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04-05-2020 04:22 AM
bst
Quote: Originally Posted by Zakman View Post
It looks 100% premium. I'm assuming the empty vertical space is for the cable but what are the other 2 empty spaces for?
The mouse comes assembled as the beta style. The hole on the left is for the Alpha top shell (or, you can put the Beta top shell in there when you're not using it), and the one on the right is for extra mouse feet, side buttons/blanks.

Quote: Originally Posted by ATH-YF View Post
If the cable is stressed too much inside the box I have ideas to solve this looking at the picture.

Put the mouse at the very left or right side, the cable compartment at the very top then relocate the other holes accordingly.
This will allow the cable to bend gently in the box.

The presentation might look odd at first but once the user understand why they will appreciate it greatly.
It should be ok, the stress relief for the cable sits under the mouse quite a way (under the front buttons), so there's more room in front for the cable than it looks. Also the mouse has to sit in a central location because theres a window showing the mouse, and it'd look strange if it were off to the side. It doesn't necessarily need the window, but I want it because it makes mistakes with the colours less likely.
04-04-2020 03:58 AM
ATH-YF
Quote: Originally Posted by bst View Post
I will make a full video, like a tutorial, where it will show that. But basically you just push it and it clicks into place, its quite stiff so once its in place, it doesn't move.

I've got a photo of the foam inside the box, for those interested, see attached!
If the cable is stressed too much inside the box I have ideas to solve this looking at the picture.

Put the mouse at the very left or right side, the cable compartment at the very top then relocate the other holes accordingly.
This will allow the cable to bend gently in the box.

The presentation might look odd at first but once the user understand why they will appreciate it greatly.
04-03-2020 05:59 PM
a_ak57
Quote: Originally Posted by Zakman View Post
Sounds good, I was wondering how intuitive it is to use and how durable it is. As long as it's simple to use and won't snap off easily then that'll satisfy everyone.



It looks 100% premium. I'm assuming the empty vertical space is for the cable but what are the other 2 empty spaces for?

My guess is that it's the two top shells (and that the mouse has nothing attached by default).
04-03-2020 11:46 AM
Zakman
Quote: Originally Posted by bst View Post
I will make a full video, like a tutorial, where it will show that. But basically you just push it and it clicks into place, its quite stiff so once its in place, it doesn't move.
Sounds good, I was wondering how intuitive it is to use and how durable it is. As long as it's simple to use and won't snap off easily then that'll satisfy everyone.

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I've got a photo of the foam inside the box, for those interested, see attached!
It looks 100% premium. I'm assuming the empty vertical space is for the cable but what are the other 2 empty spaces for?
04-03-2020 11:45 AM
Avalar
Quote: Originally Posted by bst View Post
I will make a full video, like a tutorial, where it will show that. But basically you just push it and it clicks into place, its quite stiff so once its in place, it doesn't move.

I've got a photo of the foam inside the box, for those interested, see attached!
Can't wait! Need this mouse ASAP. Glorious Model D is starting to show some signs of wear. D;

I'm debating on whether I should actually use my favorite color, or my 2nd favorite from the set lol.
04-03-2020 10:04 AM
pez That's exciting! I've been keeping an eye on your email updates and (admittedly infrequently) this thread. Glad to see we're so close to shipping out. Any set date at this point? (It's possible you said or the email did and I totally missed it)
04-03-2020 05:44 AM
bst
Quote: Originally Posted by Zakman View Post
@bst could we get a video showing how the adjustable sensor works? Maybe once you've got the final sample of the Astrum?
I will make a full video, like a tutorial, where it will show that. But basically you just push it and it clicks into place, its quite stiff so once its in place, it doesn't move.

I've got a photo of the foam inside the box, for those interested, see attached!
03-29-2020 08:22 AM
Zakman @bst could we get a video showing how the adjustable sensor works? Maybe once you've got the final sample of the Astrum?
03-28-2020 10:30 PM
bst
Quote: Originally Posted by Ukkooh View Post
Is the secret feature you mentioned in update 13 still a thing?
Its not a secret 'feature' really, its just something I didn't shout about, I just didn't want to lay out the whole plan early on. But since then its been revealed in drips and drabs. To some people it will seem obvious, but the whole idea hasn't been done yet afaik.

Basically its just because the Astrum has a modular PCB, it can fit in lots of different shapes and sizes of shell. So the whole idea is tiered modding, like:
Tier 1: Change the panels
Tier 2: Change the entire top shell
Tier 3: Change the whole shell

Then you have a website where you can download the models (for free) which are designed to fit the mouse/PCB, with instructions etc, and links to places where you can order the parts to be printed. So its something that is intended to grow over time, and community designs are welcomed.

I think I said before that its a bit ahead of its time, when 3D printing is more cost effective, and the quality is better, then I think it'll become a lot more common. Kind of turning mice into PC cases where you get the components and fit it into whatever case you like best.

It also works well from an environmental and business perspective too. Instead of making each mouse product in bulk, you can just make one product in bulk, and that product can be compatible with lots of shells, which can be printed one at a time. So for a small business it works quite well, because you can only have to order 1000 mice, but that can essentially 'be' as many shapes as you can design. Like normally if you have 100 products, you have to order 100,000 units in total to re-stock, but if your shells are 3D printed, then you can have 100 products, but you only have to order 1,000 units to restock, saving the cost of 99,000 units (I realise thats a bit of an extreme example, but just trying to highlight that you can offer a lot of choice with very low costs). Also you don't have to create a lot of electronic waste, since people can try out lots of shells without having to re-buy the components inside.
03-28-2020 07:02 PM
Ukkooh Is the secret feature you mentioned in update 13 still a thing?
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