New Teenage Engineering products

Most likely just 3 new PO units, though some hold out hope for an OP-1 OS update or an OP-2.

Short audio teaser: https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxD_lBq64e/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BAxQMS2FaCf/

Arcade is obviously the SID-style one in the audio demo, but robot? Office??

I’m guessing office is a rhythm machine that maybe does typewriter sounds. The numbers are all doubles of the original series. Maybe robot is a voice synth (responsible for the choir pad in the audio demo. Wasn’t there mention of a sampling PO at one point? Anyway, it won’t be long until we know

Finally! The sounds of Solitaire! In my pocket!

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Janice from accounting DGAF.

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watch Office be the one

Honestly think TE will make tonnes of these for years to come.

Would be awesome to snap them all up and leave them boxed and mint for 20 years then snap out in like 2037 and see how the world responds :slight_smile:

Cool. But I sure would love to see a new OS for the Op-1. Maybe.

as much as I dislike their kind of ‘oh, we’re industrial designers dontchaknow so we’re gonna charge you 700 euros for this long piece of metal with a lamp at the end of it’ mentality… I think even Teenage Engineering wouldn’t release an OP-2 without putting the OP-1 on some kind of sale/reduced price for a while.

i’d like an OP-1 … but find the price hard to stomach. But could, possibly, just about, if drunk enough, convince myself to buy one were it not for things like not being able to easily change the battery and other documented build issues.

consequently I’ve been holding out for an OP-2 for years.

I bought one last week. I too thought they were overpriced but just decided to finally bite the bullet and get one, since I’ve considered getting one since they were released.
Totally worth the price, if you ask me.

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I bought one last week. I too thought they were overpriced but just decided to finally bite the bullet and get one, since I’ve considered getting one since they were released.
Totally worth the price, if you ask me.[/quote]

ya, like I said, I could just about stretch to it … and I’d really get the most out of its portability … but for the price I expect there to be no build issues and no battery issues… certainly no battery issues that can’t be solved by a simple battery replacement/upgrade from time to time.

anyway have fun with it, I’m suitably envious : ) … though I’d advise you to plug it in whenever possible to preserve the battery, though be warned that may cause it to whine. at least according to user reports I’ve read.

Hmm, I thought Li-ion batteries benefit from letting them cycle fully and leaving them plugged in would decrease battery life?

wouldn’t recommend that. There’ll be too many out there for them to be collectable imo

wouldn’t recommend that. There’ll be too many out there for them to be collectable imo[/quote]
Beanie babies, Pokemon stuff, yeah… too many to be collectible is not a thing in the world of collectible stuff. Then it’s all about “complete sets” and unopened packages, etc…
Anyway, I’m psyched to learn more. PO-12 is both useful and fun, although I was a little underwhelmed (or just not the target audience?) by -14 and -16. The teaser definitely has some weird, wonderful noises in it.

Honestly, the OP-1 is currently underpriced for what it is. It’s not for everyone, and most people will probably never ‘get’ it, but hey, that’s ok too.

oh man, there goes another 300€! (60€ per PO + 40€ for the case)

I love the POs even though I often wish there was a way to backup your sequences (and no, those slips of paper won’t do because documenting those essential punch-in fx is a PITA since their not quantized)

perhaps you don’t ‘get’ what I’m saying, my misgivings aren’t with feature set. they’re with well documented build quality issues. if you’re ok with build quality ranging from so-so to significant, frequently documented problems for a premium price, then that’s ok too … but I just want to make sure we’re on the same page here.