutes—more than adequate for the splashes and accidental dunks of a keychain light. It’s also passed a 1.5-meter drop test to ensure continued use and operation even with the worst tumbles with your keys. To that end, a wider and more robust loop has been built into the tail end of the light, making it easy to slip the included split ring through. As usual, a spare o-ring is included to help maintain the light’s waterproof rating over time.

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Mikey Bautista

Director of Everyday Carry Operations

About the Author
Mikey Bautista is an everyday carry (EDC) expert who has been working with the EverydayCarry.com team for nearly a decade, starting with an interest in EDC as a hobby and ending up as a writer for the site in 2014. Through the years, he’s led the site in editorial content and writing about products across every category, from knives to bags to flashlights and everything in between, as well as discovering, bringing exposure, and building bridges with many brands in the industry. Today, he is the site's Director of Everyday Carry Operations, leading the editorial team and managing day-to-day operations.

He has lived through many personal and professional lives, spending nearly a decade in the workforce management industry, a minor career in gaming, and has lent a hand with entrepreneurial efforts back home in the Philippines. He has also been an active participant and helped build a number of significant social communities online, both for EDC and his other hobbies.

Mikey has been at the cusp of gaming, technology, and the internet since the ‘90s and continues to lend his experience, expertise, and authority to all his pursuits. When not online, in a game, or watching movies, you'll find him in the gym, speedrunning his next hobby, or talking at length about EDC with anyone willing to listen.

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