No shorts Eternal. Sure, you need to set up your bridges on a VW device.

Ironically, this is a very close thing to a mech made by a French modder, I just bought some weeks ago... the Eliohm. (once in 5 years I buy an OG device, 2 weeks later the clone of it appears, that was a bummer!!! - but this could be a quasi direct clone of it) =)
If I started using reg. mods, it was for the practical side when you're out and about, but I still far prefer mech. Though chips are way better these days than they were 4-5 years ago.

For a chipped version, you've got that Pharaoh mod which you saw on the other place.

Or as you say, we had some choices lately to get one with chip for the same price.