The Version Blows Orp’s Horn

The Version is this  uber cool online lifestyle magazine out of the UK that features all sorts of cool objects and discussion on  important aspects of our culture (like what’s the right table radio and what is the proper threadcount for a quality top sheet- of course, I’m kidding… they’re deeper than that)) .    It is a cool site and kind of a catalog of some of the objects that might be found in 007’s flat and where you might best take that complicated British Airways flight attendant with a PhD  for breakfast after that late night in London . The Version is living the boom of UK cycling and they see Orp as an essentially cool way to stay safer on on the streets. You can see the article here. We say Thank You!

 

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Singletrack Magazine 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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Orp Lands In BikeSoup Magazine

Orp received a review in Bike Soup magazine out of the UK.   We appreciate the attention but  have a few issues with what was written , especially since this author’s complaints have not been heard in the countless other reviews Orp has been in and they are inaccurate.

For example, all we’ve heard is the  REMORP is brilliant and easy to use.  This author says the dual stage switch distinctions between the two sounds are not apparent. I say “BOLLUCKS!”.  He says this after saying his hands were numb. Sorry, but this does not count. Great  bike but since  my bi lateral leg amputation I can’t really ride it.  Holy cow.

There’s some other stuff to complain about, but this is the worst: they also used a pic of a Wail Blue Orp without its remote cap!  Really  underwhelming presentation. Let me take a   picture of you for your Linked In profile or Tinder Acct. on the day you have the worst  Herpes  break out  you’ve ever had. All I’ve got to say is I’m looking elsewhere to spend my Orp’s substantial ad budget.

 

 

 

Bikmo+ Recommends Orp for Cyclists

Bikmo+ (Bikmo Plus), the cyclist run bicycle insurance company in the UK put Orp high on its  Christmas gift guide.

They included this pic of the more rare Wail Blue Orp.  We ,of course, wonder what the “plus” is all about.

Was the Old Bikmo not so great? Or, does Bikmo+ just say “thank you” and “please” more often?  That certainly deserves a “plus” in my book.

In any case, thanks Bikmo+!

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Gadget Review Covers Orp

They used really ancient Orp pre-production images but they give Orp a big thumbs up so we say “THANK YOU “!

Here’s the headline:

 

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Road CC gives Orp A Ride!

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.

> Check out our cycling gadgets Christmas gift guide here

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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Cenlafca.org Site Reviews Orp!

This website out of Thailand  provides a review of Orp, I’m hoping it’s  positive. My mastery of Thai is pretty low.

Heres the link: http://cenlafca.org/orp-smart-horn-แตรรถจักรยานอัจฉริยะ/

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Orp in Wonderland

Orpland and Orp got picked out of the interwebs by Wonderland. Wonderland is a blog out of the Netherlands that picks out (curates – I hate that word) cool stuff  in Design, Innovation and Business  and packs it into one place. Thanks Wonderland!

Here’s the post:

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Orp Considered a Dandy by GQ

Ever influencing proper behavior of it’s male reader population, GQ chose Orp as the proper alert device to have whilst riding one’s bike.  Certainly a gentleman can yell, but the risk of  overly mucussed saliva errantly spewing over ones  attire and spoiling it (especially in the morning phlegm hours) is too high.

Certainly GQ does not need to gush over Orp’s handsomeness as it is clearly apparent in the full page picture. I’m kidding about the full page part. Actually, they were much less “metrosexual” in their article – I added that too.

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NBC’s KGW 8 Covers Orp after Tragic Bike Accidents

The local NBC affiliate, KGW Channel 8, here in Portland, Orpegon, I mean, Oregon did a story on Orp after a spate of bike vs. vehicle accidents. These  were really bad and our sympathies go out to the cyclists and their  families. You can see it hear, I mean, here.

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