That pricing is not for what you think it is. We are reformulating every kit based on what we have learned from the classroom teachers and competition teams usage over the last 7 years.
The kit pricing will be VERY similar to what the Cortex kit pricing is with better features and enhanced robustness.
Additionally, the individual controller and brain pricing will be lower than Cortex and the Joystick today.
We will still be selling every current Cortex compatible part and Cortex systems for the foreseeable future. However, the motors, controller, vision sensor, robot radio, and battery will not be backwards compatible with the Cortex system.
Every current sensor, except the flashlight, will be compatible with V5. The 393 (and 269) motor and the servo will work for limited power applications in the classroom, but will not be recommended for competition use.
We are very excited to fully reveal this product at CES next week.