REGIUM Automatic Chess E-board

Mohan_Kumar_Chess

What do you guys think about the REGIUM Automatic Chess E-board? And your thoughts on square off vs REGIUM.

havb1961

To me, REGIUM chess e-board looks like too good to be true, because it seems to offer "perfect" features, IMHO. I truly hope they can accomplish the full project at a fair price. If they can, DGT will have real good competition and square off could be at risk of being pushed out of the road. The big "but"for Regium is that it will be launched through kickstarter, I'd like to see what price range it can finally reach. I'll keep my fingers crossed....

Virmus
From what I’ve seen so far, it’s amazing. We just have to wait and see. I’m hoping for under $1k price tag.
56ANAVZ
Kickstarter for this begins on 25 February 2020.
Virmus
Any idea of the starting price?
56ANAVZ
They did not publish that in their email announcement yet, but did mention discounts for early supporters.
D8Reptile
This is the way.
havb1961

If the price is < $ 1K, we''ll be absolutely lucky

svikis

I did notice that in their web page there is a banner saying Magnus Carlsen is their official sponsor. But I couldnt find any further info of this. Could it be true? If yes, then the success chances of this product got a lot better.

sound67

The bit with the girl and the guy, transparently not chess players, "endorsing" the board is hilarious. Like those ads for juicers, pressure cookers and stuff. Maybe they should have "invited" a well-known player instead to support their product. wink.png

Nordlandia

Regium board looks very promising indeed. I hope for the best of the project. The question is why haven't DGT thinked of the same ideas, considering almost 20 years monopoly when it comes to official boards used in top events. 

jjupiter6

Nordlandia wrote:

Regium board looks very promising indeed. I hope for the best of the project. The question is why haven't DGT thinked of the same ideas, considering almost 20 years monopoly when it comes to official boards used in top events. 

Maybe because they didn't need to think of anything new when they had the monopoly anyway.

Nordlandia

Regium can be a serious contender jjupiter6 don't you agree. There has already been interest from tournament organizers about it. 

KVJin

Check out "Why DGT has no real competition in chess - we ask the CEO of DGT Hans Pees" video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0szepB5S5fk

Tbh unless Regium is alot cheaper than DGT I doubt it will replace DGT anytime soon for tournaments set up. Regium is more for home use, no point any organisers spend extra money for all the functions that they don't need in Regium just to broadcast the games. So really the 2 of them will just co exist in the chess world.

But if Regium is affordable lets say less than $1k then really many chess clubs will probably see a great decline of members

 

sound67

It cheapens the ad. So, right up *your* alley I guess. 

D8Reptile
What are people’s thoughts on how they’ll handle promotion of pieces and how many extra pieces they should include?
D8Reptile
Looks like their official sponsor banner no longer includes Magnus.
crazyhorse9

what? okay...

Daniel2340
sound67 wrote:

Shady or not, I certainly won't invest into their campaign. Rather pay more once the product is actually available. Too many Kickstarter campaigns have ended in either huge delays or non-shows altogether.

Only 37% of kickstarter campaigns get fully funded but the one that do only have a 10% fail rate. I don't see this fulfilling a need that is not already being addressed.

wooksoon
Daniel2340님이 썼습니다:
sound67 wrote:

Shady or not, I certainly won't invest into their campaign. Rather pay more once the product is actually available. Too many Kickstarter campaigns have ended in either huge delays or non-shows altogether.

Only 37% of kickstarter campaigns get fully funded but the one that do only have a 10% fail rate. I don't see this fulfilling a need that is not already being addressed.

10% .... Hmm, isn't that too high? Kickstarter call people investors, but in fact many people think of them as consumers. IMO, the 10% failure rate is too dangerous for most consumers. Especially when the price is close to $1000 or over $500.