The most recent update post from Waytools and their comment about Tesla made me think of this.
As a TREG user for a little over two years now I am genuinely impressed by the Textblade and I continue to use it as my primary keyboard every day. There’s no question that the concept, tech and execution is far ahead of the competition in many many ways.
I also use a Logitech m720 bluetooth mouse and the bluetooth connection on that thing is rock solid. Not once have I had even the slightest hiccup with the connection. It connects instantly and works flawlessly every time.
I can’t say the same for the Textblade. After a recent firmware update on my laptop the Textblade refuses to reconnect after going to sleep. Have to re-pair each time. The Logitech mouse didn’t have any issue. So ended up going back to using the bluetooth dongle provided by Waytools (my previous laptop didn’t have bluetooth LE so had to use the dongle). Even with the dongle, there is a small delay in connecting and once in a while I have to power cycle the TextBlade to reconnect to the dongle. Before the firmware update when the Textblade did connect directly I still wouldn’t call it rock solid.
This parallels Tesla. Their platform tech is phenomenal. Batteries, chassis, motors, power management all phenomenal and just about everyone who drives one agrees.
Their paint, interior fit and finish and panel alignment is just embarrassingly awful.
Just about every other manufacturer does a better job on these “basics”, even on their economy models.
Anyway, this is just a rant. I am certain that Waytools will resolve these issues and will be very successful just as I am sure that in time Tesla will resolve their assembly quality issues.
I just get annoyed when the basics get brushed over while gawking at the latest tech.
That’s it. Just wanted to rant a little bit.