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Offline gunit2004

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Re: GRIFTA single-unit shipping for backers has begun.
« Reply #15 on: 03:28 AM - 02/25/17 »
I ordered one on Wednesday and got DHL tracking info today... so far so good.

And I was told they have already shipped out units to all backers. The stock they are selling through the website is apparently leftover stock after sending out the backer units. It gets shipped straight from the factory in China via DHL.
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Re: GRIFTA single-unit shipping for backers has begun.
« Reply #16 on: 05:25 AM - 02/25/17 »
I ordered one on Wednesday and got DHL tracking info today... so far so good.

And I was told they have already shipped out units to all backers. The stock they are selling through the website is apparently leftover stock after sending out the backer units. It gets shipped straight from the factory in China via DHL.

That's not true. Solos maybe, but not the doubles. I haven't received anything related to my Grifta order on Kickstarter.

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Re: GRIFTA single-unit shipping for backers has begun.
« Reply #17 on: 08:02 AM - 02/25/17 »
I ordered one on Wednesday and got DHL tracking info today... so far so good.

And I was told they have already shipped out units to all backers. The stock they are selling through the website is apparently leftover stock after sending out the backer units. It gets shipped straight from the factory in China via DHL.

I have no doubt the first round of stock will arrive. But it's the longevity that I want. I spend heaps of energy fine tuning my Titan scripts to a very specific setup, I create all sorts of custom made mounts (see sig) and tailor my whole setup around the left and right input devices that I settle on. So I need to know if this thing breaks in 12-24-36 months there will be a replacement available for purchase.

This is why I'm looking for Nav alternatives because I have one broken and three out of batteries and it's almost extinct. I'm hoping the Switch Joycon will be compatible because that should be around for a good 4-8 years (4 years in its prime, 4 years after market). It's also one of the reasons why I chose the Logitech G502...even if there's a better mouse on the market I don't care, I want a big name that will be around for me to buy when mine dies. I'm kind of sick of buying unique exotic devices that I then need to scour the internet for when I need a replacement!

So yeah it's the longevity of the Grifta (among some other concerns) that really makes me hesitate. What I'm seeing so far doesn't fill me with confidence...
« Last Edit: 08:15 AM - 02/25/17 by piiwii »
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Re: GRIFTA single-unit shipping for backers has begun.
« Reply #18 on: 09:18 AM - 02/25/17 »
I have one broken and three out of batteries and it's almost extinct.

You can change the bateries, it isn't a hard fix.

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« Reply #19 on: 10:03 AM - 02/25/17 »
I have one broken and three out of batteries and it's almost extinct.

You can change the bateries, it isn't a hard fix.

I've already replaced one and have another battery on the way in the mail.

But they are custom fitted batteries designed specifically for Nav, which means they aren't likely making any more, which means the existing stock must be old...which means they are going to lose their charge sooner or later, just like stock Navs. And that's assuming you'll even be able to get them for much longer. Considering the average price on eBay is around 3x what they used to cost, this tells me stocks are dwindling.

Longevity is the key here. Navs are living on borrowed time. Grifta looks like it'll be dead after the first round. I believe Joycons are our only hope.
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« Reply #20 on: 04:58 AM - 02/26/17 »
Have you tried taking the battery out and just playing with it plugged in, or pluggin it into one of those battery banks, the ones they use for cell phones?

I'm sure when I pulled mine appart it was just a C or D size rechargable battery.

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« Reply #21 on: 05:05 AM - 02/26/17 »
It doesn't work without a battery, I thought about that. I was hoping I could just have it permanently wired.

As for other batteries yes I will try that next. I'm going to begin buying up second hand ones from the shops as the few I've bought on eBay so far have been fakes.
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Re: GRIFTA single-unit shipping for backers has begun.
« Reply #22 on: 02:56 PM - 02/28/17 »
I was looking forward to this but sounds like it might be dead in the water. Any update on whether Grifta will officially launch in the retail market? I agree with piiwii, I want a nav controller that will have some longevity. I'll hold off on Grifta till it seems like it'll be a company that will be around for a while. I'm also done considering a Sony Nav since that's a tech on the verge of extinction.

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Re: GRIFTA single-unit shipping for backers has begun.
« Reply #23 on: 07:09 PM - 03/01/17 »
I was looking forward to this but sounds like it might be dead in the water. Any update on whether Grifta will officially launch in the retail market? I agree with piiwii, I want a nav controller that will have some longevity. I'll hold off on Grifta till it seems like it'll be a company that will be around for a while. I'm also done considering a Sony Nav since that's a tech on the verge of extinction.

I very much doubt it, it's a niche device so even if it was moderately successful, I think it has a better chance of existing exclusively (or at least starting) online. I can't imagine any big chains wanting to carry this.

That being said I would be thrilled if it happened. I'm not a huge fan of what I'm seeing so far but the more Nav alternatives on the market the better. I just don't see it taking off :(
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