New years update

Hey folks!

Writing in with the first update of 2020!
It’s a bit late for the New Year congrats but we’ll do them anyways :tada: :tada: :tada:

Spectrum

Spectrum has moved far since our last update. It has taken longer than expected to align the views of our design- and manufacturing partners, but this back-and-forth has finally resulted in a design that can actually be built and still looks great.

With this time-consuming challenge out of the way, we have finally moved on to the electrical engineering stage. This is where we can start to finalize our specifications and features and we’ll have more news about that of course as it develops. We have prepared some major news to come out later this month, but you’ll have to wait just for a little bit more as we polish our announcements :smiley:

Muse

The holiday season got in the way of this one, limiting our progress here. The community reviewers have done an amazing job with their reviews of Cleer Flow II, and have brought up a lot of opportunities for improvement.

We have shared all of your feedback with our engineers and are working on a plan to address these challenges! At the moment we are evaluating if we can address all of the feedback by modifying Cleer Flow 2 or whether we need to start a new product from scratch after all. Of course we will update everyone once we know which improvements are possible and what needs to be changed to make them happen!

Dock and mini-PC

We started the year off with four crowd-development projects, and for a while now only the monitor and headphone projects received updates. The reason for this is that we could not find the right manufacturer to partner with on our docking accessory- and mini-PC projects.

We want a solution that offers a high quality, low cost, and still meets the requirements set out by our community, and have yet to find a partner that can hit all three of these targets. Right now our focus is to start shipment with Spectrum as soon as possible. When that happens we resume our search!

V

It’s no secret that people have been asking for a V successor ever since we first made it. In 2020, we will finally make that a reality. More on that very soon!

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FINALLY. Give me!

I will not buy V2 when the first one still looks like new, but, well, happy for ya : ) Hopefully this project will be a bit easier for everyone involved : D

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Have very high expectations from V2, hope that you make it as a Project Athena device, but it will be great that all the pending issues with EVE V are resolved before V2.

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I haven’t seen much about Athena in a while. Curious how it’ll stack up against AMD

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There was launch of some Project Athena devices at this year’s CES, like latest DELL XPS 13.

It looks great if only it had a USB-A port… carrying an adaptor around would be a pain.

I’m at the same situation. I don’t see myself being exited for a V2 when the original V only brought me frustration… It’s a shame since it was a great device when it was working.

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@Konstantinos
Thats good news for the new stuff. :+1:
Whats up with driver updates for the original V?
My company wanted to buy five EVE V’s, but I told them that the old device is not supported any more…
There is a driver in beta status since one year, the Palm rejection problem is still there…

Exited to see what comes next for your mini-PC development! :star_struck:

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NUC mini pc would be cool

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I’m excited for V2. My original V is fantastic, but I would really enjoy a less buggy keyboard/trackpad. I have my sensitivity all the way down and the trackpad still reacts to a wisp. Also, could you center the trackpad on the space bar, not the actual center? The right hand resting is always an issue. Can the next V support the new MS pen with tilt and higher sensitivity? That would be awesome. Oh, and how about trying to get the speakers facing forward or increase the volume. And, Intel Series 10 processor and 32GB RAM!!! I still use my V every day, and love it. But, really looking forward to see how you upstage it.

Regards,
Keith

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I would love to see the V2 powered by a AMD Ryzen™ 4000 CPU :slight_smile:

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Look forward to hearing about the new V! Mostly hoping that it also gets the after-sale care and maintenance it should deserve! Hardware driver updates for broken devices would be nice (even better if you get around to getting all the original V stuff fixed!)… Good luck!

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New year new chances, looking forward for my reply on my support ticket.

Would love a keyboard with a fixed hinge on the V2 and compatible with V1 that could be purchased separately as an accessory to replace the original V1 keyboard. You guys would kill two birds with one stone.

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Wish list for Eve V2:

  • Screen with 100% AdobeRGB coverage
  • Full-sized SD card slot (supporting UHS-II at least) in an easier to access location
  • Slimmer Bezels
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4800U CPU
  • 32 GB RAM
  • USB-C ports that are sturdier such that cables don’t get loose
  • Better Speakers that is comparable to iPad Pro speakers
  • Calibrated Screen without Calman software (it’s a hassle right now if I wanted to clean install windows on the Eve V)
  • Improved lap-ability when docked with keyboard
  • eGPU support
  • Better support/updates for drivers
  • Better fingerprint sensor (the one of the Eve V very often fails to work)
  • Fix issue where Eve would turn on when docked to keyboard and closed (I often find my Eve V warm and depleted of battery when I open up the keyboard cover)
  • Graphene battery (like the one used in https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flash-world-s-most-powerful-150w-usb-c-powerbank#/)
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Everything except AMD Ryzen - I prefer 10th gen Intel. And 2 versions - big one 13" one with size and screen bezels like Surface Pro X, another - small one 11" with size of Surface Go and way smaller bezels.

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I guess we’ll need to benchmarks of non-prototype laptops with AMD’s chips, but early benchmarks suggest that it’s going to give Intel’s 10th gen Ice Lake a lot of trouble.

I vote we keep AMD in the standing since we’ll see systems with their chip soon enough to evaluate which is the better choice.

My hunch is their new 7nm zen2 mobile chips will likely have better performance and better power consumption than ice lake, and their iGPU will be plenty enough against Ice Lake’s iGPU.

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Sure, by we are looking in 5 W or 7 W category. 15 W could be too much for fanless devices.

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If Microsoft can put a 15W CPU in a fanless Surface Pro, I think Eve can try to do the same :slightly_smiling_face:

And likely, we will want multiple SKUs, so wecan have the lower TDP CPUs at the lower tiers.

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What about some arm cpu?