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WOW this is expensive. I got two of these for $60 when they were on Kickstarter. Honestly they're not worth it. After you take it out from under a light to "charge" the glow it lasts like maybe 20 min and gets dim pretty fast. Then you'll be wearing a plain black ring. Unless you're walking around with a blacklight over your hand all the time or something it's not worth the price.
I've uploaded several photos of the rings I got, you be the judge. They look nothing like carbon fiber but some kind of marbled plastic? It feels like plastic... These are the exact same rings from Kickstarter they're selling here I'm pretty sure.
I tried to take a photo with the brightest glow right after "charging" it up with the blacklight keychain they included but the glow fades faster than my camera could focus in the dark lol...
After several minutes it fades completely and you'll be wearing a ring like this. lol
Awesome input mate! So easy to throw up shopped photos and sell the dream, can be difficult to get the truth sometimes.
I'm sorry to read you don't like the ring I made for you. Of course you can get your money back. It's important you feel what you received has value. I tried to be clear about that from the start.
I don't amplify the glow in Photoshop.
I think you have added information to the discussion. It's good to have a user's opinion and experience. I don't have one so I have no opinion, but to be fair to the product, it's hard to say something like this is worth it or not. I think this ring is unique and does not have a lot of competition to judge whether the asking price is worth it or not relative to similar products. I think the point of kickstarter is that you pledge early during development to eventually get the product for a lower price than what it will sell for, so saying it's not worth it compared to kickstarter isn't fair. Rings and watches can have ridiculous prices, so compared to my wife's $3000 tiny diamond encrusted platinum ring that honestly looks like a small split ring for my keys--one of those that comes free with every flashlight--this actually seems like a reasonable price for something that looks cooler in my opinion.
It's just my experience and own opinion after receiving it I guess, that's why I said previously for everyone to be their own judge after seeing the photos. From what I've experience so far it's been lackluster and far from the claims. I don't know how they claim it to charge for ten seconds and have the glow last for TWO hours?? I held the light to it for one minute and still it barely glows for several minutes in complete darkness.
To claim there was no editing done to those photos is a blatant lie, anyone who has ever used Photoshop can easily tell those photos were poorly edited with a fake colored glow...and you can see from my untouched photos of how it REALLY looks outside of their ads.
Again, this is just my opinion and experience with this. I usually don't bother posting but I felt the need to share with everyone after seeing how much the retail price is. If anyone needs more input just check the original Kickstarter backer comments page.
It's weird he/she came out claiming they never photoshopped in a glow. I never even mentioned it, nor did I target anything specific about his product. But it seems reasonable that he/she has put filters on the photos, I was referencing the fact that your photos show the product in real-world conditions, where it does not "pop" or "glow" as indicated by the other photos.
And that was being generous.
Thank you for contributing a balanced and thoughtful perspective.
Black Badger does excellent work. I feel like the work I do is unique and has value as well. I gave the best I had to develop these rings and continue to work hard now.
I'm curious, what makes yours unique?
Here's a few Black Badger rings:
Though to be fair those Black Badger rings are roughly 6 times the price of the Carbon6 rings for roughly the same kind of product.
To be fair? That only makes the Carbon6 rings a cheap knock-off/replica/counterfeit of the original, which does not look like cheap plastic and glows like a torch. And to be fair, a real Rolex is six times the price of a Canal Street Folex, they are the "same kind of product" but are a violation of someone else's trademark/patent/copyright and you won't catch me wearing one. What Carbon6 is doing is unethical and hurts the owner of the intellectual property by cheapening his brand. Fake products are for fake people.
Wow struck a nerve there I see