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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby deniska » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:40 am

Trace does not have a case, at least did not have one a few months ago when I returned mine...

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby TomW » Thu Dec 15, 2016 8:13 pm

Deniska, yes you are right. Why did u return it?

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby deniska » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:08 pm

TomW wrote:Deniska, yes you are right. Why did u return it?
it was missing like 30% of the jumps (mostly the bigger ones).. After a bunch of emails, it turned out that they were filtering out "suspicious" jumps.. I don't recall the exact criteria but it would be almost impossible to score a jump over 10m or 5 sec.. I also pointed out a number of bugs in their iphone app, but after 2 months they still did not fix much, so I returned the thing..

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby TomW » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:32 pm

They are surfers, not kitesurfers.

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby super_padge » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am

I have a woo3...is the case meant to be waterproof? Mine definitely isn't, and now the contacts are corroding...

I thought it was watertight so I left it overnight in my board ready for the next day's session....and now I'm struggling to charge it. Any suggestions? Is it just a dodgy case?

I don't have a receipt as I was lucky enough to win it in Sri Lanka, so I don't know how to warranty it!

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby Pemba » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:51 am

super_padge wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
I have a woo3...is the case meant to be waterproof? Mine definitely isn't, and now the contacts are corroding...

I thought it was watertight so I left it overnight in my board ready for the next day's session....and now I'm struggling to charge it. Any suggestions? Is it just a dodgy case?

I don't have a receipt as I was lucky enough to win it in Sri Lanka, so I don't know how to warranty it!
I assume it is suposed to be waterproof, at least mine seems to be more or less. But I also think you are suposed to be able to continue using the old mount as well, so your contacts corroding after leaving it inside the (wet) box for a night sounds strange.

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby Kitemenn » Fri Aug 09, 2019 2:23 pm

super_padge wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:33 am
I have a woo3...is the case meant to be waterproof? Mine definitely isn't, and now the contacts are corroding...

I thought it was watertight so I left it overnight in my board ready for the next day's session....and now I'm struggling to charge it. Any suggestions? Is it just a dodgy case?

I don't have a receipt as I was lucky enough to win it in Sri Lanka, so I don't know how to warranty it!
It's not 100% waterproof, it helps but not fully having said that it doesnt matter. If it corrodes just brush of the corrosion and you are good to go as the woo itself IS waterproof. Charging issue is something different and affects me too...just wiggle it a bit in the charger and you should be fine like me.

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby North_Wind » Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:28 am

My electric toothbrush is 100% waterproof and has wireless (induction) charging - why can't the Woo have the same?

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Re: Woo fixes the terminal corrosion problem in a surprising way

Postby nothing2seehere » Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:58 am

Size and weight of wireless charging and economy of scale for a custom charger.

You would end up with a much larger product. Even the cheap wireless chargers for phones are close to credit card sized pads. You'd end up paying triple the price for the product in the end after all the testing that would need to go into it. A plastic box is way simpler.


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