The new Maytech remotes with the whip are coming to the shop, just ordered a batch yesterday. I also have more Totally Bitchin’ 190KVS motors coming, so i’ll finally have some retail action happening again.
I mentioned the remotes because for the past year i’ve been whining to Jollin at Maytech about interference. I asked about a number of options, including a fully customized remote on a completely different frequency band, but they insisted that they have improved the user experience by mitigating interference. The did this by adding a whip to the antenna.
The old Steeze remotes were kind of cool, but in many ways were terrible. Binding whas a pain in the ass, channel switching was something you had to do if you had multiple boards or went on a group ride with other people who have the same remote, and they broke all the time.
The new ones don’t break, don’t conflict with others exactly like it, and binding is a simple pleasure. However in 2.4Ghz saturated areas, such as near major bus stations, deep in the concrete jungle, and other industrial or otherwise heavily used areas drops can happen.
I’ve had zero problems in my own small area, and only recently have i had issues in downtown Orlando near the Lynx station, but that whole area is under construction and they recently added a commuter train (SunRail) to that station. I’ve heard most of the complaints from places like New York and popular areas of California.
Hopefully the new remotes will address this issue. I’ve already had to swap a few customer’s remotes out with ones they’ve chosen and sent me with their board.
What’s your experience been like in your area with remotes? HAs anyone tried one of these new Maytech remotes yet?