In order to do that he'd need to receive a unit to show off on that couch of his. (that is after all what he does) As I understand it all the prototypes are accounted for so there are no spare units to send out for review, so that would need to wait until after ED does the first mass production run.Maybe we could get ashens to talk about it. He's done a quite nice review about the pandora. And the there are the rocketbeans as quite important german influencers.
7,500.Does anybody know, how many Pandora's have been sold?
He say is his post here that he may consider it for a later pyra batch. He chose not to do it for the first batch as kickstarter takes 10% of funds raised for themselves. It would make the pyra more expensive I think in some regards.ED or other people were discussing Kickstarter (or indiegogo etc.) ideas too, recently; don't recall what the end result of that discussion was other than entertainment of said idea - is this something you'd consider doing, as you have a working prototype?
Yes, that's a very nice rendering and what I would hope to get, but, from the Pyra order page:From the press kit:
I think that rendering is very attractive and for all intents and purposes is black. Where I have a problem with "dark grey" is that it's more subjective -- some would call the silver Pandora dark grey. For example, type "dark grey" into Google and you'll see 4 shades presented at the top of the search results -- I don't consider the last one "dark grey." And even the other two shades may be too light -- there's a certain contrast ratio between the case color and the keyboard/controls where things start to look tacky. I think I'd be perfectly fine with dark grey if it was at the blacker end of the scale. I'm just not sure what everyone else has in mind when they say "dark grey." Perhaps a better term would be "lighter black."Out of interest, how do you feel about dark grey rather than black?
No, I think I've made that abundantly clear. I just think black or dark grey (at the darker end of the scale) will have the widest appeal (and the polls seems to bear this out -- the blacks and dark greys combined outnumber the dark reds by a factor of nearly 3X). However, my main purpose in speaking up was to highlight the fact that there may be others like me who will not pre-order until we know exactly what we'll be getting, which may be important now that the rate of pre-orders is starting to plateau.
I think the polls speak for themselves (and not sure what purpose is served by not participating), but I think the real question is, if black/dark grey was the only color available, would you still buy the Pyra? I think a lot of people who prefer other colors would still purchase, but I don't know that the reverse is true (i.e. if the only available color was dark red). Personally, I would not.Dont' rely to much on the most recent poll. I for one don't participate. Waiting for poll by ED. Would have voted red, though.
7,000 give or take of mixed versions, CC, RB and GHzVery cool, ED! For comparison's sake, do we know about how many Pandora units are out in the wild now? I'm curious what the level of demand is looking like compared to when orders were first being taken for the Pandora.
Kudos for having everything planned and calculated for this process. As a customer, I can't wait to find mine sitting on my doorstep, but as a member of the community, it will be very nice to see some of the larger milestones be reached and be able to celebrate with all of you.
Maybe there's just apathy to the relentless "Let's make a poll asking a question that's already been asked". Here's two other case colour polls...(and not sure what purpose is served by not participating)
While unexpected expenses ate up my preorder fund, so I'm not directly part of that statistic, I'd still be waiting for either a confirmed black option or a community HOWTO on the DOs and DON'Ts of spray-painting a Pyra case if I had the money.No, I think I've made that abundantly clear. I just think black or dark grey (at the darker end of the scale) will have the widest appeal (and the polls seems to bear this out -- the blacks and dark greys combined outnumber the dark reds by a factor of nearly 3X). However, my main purpose in speaking up was to highlight the fact that there may be others like me who will not pre-order until we know exactly what we'll be getting, which may be important now that the rate of pre-orders is starting to plateau.
When I determined that I couldn't quite justify the cost of buying a 1GHz unit to complement my 600MHz one, I actually factored in the cost of buying a spare black shell and swapping the parts over.Personally, I found the black Pandora a lot more attractive than the hideous silver one that followed but, unfortunately, it seems that the Pyra is going down this same path.