Regarding the tantalum caps; I don't quite know where the project is at sourcing the caps or if the problem is being sorted another way but I was thinking that if we have to use 'conflict materials' (and probably do, unwittingly) then is it worth donating a percentage of proceeds to charities that help people in these war torn countries?
I read a little about this organisation working in Africa and I'm sure there are plenty of others. Making a charitable donation could be a way of offsetting the need for conflict materials in the pyra. In the UK corporate charitable donations are tax deductible so maybe dragonbox.de wouldn't lose out financially (assuming the German system is similar) and it seems, to me at least, to be something that would fit well with the pyra ethos. This sort of practise also has positive marketing leverage too.
Just a thought....
This. I want to donate to warlords.
I like what they are trying to do. It may not work since there companies can put on a show and keep the children away on the day of a visit. I have other criticisms, but I don't know enough about the cultures in that region to know if my concerns would matter. It does come down to the companies, including manufacturers, to ensure such attempts are successful, and that requires money. Are companies (and consumers) willing to accept higher costs?Hi all
@EvilDragon : regarding the tantalum issue, I think the best option would be to get in touch with the Fairphone project:
Cheers, Magic Sam
I use a hearing aid. Whenever I use my Pandora on a brightness setting on anything other than max, there is a very noticeable buzz (which grows with lower brightness) in the telecoil mode (a mode that makes the hearing aid convert electromagnetic signals into sound, used for i.e. hearing aid equivalents of headsets).
How is the Pyra in this regard?
And off too? (minimal brightness)?on a brightness setting on anything other than max,