I like the improvements to the V5. It added a lot of features that only add to the performance. I'd recommend updating the photo on the website. For the V5 board was the only thing sent, not the plastic chassis and battery holder.
Had an older control board that drained the battery while idle so it would not stay charged more than a day. The upgrade has been on my list for a long time and the new V5 board made it well worth making the change. Others list the features, which are much more extensive than my earlier version. Installation was a breeze, essentially plug and play. Delivery was fast and without issue. So glad to have a much more functional saber and one that stays charged! Very pleased and will probably buy another board just for future projects.
I have performed at summer festivals with various electronic LED sabers over many years. The caliber of sabers I use are very important. Having said that, choosing the wrong sabers can seriously cost you a lot of hard earned money as well as heartbreak. Years ago after wasting a couple of Hasbro lightsabers my online research led me to Kyberlight. I purchased 2 V4s as they were RGB with sound (you could mute it), affordable, well balanced, with the best customer service you could ask for. They have been my practice sabers for years. Which brings me to Kyberlight's most recent upgrade to their version 5 soundcard. How much better is it than the V4s you ask? It's a vast improvement in every way with a new broad array of well thought out features that adds new zip (and fun!) to my old practice sabers. V5 now rocks 3 well considered SMOOTHSWING sound fonts made by people that make fonts for a living. The card features a very harmonic sounding lightside font, a unstable Kylo Wren style darkside font, and a dark saber font from The Mandalorian. If that wasn't enough, they are now twice as bright, you can adjust the volume, get an accurate read of the battery (which now lasts much longer due to the more efficient soundcard design), lock the buttons, and my personal new favorite, motion activated color change which the good folks at Kyberlight engineered in a clever way allowing the user to spin the saber without selecting a color giving the sabers a cool multi-spectral mode which looks awesome if you dual wield. Since launch of the V5 I have purchased a full V5 F.O. saber, and upgraded one of my gold dipped V4s to a V5, and as someone that also uses very high end sabers from other sabersmiths in my performances, I can't stress enough that my V5's were worth every penny. You can now practice those crazy tricks, and look good doing it with piece of mind knowing that if anything actually went wrong. Kyberlight's got your back.
Ok folks I can't find the words to describe how awesome the people at kyberlight are. First off my kid was playing with my saber and put it to recharge with the wrong charger and totally fried it, I mean it was smoking light snoop dog. So I decide to replace the board and battery myself unfortunately it didn't turn on. I emailed the team at kyberlight and they offered to repair it for free, which is pretty awesome so I sent it in and they fixed it turn around was only a few days and let me tell you this new chip is awesome! But better than that the kind folk sent me a new charger and new screw kit so thankful thought my expensive saber was a goner. They my heros so go buy a saber from them they take care of their customers!
What an amazing upgrade and so easy to do. This new board takes this saber to a whole other level! Worth every penny!