How Many VE Monk Plus Colors/Editions Have Been Released?

In the spirit of Pride Month, let's stray from our normal analytical articles and sciense-backed findings, and tackle fun topics, instead. Say one of Venture Electronics' pride - their different, colorful editions of Monk Pluses.

I've already posted 2 articles about VE Monk Plus editions/colors in the past. First, when analyzing the significance of their shell colors and sound signature. Second, when making a rainbow chart for Monk+ colors. This time, well, since I've already made the rainbow chart, let's beat this dead gay horse some more and track the number of colors Venture Electronics has released for their Monk Plus line.

Different Venture Electronics Monk/Monk Plus editions/colors as of July 2017, in random order:

venture electronics' monk plus colors or editions

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Additional Monk Plus color and Monk versions as of October 2021:

monk versions and colors 2021

All Monk and Monk Plus editions and colors as of October 2021:

venture electronics' monk and monk plus colors and editions 2021

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1. Original (Beta?) Monk - first edition of Monk?, was available only to selected owners, no longer sold, was it even sold? *
2. Original Monk - the Monk that started it all, no longer sold *
3. Standard Gray Transparent/Smoke Monk Plus - available anywhere
4. Darth Piano Black Monk Plus - available anywhere *
5. Royal Purple Monk Plus - available anywhere
6. Coffee Gold Monk Plus - available anywhere
7. Monk Plus Massdrop Exclusive Red Edition - can only be bought during Massdrop drops *
8. Monk Plus Massdrop Exclusive Translucent Blue Edition - can only be bought during Massdrop drops *
9. Monk Plus PH (HEEP) Edition - only available in the Philippines
10. Monk Plus Espresso Edition - available anywhere *
11. Monk Plus Candy Edition - very elusive Monk Plus, can only be won during Facebook and veclan.com contests, no longer sold, rare gem, loved and sought by die hard Monk Plus fans *
12. Monk Plus Blood Orange (Makka Limited Edition) - quite elusive and expensive Monk Plus, not as famous as the "Candy Monk" but is considered to be of the highest quality *
13. Monk Plus SPC Edition - with silver plated copper cable (?), 2.5 TRRS and 4.4 TRRS available
14. Full Clear Monk Plus - available anywhere *
15. Monk Plus Future - available anywhere, Monk+ PH twin
16. Monk Lite Gold Black - available anywhere, has the Qian39 shell
17. Monk Lite Silver White (SPC) - available anywhere, like Monk Lite but with SPC cable, 2.5 TRRS and 4.4 TRRS version available
18. Monk Slim Metal (SM) - available anywhere, uses PK shell, 2.5 TRRS and 4.4 TRRS available
19. Monk Go - available anywhere, uh Darth Piano Black???

Where to buy:  
veclan.com / aliexpress.com / shopee.com / lazada.com / facebook.com marketplace/groups

I'm excited for more colors to come. I'm definitely looking forward to a gradient of colors in each earbud shell. Nothing like a mix of sound signatures brought by multi-color paint to confuse everyone's ears.

Update (July 2020): I'm no longer excited about new colors and won't update this list anymore, bye.

Update (October 2021): Apparently, there are new Monk versions available but no more new Monk+ colors except for Monk+ Future (which pretty much looks like the old Monk+ PH edition). Some new Monk versions finally strayed from the MX500 shell. Products no longer being sold by VE are marked (*).

Image credit: veclan.com, eng.52ve.cn, facebook.com/groups/52vecn, taodepot.com, aliexpress.com

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