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Has Fiire gone under?
« on: March 11, 2009, 07:50:21 pm »
Their main number (1877onfiire) has not been going through in over a week and no one is responding to support tickets.  Does anyone know what happened?

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2009, 07:53:32 pm »
Yes went BK

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2009, 09:19:33 pm »
BK?

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2009, 09:21:00 pm »
Yup, Fiire is no longer with us, and hasn't been for some time. While the Systems Integrator had been fulfilling orders until last week, Fiire's management left the building over a year ago.

Don't fret though, forces are at work to provide a replacement for the community. ;)

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2009, 08:38:50 pm »
Yup, Fiire is no longer with us, and hasn't been for some time. While the Systems Integrator had been fulfilling orders until last week, Fiire's management left the building over a year ago.

Don't fret though, forces are at work to provide a replacement for the community. ;)

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Does this mean there'll be someone providing the Fiire Remotes or it's equivalent?

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2009, 09:09:21 pm »
No, it doesn't.

The Fiire remotes were a custom production run by Gyration for Fiire. As Gyration no longer exists in its current form, and the current management shows no interest in the consumer sector, it is unlikely that these devices will ever be made again. Assuming they WOULD be interested, it would take someone paying for runs of 1000's of these units.

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2009, 12:13:13 am »
No, it doesn't.

The Fiire remotes were a custom production run by Gyration for Fiire. As Gyration no longer exists in its current form, and the current management shows no interest in the consumer sector, it is unlikely that these devices will ever be made again. Assuming they WOULD be interested, it would take someone paying for runs of 1000's of these units.

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I can confirm that the MBO on these from Gyration would be 5,000 units... not a production run I can see anyone deciding to back right now ;-)

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2009, 12:17:20 am »
Andrew,

I don't know -  the forum has 4672 members now. Might be an opportunity for you :)

Seriously though, I am surprised they need to do such a big run. 500 or even 1000 might have been worth considering if the unit price wasn't too bad.

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2009, 08:26:39 am »

I can confirm that the MBO on these from Gyration would be 5,000 units... not a production run I can see anyone deciding to back right now ;-)

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   Did you get a price per unit on the 5,000?

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2009, 04:54:05 pm »
I just contacted Gyration and was told they are no longer producing remotes of any kind.  They are selling current inventory and that's it.

So, what's the next best option for gyroscopic remotes?

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2009, 11:02:37 pm »
I'd rather say that "Acer hornet" would be a great piece of hardware when it comes out.

It has an nvidia ion MoBo on it capable of running 1080p, and seems to come with an airmouse/game controller (seems to be like somekind of wiimote like controller) connected to the system via an usb dongle (so you could attach the remote to other MD in your home.

If it is integrated somehow in the LMCE compatible hardware, it would be perfect for an "out of the box MD".



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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #11 on: March 14, 2009, 12:05:57 pm »

I can confirm that the MBO on these from Gyration would be 5,000 units... not a production run I can see anyone deciding to back right now ;-)

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   Did you get a price per unit on the 5,000?

No we did not... it was not of interest to us in those kinds of volumes.

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #12 on: March 14, 2009, 12:22:06 pm »
Andrew,

I don't know -  the forum has 4672 members now. Might be an opportunity for you :)

Seriously though, I am surprised they need to do such a big run. 500 or even 1000 might have been worth considering if the unit price wasn't too bad.


Well that assumes that everyone wants a Gyration remote... Hmmm... not sure they do ;-)

Gyration quoted 5K units as the MOQ... so that was the minimum.

Anyway its all academic now as Gyration have pulled all their Gyration consumer products and they are no longer in the business at all (see other posts in this thread).

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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2009, 12:40:19 am »
Yup, Fiire is no longer with us, and hasn't been for some time. While the Systems Integrator had been fulfilling orders until last week, Fiire's management left the building over a year ago.

Don't fret though, forces are at work to provide a replacement for the community. ;)

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Can you give us some more details?

Has anyone tried Nokia N95 as it has gyroscope and costs almost the same and has some nice features also like bluetooth and wifi :)
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Re: Has Fiire gone under?
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2009, 12:49:20 am »
Not yet, and no.

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