We understand the creative potential of this technology, and would therefore be delighted if everyone owned an evo. For that reason we continually strive to optimize our production process with the aim of optimizing the sale price.
We have now made our first breakthrough by optimizing the electronic components and the manufacturing process. This means we can now offer the evo for EUR 1,199, including all taxes and shipping costs within Germany. The technical concept remains largely intact. Only the time that elapses between hitting the keys and transmission had to be increased from 1 ms to 5 ms by repositioning the electronics, while the sampling rate of the sensors has been reduced to 300 Hertz. However, this has absolutely no effect on playability. Whether it be rapid movements, slow gestures or repetitive movement patterns, everything is registered with the usual precision and converted into precise position data.
We have therefore achieved one of our key goals: to preserve all the functions whilst also reducing the sale price. Once again, we have managed to move one step closer to our second main goal, which is to provide the world with better keyboards.
The Evo was priced at 2800 euro, as recently as Musikmesse 2012, so the aggressive price cut could encourage a lot of people to take a second look at the keyboard’s capabilities. Here’s a preview of the Endeavour Evo in action at Musikmesse: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THnq9M_7WQU