What are the differences between a Stunt, FX and Neo saber?
This is the basic configuration that is most suitable for taking cosplay photos or participating in saber combat classes. The saber is illuminated with the brightest in-hilt LED but only has static light effects and no sounds.
This is the mid tier configuration and the recommended variant for those who are new to the custom sabers scene, involved in live saber performances or as an awesome gift for someone special. The saber is illuminated with the brightest in-hilt LED and features blade color changing, light effects and basic sounds. It has all the features needed for a fun and complete saber experience.
This is the ultimate configuration which features all the latest saber technologies currently available to deliver the most realistic saber experience. The saber is illuminated by hundreds of LEDs inside the Neo Blade and is extremely bright. It features smoothswing, blade color changing, elaborate light effects and advanced sounds. This configuration is also highly customizable; new sound fonts can be added and virtually all effects can be modified so that the saber behaves exactly as how you want it to be.
Is there a complete feature list for each saber configuration?
Yes, there certainly is and we have formatted it into a comparison chart so you can easily see the differences between each saber configuration.View Saber Feature Comparison Chart
What sounds fonts does the FX & Neo sabers have?
The FX saber’s sound font is either Pico Light Side or Pico Dark Side. Once the selection is made, it cannot be changed. Click here to preview both sound fonts.
The Neo saber comes preloaded as standard with numerous sound fonts from various artists. With the Sabertrio Neo Saber Preconfiguration V4.2, the sound fonts included are:
- SABERTRIO (KSith) – Smoothswing Enabled
- DARK EDITION (KSith) – Smoothswing Enabled
- THE LIGHT (KSith) – Smoothswing Enabled
- THE BALANCE (KSith) – Smoothswing Enabled
- THE DARK (KSith) – Smoothswing Enabled
- VENGEANCE (KSith) – Smoothswing Enabled
- KROSSGUARD (KSith) – Smoothswing Enabled
- HOTH (GCS) – Smoothswing Enabled
- SHATTERPOINT (GCS) – Smoothswing Enabled
- SHOTO (GCS) – Smoothswing Enabled
- NEGOTIATOR (FOURZZE) – Smoothswing Enabled
- CRYSTAL FOCUS (Link) – Smoothswing Enabled
- NEBULA (Link) – Smoothswing Enabled
- GREYMEAT (SekRogue)
- KAMINO (Nightstorm)
- CRUCIBLE (Nightstorm)
- MALIGN (Nightstorm)
- NIGHTFALL (LBS)
- REVOLT (LBS)
- YOUNGLING (LBS)
Will Sabertrio be offering more saber designs?
Absolutely! Our aim is to create as many new designs as possible so that eventually we will have a saber hilt for every niche and preference out there. Apart from that, we are constantly working on new accessories, customization options, and more. To receive the latest news & updates, please follow our Facebook page which is where all our announcements are made.
What kind of customizations does Sabertrio offer?
At Sabertrio, we believe that the saber is a very personal item and should be uniquely customized to an individual’s own preference. Every piece is made to order and after selecting your saber’s hilt, you are able to customize the following:
- Saber hilt’s color, finish and etchings (optional).
- Saber blade color, length and grade.
- Activiation switch style and color.
- Covertec wheel color.
- Electronics configuration.
- Sound fonts (FX & Neo sabers only)
How long does it take for a full battery charge?
The rechargeable stunt and FX sabers comes with an 18650 2600 mAh lithium-ion battery. It would take approximately 6 hours to fully charge it with a Sabertrio charger. As for the Neo sabers, these comes with an uprated 18650 3120 mAh 15A hi-discharge lithium-ion battery. Due to its larger capacity, it would take approximately 7 hours to fully charge it with the provided Sabertrio charger.
The Sabertrio charger which features swappable plug heads has an output rating of 0.5A. While charge times are slower with this, it reduces the heat output and stress on the battery which results in a longer battery lifespan.
My Neo saber says "Diatium cell missing". What does that mean?
The Crystal Focus X soundboard of the Neo saber has an on board battery voltage reader. If it detects that the battery voltage level is dangerously low, it will make this prompt and prevent any further usage of the saber. You will need to charge your Neo saber to use it again.
Why are 18650 batteries only available domestically?
All international shipments are sent via air and IATA has categorized lithium-ion batteries as dangerous goods. The regulations only allows for these batteries to be shipped if it is pre-installed inside a device. That is the reason why we cannot ship batteries on its own.
Is there any warranty on a Sabertrio saber?
Every Sabertrio custom saber comes with a one year limited warranty. The details of this warranty can be found here.
How are payments handled?
Every transaction is handled securely through PayPal where all major credit cards are accepted.
How are shipping charges calculated?
Our system automatically calculates the shipping charges based on the volumetric weight of the goods in your shopping cart and the delivery address that you have provided. The charges are then factored into the final chargeable amount of your order.
How soon will my order ship?
The shipping lead time depends on the selected saber hilt’s finish and electronic configuration. Generally, the more complex customization options such as acid etching and Neo sabers would have a longer lead time. For the exact amount of weeks required, kindly refer to the saber configurator at our store page. Components on the other hand, will ship within a week if not consolidated with a saber. For items that are out of stock, please check with us for when it will become available again.
Who handles the shipments and how long is the shipping?
All shipments are fully handled by DHL with complete end-to-end tracking.
For domestic shipments within Peninsular Malaysia, it would take approximately 1 – 3 working days for the items to reach its destination. East Malaysia will require 5 – 12 days.
For international shipments, there are 2 options:
- DHL Express – This is the faster option and does not have any weight or dimension limit. Delivery is estimated to take 3 – 5 working days assuming the package is not held up at local customs.
- DHL E-commerce – This is the economical option and is only available should the shipment not exceed a certain weight or dimension limit. If you see this option when checking out, it means that your order qualifies for this shipping method. Delivery is estimated to take 5 – 18 working days assuming the package is not held up at local customs.
How do I track the shipment for my order?
As soon as your order is shipped, you will receive an email notification together with a tracking number. You may then track the shipment through DHL’s website.
How are local import duties /taxes handled?
All import duties and taxes (if applicable) will be covered by the recipient of the shipment. That person will receive a notification from DHL if the shipment has been held by customs. Full payment for any imposed duties or taxes will be required for clearance.
Does my shipment have insurance?
All international shipments containing sabers are automatically insured with the same value as shown in the invoice.
Install Docklight V2.3 to your computer. You may skip this step if your computer already has it installed.
Remove the micro SD card from your Neo Saber V2 and insert it into a micro SD card reader that is connected to your computer. The new firmware relies on new files that are not found in previous releases so a clean install is highly recommended. Format the micro SD card (make sure you make a backup first!) and then transfer all the files of the Sabertrio Preconfiguration Version 4.2 into the SD card (remember to unzip the downloaded file first).
The ROOT directory of your micro SD card should look something like this:
Open the ‘config.txt’ file found in the root directory of your SD card with a text editor. Locate the ‘ledstrip’ parameter and modify its value to the following based on your Neo Blade’s length:
- 36.7″ Neo Blade – 135
- 32″ Neo Blade – 125
- 30″ Neo Blade – 110
- 24″ Neo Blade – 90
- Standard Blade of any length (in-hilt LED) – 0
Locate the ‘strippower’ parameter and modify this value to the following based on your blade type.
- Neo Blade of any length – 1111
- Standard Blade of any length – 0000
Save the file and close the text editor.
Safely remove the micro SD card from the reader and insert it back into your Neo Saber V2.
Using the provided micro USB to USB cable that came with your Neo Saber V2, connect one end to your saber’s micro USB port and the other to a USB port on your computer.
We now need to cut power to the board; remove the battery from its holder by pulling the white tab carefully to dislodge it.
Press and HOLD both primary & auxiliary switch on your Neo Saber V2. Re-insert the battery back while continue holding both switches until the small LED on the CFX soundboard stops blinking.
If done correctly, the small LED on the CFX soundboard will start pulsing. With the saber still connected to your computer, launch Docklight V2.3. This is what you should see on your computer’s screen:
Click OK. In the next screen, choose “Start with a black project/blank script” and click Continue:
Now that the new project is created, go to “Tools” and click “Project Settings…”
The Project Settings window will pop up. Here, select the correct “Send/Receive on Comm.” that is your saber. It is recommended to have minimal other USB devices connected to your PC at the moment so that you can easily identify which COM port number is the correct one.
After that, make sure the “COM Port Settings” are the same as below:
Once the settings are adjusted, click OK to close the window.
Back in the main interface, click on the play button (Start Communication) at the top left corne
Docklight should now start displaying characters in the “Communication” area like shown below:
Press the main activiation switch of your Neo Saber V2 and DO NOT interrupt the process. You should see a similar screen on Docklight as the images below; this indicates that your saber is being updated.
Once that is done, your Neo Saber V2 has been successfully updated to the latest firmware version. You may now close Docklight and unplug the cable from your saber.
Enjoy Your Updated Neo Saber! As always, if there is anything that you are not sure about, please feel free to reach out to us via Facebook Messenger, Instagram DM or Email. We are always ready to assist. 🙂