MSX External Slot Expander pre-order

MSX External Slot Expander pre-order

by rogerio.belarmino on 31-12-2016, 11:54
Topic: Hardware
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Technobytes, known for their new hardware for classic computers like our beloved MSX system, has put up a pre-order page for their upcoming slot expander. As the Slot Expander project is expensive to be produced, they need a minimum quantity of sales to be viable.

Price: US$ 139,00. Shipment Prediction: February / March 2017.

  • 4 Expanded slots that can fit even large cartridges;
  • 60cm buffered flat cable;
  • Exclusive plastic cabinet (in development);
  • 5V External power supply (included);
  • You can easily disable a slot (you don't have to remove the cartridge). Each slot have one key and one information LED; *
  • "DC IN" Status LED: The main board and the cartridges are protected against incorrect voltage (low or high), any problem with the power supply, even if you forgot to connect one :-). The DC IN Status Led will blink in any of these cases;
  • High quality board

Check the Technobytes pre-order page

Comments (34)

By sd_snatcher

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31-12-2016, 12:16

It's worth mentioning that this slot expander is a reproduction of the famous NEOS EX-4, which is sought after for it's excellent quality and long data cable. The per-slot LEDs and disable switches were a nice addition by Tecnobytes.

The final product will have a plastic case made by QuickPlast, the same company that made the cases of the Zemmix-BR computers. Tecnobytes said that they'll soon publish some 3D previews of the case so people can have an idea of how the finished product will look.

By enribar

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31-12-2016, 14:14

I can't post easely on the official page so I write here.
I'm ready to order but shippings are not clearly exposed, where to find them?

By djh1697

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31-12-2016, 14:25

nice Smile

By rjp

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31-12-2016, 15:49

The price (US$ 139) includes international shipping.

By rjp

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31-12-2016, 15:53

BTW, they hope to have a plastic case soon, in order to protect all components.

By aurix72

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31-12-2016, 15:58

For the shipping you have to add 30$ more.
It is quite expensive, but worth it !!

By sd_snatcher

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31-12-2016, 16:51

rjp wrote:

The price (US$ 139) includes international shipping.

Are you sure? Because the product page states "Paypal fees & Shipping not included".

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It is quite expensive, but worth it !!

And, if you consider that the original EX-4 was priced at ¥29,800 some 30 years ago, and this one costs ¥16,264, maybe it doesn't sound that expensive.

By Albert Pieter Dotinga

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31-12-2016, 19:23

Looks nicer than my 8 slot expander from pablotronic Nishi

By msd

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31-12-2016, 22:27

Is it designed to work only at 3.58Mhz? Or can it also handle higher speeds?

By djh1697

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01-01-2017, 22:12

@Albert I would say that you 8 slot expander is probably more useful though?

By Alexey

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02-01-2017, 15:20

Can I buy only the board?

By Colemu

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05-01-2017, 00:00

I've ordered mine!! Big smile

By rogerio.belarmino

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08-01-2017, 13:27

Smile Thanks !!!

By luppie

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08-01-2017, 13:36

I also ordered mine. Big smile
I only received a Paypal receipt, Do we also get a confirmation that the order is successful ?

By rogerio.belarmino

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09-01-2017, 16:22

Confirm your email on paypal please.

By rjp

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09-01-2017, 20:07

Oh dammit, I was wrong... I thought they included international shipping 'cause there were some products which S&H were included. My bad. Shocked!

By rogerio.belarmino

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10-01-2017, 22:40

Confirmed everything ok Luppie !!! Wink

By msxtrd

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11-01-2017, 12:27

Ordered.

By luppie

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14-01-2017, 11:10

When will the 'goal' be updated on the Technobytes site ?

By Alexey

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14-01-2017, 17:18

I still haven't got a reply on whether I can only buy the board...

By msxtrd

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15-01-2017, 13:33

Do I get some confirmation on payment?

By max_iwamoto

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17-01-2017, 05:30

I would like to order if they are being produced... But so far on the website, the goal is not reached... Is there any update on that???

By -Neo-

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28-01-2017, 13:06

@max_iwamoto
If you want to order it then order it. If everybody is waiting for the goal to be reached before ordering the goal will never be reached. I just ordered mine.

By Mr.Mouse

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03-02-2017, 23:18

A question, just how does this work? Of course, you can insert multiple modules, but are those true additional slots? Or do you have to select which slot the MSX will see as the "active" one? Suppose I have an FM PAC in one, and a MEGAFLASHROM in another, I think I will have to select one to be active before powering on, correct? There will be no "run-time" switching? Like, I start a demo that will use FM PAC from the MEGAFLASHROM and then quickly switch to the FM PAC. Just making sure I understand before ordering. Smile

By cklayman

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22-02-2017, 15:52

Ordered mine a while back but now cannot get to the page which showed the 'goal'. Will the unit be produced?

By msxtrd

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22-02-2017, 22:00

By sd_snatcher

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24-02-2017, 22:41

\o/

By giangiacomo.zaffini

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25-03-2017, 04:53

There's a list of confirmed pieces for some customers on the tecnobytes' site. Can somebody order these days or not?

By rogerio.belarmino

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16-05-2017, 03:18

By alexito

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16-05-2017, 09:39

Great!
Let me know when the orders are open.
Wink

By luppie

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16-05-2017, 19:41

Orders are open.

By Grauw

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17-05-2017, 11:53

Quote:

- Exclusive plastic cabinet (in development);

Nice!

By libero

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22-05-2017, 09:23

ordered mine Smile

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