Ultimate Works “Flyte” – For’s new saber (and more)

Hello Everybody, I hope you are all well and staying safe. Today I don’t have a saber design to show you….shock and horror! No saber? Well not one of my sabers no, but I am going to show off my new custom lightsaber I recently purchased and added to my only other saber. I have wanted a new saber for a while so I can say I am an actual “collector” rather than just a Star Wars fan with one saber, so I had a bit of fortune earlier in the year and I got some money back that I was owed . With the credits I got I bought my boots, outfit and robe….I just needed a saber. Eventually one became available to purchase that was just too good of a deal to turn down, and it is called the “Flyte” lightsaber from a manufacturer named Ultimate Works. I saw the list of features and the price and had to get one. It came within 1 week of ordering (that’s fast from Hong Kong to the UK) and when it arrived it looked like this…

This saber is a beauty, and has some nifty features. For one it has sound, but it doesn’t just have one set of effects – it has SIX sets of sounds (a set of sounds is known as a Soundfont or Font for short). So this saber can have the hum and clash sounds of Rey’s lightsaber…or the crackle and hisses you hear from Kylo Ren’s! The saber also has the ability to swap those default sounds for new ones you can purchase and download. You then use a USB cable to upload the fonts into the saber like you would transfer files on a computer. The USB cable can also recharge the battery that powers the saber, so no more buying batteries or looking for spare ones! Oh and I mentioned multiple sounds…but I forgot to mention this has multiple blade colours too by having an RGB LED installed. This LED bulb has three smaller LEDs inside, one Red, one Green and one Blue. By programming the electronics I can set how bright each colour is and mix my own colours (a bit like Colour Balance on a TV set.) So this saber can be red or blue as well…

Due to the sensor in my digital camera the blue looks a bit purple and the red looks orange but they are red and blue…oh and not just these three colours…here’s a slideshow of a selection of what’s possible….

With this technology I can have any combination of lights and sounds to mimic any lightsaber in existance. And even more tech is installed on this beauty. The sounds on some lightsabers you can purchase are very “static” meaning no matter how you swing the blade the noise remains the same, well in this hilt there are sensors that detect which direction and how hard you are swinging and it processes the sounds accordingly. So if you just wiggle the blade it will sound “whum, whum” but if you swing like a baseball player the noise is louder and harsher “WWWHHHUUUM!, WWWWWHHHUUUM!” This saber even flashes different colours when it hits another blade or when you tap the switch it will flash and make the noise of a laser blaster so you can “deflect” enemy fire! It is just unbelievable how good this hilt is and it has earned a place next to my first saber. Here they are next to each other…

Don’t they make a nice pair, hang on! There’s three sabers!

Er, I seem to have miscounted! I see three sabers in this picture…and you would be correct…there is another….light…saber! Yes, not only have I received an Ultimate Works saber but a new company based in the UK has set up selling lightsabers and they too had an impressive offer so I was able to buy a “Mystery Box” saber from them too.

The company is called Padawan Outpost and is based in London so I didn’t have to pay any import tax and the hilt had free UK shipping…and I purchased a Mystery Box saber. I had no idea which hilt I would get or what features it would have, but for £59 ($78) the price again was too good to pass up. I could have received a movie inspired replica (costing £200+) but I was sent a model called the ECO Zeta, and it is sooo cool. It is a base model with the basic electronics installed but it is awesome and looks beautiful….here take a look….

The Zeta comes in a classy rose gold colour and too features SIX fonts (however these fonts aren’t swappable), has a recharge function too and yep, you guessed it it has RGB colour change blade. And to demonstrate my Force powers I took a quick video of the saber to show you it working. I’ll apologise immediately and say that I turned the sounds to muted so I don’t bend any copyright laws and the whirring and clicks you hear are my camera trying to focus!

How about that! I am one with the Force and can control my saber without touching it. Jedi Mastery 😀

Now I am approaching the end of this exciting post but first I need to point out I am in NO WAY AFFILIATED with either Ultimate Works (available via The Pach Store) or connected to Padawan Outpost. I am just a very satisfied customer who is happy with my purchases. As such I am going to leave links to both vendors so you can check them out for yourselves .

Padawan Outpost website features 19 models of hilt in three price/specification tiers and can be found here: https://padawanoutpost.com/

The Pach Store is the online outlet for Ultimate Works and have a range of hilts in three specification tiers and can be found here: https://www.thepachstore.com/collections/custom-sabers

Both companies were swift and efficient, their packaging (outstanding and recyclable) and shipping options were good and I hope to purchase more from either company in future.

I might have to as Mrs Tyeth has taken a liking to the Zeta hilt and has sort of owned it for herself!

Thanks so much for looking in on my new expanded saber collection. I hope you liked the new sabers and don’t worry I will post a full ensemble gallery of me in my robe and costume, using these hilts when I get the belt and pouches I am shopping for. As always your support is fantastic and we have broken the 25,000 views milestone this week, so even bigger thanks. Till next time….

Ultimate Works “Flyte” is a lightaber design built and sold by Ultimate Works via The Pach Store web retail store. The design and Intellectual Property are Trademark/Copyright of Ultimate Works.

The “ECO Zeta Saber” is available via Padawan Outpost and the name “ECO Zeta Saber” is Copyright of Padawan Outpost.

7 thoughts on “Ultimate Works “Flyte” – For’s new saber (and more)”

    1. Hi Neil, don’t worry I only get it out for defence purposes. Eew! That sounded even worse! Seriously though, these sabers are fantastic value considering I paid less for both than I did for my original lightsaber. My original saber is the black and silver hilt with the green blade, and it only has one soundfont, is permanently set to green and doesn’t have the flashing effects or upgradeable sound. When I bought it it was over £240 X(

  1. Fantastic, FT – you’ve gone from one to three sabers in as many weeks! The Flyte is just so cool with all those options as I said before. But I kind of like the mystery of ording blind as you did on the newest, and having a nice surprise… it looks awesome. Congrats!

    1. Hi there TVTA, it is kinda amazing, there’s that saying you wait years for a bus to arrive then two come at once….well it feels that way with sabers! It took me 30 years before I bought my first “real” saber and now I get 2 in a month. But this is down to how technology is becoming cheaper. These are still considered purchases (and you have to be careful of “Dropshp Retailers – people who buy a job lot of products then set up a temporary overpriced online store) but these two hilts I knew came from reputable vendors and were well worth the money. I do hope to add to the collection with another Mystery Box or I might just spend £70-85 and buy another selected hilt (then I can chose a matching hilt to connect together and make a Darth Maul style double bladed staff!). But I have to save a few credits first…thanks as always.

      1. Hi there TVTA, that would be a fantastic way to start 2021, we always need new recruits to fight the Darkside! I don’t think you can go wrong with either company but Padawan Outpost is run by the sister of a very well known lightsaber installer named Khal Jahromi owner of another store known as KR Sabers. So sabers run in their family. You will have to keep us informed whether or not you buy one….after this year and your efforts you’re definitely worthy of treating yourself. Thanks for all you do.

      2. After seeing your pics and looking at the site I’m so tempted. Plus I love the excitement of a mystery box! For sure if I do you know you can expect a prompt blog post! How could I not resist 😉
        Thanks for the inspiration and good words!

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