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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7125 on: December 13, 2016, 11:56:42 am »
Well, guys... they work!  ;)



Looks like the consumer definition of "work" is: Device still powers on.

Did they forget why they bought them?


It's kind of like they're posting out 3-5 boxes a day?

Less.
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« Reply #7126 on: December 13, 2016, 12:15:00 pm »
another



I heard batteroos are great for solar-powered calculators!  ;)  ;)
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7127 on: December 13, 2016, 12:28:34 pm »
I would like the AAA version for my calculator that already has been working for 8 years with the same batteries in it. :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7128 on: December 13, 2016, 12:34:42 pm »
Well, guys... they work!  ;)


Oh well, that settles it. Time to close this thread.
 
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7129 on: December 13, 2016, 01:05:27 pm »
Yeah.....  riiiiiiiight.
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7130 on: December 13, 2016, 01:58:05 pm »
Some Australian bloke on IGG is trying to discourage recipients from cooperating with anyone wishing to carry out formal testing of Batterooooos, I wonder why?

A cynic might conclude that there is a conspiracy to prevent, or at least, delay the truth about the Batteroo's performance from becoming public; what other motivation could there be?.
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7131 on: December 13, 2016, 02:10:02 pm »
I see a market opening, I'm about to launch an IGG campaign to develop and market an extraction tool for jammed battery booster sleeves.
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7132 on: December 13, 2016, 02:17:35 pm »
Extracteroo, now gets 800% more batteroo sleeve out of your stuck batteroo!
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7133 on: December 13, 2016, 03:00:19 pm »
Shirley, when you've put forced the dead batterloo'd batteries into your device, its "Battery Charge Meter" should then read 400%.  :)
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7134 on: December 13, 2016, 03:02:09 pm »
Some Australian bloke on IGG is trying to discourage recipients from cooperating with anyone wishing to carry out formal testing of Batterooooos, I wonder why?

A cynic might conclude that there is a conspiracy to prevent, or at least, delay the truth about the Batteroo's performance from becoming public; what other motivation could there be?.

He wants to be the Aussie distributor for Batteroo sleeves. Bad test reports would destroy his opportunity to resell the sleeves.
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7135 on: December 13, 2016, 03:14:48 pm »
Some Australian bloke on IGG is trying to discourage recipients from cooperating with anyone wishing to carry out formal testing of Batterooooos, I wonder why?

A cynic might conclude that there is a conspiracy to prevent, or at least, delay the truth about the Batteroo's performance from becoming public; what other motivation could there be?.

He wants to be the Aussie distributor for Batteroo sleeves. Bad test reports would destroy his opportunity to resell the sleeves.

Yes, I know who "he" is but didn't want speak his name :)
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7136 on: December 13, 2016, 03:25:14 pm »
Some Australian bloke on IGG is trying to discourage recipients from cooperating with anyone wishing to carry out formal testing of Batterooooos, I wonder why?

A cynic might conclude that there is a conspiracy to prevent, or at least, delay the truth about the Batteroo's performance from becoming public; what other motivation could there be?.

He wants to be the Aussie distributor for Batteroo sleeves. Bad test reports would destroy his opportunity to resell the sleeves.

Yes, I know who "he" is but didn't want speak his name :)

Looks like early suspicions about close ties to Bob are well founded. He's now doing Q+A and tech support on IndieGoGo :popcorn:



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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7137 on: December 13, 2016, 03:28:38 pm »
MATH:

If a battery lasts 1 SNAFU of time;

80% longer = 1.8 SNAFUs
800% longer = 9 SNAFUs
8x as long = 8 SNAFUs
"taps into the 80% left behind" = 5 SNAFUs

Which is it Bob ?

Nice summary, but why is this even important?  Even the least favorable one (your 1.8 SNAFUs) case is complete BS in the vast majority of cases.  Give Bob the extreme benefit of doubt and the product is still busted.
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7138 on: December 13, 2016, 03:32:58 pm »
He wants to be the Aussie distributor for Batteroo sleeves. Bad test reports would destroy his opportunity to resell the sleeves.

If Ozzie law is like EU law, the local distributor is the person who carries the can if anything they import goes wrong. Whether it works or not is mute but if it gets stuck in someone overpriced Apple Keyboard or heaven forbids causes any damage...
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7139 on: December 13, 2016, 03:48:44 pm »
I'm worried that ReviveBatteries thinks we're childish.
In my mind an engineer's mind should be child-like, always questioning... challenging absolute statements.  Exactly the opposite of what corporations and politicians want us to be.

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7140 on: December 13, 2016, 03:53:42 pm »
On the upside, "he" is pointing IGG backers to this blog which is rather foolish considering his position. :palm: I'm sure Bob Rhubarb would have preferred backers to be kept in the dark for as long a possible.
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7141 on: December 13, 2016, 04:05:59 pm »
I suggest to create another thread for discussing the social engineering aspects to keep this one technology related.
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7142 on: December 13, 2016, 04:06:42 pm »

If Ozzie law is like EU law, the local distributor is the person who carries the can if anything they import goes wrong. Whether it works or not is mute but if it gets stuck in someone overpriced Apple Keyboard or heaven forbids causes any damage...

Or if (as he has recommended on IGG), someone twists the battery/iser a few times to make it fit in a tight metal compartment.  Can't see that causing a problem at all  :scared:.  I wonder how strong that coating is ...
 

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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7143 on: December 13, 2016, 04:47:14 pm »

This is Batteroo's website right now:





That's what's being sold to people. How is that not outrageous?
am i the only one who sees aproblem with that ? the battery gauge now reads 100% .. how will i know when the battery will get so low the batpoo will cut out ? i hope it has a proportional scaled output voltage so that the gauge in my Mac can accurately show how far from empty the batpoo+battery is or else my keyboard may suddenl
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7144 on: December 13, 2016, 04:48:24 pm »
new battries inserted. let me finish my comment now

y cut out without warning ...


was what i intended to type ...
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7145 on: December 13, 2016, 04:52:55 pm »
Well, guys... they work!  ;)


Oh well, that settles it. Time to close this thread.
Yeah, probably like in the video: battery gauge low, put on the sleeves, battery gauge 100%, win :-DD
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7146 on: December 13, 2016, 05:39:41 pm »
Well, guys... they work!  ;)


Oh well, that settles it. Time to close this thread.

Apparently we just 'trolled' poor Rickey.



Luckily He Who Must Not Be Named was there to apologize for our terrible behavior.

(And now we know he's still watching this thread, let's all wave and say "Hi!"...   :-DD )
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7147 on: December 13, 2016, 07:09:30 pm »
Can't see that causing a problem at all  :scared:.  I wonder how strong that coating is ...

I once had some AA batteries short out with some coins in my pocket in a class.  I smelled the smoke first and looked down at my pocket (coat) and knew immediately what was going on and I got up and ran out of the room.  I always assumed they thought I had the runs (the shits)

So I can this happening again  :-DD
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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7148 on: December 13, 2016, 07:17:18 pm »
On the upside, "he" is pointing IGG backers to this blog which is rather foolish considering his position. :palm: I'm sure Bob Rhubarb would have preferred backers to be kept in the dark for as long a possible.

I wonder what would happen if all the posts on page #288 were altered to say something else.  :popcorn:

"Hello, IndieGoGo visitor..we're glad you could make it.

...

"


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Re: EEVblog #751 - How To Debunk A Product (The Batteriser)
« Reply #7149 on: December 13, 2016, 07:19:51 pm »
I suggest to create another thread for discussing the social engineering aspects to keep this one technology related.

Huh? "Technology" hasn't been discussed here since about page 10. Bob isn't giving us much to work with!

Maybe it can be the other way around: We could start a "technology" thread when some Batteroos finally arrive in Dave's greedy hands.

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