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JSAUX were getting close to release another (yes, another) Steam Deck Docking Station, this time with RGB lighting around the bottom but due to a "leak" and a competitor "copying" it they have cancelled it and will re-do it.

Outlined in a blog post, JSAUX mentioned: "Today we are here to announce some irritating and disappointing news. In the past few months, we were dedicated to develop and test a new RGB Steam Deck Dock long awaited by our fans, and we are almost to release it. Unfortunately, someone leaked and copied our development scheme.".

They sent out samples to select few outlets to try it and give feedback, with GamingOnLinux (hello) being one of them.

Pictured - the original JSAUX RGB Steam Deck Dock.

In the blog post, JSAUX showed off what they say are shots of them designing it back in July, along with a patent application for it.

According to JSAUX, an unnamed company reached out to various Steam Deck content creators and told them about their RGB Dock. JSAUX caught wind of this, investigated and claim they found it was the factory they were using that leaked their files on it thus allowing a competitor to make it and so they have now "terminated the cooperation" with said factory.

As a result, the current design has been cancelled. However, for RGB fans, the good news is that JSAUX will still be doing it but "will start with a completely new look with different lighting effects".

I reached out to the company in question (who I won't name, since JSAUX didn't either), since I know who it was, and they simply denied it completely.

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Supay 27 Oct, 2022
Some years back I was looking to buy some very expensive telescope eyepieces. Found a factory in China where a contract had been signed with them by the US designer but they had then pulled out due to some anti-Chinese manufacturing campaign at the time, decided to make them in the US instead with an even higher retail price than before. So the factory in China, having been sent all the designs already, just began producing them anyway and selling them for a tiny fraction of the cost of the US made ones. I picked them up and they were superb, could not see any signs of cut corners that affected their performance. Slightly different circumstances as it was the designer who breached the contract, but paid off for me.
pb 27 Oct, 2022
Quoting: SupaySome years back I was looking to buy some very expensive telescope eyepieces. Found a factory in China where a contract had been signed with them by the US designer but they had then pulled out due to some anti-Chinese manufacturing campaign at the time, decided to make them in the US instead with an even higher retail price than before. So the factory in China, having been sent all the designs already, just began producing them anyway and selling them for a tiny fraction of the cost of the US made ones. I picked them up and they were superb, could not see any signs of cut corners that affected their performance. Slightly different circumstances as it was the designer who breached the contract, but paid off for me.

Exactly the same happened with some very expensive woodwork machinery made by one of the companies I know. They outsourced the production to China, after some time pulled out, but the Chinese factory kept producing it and selling off-brand, and much cheaper. IP laws just don't exist there, any product design outsourced for production to China is as good as given away.
Mountain Man 27 Oct, 2022
Where was it being manufactured? If it was in China, that's pretty much a guarantee that your intellectual property will be stolen. I knew a fellow from another forum who made custom flashlights and was in the prototype stage with a Chinese manufacturer where an employee picked up the plans off a table, literally walked across the street to a competitor, and sold them. A few weeks later, the fellow watched helplessly as the market was suddenly flooded with cheap Chinese clones of his flashlight.
Mountain Man 27 Oct, 2022
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: MilesAn effect lighting at the back, sure.. but having it in the front of even front-bottom looks like it would be an annoyance or eyestrain.
I agree. I'm not a fan of bright LEDs shining at me. My desktop case has an ultra bright blue LED as a power indicator that's really annoying. Especially when it blinks if the computer is in standby mode.
https://www.lightdims.com/index.php

Been using those for years to cut down on the brightness of LEDs on electronics products.
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