Who knows though maybe they have created such a buzz with woot. They will release a G1 dock set up. With the new firmware if it is a better device. With all the wooters. The docks maybe worth it. In the end I think they have other priorities, and slacker hopes you will upgrade to the latest generation devices. Once you get your whistle wet with the G1.
It seems to me that you could produce 5,000 or so of the docks and just sell them on the website for $50 or whatever clears a profit. That low of a # would sell out and make you some money. They already have a prototype.
As a user with a G2. I don't see them reconsidering. Woot is simply an outlet to get rid of these devices. At this point the G1's are not worth much. So slacker has to do something with them. They don't want them just sitting around. Besides I'm sure they could use the space for new products they sell. In my mind them making docks for G1's would be going backwards. I would rather them focus on future products, and improving what they have. You can thank the woot sales for the recent firmware update, but don't expect anything else for the G1. Woot was simply to get rid of them. The firmware update was to show some compassion for the G1 owners, but that fix was probably pretty simple to do on their end.Maybe after all the Woot sales, they'll reconsider.
Well don't put words in my mouth. I have not said no support will be offered. I would expect full support via chat/email/forum to be honored on the G1 if a user needs help with a issue on the device. Anyway support has already stated 1 year warranties will be honored as long as you have a receipt to prove date of purchase. No returns on G1 to Slacker. Returns with place of purchase only.OOC you make it sound like everyone that purchased these G1's have just wasted their money. But I don't believe that. I think Slacker support will continue to support them and while the Woot sales have put more out there using them. I think the plan has been to continue to support them. I see nothing on Slackers forum or have read anything from support saying they will not longer support these devices. The G1's even though they are sold on Woot still have a 1 year warranty.
I honestly don't expect their to be any docks for the G1, but no one but Slacker is in a position to say there won't be.
The good news is that most of the G2 accessores like the power adapters, car charger, fm trans work with the G1, so other than an armband the G1 actually has as many accessories. In fact the G1 actually has a nice case, which has yet to be released for the G2.
So, lets not chunk the G1 out the window just yet!
Well don't put words in my mouth.
The thing I love about my woot G1 is that I made a one time $50 expenditure and I will never spend another cent on Slacker again. I love the player as is, I don't see any need for the premium options. If I run out of skips I just change to one of my other 15 stations. A dock doesn't seem necessary considering that the unit updates over wifi. You really never need to plug it in unless it totally craps out and needs it's software refreshed.
I think they built the g1 to sell for $300... and anyone who spent that much would have expected to get a bang for their buck. The fact that I got the same bang for 1/6th the price is just phenomenal.
We've been asking for (and desperately needing) a firmware update for months - ultimately the new Plus service not working with the G1 probably helped get it released too. The new Wooters certainly have clogged up the official forums with "problem" threads......You can thank the woot sales for the recent firmware update
No one ever discussed chucking them out the window but let's face the reality that while you can pick one up cheaply it is unlikely that any G! specific accessories will be produced and the car dock (unlike the FM transmitter etc) would have to be G1 unique.
We've been asking for (and desperately needing) a firmware update for months - ultimately the new Plus service not woking with the G1 probably helped get it released too. The new Wooters certainly have clogged up the official forums with "problem" threads......
As far as new accessories for the G1, I wouldn't hold my breath. We'll know soon enough with CES coming what Slacker has planned.
Yes but people still persist in answering questions about the G1 accessoriesby telling us that things may be in the works for the G2 or by telling us that the G1 is still supported. Go figure.
I think I've seen some discussion on CES and someone said there wasn't even going to be a Slacker booth. I don't know myself, but apparently they aren't listed as having a both, but maybe they are going to piggyback with some other company. Who knows?