The M1 device is a Flipper Zero alternative with a faster STM32H5 microcontroller and Wi-Fi connectivity (Crowdfunding)

The M1 is a multitool device that bundles several hacking and penetration tools in a package that looks like a retro-gaming console and could be viewed as a Flipper Zero alternative with a more powerful STMicro STM32H5 Cortex-M33 high-performance MCU featuring Arm TrustZone hardware-based security for additional protection for sensitive data.

m1 multitool deviceThe M1 multitool device features transceivers for infrared, sub-1 GHz, Bluetooth, NFC, RFID, and Wi-Fi. This means that the M1 can replace most of your remotes as well as your RFID and NFC-based items (membership cards, access fobs, business cards, credit cards, etc.) It also has twelve 3.3V (5V tolerant) GPIO pins that can be used to add extra functionality to the device.

M1 specifications:

  • MCU – STM32H5-series microcontroller, with a 32-bit ARM Cortex-M33 core, 1MB RAM
  • Storage – MicroSD card slot
  • Display – 1.54-inch display, 128 x 64 resolution
  • Connectivity
    • Bluetooth 4.2 BR/EDR BLE Sensitivity -96dBm
    • Infrared – 800nmTX/RX range, 38kHz
    • RFID –  125kHz antenna, with support for EM-4100 and HID Prox cards
    • Wi-Fi 4 – 802.11 b/g/n, 2.4Ghz
    • Sub-GHz – 142-1050Mhz, up to +20 dbm
    • NFC – 13.56MHz
  • I/O
    • USB Type-C
    • 12x GPIO pins, 5V tolerant
  • Buttons – 5-button directional pad, exit button
  • Battery – 2,100mAh battery good for 14 days of operational time

m1 hardware hacking

The Flipper Zero is a portable, multipurpose hacking tool that launched on Kickstarter in 2020 and achieved massive success, raising almost 5 million dollars with a single campaign. It has since gained an app store and a video game module powered by the RP2040.

Going off the specs alone, the M1 looks like a clone of the Flipper Zero, and its tagline on Kickstarter is similar to the Flipper Zero’s. It is described as a “compact multitool for technophiles and hackers” and the Flipper is a “multitool device for hackers”. The M1’s Kickstarter campaign has been quite successful so far raising over $500,000 with all stretch goals reached for the $119 device, and still 20 days to go.

The Flipper Zero is hard to buy at the moment, driving up the demand for a product in the same category. Also, the M1 offers an upgrade to the Flipper Zero in certain areas, such as the processor, battery, wireless connectivity, and security. It remains to be seen whether the M1 can match the level of support and community offered by the Flipper Zero.

According to the makers, the project is open-source, and the firmware and blueprints for the M1 will be available in a public GitHub repository after launch. You can find more information about the M1 device on Kickstarter and the company’s website.  If you have been looking for a Flipper Zero alternative, the M1 multi-tool might be right for you. However, the makers have been reluctant to admit any similarities with the Flipper Zero when probed and we think that is quite sketchy.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
2 months ago

It’s very good that a full-fledged alternative has appeared. Remember that by purchasing Flipper Zero you are sponsoring Russia and their invasion.

Zipper
Zipper
1 month ago

“As a company, Flipper Devices made a statement that its team “consists of both Ukrainians and Russians,” and speaks out, saying it is “radically against the ongoing ‘special military operation’ and none of our team members support it.””

More: https://techcrunch.com/2023/06/26/flipper-sales/

Jeppe Dupont
Jeppe Dupont
1 month ago

Expain how buying this can support a war in Ukarine?

Jon Gale
Jon Gale
1 month ago

Bullshit doofus where do you come with that fucking idiotic comment you just make that up huh little bitch

Anon
Anon
1 month ago

Stfu, you’ve got liberal jizz coming out of your ears and it shows. Just think for yourself man. You’ve been lied too.

Jeppe Dupont
Jeppe Dupont
1 month ago

In the end can you buy anything in this world without supporting war in some way.
US has been in most wars during the years, but we still buy from there.
So we always support war and failure no matter what.
Money wasted anyway, just see the Afghan war, waste of money and more important lives.

GNanon
GNanon
1 month ago

I don’t support any.war it’s the inbred scumbags using people’s ignorance to make them think they make a difference..they do what they want. You know this.

Paul Clark
1 month ago

I already wanted one, you don’t have to sell it even harder buddy.

Pecos
Pecos
1 month ago

Purchasing a flipper zero is pro russia? I was already convinced on the flipper, you don’t have to sell it to me.. jeez

Anti-idiot
Anti-idiot
1 month ago

Looks like you an idiot

GNanon
GNanon
1 month ago

Looks like you’re an uneducated idiot…groomed by your television. 🤣

Jon Gale
Jon Gale
1 month ago

Typical jerk off always making shit up about that yeah I knew the Russian but they don’t support the war I can’t imagine anybody that would but your comment is bullshit and your bullshit little punk ass snivilin
bitch

GNanon
GNanon
1 month ago

Rather support Russia than the world’s capital for human/child trafficking, biolabs creating ‘viruses’ funded by the West I.e Europe,UK,USA not to mention the billions & weapons/vehicles. Turn your TV off & do some research.

Got Jizz
Got Jizz
1 month ago

Truly head-empty. Russia has far more bio and chemical labs weaponizing novel diseases than the U.S., UK, Europe combined.
Like how embarrassing to fk up this badly, Comrade Vatnyk.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

Who the f are you telling what to buy. Don’t mess with Russia and tell all other idiots who tried and still trying.

Dennis
Dennis
1 month ago

It’s the U.S. that is the problem.
Look at the Tucker Carlson interview.

Onan
Onan
1 month ago

AHAHA, great job! You have provoked so many angry comments.

Ben
Ben
1 month ago

Man, I had no idea the Russian troll army was perusing CNX blog!

Name
Name
1 month ago

FYI, there is cnx-software(dot)ru with Russian translation of articles from the original CNX blog.

Nobody
Nobody
1 month ago

Oh shut up

Viktor
Viktor
1 month ago

Another dumb ass thinking the “Russians” are coming…

Willy
Willy
1 month ago

The real value of the flipper zero is the large collection of software that run on it. I doubt another one can replicate that success easily.

Ming
Ming
1 month ago

Read the analysis on Reddit
It’s most likely a scam

Debonaire
Debonaire
1 month ago

I think ‘its Really cool

RockandStone
RockandStone
1 month ago

I call bs scam. The gate fob sends out a signal for the M1 to read, but doesn’t open the gate? Shady af.

Dina
Dina
1 month ago

Scam. Someone looked up their address, it’s some cellphone repair shop in Nigeria? And when they messaged them suggesting that they get better offices (it was a run down building), they answered “we are in Berkeley, California!” when probed for exact address, the person was blocked.

Hackaday articles from October 2023 have also been retracted.

I personally think even if it is real (they only have fiverr renders at the moment), it’s nowhere near the flipper. It doesn’t have subGHz and only 20mA per pin? That’s so useless unless you want to light a super tiny led.

Phill
Phill
1 month ago

It’s a russian nazi device

boo
boo
1 month ago

scam we heard it was Rusin and was being made and sold out of Nigeria no thanks

Armaan
Armaan
1 month ago

I love how this comment section is about wars more than the actual device

Anomie
Anomie
1 month ago

This comment section went haywire. The Nazi/Russian/Nigerian connection. I will add …. Alien/Cyborg… to the connection

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