Remix Tablet: Kickstarter with a twist

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  1. Macktion

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    You have probably already rolled your eyes at the notion of Kickstarted tablets. I know that we have seen plenty go by the wayside, but Jide Technology is taking a different method of attack: Everyone who backs is going to get one.

    As stated by their press release sent to me this morning,
    (emphasis added)

    This is an interesting tactic, and it certainly makes it stand out. There are no additional details about terms so it will be interesting to see how this plays out when the Kickstarter campaign launches next Wednesday. But I am hopeful: at best this could turn out to be an amazing deal for the backers, and at worst, a very low-risk opportunity to discover that it might not be your cup of tea.
     
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    Was there any kind of timeline on when the kickstarter campaign might start? I'd be willing to put up possibly even twice that $39 if it's specs lead me to believe it'll be a decent device.
     
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    This news is on the verge of getting old. If they haven't made major changes they are starting out with what will end up as an obsolete processor before it ever gets launched.
     
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    is there a link to get to it. Id still get it for $39.
     
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    It would seem you will need to wait for next Wednesday.
     
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    It will be interesting to see what their goal will be, but I definitely think I'll pledge at least the minimum. Not a bad price for a new toy, even if it's got outdated specs and I might use a tablet more with a decent sized keyboard to go with it. I liked the ASUS Transformer Prime, but I don't think the software side was quite there with that one and I needed money to travel home, so I sold mine.

    I have a small bluetooth keyboard collecting dust in a drawer for my Nexus 7. I went for portability with little to no regard for comfort while using and, as a result, only tried to use it once or twice. Too squished together for my taste. Given that this tablet is supposed to be around 11", that should put it's keyboard size more on-par with the Transformer, which would suit me quite well when I don't have need of the full laptop, which is actually pretty rare if I find the right niche device to fit inbetween.
     
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    Yeah, that is my thinking as well, even if the specs are only fair, its not a high cost to find out. The Kickstarter launches on Wednesday March 25th. Not sure about a more specific time than that, but I will absolutely update this when the time comes.
     
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    According to this the tablet is already shipping in China.

    Remix is the Android tablet that can replace your laptop

    A Tegra 4 isn't a bad chip, per se... 2GB RAM makes up for some sins, too. The article claims the Kickstarter was in February, though... Weird. I think the fact it was written in January probably has something to do with that. Probably waited for more buzz or had some issues to get worked out first. Heck, maybe even that strike on the west coast with the ports being clogged has something to do with it.

    Remix

    Company website. Has very little useful information, unfortunately.

    Where are you seeing the information on the KS start dates?
     
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    I found an article via Google that was written yesterday or today that said the kickstarter campaign starts next week.

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    Methinks they will run out of tablets in the first few minutes, release an apology a day or two later, and then proceed to issue out coupons for a decent percentage off if bought directly.

    Any buzz is good buzz for an Android Tablet company.
     
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    Jason Zheng, their marketing manager (we met at CES when I did that video) emailed me the details this morning.
     
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    Probably a valid assumption. Will be fun to watch.

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