Thank you all for providing feedback on the idea of a lower-cost purple unit; the temporary name is now Purple SE (special edition). Since this is an existing board, bringing this to market should be fairly easy. So, as usual, we are considering setting up a pre-sale for this unit to give you an extra discount when we build them in bulk.
We will start the presale of the unit on 11/21/2022 Morning 8 AM Pacific Time. Special discount coupons will be distributed the Friday (11/18/2022 Pacific Time). Even if you don't get a coupon, the price will be a nice one, as usual :)
The software running on the Purple SE will be based on the Purple:
- Perfect for WAN speeds lower than 500Mbit
- No built-in WiFi; can be extended with the Firewalla WiFi SD if needed.
- The retail price of the unit is likely 229 to 249 dollars. The pre-order price will be lower.
- This unit will have the same capabilities as the Purple, including router, bridge mode, and VLAN support.
- 2GB RAM, 16GB EMMC Storage, Quad Core ARM Processor, 2x Gigabit Interface
- Presale Date: End of November
- Shipping date January 20th to March 20th.
To Signup for the presale deal: https://firewalla.com/purplese
Based on the number of signups, we will finalize the presale and delivery dates (and better pricing). Before the presale, we will send you a special discount code to be used during the launch (bringing down the price even further!).
If we do not have enough signups, we may not start this project, so please help us spread the word!
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