Vex net

So browsing around the vex store I see the two different types of vex keys and I know the black ones are old and white are new. But my question is what is the actual difference?

Actually there’s a LOT of difference.

In short buy the new one.


  • New radio that is 2.4 GHz based instead of WiFi
  • Separates “pit” and “competition” communication by automatically detecting the competition computer via the remote and uses separate sets of channels
  • Is capable of probing to see what channels are in use and not use them
  • Has many more “slots” for robots and/or other 2.4 GHz stuff

Basically makes running a robot at a competition much less quirky.

Thank you Cody for the information and the quick reply.