Hello @Andi_B. Thanks for sharing this video. I watched it when you first responded to this thread, and then I just watched it again. I’m grateful for getting more information about this product.
One of the big reasons why I posted the PC Mag video is because they demonstrated testing out Relay in their video without any acting. Therefore, I came about as close as I could to a real life interaction with Relay without actually buying the product. Honestly, I still have only watched about 12 minutes of that 20 or so minute PC Mag video, and I probably am going to finish watching it after I post this because I think it’s sad that I haven’t finished watching it. However, I just liked their very detailed approach to talking about Relay.
Below are some things that I would like to see in upcoming videos about Relay. I know that some of things in this list have already been covered in RW articles, but I especially with some of these items, they’re best covered through the medium of video, and I personally think the best of both worlds is to detail them both in video and in blog posts. Also, I think that it is good to have some videos that tell me how Relay works, but I’m personally interested in the longer form videos that walk me through the process of how Relay works. For example, I know and can be told that Relay is a communication device, but I want to see videos of people pressing the Relay button and speaking into Relay, and I would like to hear how that voice sounds on the other person’s Relay device.
Here’s some of my video suggestions:
(I know these are just suggestions, not demands).
- I would like to see a video that contains no acting, but real life kids interacting with Relay. It would be cool to see kids playing games utilizing Relay as well as talking to their parents in real life situations that other children and parents most likely will encounter.
- How does Relay sound like when someone speaks normally into it?
- How does Relay sound like when someone speaks in it on Echo mode?
- Is there a slight delay between devices when one talks to another person on Relay?
- To my knowledge, Relay doesn’t have a voicemail. Can a child use Relay to communicate to their parents’ via the phone app while they’re a work and have their phone on silent? If not, do their parents have to tell their children certain times when their phones’ volume will be on so that they won’t miss hearing messages from their children?
- How does one set up Relay to communicate on via wifi and cellular out of the box?
- How does Relay look like when it is lit up (I think that’s what happens to Relay sometimes…I think I read that someone, but I might be wrong about that)?
- How does Relay fair with a drop test of maybe 10 or 20 ft or more?
- How does Relay fair after being under water for 30 seconds?
- What are real parents’ testimonies of the reasons why they bought Relay as well as their actual uses of Relay?
- How does the Relay phone app work communicating to the Relay device? (I believe the phone app isn’t out yet, but I know that if it’s isn’t available, it’s coming soon).
- How do 3+ people use this device to talk to each other on the same “call”?
I know that some of these questions have been answered in that PC Mag video that I referenced, but sometimes it’s good to see the same thing from a different perspective. For example, if I was going to get the latest iPhone after it was announced, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t just watch one video about it–even though the iPhone as a brand has been out seen 2007. I would watch multiple videos to get multiple perspectives about the product before I dished out any money to buy it.
That’s just how my mind works. Especially since Relay basically is in its own product category, it’s going to take my brain some time to get used to how it works to really be a consumer “expert” on Relay. I’m trying to gather up all of this info without buying the product because as I mentioned earlier, I don’t have kids.