Originally Posted by cimbolic
Will the ~$1,000 RETAIL version be distinguishable from the initial test batches that people backed for $299?
Packaging? Accessories? Markings? Etc...
That would be nice, but we'll have to wait and see. I personally would love it if the backer versions had one component that will never be in a Pulse again, like the Silver gain relay array that Larry mentioned a while back or something. It's wishful thinking but we can dream can't we?
@Miceblue: I know you ordered an almost maxed out Pulse, you are proof of what the device is "worth" and what the market can bear. About $1,000. Now if we had the device pictured on the first page of this thread with no indicators, knobs, or buttons, and a minimum of inputs and outputs, then I would think you would be less willing to pay $1,000 for it. The reality is we are getting a product that is a far cry from the initial prototype.
This is weird for a crowd-funded device though. You can see the "hobbyist" nature of LH in that they were so receptive to adding and tweaking things. This feels more to me like a crowd hobby product than a mass-produced device like you would normally expect. I have enjoyed the whole process myself, even if my wallet is mad at me