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death-by-oakley
Anthony Gullace
Jul 23, 2010 8:54 AM
HI All,
I have just learnt that the O Rokr Pro has been discontinued in Australia. Not sure if this is the case in the USA.
I love to product and use them every day im at work. I am looking to purchase 2 to last me a few more years. Does anyone know where I can source them from in the U.S. and not from ebay.

Appreciate any leads.
monster_beetle
Jules Neefjes
Jul 23, 2010 11:19 AM
The electronics line has been discontinued for quite a while now. So you must have luck with a dealer having them laying around then...
Ian
Ian Morris
Jul 23, 2010 10:55 PM
http://oakleyvault.com/product/o-rokr-pro-asian-fit/001-0011
death-by-oakley
Anthony Gullace
Oct 14, 2010 4:57 AM
Does anyone know why electronics has been discontinued?
I have heard that Luxottica are not interested in the electronics products and has stopped the line.
Can anyone confirm this ?
If so looks like Lux is putting a strangle hold on Oakley's creativity and ability to run the business as Jim intended. Free of conventional thought.
andy73au
Andrew Gregory
Oct 14, 2010 5:04 AM
I wouldn't mind getting my hands on some Thump Pro's if still available...very disappointing to hear that they have discontinued the electronics line.
Bhaley2four
Brent Haley
Oct 14, 2010 7:22 AM
they were having several problems with the motorola electronics in the orokrs and I think that is the biggest reason. Also, the just flat out don't sell that well for the price tag, they cost dealers more so the margins are lower. I think they could have done a lot better if the price points would have been a little lower from the get go.
oogie
paul mcj
Oct 14, 2010 7:29 AM
Sorry guys, this one is all on me. I've never purchased any O electronics. My bad.
Bhaley2four
Brent Haley
Oct 14, 2010 8:01 AM
oogie,you can trust me on this one you are not the only one! hahaha
lionel
lionel m
Oct 14, 2010 10:55 AM
they don't sell, period.
O-Whores
Thread Killers
Oct 14, 2010 11:47 AM
It really is a pitty. They were great ideas. If I worked out at all, I'd probably have bought one of the Thumps. But the price was a bit steep for your average user. I'm not saying they were overpriced, just out of the range for most people. Plus, I wouldn't be surprised if they just weren't given enough of a push by salespeople.

It's a sad state of affairs, but not one I can say I'm surprised at.


~Yukio
rhlake
Robert Lake
Oct 14, 2010 9:45 PM
they don't work with the new Apple products and didn't support mp4..big negatives!

EDIT: iTunes downloads are AAC not mp4, I mispoke
Ian
Ian Morris
Oct 14, 2010 9:09 PM
Um, MP4 is a video file, and I'd be very surprised if they played video. By the way, the O-ROKR was a bluetooth device, so it'd be dependent on what was pushing bluetooth.

As for Oakley electronics not working with Apple, The iPhone has bluetooth and will work with the O-ROKR. I've had a bluetooth adapter for my 5th gen video iPod since 2006. I've never had an issue with cordless headphones and my iPod. Also, Oakley has been selling adapters for some time as well.
http://oakleyvault.com/product/icombi-bluetooth-stereo-adapter/AP21B
Whenever anyone says that Oakley electronics don't work with Apple, they have no idea what they're talking about.

I posted this a while ago:
http://ita.sourceforge.net/
My Split Thump syncs with iTunes. The only thing I have to do within iTunes is to specify under "preferences" that my files import as MP3s. Not even an issue, as MP3 is the standard, and AAC and M4V are Apple's marketing attempt to make people think that you have to buy an iPod to use iTunes. With that said, my phone can sync with iTunes, and my iPod can sync with Windows Media Player.

My point is that there are no compatibility issues, just people who don't realize that there aren't issues.

Aside from the price point, the Thumps were always designed to be an "active" piece of equipment. The originals weren't adjustable enough to accommodate everyone; the Thump 2, it was cheaper to buy a Gascan and an iPod than the Thump 2, for the same effect; the Thump Pro was close to what it should have been, but storage space was too limited; and the Split Thump fails completely as an active sunglass due to lack of unobtanium. It slips off your head easily like a Hijinx. It's great for chillin by a lake or on your porch, but for running, exercise, etc, it's a no go.

Great ideas, very forward thinking, and now technology is catching up. A 16gb Thump Pro, or even one that could switch micro SD cards, would be fairly epic. I'd buy another one.
Bhaley2four
Brent Haley
Oct 14, 2010 9:22 PM
The first thump and I believe thump2 are the models that would not work with itunes, they fixed that problem on thump pros and beyond. I habe used my original o rokr and o rokr pro with every gen of iphone that has been released. But early thumps would not work.
rhlake
Robert Lake
Oct 14, 2010 9:46 PM
ok...when I posted this thread about the O Rokr Pro:


http://www.o-review.com/portal_detail.asp?ID=9468


it seemed unanimous that they weren't compatible, but I guess it was more of an Apple problem...

and I don't want to spend another $50 for a compatible bluetooth adapter.
Ian
Ian Morris
Oct 14, 2010 9:46 PM
My 1.5 Gen Thumps will sync to iTunes just fine. You just have to configure iTunes Agent in order to make iTunes see the Thump as a device to which it can syncronize.

Of course the older iPods wouldn't work with the O-ROKR, they didn't have bluetooth. It was a shortcoming with Apple, not the O-ROKR. Like I said, Oakley was ahead of it's time.
 
 
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