October ODIN2 Update

Hello backers,

I want to share a new video of me testing the latest prototype.  In the video, I am browsing a Game of Thrones behind the scenes video in HBO NOW, watching an ESPN sports video and a Saturday Night Live episode on YouTube.

The optical brightness is still less than 50% of capacity but optical quality and sound is a lot better than ODIN1.  ODIN2 only has one 3-watt speaker but it has a sound cavity and better amplifier chip than ODIN1 to deliver a superior sound. 

In my last update in August, I mentioned that the heat dissipation was the biggest issue.  My engineers are off this week due to the Chinese Golden Week but I am told that the new heat sink - for heat dissipation - will be delivered next week from the heat sink supplier.  Keeping my fingers crossed.   

Below are some pictures and video from my September trip to Shenzhen.

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Old Fan and New Fan

 
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Old Heatsink Proto

 
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September Version - Heat Sink Proto

Rooting Change

For those sophisticated Android tinkerers, we mentioned that ODIN2 will be open root system but due to a recent change in Netflix app, we will not be opening the root access.  Recent Netflix app does not work on rooted systems (relevant article). I found this out recently after trying to install the Netflix app. 

Promise to Backers:

I am not going produce a crappy product for the sake of just delivering this project.  ODIN2 is pretty complicated and it requires a lot of financial and technical resources.  Progress has been slow but I am working through all the issues as best as I can.   

We have very little cash burn at the moment, because a lot of engineering expenses have already been paid.  I am sorry for the delay and I really appreciate the patience that most of you have shown. 

Alex Yoo