and so after that whole paragraph, you still don't have anything to share to the relevant topic
Originally Posted by CorsairGeorge
Okay, let's play the game your way.
Corsair may eventually release better versions of every single product in the market today.
Due to a variety of reasons, I can't tell you what differences there are, when they'll be released, or anything about them. For some, because we haven't even started work on them (the next-gen 900D, for example, hasn't been officially put into development because we just launched it and high-end cases have multi-year lifespans), for others it's because we're at varying stages in the dev cycle and can't comment.
I know right now what's on my fan roadmap. I know which products we're working on, and what stage we're at on them. However, because those products are not finalized and not ready to launch, I'm not going to talk about them.
Let's say we have a prototype fan that produces 100CFM at 4dBA and has 12mmH20 static pressure. Some miracle, law of physics bending thing that we came up with after a night doing rails of coke with the ghosts of Newton and Tesla or whatever. But for some reason, during development, the experimental motor we used returns back to its own dimension of reality and we have to go with a conventional motor, which raises it from 4dBA to 11dBA or something. Still amazingly good, but different from our prototype spec. Also let's say that the schedule changes from March 2014 to May 2014.
This type of thing happens CONSTANTLY in the product dev cycle. So until the thing is 100% complete, we don't announce anything about it. I have cases, coolers, fans, and Corsair Link products all in development right now. New PSUs are being worked on. New flash drives, keyboards, mice, RAM, SSDs, and a ton of unannounced product lines as well. Some of them may end up getting canceled. So until the product is 100% ready to go and we're sure of the launch dates, we don't say anything.
Sorry man, but all it would do is aggravate you. The dev cycle on the last gen SP120 took us over a year from concept to launch. And we didn't have ANYTHING in the market that we had to improve upon.
I'm with Doyll on this one, because I see this all the time with ANY kind of company that is eager with their mouths and it's frustrating
If you have no MEANINGFUL information to release, then you're just inviting speculation. Speculation just leads to misguided customers (or even ridicule when you release something else and people wonder why it's not what they expected)
Saying "always looking at" and "doesn't mean we never will" is blanket statement 101. Why is this even worth saying as a company? That's already understood - of course anything with consumer demand is worth looking into...posting something is just asking people to speculate/anticipate over nothing
1. You didn't have any details to share - customers move on. If you do end up releasing something much later, it all comes with excitement
2. You say "always looking at", "doesn't mean we never will" - weeks/months from now, we're going to get a thread of someone asking "Corsair said they're looking at
, why haven't we gotten one yet?", "Corsair, where is ____, we want/need one" when in reality it's still way behind other products that are much further down the line. Customers that could have been excited from your press release now just respond with "finally", "about time"
I respect Corsair as a company and I like many of their products, but anytime I see this kind of statement from a rep from any company, I just wish they didn't bother. It's ALWAYS better to surprise your customers than have them speculate
- let them speculate among themselves, not something from your mouth. Some people out there speculate stupid things and have stupid/unrealistic expectations; many of whom aren't smart enough to think about how much work goes into releasing a product - let those stupid speculations/expectations be on their head, not yours