Laser wrote: ↑ hansichen wrote: ↑
Xmit on place two, such a bullshit. Round 1 was a major failure and round two is just announced. That's a joke.
I think you're way too harsh. First, XMIT had to rely on a different, Chinese company *and* Massdrop to push this through (if I get it right) - so if you are criticizing them, it's not quite the same thing as criticizing the person - and 2nd, an innovative idea is an innovative idea; it may take 10 rounds to be perfect, but the product exists, and it's moving forward. A cool idea can get votes, the effort of a person can get votes, even if the result doesn't live up to expectations. IMO XMIT needs encouragements , funds maybe, not to be mocked at.
I'll leave it to the community to decide how to judge my efforts. Sufficient to say I'd like to do more in house on my own but a number of personal circumstances have colluded to make this much more difficult than say even six months ago. No one is more acutely aware of all the strengths and weaknesses of my efforts than me.
Objectively I'm not certain I can agree that "Round 1 was a major failure". The sales numbers tell a different story. The return and failure rate are, I hate to say it, not all that far off of other efforts by small manufacturers without more direct supervision. Again, the community can decide in the long term how it values these boards by setting their resale value. I regret nothing about these boards and efforts even if there are many lessons for next time.
Working with an external factory and an external reseller there are limits to what I'm able to do. No amount of 2am calls to China or visits to the reseller's office can address those fundamental limits.
I've got some great idea for 2018 and 2019 - now to find the time and the right partners to bring them to life...
Thank you again to all who nominated and voted for me in this year's DTA awards, and who continue to believe in my work despite some growing pains. This is the reason my "keyboard truck" proudly wears a DT logo.