Orp News

Singletrack Loves Orp

SingletrackWorld.com and  Singeltrack Magazine give Orp an awesome review in their latest issue.  After a grueling 2 month test in some of the crappiest weather  in the world, that is, in the UK which is not unlike the gray slop we also get hear, I mean, here in Portland, Singletrack rider/writer, Sanny, said Orp was great. They really hit all the points of goodness that we here at Orp Industries try to stress.

Here are a few excerpts:

“…the 70db [76dB] sound does a pretty effective job of alerting other trail and road users to your presence while the “gnnnnrnrrrrhhhhh!” of the 96db sound is more than a match for headphones and on busy city streets when commuting. Combined with the flashing lights, I found the Horn to be particularly effective at dawn and dusk.”

“As for the light itself, running off a rechargeable LI-ion battery, I found it to be bright enough to get me home in the event of my main lights running out of juice. It’s not the brightest light on the market but as a commuter light, I reckon it is plenty bright enough and that it does indeed last the full three hours on constant as promised by the manufacturer.”

And , here’s what he said about th REMORP,

“I’ll be honest and initially wondered who would bother with a cable remote for a light on the bars but once I used it in traffic, I was totally sold on the idea. It may seem like no effort to flip the Horn but being able to do so with your hands firmly on the bars is a golden plated good thing in my book.”

Here’s the author’s sum-up:

“A brilliantly designed and manufactured product that works extremely well. Despite my initial misgivings, it has won me over and to be frank, I’m refusing to give it back!”

To  read the actual article you may need to sign in here:

http://singletrackworld.com/reviews/review-orp-smart-horn-and-light/

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Road CC Rides Orp Again!

This is the second time this awesome  Magazine/Blog  out of the UK has covered Orp. The first time was during our Kickstarter campaign – literally in the middle of the product birth canal. I’m just glad they gave Orp a wipe-up before taking pictures.

Road CC Writer/Rider, Shaun Audane,  spills his thoughts about Orp in this article. It’s really positive, but honestly, I think he misses the point when he compares microsized, light including and  repeatable sounding Orp with an air horn. He also got the horn  actuation backwards.  Move Orp’s WailTail up for the friendly 76dB  sound and down for Orp’s loud 96dB sound. This is super intuitive. Press down when it’s urgent!

Here’s an excerpt:

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The horn is sounded by prodding the ‘Wail Tail’ lip with your thumb. Down is the more friendly 76db – useful for warning pedestrians, runners and other riders on the trail or shared use paths.

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Diodes flash simultaneously for additional presence and the pitch strikes just the right note – perfect for snatching people away from their smartphones yet low enough not to drive Herpes the bull terrier into a psychotic barking frenzy.

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Pressing the Wail Tail up unleashes the full 96db, which is piercing and vastly superior to other ‘compact’ battery-powered models. It’s proved audible enough to persuade three moped bandits to bring their front wheels back onto terra firma, deterred an absent minded learner motorcyclist from pulling out into my path, and potent enough to jolt distracted drivers along moderately trafficked suburban streets.

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GQ Names Orp As One Of The Coolest Things In The World!

All we can say is “wow”.  There is some seriously cool stuff in this article that Orp gets to rub shoulders with.

Apparently this list doubles as a Christmas gift guide. In honor of this recognition, here’s a promo code to get 15% off  anything in in the STORP:

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Here’s the link: http://www.gq-magazine.co.uk/entertainment/articles/2015-11/26/christmas-gift-guide-men-coolest-things-in-the-world

Thanks GQ!

 

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ORPS ARE BACK IN STOCK!

It’s like Christmas over here (that is, if all you wanted was Orps)! We just received  a fresh new chicken house full of Orps! What I mean is there are tons of them like when you’re in a house for chickens. Not a gross factory farm where they’re all crammed in there,  but like a good  poultry program at an agricultural college that teaches organic, sustainable farming.

NOT LIKE THIS!

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More Like This…

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Roasted Orp For The Holidays?

We’ve received many comments  regarding our genetically  engineered  Turkey skinned Orp.  We can’t  publish most of them, but rest assured, this is  turkey skin, not any other animal’s skin.

Also I wanted all of you to see the  GIF ad we put up on Bike Portland. It’s an Orp cooking right before your eyes. You can almost hear that fat in the skin whistling in the heat. Here it is:

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I Can Smell The Fresh Poly Carbonate From Hear, I Mean, Here!

ORPDATE:   If you’ve checked the Storp and can’t find the Orp color you want, rest assured the next graduating class of Orps are now on the last leg of their journey and should  be hear, I mean, here within days. Please leave your email address in the box on the front page to be notified of their arrival.

LAST MINUTE DIY HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR ORPS

I know many of you are struggling with the concept that Orp is a great companion to take Trick or Treating for safety, but feel something is missing if your Orp is not participating in the evening’s celebration by wearing a costume. The dilemma is who has time to make a small, detailed little outfit for your Orp? Sure, scalping a Barbie can make for a micro sized comb-over to turn your Orp into a mini Donald Trump, but who wants to be around that guy while gathering delicious candy? And why wreck a Barbie?
Well, now your troubles are over. Hear, I mean, here at Orp Industries we’ve solved this problem and its as easy as:
1. Blowing up the image below to the correct size. See dimension on SKELETORP. Orp Face is  35mm from top of lens support to bottom of lens support
2.Then copying it on a piece of self adhesive clear acetate
3. And finally, cutting it out and placing on your Orp’s face, err, lens
Soon enough you’ll be scaring the neighbors with your creepy costumed Orp.

Yes, your friends or familiar strangers will be able to tell a lot about you depending on which Monster Face you choose for your Orp, but don’t worry it’s Halloween, and Creepy is good!
Send pictures of your Halloweened out Orps to info@orpland.com and we’ll post them at orpland.com. Also, If any of you dresses up as an Orp, send me that picture and Ill send you a free Remorp!
Note: Lumen and sound output may drop with these costumes, so don’t ride with these on!

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UPDATE:If you are having trouble with the acetate you can always use printer paper and just cut out the eyes in the mask. Be careful with  any adhesive you use. Orp cannot be responsible if you wreck the lens – so don’t wreck it! See image below.

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Greenlabel.com Selects Orp for Its Top 10

Not sure how we missed this as this site is a Mountain Dew Venture and our team loves Mountain Dew (who doesn’t). Even one of our team was hospitalized after over Dewing it. Not  really from the Dew, but just the confidence and energy you derive from the Dew. It makes you think you can do anything,  like  bunny hop  onto  the hood of a new Chevy Colorado.  I know, bad idea … why would you want to wreck a nice new truck’s hood? He’s OK, it was just a bad sprain.  Anyway, Orp made the number one spot of this  10 OF THE BEST HIGH TECH BIKE ACCESSORIES for this site. Heres the post (yeah it was early ’15, but I said that at the beginning).

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Here’s a Chevy Colorado ZR2. Yeah, you’ll need an Orp when around this guy.

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Living Healthy Gives Orp a Thumbs Orp, I Mean, Up!

In her article “How To Safely Cycle in Style”, author Jeanie Lerche Davis recommends Orp to her  Living Healthy audience.   If this article goes big we will reconsider putting an ad on the Lifetime Channel,. Seriously, thanks Jeanie and Living Healthy!

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Orp Attends Sunday Parkways – More Orps Delivered!

It was a crisp but sunny Fall day in Portland, Oregon for one of the beloved Sunday Parkways events.  These rides are a pleasure for residents where the city shuts downa 5-8 mile loop of neighborhood streets and opens them only for  bikes and pedestrians. This year’s SE  loop included the new Tillicum Bridge which is exclusive to only Portland’s Orange line, cyclists and pedestrians. Orp was one of the  carnies, I mean, vendors along with a Ferret booth and a Breast Milk Trading site – I think…. In any case, it was  super fun to see old Orp friends and  introduce Orp to some new ones.

Here are some pics:

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Orpland Opens New STORP!

Its a big day hear, I mean, here at Orpland. Dan Sweet, our Web guru, cut the ribbon on our brand new Storp.

Rumors that the downtown Portland Apple Storp is jealous are surely over blown. Who would compare a website to a brick and mortar?

For some of you, change may be difficult, but  we say embrace it. It’s all for the better. Better continuity, more engaging product descriptions and fewer steps mean faster checkouts for you.

Hit that big Orange Storp button and here’s what you can expect to see:

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Let us know what you think at info@orpland.com.

 

Alexander Hwang Takes Orp For A Ride

So there’s this You Tube blogger up in Toronto. Canada that covers all sorts of tech and he’s also a cyclist.

He contacts us and wants to review Orp. We say, “no problem and send him an Orp and REMORP. This morning we get an email

from Alex and he says his review is done.  It’s really great and production value is awesome. I would encourage everyone  to subscribe to  Alex’s

channel. Here’s the link and here are some scream, I mean, screen shots.  I was making a little joke based on the fact Orp, sort of, screams.

Thanks Alex!

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