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      Creator Gary Elfring about 22 hours ago

      I've been using my Orp on my road bike for several weeks. It's almost impossible to make it put out the friendly sound. I saw the note about a future remote switch and with the purchase of a $5 cable and a $4 microswitch from Amazon I made my own remote. Now I get the friendly sound every time I want it.

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      Creator Matt Killby 5 days ago

      Waiting on my blue orp. Is there a way to check which number I am and when I should expect it?

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      Creator Pedro Elias on April 4

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      Creator K. Landry on March 31

      Rode my bike yesterday to watch a marathon and cheer on a couple of friends (and a bunch of strangers)...and the Orp worked great. The flashing light was strong and so were the Friendly and Get-Off-My-Back Loud horns. ProTip: Orp works awesome as a 'stadium horn' too - and after nearly 2 hours pumping/Orping up the marathoners, it still served its main purpose for the ride back home.

      https://www.dropbox.com/lightbox/home/Kickstarter/Orp

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      Creator Robert Zander on March 29

      Tory,
      Thanks for the update. I just wanted to be sure I had not missed it in the mail. Very excited about getting that Orb on my bike.

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on March 29

      Hi Robert,
      We have you as backer #1379, and as you hopefully know, we only received about half our original order and have shipped Orps based on a first backed/first Orpped basis. Your Safety Cone Orange Orp will be part of our second batch. The factory tells me we should get our second batch in 2-3 weeks. I know,,, Believe me, I've been in constant contact to speed this up. Again, I'm sorry for the wait. I'll shoot out an Orpdate as we get closer.
      Tory

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      Creator Robert Zander on March 28

      I have not received my Orb yet. Is there a way to find out if I am in the second group of shipments? Thanks

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on March 27

      Ken,
      Glad it's working. The instructions are on the inside of the box.
      The sounds measure as stated: 76dB for Friendly and Loud at 96dB. And, the loud sound often measures over 96dB.
      Make sure the battery is charged as we have noticed the sound is especially better when the battery is more charged.
      I do think the friendly sound is especially bright.

      Also, the sound is super directional so if you're not in front of the orifice it will not seem loud. This is a benefit as when you are the rider you are not being bombarded by the full blast.

      Tory

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      Creator Ken Ohrn on March 27

      Hi: I nearly sent back my Orp, which was not responding to the button or the tail. When I plugged it in, the red light glowed, then when I checked about 20 minutes later, the green was lit. But I decided to fiddle with it a bit, and discovered that the Orp was in "delivery" mode, in that it needed to have its button held down for 3 seconds.

      All is well now, but I wonder how it got into "delivery mode".

      I am also disappointed that the loud mode is nowhere loud enough. To my ears, the two modes are quite similar in loudness.

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on March 17

      Evan,
      Great comments. By no means is this first Orp perfect.There are a bunch of things that a second generation can do better. For sure the remote will be a good thing. Keep em coming, and thanks,Tory

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      Creator Evan McLain on March 17

      I've been riding with my Orp for a few weeks now. It's a great product, but could use some tweaking.

      First of all, the loud sound just isn't loud enough. It can't cut through the road noise enough to get the attention of a driver behind closed doors in a moving car, let alone a noisy truck engine.

      On the other hand, I think the friendly noise is too loud. I want to use it as a replacement for a bell on the bike/pedestrian path, but I'm worried I'm going to make someone jump out of their skin if I beep right behind them.

      Lastly, I'm looking forward to the remote. I have swept-back 'comfort' handlebars on my MTB, so the only way I can get the lights pointing forward is to put the Orp in the middle where it's awkward to reach.

      Thanks for listening, and for building a great product!

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on March 12

      Hey Max,
      Sorry for the delay. I responded, but it bounced.
      Yeah that buzz is an added feature! I mention it in Orpdate #46. Seriously, its a little bit of static that gets picked up by the sound emitter. It was worse, and we definitely reduced i, but we have yet to eliminate it.
      Sure the tail snaps in during assy.and it can be dislocated with an off axis hit. But if you stay with an up and down motion it should be solid. That said. this is great feed back and we will look into making the the connection more aggressive.

      Thanks for looking up the weather resistance story. Whatever you do dont dunk/ immerse your Orp. That could kill it. -Tory

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      Creator Max Kueng on March 11

      Oh, saw your comment about waterproofness below. Never mind. Would be nice though if I got an answer regarding the "brrrr" noise.

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      Creator Max Kueng on March 11

      My Orp is noisy?? I've been using the Orp for a while and it's great. But when I turn on the light the Orp makes some "brrrrr" noise in steady mode. In the flashing modes it "ticks". Is that normal or is it something I need to worry about?

      Apart from that, it's really awesome! The only thing is, as Jonathan already said, that the tail sometimes dislocates. And a little wiggling somehow puts it back.

      I'm also not sure whether the Orp is water proof. It seems to be open in front. I'm too scared to test it so I just take it off in the rain.

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      Creator Jonathan on March 10

      I received my Orp a couple of weeks ago and would like to provide some feedback. The unit itself is very thoughtfully designed as is the packaging. I've been using it on my Brompton - it just fits under the right brake handle . I have yet to use the supplied piece of material to line the interior of the Orp for a tighter fit (it slides around without it), but it's a nice touch that it was provided at the outset.

      My only disappointment is that the Whale Tail seems to dislocate periodically. If I fiddle with it enough, I can get the spring realigned and everything works fine. This has happened a few times though and I worry that I'm going to have a permanently broken Orp if I can't work out a permanent fix.

      To Tory and team, I think you've created something very innovative. Thanks for all the hard work and for regular communications on your progress.

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      Creator Brent Butterworth on March 10

      AWESOME product. When's the remote going to be available?

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      Creator John Hollister on March 8

      Just received my new Orp today. Thanks so much for your prompt service. You should receive my old one in a few days.

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on March 6

      No Glorps or Aorta Reds yet. I'm hoping it's no more than 3 or 4 weeks.

      Factory post Chinese New Year has been working on a production issue that cause way too many NGs (No Goods). This is all coming to a head in the next few days.

      I hope to have some more definitive news by next week.

      Tory

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      Creator Peter on March 6

      Has any of the Glorp been shipped yet?

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on March 5

      Uwe,
      Glad you got it.
      The opening around the lens are where the sound comes out. There is a torturous path to the sound emitter and Orp passed IPX3 test and our riding and driving in pouring rain
      tests. You still cannot dunk Orp. If by chance, the sound emitter fills up with water you'll hear the sound will be drowned and gurgly or even absent. Invert your Orp face down and shake out the water and let it dry. It should be fine in a few hours. The electronics are all isolated from those openings.
      When you ride in the rain and then take your Orp off be carefull of Orp's USB port under the tail. Do not let that port be face up to the rain, Think I phone 4's headphone jack ... Don't let rain pour in. When Orp is on your bike, this port is protected.

      Best,

      Tory

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      Creator Uwe on March 5

      Thanks to your quick response I picked up my Orp this morning ;-)
      Looking forward to its first real use...

      Just one concern: are the openings around the front rain-safe?
      Didn't check all updates and comments...

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on March 4

      Scott,
      We have you a s Backer #1229, and unfortunately, we ran out of orange Orps before we got to you. We should get the remainder of our shipment in 3-4 weeks. Ill have an update as soon as its more crystal clear. Thanks for your patience. Feel free to contact me at tory@orpland .com .

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      Creator John Moreno on March 3

      Hurray! Thank you SO much! I finally got my ORP! I can't wait to test it out this Spring. Hopefully that will be very soon.

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      Creator Scott Whitehair on March 3

      Hi Tony. Are you still doing initial shipments of the Orange Orps? I haven't received one yet, and just want to set my expectations appropriately. Thanks!

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      Creator Uwe on March 3

      Hi Tory, got the same issue as Vitus below: customs issues in Germany due to no invoice on the outside.
      Already sent you an email...

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on February 28

      Send it back and we will replace.

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      Creator John Hollister on February 28

      Sorry, Tory. My orp is non-responsive no matter how I try charging it. What to do?

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on February 26

      Hoang,
      Glorps, Red and the rest are hopefully about 3-4 weeks out. The factory is trying to get the NG {Nothat should fix the issues. This is the hold up.

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on February 26

      Crud, that sucks. Yeah, I'm not too interested in having them sent back as there is not the budget for the postage, twice Can you email me directly with this concern and how you think it is best to fix it? tory@orpland.com

      Thanks

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      Creator Hoang Pham on February 26

      @Tory Any update on shipping of the Glorps? Have a birthday coming up and it would be nice to give as a gift. Thanks!

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      Creator Vitus on February 26

      Tory! You didn't put the invoice on the outside of the package. When sending to European Countries, the toll offices will most likely not let them in and the recipients have to pick them package up and pay a charge.
      Now I would have to drive 50km to get the ORP and pay a handling fee!
      Not very happy with that!
      Also can send them an email to send it back to sender. But I guess you wouldn't be happy with that.
      What shall we do?

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      Creator Kat Ferr on February 25

      Received mine today!!!!!!!!! It is LOUD wow! I think I gave my cat a heart attack!
      Can't wait to get out there and try it out! Thanks!!!!!

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      Creator Thomas N. Burg on February 25

      Tory, works as advertised.

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on February 25

      Yes on the low charge on delivery. Charge it up and when it turns green, disconnect it.
      ADM: make sure to press the tail down like your trying to get to the loud sound during the simultaneous press.

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      Creator Thomas N. Burg on February 25

      Hi, 2 questions.

      mine came in yesterday and it looks & feels very good.

      I got 2 questions

      - mine shows red during charging. Is this expected behavior?
      - I can't get the anti-dooring to work. Maybe I miss something: I press the power button and the tail down at the same time.

      Thanks
      Thomas

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on February 24

      Weird. This is a new one. Can you try recharging again?
      You should get a green light in a couple of hours.

      I do know if you leave it plugged in too long the battery indication LED will eventually draw enough power to throw it into the red low battery condition. Maybe that's what happened?

      Let me know what happens.
      -Tory

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      Creator John Hollister on February 24

      Tory, I've had my Orp for about a week and have enjoyed using it until ran out of juice. I plugged it in yesterday to charge it up, but learned during my commute that it never really charged. I'm now trying to charge it and am unsuccessful. Have you had any similar complaints? Is there some trick to charging it? Is there a "Now Charging" light? I've never actually seen a green light on this unit, only the red light as the charge lessons. Thanks for your help.
      John

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      Creator Peer Q on February 22

      Just picked up my Orp this morning and took it out with me to the park! (http://twitter.com/peerq/status/437189737158569984/photo/1) I have to say this is a great product, thank you Tory and the team! What you have produced feels and looks like a lot of time and consideration has gone into the details which is important at a time when everything feels mass produced. The packaging is great - good that the instructions are printed on the box rather than separate paper! The Orp itself is designed well, feels solid and just works the way it should. Both sounds are the right level and pitch and I know this is going to get the attention I need when I need it. The only one thing that I did notice is that the asphalt black version that I have seems to look very dusty straight out the box, possibly it should be darker but this would not put me off buying more of them for friends. I've been so excited back this project and you guys have delivered a great product. Let's get these in the shops here in the UK now.

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on February 22

      Blaine,
      I need to ask our office manager as she's been charge of shipping.
      Most likely the two were shipped seperately. One of us will get back you early next werk

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      Creator Blaine Kawamata on February 22

      Back in Dec 23, 2012. I pledged $90 for 2 black units. I recieved one the other week. Is the other being shipped at a later time?
      Sorry if I missed a post about this issue.

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      Creator Gary on February 21

      Mine has just arrived in the UK and first impressions are great. Packaging is inspirational and product quality looks excellent. The sounds and overall operation are impressive. So, overall well impressed. Can't wait to get it fully charged on the bike and tested on my London commute - here's hoping the pedestrians perform like normal next week but knowing my luck they'll not drift in front of me without looking while texting or reading their Kindle or whatever....

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      Creator Joseph Homsey on February 20

      My Orp arrived in the UK today. I had to pay a £12.82 customs charge, but well worth it in my opinion!

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      Creator Daniel Lieber on February 18

      My Orp arrived safe and sound today near Boston. He looks cool and I hope to be able to use him soon, once there is pavement again (at the moment, it's snowing). I love the Remorp idea -- very cool idea along with the anti-dooring mode. I can see showing this off and you having tremendous success. Best wishes on a successful business and keeping the 1504 of us informed.

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      Creator Evan McLain on February 17

      Got my replacement Orp, and it works! Thanks for the quick turnaround Tory! The broken one will be heading back to you tomorrow.

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      Creator Julian Richardson on February 15

      I just received my Orp. Yay! Thanks!

      I couldn't figure out how to expose the jack for charging it. The instructions in the box didn't help. I watched the video on unhooking the tail just now and all is clear, but you might want to make this more explicit in the instructions in a future rev.

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      Creator Tory Orzeck on February 12

      Bryce, good to hear. Thank you for making the trip to the office and dealing with the reality of mass production of a new animal like Orp.

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      Creator Bryce Bederka on February 12

      Tory, thanks for the quick response and speedy exchange of my Orp (orange). Used it on the way home and all is working great. Both sounds are working both up and down.

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      Creator Evan McLain on February 10

      My Orp will make the loud sound but no friendly sound. How do I get a replacement?

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      Creator Peter Goodkin on February 10

      Received my ORP SMORN MODEL NO. 001 but haven't been able to mount it. I've squeezed and pressed everywhere on the device but can't get the mount to release. What am I doing wrong?

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      Creator Ed Davidson on February 10

      Tested battery charge life yesterday...light steady-on mode at room temp lasted 2 hours 47 minutes.

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