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#31 roberts

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 08:45 PM

Do tell Roberts. I would love and arm rest to match. Whats gonna be on this form I will need to fill out? Iv already got some ideas for it?


Just questions regarding the Console ergonomics and materials. Basically asking what it's like to live with, without side panels etc. It's explained in detail, nothing to worry about.

There's also a few designs included, so you will get to see those months ahead of everybody else :)

It's also probably a good time to point out that these Consoles are nothing like the ones that will eventually appear, they just follow the same concepts of ergonomic improvements. The final Consoles are actually nearing completion, in terms of fitting and basic design (we are on our 2nd lot of trial fitting from the laser cutters), but that doesn't mean that they can't still be improved.

There a very important product for us and they are completely different to any other Console ever seen before, so we need to get them right :unsure:

Hence why the 10 people who purchased these Consoles feedback will be vital.


Will you be doing these with CD player slots?


Nope, there wont be any CD player housing in the Consoles, it's impossible with the sides. If we did allow for CD player installation they would stick out behind, look messy and get in the way of your clutch foot, which would result in the concept of these being pointless. We will be offering CD player installation in the Dashboards, and the Dashboards and Consoles are designed to work together in perfect design harmony :D

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 09:24 PM

Do tell Roberts. I would love and arm rest to match. Whats gonna be on this form I will need to fill out? Iv already got some ideas for it?


Just questions regarding the Console ergonomics and materials. Basically asking what it's like to live with, without side panels etc. It's explained in detail, nothing to worry about.

There's also a few designs included, so you will get to see those months ahead of everybody else :)

It's also probably a good time to point out that these Consoles are nothing like the ones that will eventually appear, they just follow the same concepts of ergonomic improvements. The final Consoles are actually nearing completion, in terms of fitting and basic design (we are on our 2nd lot of trial fitting from the laser cutters), but that doesn't mean that they can't still be improved.

There a very important product for us and they are completely different to any other Console ever seen before, so we need to get them right :unsure:

Hence why the 10 people who purchased these Consoles feedback will be vital.


Will you be doing these with CD player slots?


Nope, there wont be any CD player housing in the Consoles, it's impossible with the sides. If we did allow for CD player installation they would stick out behind, look messy and get in the way of your clutch foot, which would result in the concept of these being pointless. We will be offering CD player installation in the Dashboards, and the Dashboards and Consoles are designed to work together in perfect design harmony :D


O right cool. My other plan was how hard would it be to add a sort of glove box in to these. Iv not seen a center console with this feature and would be really useful.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 08:42 PM

Roberts. Just got one of your emails about the customer gallery. If you want to use any of those pics then help yourself. Also while im at it how long until the dashes will be ready and have you got any pics of them?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:34 AM

Cheers Jon, Not sure about using pics of the Consoles, might mislead /confuse people once the proper Consoles are released.

And as for Dashes... we were planning on launching them at Bingley Hall (January) along with the Centre Consoles, this may still happen, but it's looking doubtful.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 10:37 AM

What I really think should happen......


DOOR CARDS :- I really needs some new ones......

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:18 AM

Well Door Cards are first on the list... we are hoping to have the laser cutting back within 2 weeks, so plain ones will be available very shortly, followed by other designs over the coming weeks/months (we have a total of 6 designs to release).

The reason why Door Cards are delayed is because of the optional speaker housing that we are including, you will be able to house 4", 5" and 6.5" speakers, as well as tweeters, in both the front and rear cards.

So, to save on time and money (production costs), the underneaths (the hardboard shapes) will be the same on all cards (with or without speakers and/or tweeters).

We are still playing with the positions of the tweeters (on the front cards) and this week they are placed in the top corner, by the door opener. But this means that you have to rotate the door handle 90 degrees. Obviously this is where the they should ideally be situated for sound quality, but some people may object to having to rotate the door handle.

A poll will be created some time over the next few days to try and gauge the general opinion at doing so... To be honest though unless its a landslide in favour of 'NO', this is where the tweeters will be.

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 11:27 AM

Can we shotgun prototypes :angry: ;) :-

They sound awesome!!

Can't wait to see them! :teehee:

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:23 PM

Hello TMF

Just a quick update for you, as it’s been a while since we posted an 'Whats happening' thread (in fact it was June 09), and we have a new website as well as new products.

New Website - Your help is needed !!
First of all, we have recently moved to a new website, which has some new exciting features. Including a ‘Customer Gallery’ and a ‘Product Ratings System’, and, we could do with your help!!

To get the new features off the ground we would like to request a few favours from you:

1) Please send us a few photos for the Customer Gallery.

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Can you please send us some photos of your Optimise Automotive products fitted in your Mini? Then, we can upload them to our all-new Customer Gallery.

To send us your photos simply click the link below and follow the instructions.

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We will do our best to get your photos uploaded to the gallery within 1 week and we promise to send you links of your images once they are online.

2) Rate and review the products you purchased.
To leave a rating (a star rating out of 5) and a review of the products that you have purchased, please log on to the Optimise Automotive website, select the products that you bought and simply click on the ‘Be the first to rate this product’ link.

The link can be found at the bottom of the products page (as shown on the screen shot below).

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New Products
We also have 3 new (ish) products:

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Our Clock Faces are gaining an excellent reputation amongst the Mini world as the perfect inexpensive interior customisation. The range enables you to stamp an individual personality on your Mini, which in return helps to create the custom theme that you have long been craving for.

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Our Speaker Pods are a new addition to the Optimise Automotive range and will no doubt soon gain a reputation amongst the Mini world as great solution to the problem of speaker installation within the cramped Mini interior.

We also currently have the largest range of speaker pods available and we were the first manufacturer / supplier to offer speaker pods that allow for the installation of 4” (10cm), 5” (13cm), 6.5” (17cm) and 6”x9” speakers on either the rear parcel shelf, or, in the front inner wheel arches of your Mini.

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Our Enclosure Pods are another new addition to the Optimise Automotive range and we are the first (and currently only) manufacturer / supplier of this product.

Optimise Automotive offer a range of speaker enclosure pods that allow for the instillation of 4” (10cm), 5” (13cm), 6.5” (17cm) or 6”x9” speakers and have been designed to address two very commonly overlooked Mini speaker installation problems.

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Finally, we are looking forward to you visiting the new website and checking out our new products.

Thanks
Andy @ Optimise Automotive

Edited by roberts, 11 November 2009 - 01:13 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:37 PM

There will be sets going out before they become available to check fitment on a variety of Mini's, so yes you can shotgun set :D

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:42 PM

What's with all the MINI logos?

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 12:44 PM

Woooooop :w00t: Cheers Andy :D

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:08 PM

What's with all the MINI logos?


Logo's now changed sorry to anyone we have have caused offense too.

Edited by roberts, 12 November 2009 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:10 PM

What's with all the MINI logos?



Should it matter? :D

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:13 PM

None of your links work for me

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Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:21 PM

None of your links work for me


Fixed, thanks for that.




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