Giveaway Week – NanoPi R2S gateway

Here’s the 8th edition of CNX Software giveaway week! I’ll have seven items to give away to readers in the 2021 event with some help from two companies as I was short on available samples this year.

We’ll start with NanoPi R2S gateway based on Rockchip RK3328 SoC, and equipped with 1 GB DDR4 RAM as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

NanoPi R2S Giveaway

I reviewed NanoPi R2S gateway at the end of last year with Armbian built Ubuntu 20.04 Focal, and it performed well under load thanks to the metal enclosure and optimized OS. The main downside is having a USB 2.0 port, especially if you intend to use it as external storage, but that’s the cost of having two Gigabit Ethernet ports on Rockchip RK3328 SoC, with one of those using the USB 3.0 interface.

The giveaway includes the board and metal enclosure. It is already fully assembled. So you’ll just need a 5V/3A USB power adapter and MicroSD card to get started.

NanoPi R2S Heatsink Cooling

To enter the draw simply leave a comment with your country and whatever else you’d like to say. If the country is missing, I’ll consider the entry void. Other rules are as follows:

  • Only one entry per contest. I will filter out entries with the same IP and/or email address.
  • Contests are open for 48 hours starting at 10 am (Bangkok time) every day.
  • Comments will be closed after 48 hours. If comments are open, the contest is still going on.
  • Winners will be selected with random.org, and announced in the comments section of each giveaway.
  • I’ll contact the winner by email, and I’ll expect an answer within 24 hours, or I’ll pick another winner.
  • Note that I may not be able to contact people who log in with Facebook, Twitter, or Google, so it’s better to use an email address to enter the draw.
  • Shipping
    • $9 for registered airmail small packet for overseas shipping payable via PayPal within 48 hours once the contest (for a given product) is complete.
    • If Paypal is not available in your country, you can still play, and I’ll cover the cost of sending the parcel by Sea and Land (SAL) without registration if you win.
  • I’ll post all prizes at the same time, around the 11th of November, except for products shipped directly by companies which will be handled separately.
  • I’ll make sure we have 7 different winners, so if you have already won a device during this giveaway week, I’ll draw another person.

Good luck!

If you don’t end up winning and you’d like to buy the NanoPi R2S gateway with the metal case, you can do so on Amazon or Aliexpress for $60 and up.

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Steve Hopkins
1 year ago

Thailand

Dale
Dale
1 year ago

USA

ye myat
ye myat
1 year ago

How nice if i get it. I will test board.

Anthony
Anthony
1 year ago

Singapore

Carey Bishop
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1 year ago

New Zealand

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1 year ago

singapore

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Roberto Sabbi
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Siva
1 year ago

India

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Cam
1 year ago

Australia

Chida
Chida
1 year ago

India, looking forward to run openwrt and wireguard on this for a secure homenetwork

Copercini
Copercini
1 year ago

Brazil

Russian Bear
Russian Bear
1 year ago

Russia

James
James
1 year ago

Australia

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Pete
1 year ago

Australia

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Zamir
1 year ago

China.
Thanks for the various informative articles on CNX!

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Germany

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Jean-François Rochard
1 year ago

France

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Hasan Başar Oral
1 year ago

Turkey and thanks for the review

Jean-François
Jean-François
1 year ago

France

Ted Lin
Ted Lin
1 year ago

Taiwan

Tom
1 year ago

Taiwan.

Venetis Kanakaris
Venetis Kanakaris
1 year ago

Hello

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1 year ago

Thailand

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Rogan Dawes
1 year ago

South Africa

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GuidoL
1 year ago

Greetings from Turkey

Jakub Płuska
1 year ago

Poland 🙂 and my New dev kit, thanks to ikea for tablet stand

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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Klaudiusz
1 year ago

Poland

Daniel
Daniel
1 year ago

Sweden!

Loïc
Loïc
1 year ago

Hello from Switzerland !
Thanks 🙂

Ake
Ake
1 year ago

I’d like to have it. Thailand

KotCzarny
1 year ago

poland

Chirag A
1 year ago

India 🇮🇳

Vincent Dimitriou
Vincent Dimitriou
1 year ago

France. Great asset I would love to try out ! Great job on cnx !

Martin Vancl
1 year ago

Czech Republic

Anthony.h
Anthony.h
1 year ago

France !!

Martin F
Martin F
1 year ago

Germany

khancyr
khancyr
1 year ago

France ! Thanks for your work and give a hope for those boards you test a new life

Lacko835
Lacko835
1 year ago

Hungary

Pim Vullers
Pim Vullers
1 year ago

Netherlands

maurer
maurer
1 year ago

Romania. I really want one !

Patrice Tisserand
1 year ago

France

Nikola Samardzic
Nikola Samardzic
1 year ago

Serbia

Nikodem Czechowski
Nikodem Czechowski
1 year ago

Poland

Evgeni
Evgeni
1 year ago

Germany

Francesco Valla
Francesco Valla
1 year ago

Italy!

michael zweers
michael zweers
1 year ago

The Netherlands, give away week. just want the doctor prescribed 🙂

fape
fape
1 year ago

Hungary. Keep up the good work!

Abbadon
Abbadon
1 year ago

Netherlands. Love the reviews, love the giveaways!

Alexandre Assouad
Alexandre Assouad
1 year ago

France

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xtract
1 year ago

Greetings from Sweden!

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1 year ago

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Anis
1 year ago

France

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xdcc_master
1 year ago

Germany

Branko
Branko
1 year ago

Serbia

nouknouk
nouknouk
1 year ago

France, I would love to replace my ISP router by this one with openwrt.

michael Z
michael Z
1 year ago

Greece

david
david
1 year ago

Australia, would be nice to win

Ze
Ze
1 year ago

Greetings from Germany 🙂

Riccardo M.
Riccardo M.
1 year ago

Italy

Jerome T
Jerome T
1 year ago

Thanks for all your review

Jerome T
Jerome T
1 year ago

I forget, I’m from France

V P
V P
1 year ago

Finland

Bertrand L
Bertrand L
1 year ago

A good fit to replace my current openmptcprouteur 🙂

France.

Malik Cissé
1 year ago

France

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Manuel Vázquez
1 year ago

Spain

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Netherlands

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Germany

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Peter Roberts
1 year ago

Malaysia

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Guillaume LEVEQUE
1 year ago

france

PhilS
PhilS
1 year ago

England

aldo
1 year ago

Italy

Hong S.
Hong S.
1 year ago

USA. It’s good for running OpenWrt

Tropicao
Tropicao
1 year ago

France !

JF002
1 year ago

Belgium!

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Oliver
1 year ago

Germany

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Alex
1 year ago

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vladimir
1 year ago

Russia

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Alexey
1 year ago

Germany

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Laurent
1 year ago

France

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chunga
1 year ago

FRANCE

Star Platinum
Star Platinum
1 year ago

Japan!

David A.M.
David A.M.
1 year ago

Spain here!
New reader this year from the telegram channel!

Keep up the good work!

Inkyubasu
Inkyubasu
1 year ago

Italy

daniel carter
daniel carter
1 year ago

new zealand

Caio Pedreira
Caio Pedreira
1 year ago

Brazil. I’m in!

Javier
Javier
1 year ago

Spain, thanks!

Dinh Phan
Dinh Phan
1 year ago

Never luck at the giveaway

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mpampis
1 year ago

Greece

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1 year ago

Poland

Luigi Capriotti
Luigi Capriotti
1 year ago

Denmark, cheers!

Sergey Pavlenko
Sergey Pavlenko
1 year ago

Russia

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Phuong.N
1 year ago

Vietnam, It’s good to study Openwrt

Phuong.N
Phuong.N
1 year ago

Vietnam

Andrei
Andrei
1 year ago

Greetings from Brazil !

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Calots
1 year ago

Australia

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1 year ago

Thailand

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Serbia

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1 year ago

Croatia

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inspector
1 year ago

Russia

Marc J Gillis
Marc J Gillis
1 year ago

USA

Peter Elliot
Peter Elliot
1 year ago

United States

Parthiban
1 year ago

Germany.
Thanks for your posts and engaging information on hardware.

Daniel D.
Daniel D.
1 year ago

Germany. Let it come to Germany!

Simon John
Simon John
1 year ago

England, would make a lovely router/firewall and save me buying a Celeron

Luís Costa e Silva
Luís Costa e Silva
1 year ago

Portugal
Thank you for the opportunity.

1 year ago

France.
Thank you so much for your work.

Jeff stahler
Jeff stahler
1 year ago

It would be great to get. I would show it on you tube. It would be nice.

David Willmore
David Willmore
1 year ago

U.S.A.

Erik
Erik
1 year ago

Sweden

Cristiano Maciel
Cristiano Maciel
1 year ago

Brazil, your reviews are awesome!

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lademan
1 year ago

France 😀

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Philip
1 year ago

France

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1 year ago

USA!

1 year ago

The Netherlands

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Jason Patrick
1 year ago

UK

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

Latvia

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Gung
1 year ago

Indonesia, wkwkwk

Rohit
Rohit
1 year ago

Country: India

Grzegorz Drozd
Grzegorz Drozd
1 year ago

Poland

tvall
tvall
1 year ago

United States
dual gig ethernet on a rk3328 sounds like fun.

Huynh Thanh Tu
Huynh Thanh Tu
1 year ago

Viet Nam
Thank you for your embedded infomations

Aashitech
1 year ago

India

Serge Chirik
Serge Chirik
1 year ago

Belarus

Kumar Gala
Kumar Gala
1 year ago

US

Wenle Zheng
1 year ago

U>S>A

Kamil
Kamil
1 year ago

Poland – great work BTW.

Scott Young
Scott Young
1 year ago

Canada, eh!

Krzysztof
Krzysztof
1 year ago

Poland

Jim G
Jim G
1 year ago

USA

ARMy
ARMy
1 year ago

Ukraine

Kurt
Kurt
1 year ago

USA

Mark Strauch
Mark Strauch
1 year ago

United States

Steve Sexton
Steve Sexton
1 year ago

United States

Rob Jordan
1 year ago

UK. What a nice little device!

Alex
1 year ago

Ukraine

L_oled
1 year ago

France

Chris Lee
Chris Lee
1 year ago

Greeting from Singapore!

Oren
1 year ago

Singapore. Thanks for the giveaway!

jbowen
1 year ago

United States

Love SBC-based home infrastructure 🙂

solipso
solipso
1 year ago

Czech Republic [CZ] is a beautiful country with wonderful nature and rich historic heritage conserved thaks to the communist-era stagnation. You should definitely visit us here.

Jan
Jan
1 year ago

Poland

Dru Nelson
Dru Nelson
1 year ago

USA – this will make a nice router with DNS filtering

rui cruz
rui cruz
1 year ago

Portugal

Eric
Eric
1 year ago

The United States of America
(Republic of California)

Sean
Sean
1 year ago

Canada

Wargn
Wargn
1 year ago

Germany

lampra
lampra
1 year ago

HELLAS aka greece

Brice
Brice
1 year ago

China

Tim
Tim
1 year ago

USA – Would love to play around with one of these!

khiem lq
khiem lq
1 year ago

Vietnam

Catalin Toda
Catalin Toda
1 year ago

USA

Martijn
Martijn
1 year ago

The Netherlands

Rob Logan
1 year ago

New York, USA

Carlos Santos
Carlos Santos
1 year ago

Portugal

CHRIS
CHRIS
1 year ago

thanks for this. usa

Jon Mott
Jon Mott
1 year ago

USA

NETeagle
NETeagle
1 year ago

France

Mert Atakan
Mert Atakan
1 year ago

Turkey, need for avoiding state tracking

Szymon Silski
Szymon Silski
1 year ago

Poland

Kira
Kira
1 year ago

France

Arvo
Arvo
1 year ago

Latvia

Kevin Wang
Kevin Wang
1 year ago

USA

Mati
Mati
1 year ago

Poland

Kubo
Kubo
1 year ago

Slovakia

Frank Earl
Frank Earl
1 year ago

USA. Keep doing what you do. This is one of the best ways for all of us to find out about this stuff.

wanderer_
1 year ago

+1

Adam Słodki
Adam Słodki
1 year ago

Poland

wanderer_
1 year ago

United States

Angelos Chatzikostas
1 year ago

Malta, EU 🙂

Ronald E. Knight
Ronald E. Knight
1 year ago

Hi, I need to win something, USA

Christian Lambert
Christian Lambert
1 year ago

USA

Isidoros Gkantsidis
Isidoros Gkantsidis
1 year ago

Greece

Marcin Dąbrowski
1 year ago

Poland, I hope that you can see my e-mail attached to my WordPress Account.

Elsa Nunes
Elsa Nunes
1 year ago

Portugal
Thank you!

Mietek
Mietek
1 year ago

Poland

1 year ago

I was more curious about this version because I used the previous version.
Greetings from Turkey.

Mark Birss
Mark Birss
1 year ago

South Africa

kamber simsek
1 year ago

turkey

Ales Pycha
Ales Pycha
1 year ago

Czech Republic

Mitko
Mitko
1 year ago

Bulgaria, looks interesting

Klemens Häckel
Klemens Häckel
1 year ago

Paraguay

itchy n scratchy
itchy n scratchy
1 year ago

Switzerland

Hicham Benyoucef
Hicham Benyoucef
1 year ago

France

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

Greetings from Austria

TonyT
TonyT
1 year ago

USA

Christian
Christian
1 year ago

Germany

Frulko
Frulko
1 year ago

France
By the way, thanks for this website you are do an amazing job !
Thank you !

Mattia
Mattia
1 year ago

Italy

Erki
1 year ago

Estonia

Sergej Komov
Sergej Komov
1 year ago

Latvia

Jarek
Jarek
1 year ago

Poland

Rachid
Rachid
1 year ago

Morocco

Åke Hedman
1 year ago

Los in the middle of Sweden

David
David
1 year ago

Divided States of America – Let’s Go Brandon!

Vasco
Vasco
1 year ago

Portugal

Serge
1 year ago

Germany

jansen cesar arruda
jansen cesar arruda
1 year ago

Brazil here

GTurkeli
GTurkeli
1 year ago

Turkey. Good luck everyone:)

Jerry Nguyen
1 year ago

Australia 🇦🇺

Piotr
Piotr
1 year ago

Poland!

wboz88
wboz88
1 year ago

Wow! So many people want this! Not me though 😀
I’ll put my country in another one of giveaways I’m sure.

Garrett
1 year ago

USA

Arp Rip
1 year ago

Taiwan

Bela
Bela
1 year ago

Belgium

suriyan
suriyan
1 year ago

Thailand

Anthony DiLello
Anthony DiLello
1 year ago

United States

Benjamin
Benjamin
1 year ago

Canada

Tomek
Tomek
1 year ago

Poland

Joseph
Joseph
1 year ago

Hong Kong

Hartraft
Hartraft
1 year ago

Belgium

Anor Neto
Anor Neto
1 year ago

Brazil

Kwlee
Kwlee
1 year ago

Malaysia

Mike
1 year ago

Greece

Erick
Erick
1 year ago

United States

Michael K Warner
Michael K Warner
1 year ago

United States of America

Bruno Capobiango
Bruno Capobiango
1 year ago

Brazil – great site Jean-Luc, thx!!

Katie
Katie
1 year ago

USA

Thomas Hollier
1 year ago

Yes, please… 🙂

Sfinx
Sfinx
1 year ago

Ukraine

yasno ponyatno
1 year ago

Belarus

Україна
Україна
1 year ago

Ukraine

Adam C
Adam C
1 year ago

US Thanks for the invite

Magnus
Magnus
1 year ago

Finland

Thomas
Thomas
1 year ago

Germany

frostwork
frostwork
1 year ago

Looks interesting! 🙂

frostwork
frostwork
1 year ago

Germany

Barnaby
Barnaby
1 year ago

UK

littleyoda
littleyoda
1 year ago

Germany

Sathish Guru V
Sathish Guru V
1 year ago

India.

May the odds be ever in my favor!

Sercan DEMIRHAN
Sercan DEMIRHAN
1 year ago

Turkey

lifelion
lifelion
1 year ago

France

gizme
gizme
1 year ago

Taiwan
A far more powerful replacement for my current home Firewall / NAT-router.

Ray
Ray
1 year ago

Belgium

Haze
Haze
1 year ago

france

Rudi
Rudi
1 year ago

Australia

pi-r
pi-r
1 year ago

Poland

jan dan
jan dan
1 year ago

Luxembourg

Jota.nr
Jota.nr
1 year ago

Hello from Spain

TMT
TMT
1 year ago

Spain. I’m in

gruzija
gruzija
1 year ago

Macedonia

Alexandre Assouad
Alexandre Assouad
1 year ago

France

serwus
serwus
1 year ago

Poland

Kovacs Robert
Kovacs Robert
1 year ago

Hungary

christophe rousseau
1 year ago

france

great competition

Bart
Bart
1 year ago

The Netherlands

Karpiu
Karpiu
1 year ago

Poland. Sorry for the duplicated entry, country was missing.

Preisschild
Preisschild
1 year ago

Austria

X4lldux
X4lldux
1 year ago

Poland

Rishav
Rishav
1 year ago

India

1 year ago

Portugal

Nicolas Marshall
1 year ago

France

tomaz
tomaz
1 year ago

Slovenia

Mike
1 year ago

United States

Cheers!

Ken M
Ken M
1 year ago

USA

Ivan Milanovic
Ivan Milanovic
1 year ago

Serbia

Frans
Frans
1 year ago

Netherlands

sirrab
sirrab
1 year ago

USA

Rob Leighton
Rob Leighton
1 year ago

United Kingdom

Sheng
Sheng
1 year ago

Canada

Miliadis Lazaros
Miliadis Lazaros
1 year ago

Greece. Keep up the excellent job.

Marques
Marques
1 year ago

France

Robert
Robert
1 year ago

USA

pere
pere
1 year ago

Spain

Gianluigi
Gianluigi
1 year ago

Italy

Lukasz
Lukasz
1 year ago

Poland

pingi
pingi
1 year ago

CH

Afranio
Afranio
1 year ago

Brazil. Cool product.

Peter Steenbergen
1 year ago

The Netherlands

Perfect for OpenVoiceOS support / development.

jiyan
jiyan
1 year ago

Greece

Mustafa Kurt
Mustafa Kurt
1 year ago

Germany

Solmis
Solmis
1 year ago

Finland

Sebestyén Krisztián Tamás
Sebestyén Krisztián Tamás
1 year ago

Hungary

Fernando
Fernando
1 year ago

France

Marius
Marius
1 year ago

Hi from Romania.

Mati
Mati
1 year ago

Israel

Ismael
Ismael
1 year ago

Spain

Francisco Garcia
Francisco Garcia
1 year ago

Chile, this board would habe been great for tinyPilot

Kedar Koppikar
Kedar Koppikar
1 year ago

Home Server

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