In-Win WinBot Sphere Chassis Will Actually Go on Sale

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    I think I actually quite like it... that price though! :eek:
     
  3. NewTRUMP Order

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    [​IMG] The idea has been around since the navigation device on Jupiter II from Lost In Space. And they think they are so smart and hip.:rolleyes:
     
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    [​IMG] For $3500 you can mount your computer in this 1963 Buick Lesabre and have $200 left over for gas money to drive it around!
    Added 3-15-18---Here is a web site for those of you who want to make your own for far less. https://plastic-domes-spheres.com/
     
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    I wonder how the ventilation in this one is.
     
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    $3.7K USD? I don't know if that actually counts as being available to buy.
     
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    and we thought graphics card prices were high...
     
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    During the past month, there seems to be a HUGE amount of misinformation about this Winbot and false information being reported by both media sites and retailers. First of all, the sphere and base are all PLASTIC, not glass as many media reports and commenters have been saying. And that clear acrylic sphere will scratch just as easily as the acrylic panels on your PC case or the plastic exterior of your router. Second, even many of the retailers are advertising the Winbot to have two stereo cameras that would normally operate in PTZ Pan–Tilt–Zoom mode in applications where stereoscopic cameras have previously been used. But the production Winbot only has a single very low-resolution crappy camera. Third, many reports and retailers still advertise built-in voice recognition. The Winbot never had voice recognition at all. In Win originally made a few Winbots equipped with two stereo-vision cameras displayed at Computex 2017 in Taiwan. But in a bit of bait-and-switch marketing, the Winbots they are selling just have a single blurry low-res camera. In Win also originally envisioned the Winbot to have full voice recognition using Amazon's Alexa, but they also never released that, even though false reports about this persist. For example, the https://www.overclockers.co.uk/in-win-winbot-design-case-white-blue-ca-08a-iw.html listing falsely mentions "Built-in stereo camera" twice along with various other incorrect information. I am not sure if this is the retailers' fault or if In Win is providing the retailers with information about nonexistent features.

    You can buy a crystal-clear sphere or dome made of acrylic of this size for less than $200. Many plastic fabricators even easily make clear domes that are big enough to display a car inside the dome. Compared to the $2400 price of the previous mechanized In Win H-Tower which had more metal and far less plastic than the Winbot and the H-Tower could be remotely controlled using an iOS app (which the Winbot does not have), I think a similar $2400 price would be fair for the Winbot. $3500 is way overpriced since In Win never included the two stereo cameras and never added voice recognition. So it really is not much of a "bot" robot, but just a plastic WinSphere. You can buy a fancy motorized robot that moves around and has voice recognition for less than $300 too.

    The meager 2-year warranty is also terribly lame for a $3500 plastic sphere case because if its motor dies on the third year, what tiny bit of "bot" functionality it had is now totally lost.
     
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    Cooling fans are 120 mm × 3 front, 120 mm × 2 rear, and radiators up to 360 mm can be mounted on the front part
     
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    I'm just imagining someone at InWin whose thought process went like this:
    Basically we buy a giant hamster ball, a globe, and a motherboard tray. Use the stand of the globe to hold the hamster ball, stick the mobo tray in the ball with all your components, maybe make a few cuts here and there for I/O.
    $3000 plz
     

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    silly price for it, most people wouldnt even spend 3k on the whole system nevermind just the case.
     
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    So 3 and a half grand for this

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    Lol, yeah nice one
     
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    So for $3.7k you get a barebones looking Level 10 inside a plastic hamster ball? What a time to be alive.
     

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