of Saturday, July 28, 2001
there are quite a few of you out there that are curious (and maybe a
little frustrated!) at the apparent lack of progress with regard to the
introduction of the new orbichron clock, I felt it was well past
time to provide a status update. It's been slow going, but I'm happy to
report that we've received our first working circuit board from the
factory in Hangzhou, China, and the tooling for the various case parts, both
plastic and aluminum, has been started.
The pricing is still not firm, however I'm anticipating an MSRP of
approximately $130 US, with an introductory direct sale pricing at $99 or
below (plus applicable taxes and shipping & handling). The case
options are basic black, polished chrome plated or polished gold plated.
There may be some additional cost for the latter two versions. Check out
the bottom of the orbichron clock page for some newly added features and functions.
We're still several weeks away from product release, but I thought you
might like to know that the process was finally coming together.
we have successfully captured some video of one of the development clocks
displaying the cycling through the various sweep modes. This was an
extremely difficult task to perform, so the results are not excellent from
a videography standpoint. The focus was deliberately softened to provide a
better visual effect of the sweep display. Also, the LED colors are
misleading...the hour indicators are indeed still amber, and the minutes,
seconds and sweep are red. The video is two minutes and six seconds
long...just enough time to cycle through all of the sweeps.
to view the orbichron clock demo video...
you for your continued patience,
Jason A. Fisher