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URC announces the MXW-920 remote (which you can get wet)
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Post 1 made on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 19:08
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After much speculation and after probably hearing it requested enough to drive them crazy URC finally announces the MXW-920.

Here is a pic:



Program like the MX-900.  Very cool and I know my clients will find them useful.

Last edited by Total Control Remotes on August 18, 2011 15:09.
Post 2 made on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 20:17
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 i hope to be able to talk our sales guy into selling one for each boat we do to control the flybridge and cockpit.
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Post 3 made on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 21:03
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I need to get my hands on it, but I am thinking "child-friendly" remote! I went to my bosses' house to move some gear and noticed his MX-980 is completely trashed! Battery cover is MIA, several buttons are completely worn off. Some buttons stick and who knows what the gunk in the cracks is. :)

With a daughter coming up on 2, and surely more to come, I do not want to spend mega $$ on a remote that will end up like that in a few years. Maybe an outdoor remote would stand up better? Possibly?
"When I eat, it is the food that is scared." - Ron Swanson
OP | Post 4 made on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 21:12
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OP | Post 5 made on Wednesday August 17, 2011 at 21:16
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On August 17, 2011 at 21:03, Audiophiliac said...
I need to get my hands on it, but I am thinking "child-friendly" remote! I went to my bosses' house to move some gear and noticed his MX-980 is completely trashed! Battery cover is MIA, several buttons are completely worn off. Some buttons stick and who knows what the gunk in the cracks is. :)

With a daughter coming up on 2, and surely more to come, I do not want to spend mega $$ on a remote that will end up like that in a few years. Maybe an outdoor remote would stand up better? Possibly?

I spoke to URC about a year ago when they came to me to inquire about my "wishlist" or what I think the market needs. I told them a durable remote, not so much a waterproof one. They were actually dead-set against the waterproof series quoting some extensive research they did about sales. However, I think the ease of implementation and price point will drive higher sales. I still wish, however, they made a more rubber like remote, with a shock resistant casing. Or, I wish someone would manufacture "body gloves" for these remotes. I cant tell you how many clients ask me if there is rubber case for thier MX-3000 or MX-6000. If I wasnt so lazy and tied up with BS I would invent one myself... I dont think the remote will be any less sensitive to drops or falls, but waterproof is at least one base covered.
Post 6 made on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 03:50
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You've described it as 'Waterproof' but URC describe it as 'Water Resistant', there is a big difference between the two.
OP | Post 7 made on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 09:04
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On August 18, 2011 at 03:50, makitamark said...
You've described it as 'Waterproof' but URC describe it as 'Water Resistant', |there is a big difference between the two.

I go through this all the time with RTI water-resistant/proof remotes. I disagree that there is a "big" difference between water resistant and waterproof.

Here's a helpful article to shed some light on waterproof vs. water resistant.
 boyslife.org/outdoors/askgearguy/9135/waterproof-or-water-resistant/

So few products in the market can actually be considered "waterproof" that the term is used loosely. There is also many grades of resistance. I wouldnt wear some watches that are called water resistant on a humid day. Since URC advertised this remote actually drenched in water, forgive my assumption.  I was not given any specifics as to the tests that were performed and can only go on the picture of the remote soaked. Let me make a blanket statemen and assume anything you see that can be used in a wet environment is not "waterproof" unless it is very expensive, heavily tested and heavy duty scuba products.
Post 8 made on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 09:06
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 that isn't water.  the remote is sweating cuz it's so damn hot!!!!
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Post 9 made on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 14:34
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On the whole waterproof vs. water resistance thing, a group of 8 couples went on a cruise last winter. On the first snorkel trip of the week, one of the guy' watch filled with water and he didn't understand because it was "Water Resistant to 30'" and he never left the surface. I tried to explain that meant a static 30' and that moving your arm around swimming at the surface created a higher pressure than sitting still at 30'.

So he asked how deep my watch was "waterproof" to. My response: 300M or 1000'. I think he finally figured it out at that point.

So it may be water resistance and if it falls in the pool or gets left out on the table in the rain, it will probably be OK, but if the kids start swimming around with it, it may have issues.
Post 10 made on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 14:54
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This will be a nice spa or pool-side control. Lots of customers here in SoCal have been asking for something like this.

I'm also looking forward to seeing the new MX-780 and 1200. ;-)

Mike
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Post 11 made on Thursday August 18, 2011 at 21:23
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Post 12 made on Friday August 19, 2011 at 07:09
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now we need to start bugging them for a waterproof inwall keypad  :)
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Post 13 made on Friday August 19, 2011 at 20:32
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And a waterproof iPad app!!
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Post 14 made on Saturday August 20, 2011 at 07:33
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So any idea how much yet?
Post 15 made on Monday August 22, 2011 at 22:37
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 Would have been nice to get an outdoor control with some 2 way but i'll take what I can get!  I also have tons of customers asking for something like this.  I'm a little surprised they styled it after one of their older remotes though, would have expected it to look more like the 880.  Either way, i'm glad URC has finally made this product.
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