Yep. The contest is to have some fun predicting what date Rachio Iro V3 actually does ‘go live’ to the general public. Rachio can announce Beta Period 2, Beta Period 3, Beta Period X, a list of features coming, or anything of a marketing nature, but, the contest winner will be someone amongst all of us ‘don’t know what’s going on behind the curtain’ users who has the closet date guess to the actual, first day V3 is rolled out to the masses.
The prize prize continues as four 60W equivalent 9W LED lamps, commercial quality, warm color temperature to match traditional tungsten lamps, omni-directional, over 50,000 hrs run time capability, 5 year warranty, meeting the latest version 2 Energy Star requirements, and manufactured by Earthtronics (private label manufacturer for Philips and Sylvania).
The contest remains open to anyone who meets the rules as written before.
Unless something miraculous happens in the next 7 days, we’re going to have a good number of ‘casualties,’ and only one will be left for any date in 2017. There are plenty of entrants who believe Rachio is focused on being ready for the 2018 season, with entries for 1Q.