Hi Product Hunters!
Thanks to @chrismessina for featuring us. So cool to have the inventor of the #hashtag loving our new product.
I am Brian, CPO& Co-founder here at Airtame. We are so happy to share Airtame 2 with you, and a little bit more about the journey we have been on to get to this point.
We started in 2014 with a record-breaking Indiegogo campaign. It was clear we were fixing a common problem - the nuisance of cables.
Since then, we have shipped over 100k first generation devices, and hopefully, introduce a bit more flow (and a lot less clutter) in business and education environments.
In that time, we received lots of valuable feedback from customers about how they wanted to use screens better. To turn them into more active ways of fostering collaboration and participation in professional and classroom environments. To unlock this powerful new goal, we needed a powerful new version of our hardware. Airtame 2 is more powerful and robust, plus should run a whole lot smoother and faster.
Today we are excited to share our journey with you and show you what we’ve built! We’d love to hear your honest feedback.
Along with this Product Hunt launch, you can go and pre-order your Airtame 2s directly from our website airtame.com. We intend to ship the first batch of Airtame 2s in late October 2018.
Thanks for reading, upvoting and all the love we have received so far around Airtame 2.
Brian - and the entire Airtame team.
@chrismessina @brian_kyed Looks awesome, can't wait for it to ship! Quick marketing suggestion: The video needs to do more to explain the Airtame value proposition (i.e., why you want an Airtame in the first place.) For people like me, who have followed the product for a while now that isn't necessary but for many potential consumers (who don't know the original Airtame) this won't be obvious. Watching the video - without Airtame context - you would think the primary value is in digital signage, which is only one part of the overall value proposition. And this makes it hard to share the videos with other people - because I would need to share two videos.
Huge props to the hardware+design team, matte black + scandinavian simplicity and soo smooth to the touch! #matteblack #design #goteam
I love my Airtame1 and from the trials I've had with V2 it seems like they've taken "perfect" and managed to improve it.
Get it if you ever need to share your screen on to a TV
How and why was Airtame 2 made?
Our first product (Airtame 1) is a fine device that we’re very proud of. And right now, it can suit most of the demands our users are requesting. But a year from now, we think that this device will have a hard time catching up to the features that we and our users want it to run.
And that’s why we’ve built a device with better components, a smarter design and room for all the improvements we will offer in the future to help you use screens better. We crammed all the learnings from our first-gen device into a new and improved form factor with kick-ass electronics.
We have made a post to go to depth on this topic: https://airtame.com/upgrade-to-airtame-2/
Feel free to ask any questions you might have.
What's the specific difference between Airtame 1 and Airtame 2?
@jannipedersen Hi Janni. Take a look at this comparison article on Airtame 1 vs Airtame 2: https://airtame.com/compare/airtame-one-alternative/
@jannipedersen Haha. Obvious question. Thanks! :) There's a lot of nice differences between the two. Have a look at this comparison we did between the two products: https://airtame.com/compare/airtame-one-alternative/
Neil S W Murray
Early user, early supporter, love seeing the continual progress, great job!
@neilswmurray Thanks a lot, Neil - It's been a long, hard and exciting journey so far. Thanks for the initial support. A lot more good stuff to come from us!
Great job, this is looking really sweet!
What kind of use-cases do you see companies using Airtame for?
@jmarovt Hi Jakob, we normally term it all shared screens in schools and businesses. So that would be meeting- and classrooms, larger presentation rooms, cantina's and so forth. When you are not actively streaming to the Airtame, you can also use it to display KPI dashboards, by inserting the URL's as the Airtame background.
Great job 😊!! Can I say this is going to be new revolution in digital sharing space!! You guys have solved real issue prevalent since long. Kudos 😊 What all features does this bring apart from the previous version?
Want to see an unboxing of Airtame 2. Have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TXeegvjOz8
Awesome looking product, although it took some digging for me to understand what it was. With 2nd versions of things, there's a tendency to want to focus on the improvements, which can be at the cost of leaving newcomers behind. I'd consider incorporating a brief how-it-works section into your video or adding explanatory text over your imagery, or replacing some of the "bold, new..." language with something more explicit.
@timwinfree Hi Tim, thanks for pointing this out. I think you are right. I just posted the unboxing and installation video to deal with this.
Seems awesome! But how different is this compared to plugging a Chromecast into every meeting room TV?
@gary_torres thanks for the question. We get that question a bit, as Chromecast is the reference people have for the device you use at home. The shortest version would be that Chromecast is great at home, at work you need Airtame as demands for network security, device management for IT Admins with hundreds of devices to attend to are quite different. An even longer answer you can find in this article: https://airtame.com/compare/chromecast-alternative/ 😄
how is it different that Google Cast (Chromecast)?
@goldy_arora thanks for the question. As I wrote above, we understand the similarities our two products have. However under the hood, they are different and made for different use cases. Chromecast for your home. Airtame for your work. We have made an article to explain these differences, if you want a deep dive: https://airtame.com/compare/chromecast-alternative/