This saber needs little explanation. Darth Variant is one of the most exclusive lightsabers from KenJo Sabers and rightfully part of the Legendary category and a variation of the Darth Renegade. This is a lightsaber for very powerful Sith with a controversial character.The real fan knows exactly who this saber belonged to.
Darth Variant is a very strong and and striking saber which is silver in base with black accents. The grip features distinctive black ribbed plating. This makes for a good very firm grip but is for extensive swinging less fine but certainly possible. The control button is very unique and works through a clicking on the plate. Also, the charging port is concealed and the saber is charged through the included battery charger. Furthermore, the saber features additional black plating and visible wiring under the emitter. The emitter itself is equipped with D-Clip. This ensures that you can hang the saber on your belt. For this you do need theKenJo Sabers Belt Clip. Together, these elements make for a very realistic and detailed saber that clearly distinguishes itself.
Many lightsaber fans wonder what the difference is between a Neopixel lightsaber and an RGB baselit lightsaber.
Below we explain the different functions of RGB and Neopixel soundboards so you can make a good choice.
Premium RGB Baselit Lightsabers
Each KenJo Saber is basically equipped with an extra strong 12 Watt RGB LED lamp and comes with a reinforced polycarbonate sword blade. The lamp is located underneath or inside the emitter. The emitter is the upper part of the handle. This lamp shines through the hollow light transmitting sword blade from bottom to top. The sword blade has light amplifying foil on the inside. Also, the tip also contains special reflector layer. This collectively ensures a good even distribution of light throughout the sword blade.
This makes the sword blade of an RGB baselit lightsaber very light. Lighter than a Neopixel variant and therefore an RGB baselit lightsaber lends itself even better to realistic dueling.
Premium RGB baselit lightsabers offer the possibility to choose from different colors and are equipped with an extra bright 12 Watt bulb. This can be done with 10 preset colors or by slowly changing colors. In this way, every color imaginable is available. In addition, the lightsaber has as many as 10 different sound types with different volumes and a silent mode.
Each RGB Baselit lightsaber has the following features.
10 sound types
Effects (flash on clash, blade lock, blaster deflect)
Three volume modes (mute, soft, loud)
For those who want to get just a little extra out of their lightsaber, the Neopixel variant is a good choice. The Neopixel lightsaber is lit in a different way than the standard RGB baselit versions. In Neopixel lightsabers, a 40 or watt LED strip is incorporated into the sword blade. Thanks to this LED strip, the entire sword blade is evenly lit and not just from the bottom of the sword blade as is the case with an RGB baselit model. The light intensity of the Neopixels is thus much brighter. The colors also come out better.
Because the LED strip is processed through the entire sword blade, this allows for more realistic functions. One of these functions quickly becomes apparent when lighting up the sword blade. This is because the sword blade will light up from bottom to top, making it seem as if the lightsaber really extends.
Because the LED strip is incorporated throughout the blade, it is heavier compared to the Premium RGB lightsabers. In addition, due to the sensitivity of the LED strip, the sword blade can break if it is hit or dueled too hard. Therefore, we recommend not hitting or dueling with the Neopixel lightsabers at full power.
Different varieties of Neopixel
KenJo Sabers currently offers three different Neopixel variants:
- Standard Neopixel
- Premium Neopixel
- Proffie 2.2 Neopixel
The Standard Neopixel works almost identically to an RGB Baselit saber. It is equipped with 16 different presets. Each preset is a combination of a color, sound type and blade style. In addition, it has smooth swing and effects (flash on clash, blade lock, blaster deflect)
The advantage of Standard Neopixel is the sword blade. This is equipped with a 40 watt LED strip as described above.
Standard Neopixel sabers have only two sound modes. Mute and sound on.
A Standard Neopixel does not include an SD card. It is not possible to change on start up styles, blade styles or sound types.
Where the Standard Neopixel variant gives a more realistic look by upgrading the sword blade, the Premium Neopixel soundboard offers many more features and upgrades. This is because it has a Xenopixel v2 soundboard.
First, compared to the RGB Baselit and Standard Neopixel, the Premium Neopixel has a much better sensor and chipset. As a result, the smooth swing function is many times better and the sound responds significantly more realistically to movement. Also, the sensitivity of the sensor is relatively easy to adjust via the computer.
The improved electronics in a Premium Neopixel lightsaber also makes it possible to control the lightsaber through motion instead of just using the button. For example, the lightsaber can be turned on and off, its color changed, music played and sound type changed through motion.
The Premium Neopixel soundboard has seven different blade styles. This provides the ability to leave the lightsaber on in different styles. The seven blade styles are as follows:
Steady, the sword blade fires evenly
Pulse, the sword blade has a slow pulsing light effect
Unstable, the sword blade pulses
Flame, the sword blade continuously lights stronger from bottom to top
Rainbow, the sword blade has all colors simultaneously
Candy, the sword blade has all colors at once
Cracked, the sword blade is even but gives occasional flashes
In addition to the different blade styles, you can also choose between 10 different ways the sword lights up.
The video below shows much of the different start up style:
The Premium Neopixel sound board is equipped with a 16GB SD card. On this card there are more than 40 different sound types! Sounds can be added and also background music can be set which can be turned on through motion control.
It is possible to add sounds and music yourself and configure settings. This can be done through the included USB stick and SD card. On the SD card is the folder "SET", which contains the document "Config". In this document the following things can be configured. - On / off motion control functions on or off. - Sensitivity of functions and the sensor set. - Length of the blade set - Start up style timing adjust - Font presets configure and compile (standard combination of sound type, color, start up style, blade style and timing)
It is also possible to perform updates and use future new features such as additional blade and start up styles. Sabers always come with the latest firmware so updating is not necessary for the first 6.
Last but certainly not least, the Premium Neopixel offers more effects than the RGB Baselit and Standard Neopixel including:
Blaster deflect precision
Melt / Tip drag
Blade lock precision
All in all, this makes the Premium Neopixel variant the most realistic, versatile and plug and play lightsaber that requires no technical knowledge.
For the true lightsaber connoisseur who wants to fully customize all functions on the lightsaber we have the Proffie 2.2 Neopixel soundboard. This soundboard is fully customizable. Countless startup effects, blade styles and sound and light effects can be found and downloaded on various forums. Those who are really handy can even record their own sounds and develop effects. Note, however, that because the Proffie 2.2 soundboard is fully customizable it does require a bit more time, your own research and computer skills to master. Plenty of tutorials can be found on various forums and Youtube.
We have listed the differences for you below:
Should there still be questions or ambiguities, please feel free to contact us!
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What our customers say
Looks and feels good in hand, quality of sound and light is much better than expected.
Very nice lightsaber! Light is bright, sound is good and responds nicely to movement. Handle is very good quality and has a nice weight.
Definitely recommended if you are looking for a Lightsaber!
I bought a lightsaber from KenJo Sabers. Feels strong and quality. Arrived neatly packaged with clear instructions. I really needed the manual to properly use the functions but quickly got the hang of it. The different saber sounds of the characters from the movie make it very cool. Real eye-catcher, I am very happy with it!
Just great. Quick reply via the chat, good delivery and everything nicely packed. Thanx Kenjo Sabers
The lightsaber was meant for my boyfriend's birthday, but we both couldn't wait to unwrap it anyway. He is super happy with it, and every day a few times working with it... and actually I now want one myself 🙃 haha, really a very cool thing. compared to other lightsaber sellers you get better quality and more options for less money. if you want to buy a lightsaber that does not cost too much, then this is a real recommendation. as good as this you will not get. according to my experience they are super reliable
I bought 2 lightsabers from Kenjosabers, the first was an Rgb Silverligt and the second was a Premium neopixel Trinity lightsaber. What wonderful things they are! The Rgb has smooth swing and different audios. The Premium neopixel saber has 40+ Audios + enhanced smoothswing and even 6 different blade styles. Communication with the company is also 10/10. Also you get your product super fast.
Los Angeles, CA
My 13-year-old son, a big StarWars fan is super content with this beautiful gift. It is a long light-saber, just like in the movie, with real lights and sounds.
Los Angeles, CA
Fast delivery and great products! The sabers have a nice, bright color that stands out especially in the dark. You can switch between all the colors and set different sound effects with one button. Be sure to read the instruction manual to discover all the different possibilities. The saber can also be put on mute, which is nice if you use it outside at night. The blade can definitely take a beating, but you shouldn't ram it with full force (light to medium spruce is fine). All in all, a great buy at a great price.