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Finally Here! Khadas Autumn Launch Event

Updated: Jan 17, 2023

Edge2, Tone2, VIM1S & BT Magic are available from today!

Dear Khadas Community,


Our Khadas Autumn Launch Event is finally here! In this blog article, we will talk about the performance improvements of each product and the early bird discounts. For those who love videos, check out our latest launch video above!

 

YouTube Reviews


More YouTubers will be releasing their honest reviews about Edge2, Tone2, VIM1S and BT Magic in the next few weeks. Pay attention to creators such as ETA PRIME, ExplainingComputers, Taki Udon, Leepspvideo and more!

 

Edge2

The reason why we call Edge2 an ‘ARM PC’ and not a ‘single board computer’, is due to its desktop class performance. As you can see from our performance tests, the 8 nanometer RK3588S is 2.5 times faster than the 28 nanometer RK3399 used in Edge1.


Despite the tremendous performance increase, Edge2’s thermal output and energy consumption remain similar to Edge 1; requiring only the Khadas ‘3705 Cooling Fan’ and ‘Edge Heatsink’ for thermal dissipation, and the same ‘24W USB-C P.D. power adapter’ used by the Edge1.

These improvements to Edge2 culminate in a product that is not just a single board computer for hardware developers. The 8 nanometer architecture of the RK3588S and beautifully crafted polycarbonate enclosure brings it squarely into the purview of software developers.

Early Bird Price


By now you must be wondering, “So when can I buy such an amazing ARM PC?”, and the answer is today! As promised our early bird discount will be valid from September 20th to October 31st.

Early Bird

Retail

​Edge2 ARM PC, Basic

​229.9

​269.9

​Edge2 ARM PC, Pro

329.9

​369.9

​Edge2 Maker Kit, Basic

199.9

239.9

​Edge2 Maker Kit, Pro

299.9

339.9

  • All prices are in $US dollars

  • Edge2 Maker Kits ship within 2 days once the order is confirmed

  • Edge2 ARM PCs ship on or before mid December 2022

 

VIM1S

OEM and Maker customers can rejoice with the VIM1S, a cost-effective and power-efficient embedded platform that will enjoy support for many more years. In our performance tests, the S905Y4 provided a moderate 15 to 20% performance boost.

VIM1S Improvements:

  • Amlogic S905Y4 w/ x4 Cortex A35 @ up to 2.0 GHz

  • Mali-G31 MP2 GPU @ up to 850 MHz

  • STMicro STM8S003 for power mgmt and boot selection (eMMC or SPI flash)

  • 2GB LPDDR4 @ 1176 MHz

  • Supports larger and faster UHS-I SD cards

  • Large 32MB SPI flash

  • Ampak AP6256 Wi-Fi module with Bluetooth 5.0

  • 27 grams (vs VIM1’s 28.5 grams)

Standard Pricing


VIM1S is a product intended for developers and OEM customers; early bird pricing will not be available. That being said, bulk order (volume) pricing is available. Please contact your Khadas Representative or email hello@khadas.com for details.

Retail Price: 64.9
  • All prices are in $US dollars

  • VIM1S ships within 2 days once the order is confirmed

  • VIM1S does not have an early bird discount

 

Tone2

You may be deciding which DAC to purchase, the Tone2 Pro, Tone2 or the Tone1. The Tone1 will cease production in the coming months, so that leaves either Tone2 Pro or Tone2.


Tone2 Pro was designed for the high-end audiophile, it is a more expensive full-featured DAC which includes 3.5/4.4mm headphone jacks, a headphone amplifier, and MQA decoding. Whereas Tone2 was designed for Audiophiles and Makers who wish to integrate a powerful DAC into their products.


To help your inner audiophile make an informed choice, we have created a comparison table showing the detailed differences between Tone2 Pro, Tone2 and Tone1.

Early Bird Price


Tone2 is a retail product intended for the budget prosumer market, so it will have early bird pricing from September 20th to October 31st.

Tone2

Early Bird

Retail

Black / Dream Blue

169.9

199.9

Maker Kit

129.9

​159.9

  • All prices are in $US dollars

  • Tone2 orders will ship before October 31st 2022


 

BT Magic Highlights

The ‘BT Magic’ plug-in Bluetooth audio receiver for Tone2 and Tone2 Pro supports all major Bluetooth audio formats such as SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX-LL, aptX-HD and LDAC. The RGB light shows you the music format, so you’ll always be assured that you’re listening to the best audio quality!

Check out the full specifications of the ‘BT Magic’ below.

Standard Pricing


BT Magic is an add-on for Tone2 Pro and Tone2, so early bird pricing will not be available.

Retail Price: 45.0
  • All prices are in $US dollars

  • BT Magic will ship before October 31st 2022


 

Distributor Announcement:


To obtain samples, please purchase directly from khadas.com/shop. If you’re interested in becoming our distributor, contact your Khadas Representative or email hello@khadas.com.

 

Useful Links

 

Thank you for reading this blog update! As always, please send us all your thoughts and feedback through the Khadas Community Forum!


Warmly,

Khadas Team











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