This is not yet official but things seem quite settled now: DC2N4 will be available to the public for a price that’s in between 30 and 35 GBP. Realistically, we might be looking at 35 GBP inclusive of shipping. Only PC and Linux GUI clients will be available, but OSX users will be able to use a commandline version of the client:
A few things need to happen before DC2N4 becomes available to the public:
- beta testing of the device and software (most likely with users just in UK)
- verification of the impact of moisture and EMI during travel
So, what I’d say is: this is a good time to make up your minds and decide whether or not a DC2N4 is for you. If it is, you might want to put aside a few quids a week for when the device becomes available 🙂
In particular, be reminded that DC2N4 is the only device in the DC2N family for which I have not written any TAP playback code and I might not do so.
As per low-cost version, I am still waiting for a tiny evaluation kit to be delivered so that I can check whether a lower class micro-controller might be used for the same purpose. If so, we would be looking at 28 GBP inclusive of shipping for DC2N4 low-cost.