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The Pebble 1 or 2 works through induction technology: when a compatible phone comes in direct contact with the Pebble, there is an energy transfer. The Pebble 1 or 2 needs to be plugged at all times through a USB cable and power adapter (both provided)

28 October, 2014

How does the Pebble work? How is it powered?

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Our Touch Slab has an invisible (matte) food-safe varnish that protects against casual stains like finger oil or water spills. To clean it, use a clean cloth slightly humidified with clear water. Do not use any detergent, polishing or wax.

28 October, 2014

Does the Touch Slab get dirty over time? How do I clean it?

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Our Board 2 has an invisible (matte) food-safe varnish that protects against casual stains like finger oil or water spills. To clean it, use a clean cloth slightly humidified with clear water. Do not use any detergent, polishing or wax.

28 October, 2014

Does the Board get dirty over time? How do I clean it?

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Not really. The Pebble 1 or 2 needs to be plugged in order to power the phone. However, the Pebble 2 is powered by a micro USB cable that can be plugged into a computer instead of the plug adapter provided when you’re travelling.

27 October, 2014

Can I take my Pebble around to charge my phone on the go?

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The Slab works with any computer that runs on Mac OS, Windows 7 or 8 computer equipped with Bluetooth. It works with Windows tablets but not with iPads.

27 October, 2014

Which devices does the Touch Slab work with? Does it work with iPad?

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Unlike standard keyboards, the letters are engraved into the wood so they don't peel off. The wood color will evolve slightly over time as it takes its natural patina.

27 October, 2014

Do the letters fade over time? Does the wood color change?

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No. The Orée Board will only work with Bluetooth-enabled Windows, Mac, iOS or Android devices. If your Windows computer does not embed Bluetooth, you may purchase our elegant wooden Bluetooth dongle available here.

 

27 October, 2014

Does the Orée Board work with any computer? With any tablet?

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With a simple gesture: slide 1 finger from lower edge to middle of trackpad. The green light turns on when the numerical keypad mode is on. Using the same gesture, you switch back to trackpad mode.

 

26 October, 2014

How do you switch from trackpad to numerical keypad?

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The Board 2 is powered by 2 AA batteries that run for 4 to 5 months if you use it every day, 8 to 10 hour per day. When the batteries have run out, unscrew the battery compartment door under the Board to replace.

23 October, 2014

How is the Board 2 powered? How do you change batteries? How often?

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The induction technology used in Orée Pebble 1 and 2 is based on a standard called Qi. The following phones either carry the technology or support it by placing a QI sticker (sold separately) inside the phone backcover

Phones that carry induction charging technology

Google Nexus 4, Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013 edition), Nexus 6
Nokia Lumia 830, 920, 928, 929, 1020, 1520
LG Lucid 2, Lucid 3
 

Phones that can carry a Qi sticker inside backcover (sold separately)

Samsung: Galaxy S3, S4, S5, Note 2, Note 3, Note 4

Nokia: Lumia 820, 822, 925

 

 

01 September, 2014

Which phones are compatible with the Orée Pebble 1 or 2?

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No. iPhones don't embed the wireless charging technology so you will need our Wireless Power Sleeve (sold separately) to make your iPhone 5 or 5S compatible with our Pebble.

31 December, 2013

Can I use the Pebble with my iPhone without the Orée sleeve?

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Yes, the iPhone sleeve works seamlessly on iPhone 5 and iPhone 5S.

05 December, 2013

What if I switch from iPhone 5 to iPhone 5S ? Can I still use my sleeve?

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Orée Boardの日本語レイアウト(=かな付き)をお選び頂いた場合、刻印フォントはFedra, Mrs Eaves, Didotではなく、それに準ずる日本語フォントを刻印致します。

  • Fedra → Axis
  • Mrs. Eaves → カリグラゴシック
  • Didot → ファイン

となります。

フォントのイメージは以下をご参照下さい。(レイアウトは予告なく変更される場合があります。)

↑Japan  Mac/iOS - Fedra/Axisフォント↑

↑Japan Mac/iOS - Mrs Eaves/カリグラゴシックフォント↑

↑Japan Mac/iOS - Didot/ファインフォント↑

↑Japan  Windows - Fedra/Axisフォント↑

↑Japan Windows - Mrs Eaves/カリグラゴシックフォント↑

↑Japan Windows - Didot/ファインフォント↑

なお、日本語キーボードのキー配置はJISではなく、USキーボードに準拠します。
このため、日本語ローマ字入力⇔アルファベット入力の切り替え方法は以下のとおりになります。
  • Mac/iOS: ⌘キーとスペースキーの同時押し
  • Windows: 全角/半角キー

 

USレイアウトの刻印フォントは以下の通りです。 

Fedra

Mrs Eaves


Didot

09 October, 2013

重要:Japanレイアウトをご希望のお客様へ (Specific instruction to Japan country layout)

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No. The Pouch was specifically designed to fit with our Board 2 but is not a universal cover for other devices.

26 September, 2013

Can I use your Pouch to protect other devices such as iPad?

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The Pouch is maintained around the Board thanks to its magnets. It is wrapped and unwrapped around the Board 2 as shown below:

26 September, 2013

How does the Pouch fit with the Orée Board 2?

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Performance tests conducted on phones equipped with wireless induction charging technology have shown no negative impact on battery performance and lifecycle.

05 September, 2013

Does wireless charging affect battery performance?

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Time for a full charge via the Pebble 1 or 2 is typically 15 to 25% longer than for standard plug charging but the idea is that you don't do full charges anymore: your phone is just charged whenever you're ready to go out and about.

05 September, 2013

How fast is the charging? How long does it take for a full charge?

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No, our sleeve has been designed specifically for iPhone 5, iPhone 5S and Galaxy S4 for now. 

05 September, 2013

Is the sleeve compatible with other smartphones or previous Galaxy S or iPhone versions?

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The Orée Touch Slab supports all standard mouse gestures as well as multiple multimedia and OS related gestures. The main gestures supported are as follows:

 

Other OS specific gestures are as follows

Mac OS specific gestures

 

3 finger left/right edge swipe

Next/previous browser page or music track

3 finger up edge swipe

Activate Launchpad

3 finger down swipe

Activate Mission Control

Windows OS specific gestures

 

4 finger left/right swipe

Previous/next browser page

4 finger up/down swipe

Show/hide Home Menu (Windows 8) or Start Menu (Windows 7)

 

 

05 September, 2013

Which gestures are supported?

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If your Board has not been shipped yet, place a new order through the website for the pouch only and add a note to your pouch order indicating your Board order number. If your Board has already been shipped, contact us on order@oreedesign.com

29 August, 2013

I've already ordered a Board. How can I get a pouch?

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The Orée Board connects to your PC, tablet or smartphone through Bluetooth pairing. Detailed instructions and videos will be added here.

29 August, 2013

How do I connect the Orée Board to my device?

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All Orée Boards work with Mac/iPad and Windows devices. However, access to some special characters (like @, $....) is done through different keys if you use your Board with a Mac/ Ipad or with a Windows device. This is why we created two different layouts and recommend you select the one for the device you will most often use with your Orée Board.

29 August, 2013

What's the difference between the Mac/iPad and Windows layouts?

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We now offer standard shipping to any country worldwide. Allow approximately 2 weeks for delivery from the moment you receive your shipment notification by email. Handling & shipping costs are €20 for European Union countries, €25 for EEC countries and €30 for North America and rest of the world. When you add an object  to your cart, your cart page will show price excluding shipping cost. Only after submitting your billing and shipping address information will the total amount be updated including shipping costs.

01 January, 2013

Do you ship worldwide? How much does it cost? Why are shipping costs not showing up in cart?

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We source our woods from family-owned forests located in the Eastern part of France (maple from Doubs, walnut from Isère). They are not used for intensive production purposes so sustainability labels are not applicable but the families growing them carefully manage their natural ressources for future generations

31 December, 2012

Where does the wood come from? Is it sustainably managed? Certified?

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