Based on the post, they can apparently “improve availability” by reducing the cost which is done by not certifying it in the same way as the western markets. The availability of the rpi will be great, but a good part of the marketing and training is not available… YouTube. Most of the posts on this blog use YouTube.
Give China the green ones and keep the red ones for the rest of the world! Hence beware of electronics with the China Export mark but without the right and proper European Conformance mark.
Take better photos with a Raspberry Pi Pico light meter
With this in mind, in partnership with our licensees RS Components and Premier Farnell, we have granted Egoman Technology Corp a licence to produce and distribute Pis in China and Taiwan. Will it be legal to import in Bangladesh from China. The RPi can access 1GB of RAM, the issue is that nobody makes 1Gbyte LPDDR RAM chips. All the existing 1GB or larger chips on the market are not compatible with RPi’s CPU.
It seems silkscreen fonts often lack the © glyph and space for Copyright can be hard to find. Dispite the fact that all green Pis are made in China, I don’t really much appreciate “China” branded things. Would be great to have multiple RPI colors. I would like to have one white and one black.
We’ve made sure that the Chinese Pis are visually easy to distinguish from rest-of-world Pis. Because they do not carry FCC/CE marks , it’s not legal to import them into the EU or the USA, or into some other parts of the world. Not sure about the box, they start shipping on the 20th I’ll post back here when I figure out which one they actually send me. I always wondered, is not being a valid substitution for Copyright or © only true in the USA?
I guess i would qualify as a “collector”, but i’d gladly pay a bit more for a red one. It’s to discourage parallel importation of the Pi. RS and Farnell have a worldwide co-exclusive license to manufacture the Pi, and they’ve both invested enormous amounts of time, effort and https://xcritical.pro/ money in making Pi a success. We don’t want this new deal to interfere with that. We’ve been working on how to improve availability of the Raspberry Pi in China. China represents a massive potential market for the Pi, and one which comes with its own unique set of challenges.
HackSpace magazine’s mince pie tutorial
The changes are designed to discourage parallel importation, and to make it easier to spot if this is occurring. At present, the red boards are substantially similar at an electrical level to Chinese-produced green Pis, though this may change in the future. So china would be the best option for me, since here packages that come from china pay no import duties if they weight under 2kg, and also shipping costs on china are very cheap. If it’s electrically equal to the green version it’s not strictly illegal in the EU if the importer guarantees that it conforms with CE. If you import it for yourself nobody will care anyways.
- At present, the red boards are substantially similar at an electrical level to Chinese-produced green Pis, though this may change in the future.
- It seems silkscreen fonts often lack the © glyph and space for Copyright can be hard to find.
- Would be great to have multiple RPI colors.
- I always wondered, is not being a valid substitution for Copyright or © only true in the USA?
- I guess i would qualify as a “collector”, but i’d gladly pay a bit more for a red one.
- Not sure about the box, they start shipping on the 20th I’ll post back here when I figure out which one they actually send me.
For example, when you take a picture you instantaneously own the copyright. I’m not delighted for this unattractive price… RS sells green Pi in China for only 259CNY includes shipping, e14 sells for 298 CNY, not so much more than red Pi. As a foreigner living in China I am very excited about this.
Will these red boards be compatible with the Raspberry Pi Camera and any other addons, linux images, etc that may come out in the future and vise versa. If the price differential is small then there doesn’t seem much point scammed by xcritical in producing a separate product. Presumably the price differential will, eventually, be significant and Pirate Pis (there’s a name to conjure with) will inevitably find there way into western markets, legal or not.