When we last checked in with Tory Orzeck and his ORP smart horn, the industrial designer was hoping to obtain funding through Kickstarter to make the combination light/horn a reality. After smashing through the goal set for the Kickstarter, ORPs are now in production and according to Torcano Industries, will be in shops starting next month. Torcano Industries is a new Southern California based sales and distribution company that focuses on what they call “game changers only.” Starting with the ORP smart horn, the company will be expanding their offerings in the coming months.
Want to see how the ORP was born and can sound both happy and angry at the same time? Check it out after the break.
As for the technical specs, the ORP packs in 87 lumens of light as well as either 76 or 96 decibels of sound. Both are powered through a rechargeable Lithium Ion battery with a built in micro USB port. The silicone skin stretches to fit 26-33mm bars, and helps keep the light weather proof and shock proof. Lighting is controlled through the button on the top of the ORP while the horn is controlled by pushing the whale tail either up or down for a friendly or loud blast of the horn.
Offered in a number of fun colors like Asphalt Black, Wail Blue, Safety Cone Orange and Aorta Red, ORPs will retail for $65. If the Kickstarter wasn’t a good enough indicator of how many people like the idea, Torcano Industries mentioned that their first and second shipments are already sold out.