From post #3, "Duplicating the Stellina, eVscope, or Hiuni would be wildly expensive if you were to make just 1 copy." Surely, you jest (sorry about calling you Surely).
I'll duplicate an eVscope for you right now. You send me $3500 right now, and in June I might send you something. I rounded up because, why not, and I might send you something because Unistellar has pushed the date back so many times, and far enough, that I figure I have until at least 2022 to deliver. The bold type below is what Unistellar is currently stating on their website. (Here's what I get the biggest kick out of, "only 473 units remain for a June delivery." I pity the fool who doesn't buy in right now! If this is not a scam, then it is certainly marketed like one.)
Order your eVscope now and secure a delivery before summer 2020.
Only 473 units remain for a June delivery.
(excl. $224.93 import tax & $59 shipping - incl price: $3,282.93)
What are the odds of these scopes shipping this summer, not very good, according their track record so far. You have a much better chance of receiving something of value from me. Or you should at least consider a Stellina for $4K, last time I checked, $4K for something that exists is a better deal than $3K+ for "vaporware." And you might even get an iPad thrown in with the Stellina.
I don't think people have written negatively about the eVscope or Stellina, because it's a bad concept, but because of price, and because the eVscope doesn't exist, and hasn't to this date, in any reasonably purchasable form. These other lengthy threads can be reasonably summed up in about two sentences, actually only my opinion in some respects. The Stellina is definitely more interesting than the eVscope, why, because the Stellina is available for purchase. What happened to the eVscope, nothing. Oh wait, something has happened, the price of "nothing" has gone up.
There's nothing wrong with the concept, but there is something wrong with constantly promising something and not delivering. In those lengthy threads I haven't really seen anyone put down the idea of such a scope or what such a scope could be, but I have seen posters deride the eVscope, maybe too harshly, maybe not.
Some of you don't seem to be able to separate fact from fantasy, and so far, the Unistellar scope is much closer to fantasy than fact. That's a fact.
(I hope both of these scopes work out, and so far, the Stellina is working out. And the price doesn't bother me in the least, it might be overpriced, but that is neither here nor there, the amounts some of us spend on astro-equipment could easily justify taking a chance on such a system. On the other hand, give me $3K now and I'll give you a scope in 6 months, no thanks. Stellina is a cool system, the eVscope remains to be seen, and I hope it is seen in decent numbers, but I'm not gonna hold my breath.)