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Orp is a combination dual tone, high-decibel bike horn and front beacon light designed to make you more visible and "hearable".
Created by

Tory Orzeck

1,504 backers pledged $110,090 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Geff Chang on April 16

      Until now, I still don't have my Orp. Has it ever been shipped? Would you be able to check?

    2. Creator Tory Orzeck on March 24

      Charlie,
      It may be a dead cord. Try a different micro usb/ usb cord.
      Email me at tory@orpland..com
      -Tory

    3. Creator Charles Greene on March 24

      Howdy Fellow Orp Users, by chance has any of you experience problem in charging your smartOrp? I tried to charge mine but the red light (or the green light) doesn't seem to be on, therefore not charging it - has anybody experienced the same problem?

    4. Creator Tory Orzeck on February 12

      SC,
      What the??? How did that happen?Send me a direct email and we'll fix you Orp, i mean, up.

    5. Creator SC Norman on February 12

      Uh Oh my Remorp broke off leaving the plug in the Orp. Really shame cause it made the Orp PERFECT - now not so much.

    6. Creator Brian P Downing on January 8

      Got my Remorp today. I love it! My Orp proper is really tricky with getting the lower level sound to work every time. For me, pushing up or down both go immediately to the louder screech most of the time. But the Remorp is perfect. It's super easy to get the right sound every time. It's basically the difference between focusing on a subject and actually taking a picture on a camera. It's natural and consistent. Well done! Great addition.

    7. Creator Andrew Holybee on August 23, 2014

      any idea when the road accessory that plugs in will be available i use my orp all the time on my road bike and that would be awesome

    8. Creator Tory Orzeck on July 24, 2014

      Awesome! You should buy an Orpstache kit! Honestly, I was a little bummed to hear your comment.

      Tory

    9. Creator Lauren on July 24, 2014

      Oh that did it! Sorry I didn't figure that out on my own. Thanks so much for the fast response! The horn really is awesome! My friends have remarked on multiple occasions that it has successfullly alerted cars that were pulling into the bike lane. Thanks so much!

    10. Creator Tory Orzeck on July 24, 2014

      Lauren,
      If it's really dead, send it back and we will fix or replace, but I bet its just not Powered Up. Press the power /mode button on top of your Orp for 3 second and you'll get the Power Up sound. Your orp is ready to go. The horn will fire and the lighting modes are acccessible. These instructions are on the inside of the box. Again if its still dead contact me directly at tory@orpland.com.
      Tory

    11. Creator Lauren on July 24, 2014

      Did anyone else have issues with their Orp no longer functioning after a few weeks? It's super strange. I charged it repeatedly and get a green light, but neither the horn nor the light works anymore. It sucks because when it did work it was awesome and the envy of all my bike buddies,

    12. Creator Tory Orzeck on July 24, 2014

      Hi Tim,
      Yeah We are on the fence about the Corona as it bugs some but not all.
      Some even like it. No worries about there nam thing I answer to anything close!

      Tory

    13. Creator Tim Wang on July 24, 2014

      Sorry, I meant Tory not Tony.

    14. Creator Tim Wang on July 24, 2014

      Hi Tony, I been using the Orp for a while now. Overall, I like the design and function. The Orp seems to be durable and the charge seems to last long. I wanted to mention one issue that affects the white Orp. If you use the light function, the light spills through the translucent silicone layer and housing of the Orp which becomes distracting to the rider. (Especially at night) My quick remedy was to peel the silicone back and place electric tape over the housing to block the light. (two layers). Maybe this is something that can be addressed in future versions.

    15. Creator Ken on July 13, 2014

      I received my Orp horn and I was a little bit surprised by some of the quality issues I've been having on it. I mean the horn works great, but aesthetically, there's a white bit with the ORP word on the underside that looks really gunked up no matter how much I clean it. It really feels like I've got a factory proto model or something.

    16. Creator Tory Orzeck on July 13, 2014

      Jay,

      A bit more. I did check with several international and Australian banks and
      they all said no
      Problem with a USPersonal check.

      If I had known there was a fee of course I would have tried something else.

      As mentioned,, others contacted me regarding the fees and we made alternative arrangements.

      Tory

    17. Creator Tory Orzeck on July 13, 2014

      Jay ,
      First, sorry for the late reply. I've not received.notice of your comment/issue.

      It's best to contact me directly at:
      tory@orpland.com

      Next , I did send an email to all Australians about a month be fore we sent any checks . I m not sure why you did not receive this .Many backers got back to me to make other arrangements.
      Meaning: having me send their Orps somewhere else or arranging a different refund.

      You're right I blew it by not including a copy of the original email as to why the refund was needed. In my defense I received a lot of emails voicing dissappointment and mild rage.

      Any how, the percentage of respondents correlated with what I saw during the campaign so I thought I got everybody .

      As for the checks, I had to send them as it was too late to do the simple electronic
      Refund as amazon/kickstarter has a year cut off.

      Email me directly and I'll make it right.

      Tory@orpland.com

      Best,

      Tory

    18. Creator Jay on June 30, 2014

      Hello Mr Tory Orzeck,

      I'm writing from Perth, Australia. I went to the bank today and cashed the cheque you sent in the post (without any clear communication as to why I am receiving a cheque and not an Orp). Anyway, I got hit with a $15 free. I pledged $55 USD to you (inc $10 for shipping), so, in essence, you still owe me $12.55.

      I am $12.55 out of pocket for pledging an amount for a product that I believed would be awesome - not anymore. I'm pissed off. I don't normally write stuff on public walls, but I'm mad.

      I hope my fellow Australians don't get charged a $15 bank fee for processing their cheques.

      So, my question to you is - WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS?

      I look forward to hearing from you.

    19. Creator Tory Orzeck on June 27, 2014

      Adam,
      I swear I responded to this ... In any case, I've never had anyone complain of a broken saddle.The Saddle is extremely strong. It's Polycarbonate and designed to be extremely strong when its on the handle bar. Its flex is limited when on the bar so it will not break at least not very easily. unless its misused. Did you snap it when it was off the handle bar? That is, of course, possible.
      Did you subject it to blunt force trauma?. Or, try to break it by loading it off axis? Subject it to greasy chicken fat? Polycarbonate is susceptible to chicken fat. No eating McNuggets and handling your Orp. I'm just not buying it broke in normal use.

      Next ,as for the sound . It measures as stated and is loud. If you are behind Orp like when on a bike,then of course it's not going to seem very loud as the sound emanation is directed forward. This was on purpose. Also Orp is designed to be loud for its size. Is it helicopter loud? Well no, but it's also only 89 grams and pretty small . A Bell Jet Ranger weighs in 718 kg and is, well, bigger. Seriously, a bigger sound emitter would make it louder but it would not be this Orp. It would be a too big ugly .monster.

      I'll send you another because maybe there was a molding defect. if you did not mid use it, but it sounds like you no like...which is fine, too.
      Let me know at tory @orlpand,com.

      -Tory

    20. Creator Adam Merberg on June 26, 2014

      I received my Orp a couple of months ago, and I have to say I'm disappointed overall. The loud horn just isn't loud enough to be heard on the road. And the plastic frame is not durable enough for long-term use. My saddle clip broke off two weeks after I received the Orp. I'm a bit surprised that this problem wasn't foreseen; my first thought upon unboxing the Orp was that the saddle clip wouldn't last long. I managed to rig something with a paper clip so that I can still mount it to the bike, but it's not great.

    21. Creator Sam Lam on June 24, 2014

      I am from Australia if that helps. I just read all the comments below. Surely Orp industries has a paypal account or some way to transfer the refund electronically. Thanks

    22. Creator Sam Lam on June 24, 2014

      Hi I got a cheque from you for a refund but it'd prefer a paypal transfer as the fee for cashing the cheque means most of the refund is swallowed up in fees. Can u please arrange this? I sent an message via your site on the 19th June but haven't had a reply. Can u please arrange this?

    23. Creator David Branscome on June 13, 2014

      I've had my Orps for a few months now and have had several opportunities to try them out on the local bike trail. First let me say that I have never used the 96 dB sound to try to warn anyone because I really don't want to scare people. I have used the 76dB sound 6 or 7 times. On several occasions people have become confused by the sound and looked up in the trees as if they're looking for a bird. On a few other occasions, people recognized that they were hearing a warning device and politely let me pass them. But today, I had a completely different experience. As I was approaching two middle-aged women riding beside each other, I sounded the nice 76dB warning. The woman on the left veered to the left edge of the path while attempting to turn her head to look at me. As she did this she lost control of her bicycle, fell over and tumbled down an embankment. I was shocked. I quickly dismounted from my bicycle apologized profusely and helped her up. Fortunately, she sustained only minor scrapes and was not upset with me. Things could've be much worse. I went on my way after that. The way I see it, there is NO SUCH THING as a standard sound that people will automatically associate with a bicycle except for an INEFFICIENT bell. I guess I'll be getting a bell. In reality, none of this would've happened if they'd been riding single file instead of blocking the whole path. And, neither one of them had a REAR VIEW MIRROR or even a helmet.

    24. Creator Serge Spanky on June 12, 2014

      Thanks for the reply Tony (and MunChun). Disappointing, but I don't think I'd be risking legal action either with the current IP-climate.

    25. Creator Tory Orzeck on June 12, 2014

      Anthony and everyone,

      Hey, see the below comment from Ed that holds my original message to the Australian and New Zealander backers regarding Orp's potential IP issue.-BTW,Thanks Ed!

      An email was sent by me to each backer a month ago. I received many responses., so many, I thought I had reached everyone.Apparently a few people either missed this or maybe we had typos and blew it , but I doubt that given we had an easy cut and paste database.

      The last thing I want to do is snub or disappoint anyone. Backers are what helped make Orp happen. And it's beyond the funding. It's the enthusiasm. Thank you for that.

      In hindsight I should have included the original letter with the check. That's a big " duh". I'm sorry for this clumsiness.

      Also, because a year had gone by there was no way to just reverse the charges back to each individual's credit card. Apparently Amazon, who handles the payment processing, has a 1 year cut off for doing this. Believe me, I would have preferred to ship Orps.

      Yours,

      Tory

    26. Creator Anthony on June 12, 2014

      Thanks MunChun, it would have been nice to hear it from Tory, the only thing in the letter with the refund cheque is "Here you Go! This includes 2% interest", so it just had me confused originally.

    27. Creator MunChun Edmund Cheong on June 12, 2014

      this is the reply i got back from Tory

      Dear Australian Orp backer,
      First, thank you backing Orp and showing us your support. Having said that, I am sorry to deliver the following news:
      While filing for more patent protection, we recently discovered that Orp has a potential intellectual property issue with
      something called an Australian Innovation patent.
      This problem does not exist in the rest of the world, and may not be the hugh-normous deal we’re concerned about.
      In fact, there are many similar accessory bike products throughout the
      USA and the world that exhibit the exact feature in question. That said, while Orp would likely ultimately prevail , we may emerge too bloodied to survive
      this sort of fight.
      In short, Orp Industries will be refunding your pre purchase monies plus interest for the approximate year your funds were tied up with our project.
      No Orps will be delivered to Australia. Fine, call me a wuss.
      We are all extremely sorry to deliver this disappointment.
      If it matters, the total refund to all Australians is relatively small: about $5K. Even with this loss, we still surpassed our $90K
      Kickstarter goal by over $15K.
      The Australian market is one Orp wants to be in, and we are working on a new version of Orp that will not have this issue.
      We hope to be able to offer this in the future. Refund checks will be issued next Tuesday, May 20, 2014.
      As I mentioned in an earlier email, if you’ve moved, please send us your latest address, ASAP.
      Sincerely,
      Tory

    28. Creator Adam Mellor on June 12, 2014

      seems that Tory has decided it was too hard to ship to Australia.
      He is obviously happy enough to refund the few aussie supporters he had (I'm only assuming we were few). I wonder if he has also snubbed supporters from other nations as well ?
      Would he have made his target without us ?

    29. Creator Serge Spanky on June 12, 2014

      So...I'm guessing Australians aren't getting their Orps?
      Just got a cheque too. A lovely ORP-branded cheque I must point out, but appears limited in the light and siren department, and I'm not convinced how waterproof it will be.
      Sad now.

    30. Creator Jay on June 11, 2014

      Yea, I just received (in Perth, Aus) a cheque from Wells Fargo Bank. Why? Whats going on?

    31. Creator MunChun Edmund Cheong on June 11, 2014

      just received a Cheque in the mail here in Australia, Whats going on...............

    32. Creator Dong Nguyen on June 11, 2014

      just received a refund cheque from ORP here in Australia. Why?

    33. Creator Adam Mellor on June 11, 2014

      I received My Orp today.

      well a refund cheque from ORP anyway. Not what I was expecting.

    34. Creator Miguel Antonio Cabrera Gutiérrez on June 4, 2014

      i have been using my orp for a couple of weeks and i can say that it worth it, i have only used it three times, but i believe that if one of those times save my life is enought to say it WORTHED IT.

      Said that, i just have one question, i have my green orp, i believe is what i call second generation, i remember that the first generation hace and problem with the charging, does that problem remains? i refer the problem that if you left your orp charging more time that it needs it will discharge.

      thanks a lot, great product

    35. Creator Anthony on June 4, 2014

      Like the user "Eye on Technology" posted on May 15 - I too am from Australia and I also have not received the Orp I ordered. I messaged you also over two weeks ago and I have had no reply. When can we expect delivery? Looks like people started getting them over 3 months ago.

    36. Creator Cheryl Hawkins on May 30, 2014

      Tory - Please address why the Glorps are not white and do not glow in the dark.

    37. Creator Tory Orzeck on May 23, 2014

      Dobbs,
      Sorry that happened on all accounts. I've emailed you directly and we'll make it right. tory@ orpland.com

    38. Creator Dobbs on May 23, 2014

      I received my Orp today and it's defective. I'd like to get another asap, please.

      Here are the issues:

      1. Won't stop beeping even when I'm not touching it. (I'm ready to smash it out of frustration because...)

      2. It won't power down. Yes, I'm holding for 3 seconds. Hell, I'm holding till I hear a power down noise like in your video, but it never comes.

      3. When I push up, it does the low beep. When I push down it does the high beep. However, your instructions and your videos suggest pushing easily in either direction gives low beep and hard in either direction gives high beep.

      Further, I ordered the glow in the dark model, which your page said would be "worm white". The model I got is sort of a snot green/yellow, which I do not want. Everything on my bike is white or pink. No room for snot green.

      Please let me know how I can get what I ordered: functioning, white, glow in the dark. If for some reason you can't do white/glow in the dark, I'd like just plain white, please, which I think also entitles me to a $10 refund.

      Thank you.

      Disappointed in Toronto,

      Lincoln

    39. Creator Gary on May 18, 2014

      I received my white Orp a couple of months ago when it was still necessary to use lights for at least part of the morning and evening commutes. I do about 15 miles per day on my Brompton folding bike, half in my home town and half in London through some of the royal parks and past Liz's modest palace - lovely!

      I was going to wait and leave this comment when I had used a full Orp charge (Chorp?) but the battery just refuses to run out, despite being in horn mode all the time and never turned off completely.

      So, my views. Great product and really pleased I decided to back it. Packaging and instructions all really professional, so to the Orp itself...

      Looks great and build quality looks good too. I also have a Knog silicone white light and think the overall look and feel of the Knog is a little better (quality-wise) but the Orp is really good nonetheless and looks great. It sits well on the Brompton but needs the insert make it sit tightly. Black is OK but making the inserts the same colour as the Orp would be better.

      Operation is good. I leave mine in smorn mode all the time, which has shocked/annoyed people a couple of times when I caught my leg on the lever and set the horn off in the office (as my Brompton sits under my desk) but that is not an issue with the product itself.

      I do have problems guaranteeing use of one sound over the other but that issue has been fixed on later models and doesn't really annoy me anyway.

      In my home town the friendly sound from about 100m away makes people react and often jump out of their skin and is excellent.

      In London I am not sure we have quite the right sounds or it will be a slow process of educating people. Agreed, some parts of my commute are near road, e.g. on the Mall near Buckingham Palace but some is also in the parks away from roads. I find that the friendly sound is next to useless as nobody ever reacts. The loud sound might elicit a reaction, if you are lucky, if you give a 5 second burst or several bursts from further away. Trouble is, start Orping from too far away and the perceived obstruction/danger may not materialise and all you have done is annoy people. Leave it too late, to the time you would ring the bell and the impact is limited.

      I am not sure this is an Orp issue, more a stupid tourist or brain-dead Londoner issue but perhaps an even worse discord sound could be devised for later models?

      That said, I have not had to resort to saying quietly to pedestrians, "please would you remove yourself the position my bike will be in about 1 second", or words to that effect, so the Orp must work in the end.

      Anyway, great product, just not quite London-proof - but I love my Orp!

    40. Creator Adam Nagorski on May 15, 2014

      Hello, from your recent updates it sounds like most orps have shipped but I don't recall ever having even an opportunity to provide my current address. Where can I do that, and when can I expect my orp? Thanks!

    41. Creator Eye on Technology on May 15, 2014

      Any news on when I would receive my Orp?
      Sitting in suspense here in Australia!

    42. Creator Louise McGregor on May 9, 2014

      Just received my Orp, here in the Netherlands. Very happy with it, so happy I posted about it complete with videos of the sound effects; http://changememe.com/2014/05/09/orp-excitement/

      Will see how it's received by local cyclists/ traffic this weekend.

      (I did have to pay custom's duty on it, maybe something to be aware of for other Dutch customers)

    43. Creator Cheryl Hawkins on May 1, 2014

      I received a Glorp. I noticed instead of being 'worm white' as shown in the original kickstarter description, it is instead fluorescent yellow. Also it doesn't appear to glow in the dark. Was the manufacturer not able to incorporate the phosphorous into the silicon cover?

    44. Creator Alex Neilson on April 29, 2014

      I was in at the $40 level and I've yet to see or hear anything about my black ORP. I thought the blacks were going to be finished up first?

    45. Creator Laurie Diaz on April 29, 2014

      Just received my Orp and I have to say I couldn't be happier. Brilliant your team has done a great job, thanks all the way from the UK

    46. Creator Tory Orzeck on April 28, 2014

      Charles,

      Have you tried this:
      Power up your Orp by pressing the Power Mode switch {on top of Orp} for 3 seconds. You should hear the Power Up sound. Now the horn is ready to accuate and yo can access all light modes. Please check Orpdate 48 for the video instructionals.

      Let me know if any of this helpsand email me directly a:
      tory @orpland.com.

      Let me no if this helps

    47. Creator Charles Greene on April 28, 2014

      Hello, I have received my Orp and I am very excited! I am sorry to bother but I want to be sure I am using this properly, is there a manual? I have put it on charge, the Green light blinked then I tried to turn the light on or the Orp but nothing happened. Is there a switch, or am I using it imporperly? Shall I wait for the light to go from red to Steady green?

    48. Creator Cheryl Hawkins on April 23, 2014

      I've moved since this Kickstarter campaign was funded. Are you confirming address before you ship? I sent an email with my current mailing address. Thanks.

    49. Creator Tory Orzeck on April 23, 2014

      Chris,
      Yours should go out this week. We are just doing them now.

      Tory

    50. Creator Christopher Hammond on April 23, 2014

      Did shipments start for the Red Orps? Would love to have it in hand soon...

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