Oh my! We have our first 'not until 2018' contest entrant. Bill.Maupin is the first to predict that Rachio is going to miss all of the 2017 season with a Jan. 1st prediction for a 'go live' date.
Jazzer is 'in' at Sep. 26th.
The 'over/under' is still in favor of a 3Q 'go-live announcement.
Time to repost the list:
plainsane = Aug. 1st
preilly44 = Aug. 14th
(anyone above this point is 'officially' out
Linn = Aug. 28th
a0128958 = Sep. 14th
Marainwater = Sep. 21st
Jazzer = Sep. 26th
ghctim = Sep. 29th
jim_gately = Sep. 30th
Modawg2k = Oct. 1st
jkb = Oct. 15th
JasonM = Oct. 23rd
DLane = Nov. 1st
jleh = Nov. 3rd
tmcgahey = Dec. 1st
Bill.Maupin = Jan. 1st, 2018
rgstech = Mar. 1st
shcaine = Mar. 15th
And, just to keep everything in one place:
Here's the contest: Have some fun predicting what date Rachio Iro V3 'goes live' to the general public (As confirmed by someone from Rachio authorized to say it.)
And here's the prize: FOUR 60W equivalent 9W LED lamps, commercial quality, 2700 degree Kelvin color match to traditional tungsten lamps, omni-directional, over 50,000 hrs run time capability, 5 year warranty, meeting the latest version 2 Energy Star requirements, manufactured by Earthtronics (private label manufacturer for Philips and Sylvania).
And here are the rules - pretty simple:
(1) In case of tie, accuracy is the tie breaker. I.e., if the announced date ends up being Aug. 31, someone who says 'Aug. 31st' wins the tie over someone who says 'last week of Aug.'
(2) Anyone with a signed NDA with Rachio, or a Rachio company is not eligible, regardless of when the NDA was signed. Likewise, anyone with a relationship with a Rachio employee, or who's a Rachio employee, is not eligible.
(3) No 'double dipping.' Once you're 'in' you're 'in.' And once you're 'out' you're 'out.'
(4) No 'Ebay bidding.' Let's use 2 weeks as minimum time between date of one's contest entry and 'guess' date.
And lastly a couple of 'fine print' items:
(1) Rachio has no involvement with this contest, other than (a) I'm using their community posting system to advertise it, and (b) I'll ask them to affirm that a published or stated 'go live' date is indeed legit. The contest is simply my idea to have a little fun. Prize material is all from me - I'm donating it from my business. I do energy monitoring and conversion to LED lighting projects for commercial entities.
(2) While this is an anonymous contest, it does assume the winner will privately disclose to me his/her name and mailing address so that I can send the winning prize. If you prefer to remain anonymous (or don't want/need the prize) just post a note here or to me to that effect. It will be easy to find a local charitable institution to donate the LED lamps to.