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LMS5400
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« on: May 31, 2018, 01:24:54 AM »

Overall, pleased with what I got, but I do regret not getting recharge ports. I really wish the price of those was a bit less. But sabers are still great never the less.


the 16" blades are great for my kids, age 2 and 3, Here is my 3 year old working on her moves with her new saber w/ Obsidian sound, Tri red.

https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/gaimglass/us/red.mp4

Tri orange is a little dim, I sent it back to get another red, I  would recommend not getting orange if you really want something super bright.
I do love the sound & highly recommend sound but interestingly, some people HATE the sound and I equate it to the whole "Laurel and yanni" thing. If you here Yanni
you probably hate lightsaber sounds, haha. I personally love the sound.

3 year old w/ dual sabers, yes!
https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/gaimglass/us/dual_sabers.mp4




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tx_tuff
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 03:48:55 AM »

Very cool, but would love to hear and see what the other sabers are.

The first link frozen my phone up after the video so I didn't even click on the 2nd one.

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LMS5400
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 10:11:29 AM »

Very cool, but would love to hear and see what the other sabers are.

The first link frozen my phone up after the video so I didn't even click on the 2nd one.

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Hmm, not sure why your phone would break on that mp4, its about 12 seconds long or so

In any case, more details

Initiate v4
    Choose Your Configuration: Premium Obsidian Sound
    Choose the color of your blade!: TRI Consular Green
    Flash on Clash: No Flash
    Battery Configuration: Li-Ion Setup with BuckPuck (Batteries & Charger Included)
    Recharge Port: No Recharge Port
    Blade Size: Initiate 24" Blade
    Windows: Yes Include Windows in Emitter
    Pommel: Regular Vented Pommel (hole in bottom) [Recommended]
    Sound: Obsidian USB V4 Sound! [V4]
    Switch Type: Green Illuminated Silver AV Switch
 

Initiate v4
    Choose Your Configuration: Premium Obsidian Sound
    Choose the color of your blade!: TRI Blazing Red
    Flash on Clash: No Flash
    Battery Configuration: Li-Ion Setup with BuckPuck (Batteries & Charger Included)
    Recharge Port: No Recharge Port
    Blade Option: Mid Grade
    Blade Size: Initiate 24" Blade
    Windows: Yes Include Windows in Emitter
    Pommel: Regular Vented Pommel (hole in bottom) [Recommended]
    Sound: Obsidian USB V4 Sound! [V4]
    Switch Type: Red Illuminated Silver AV Switch
 
Dark Apprentice v4
    Choose Your Configuration: Premium Obsidian Sound
    Choose the color of your blade!: TRI Guardian Blue
    Flash on Clash: No Flash
    Battery Configuration: Li-Ion Setup with BuckPuck (Batteries & Charger Included)
    Recharge Port: No Recharge Port
    Blade Option: Mid Grade
    Blade Size: Initiate 24" Blade
    Windows: Yes Include Windows in Emitter
    Pommel: Regular Vented Pommel (hole in bottom) [Recommended]
    Sound: Obsidian USB V4 Sound! [V4]
    Switch Type: Blue Illuminated Black AV Switch
   

Dark Apprentice v4
    Choose Your Configuration: Premium Obsidian Sound
    Choose the color of your blade!: TRI Fire Orange
    Flash on Clash: No Flash
    Battery Configuration: Li-Ion Setup with BuckPuck (Batteries & Charger Included)
    Recharge Port: No Recharge Port
    Blade Option: Mid Grade
    Blade Size: Initiate 24" Blade
    Windows: Yes Include Windows in Emitter
    Pommel: Regular Vented Pommel (hole in bottom) [Recommended]
    Sound: Obsidian USB V4 Sound! [V4]
    Switch Type: Orange Illuminated Black AV Switch


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  What I got:
  Initiate v4 LE
  Stunt (no sound)
  Con. Green (single LED)
  Ultra edge 24"
  Silver Switch
  Window Emitter

Overall I was really impressed with the grab bag Initiate v4 LE hilt with the gold anodizing. I wish I got that for the other 2, worth the extra 5 dollars imo.

Happy with the Tri LEDs and having the single as well I notice a difference and recommend getting the Tri every time.

The basic silver switch is not comfortable imo, its worth upgrading to the illuminated momentary AV switches

I regret not getting recharge ports, getting the batteries out is more of a PITA than I guessed, but with practice it gets easier. -- Get recharge ports!

I like the dark Apprentice.. the anodizing is more scratch resistance and has a really nice feel. I also like the feel of that hilt over the Initiate V4.

I also prefer ultra edge over mid grade. I went back and fourth on that for a long time but now I'm settled on the UE. It also hides the ugly tip transition much better. I would love is US researched some new fabrication processes to make a single part blade with no tip or at least a lot more sublet transition. I also hope they offer a Neo pixel style blade in the future with twice as many batteries.

16" blades are great for the kids, 24" is long enough for me (I'm 6'0") and not worry about hitting inside things.

If I get another saber I will opt for a higher end hilt in the ~150 price range. I know that nickel plating (on the higher end hilts) is really nice and is perhaps a little more scratch resistant than raw aluminum, but I know nickel is still considered a soft finished compared to full chrome (which is ugly imo).

Sound: overall great, and worth it, but some of the included fonts have popping noises on hum which is annoying. I wish there was also an upgrade for the little ~1.25"? woofer for a larger magnet and/or higher displacement. A driver (speaker) upgrade with 3dB greater sensitivity (for example) would could make the same output with 50% of the power which would save on battery life. I hope US researches that a bit. The other thing that might help is some insulation inside the hilt to bring the low up response  up a tad. -- I will experiment with that a bit.

 
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tx_tuff
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« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2018, 02:29:00 PM »

Thanks for all the info, and the nice little review!

Actually saw the first video (cute daughter) but after it wouldn't let me leave the page. Could have just been my phone at the time.

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LMS5400
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« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2018, 04:03:55 PM »

Thanks for all the info, and the nice little review!

Actually saw the first video (cute daughter) but after it wouldn't let me leave the page. Could have just been my phone at the time.

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cool, no worries, ya, I'm not really keen on putting my kids on youtube so I have my own aws S3 server for pics/videos and whatnot. Tongue


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GeddaTheHutt
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« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2018, 08:58:02 PM »

Nice review.
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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2018, 09:21:20 PM »

Thanks for the review. Your daughter’s got some great moves Cheesy
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LMS5400
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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 09:32:02 AM »

Thanks for the review. Your daughter’s got some great moves Cheesy

Thanks, my other one is only 2, and she can't tell the difference between the $200 and $10 one...who would have guessed. Only a fool would buy a 2 year old a 200 dollar saber online Roll Eyes

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Darth Silenoz
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 05:47:31 PM »

That is freaking adorable. A powerful Sith she will become! Or Jedi. Either way. Smiley
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BatMike90
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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2018, 11:18:45 PM »

Awesome video! Point.
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2018, 12:23:31 PM »

Awesome videos  !
The Force is strong with your daughter!
She already has impressive skills !

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Infinit01
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« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2018, 04:55:17 PM »

Man, I'm so jelly, 5 sabers for a first time buyer! Lol, in seriousness, you're raising your children right!  Love your choices of sabers with sound and blade combos.  I'm glad you're enjoying the LE versions, been looking at those but unfortunately, I didn't choose the LE for my first.  Will do so on my next pick up. 
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Malik Thanewulf
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« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 11:13:46 PM »

Pretty cool and the kid has talent.
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« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2018, 12:58:43 PM »

Would your daughter be light? Dark? or Gray? (since she's wielding both light and sith colors)
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