Wednesday, September 30, 2009

First Looks - MacDev Clone

Pictures of the new MacDev Clone are out. Although they are only computer generated images, it's still better than no pictures at all. I'm sure the real pics will be posted all over the internet real soon.

From the outside, it looks like the Droid. Without paying attention to the details, it's hard to tell apart a Clone and a Droid. From MacDev's website, it seems that the only improvement over the Droid worth mentioning is the electronics. It now has a USB connector and an OLED screen. No USB rechargeable batteries though, I think it still runs on a 9v like the RX.

It may have a new bolt system and a new reg, but who cares, it still has the same shots per 68ci/4500psi tank. From the looks of it, seems like there won't be much of a difference between the Droid and Clone. I do like the new macroline setup though. The straight macroline setup is a little hard to pull out the macroline.

Top: Clone's bolt system
Bottom: Droid's bolt system

At this moment on MacDev USA online store, the Droid is US$950, whereas the Clone's MSRP is US$1250. No one knows for sure how the new marker will perform, but if it's like what i predicted, it's better to save US$300 and get a Droid.

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