- Sep 8, 2012
I'm not arguing against, just trying to understand what's so different about this case that people will pay two or three times more than what's on the market.
You are looking at it from a business perspective, market opportunity, metrics and etc.
I can't speak for Necere, but personally, I consider it a hobby. So if there are enough people who want this case, we will build it, if not, we won't.
If we really cared about market opportunity that much, the LRPC project would have been scrapped a long time ago - I had inside information on which companies were going to release LRPC cases long before it was public. So the decision was never about market opportunities.
The M1 happened because I just wanted a better looking SG05. The LRPC *may happen because I got annoyed with my Valve Steam Box.
Long story short, I had the Valve Steam Machine and it had some quirks. Eventually I got fed up with it and sent it to Necere.
If I recall correctly, Necere was working on something else at that time. Effectively, I twisted Necere's arm to do this design (because I wanted one) and here we are today.
Don't get wrong, I hope to become a real business one day, but we are just so far away. Right now, it's just something I do for fun.
This is from the early days of the M1 and still true
I don't know what's going to happen in the future, I don't even know if we will get funded on Kickstarter. I just know the process is fun, and we'll keep moving forward