Loving my Tracker mini, but just wanted to clarify a couple of things about it.
So these questions are for Polyend’s PMs :
1. Is that soft/rubber feeling coating on the mini going to become sticky. Is it based on TPE (thermoplastic elastometer/rubber) ? Do we have any reason to believe this coating will not inevitably become as sticky as some Zoom field recorders, Kaoss Pad minis, Moog Patty plastic cheeks ?
2. Is it easy to replace the battery inside the Tracker (user serviceable or removable) ? Like it is on the OP-Z for example. And is the unit still working if we disconnect and remove the built-in battery ? I heard you can do that on the Roland Aira compacts and they can still be USB-C bus powered.
I believe these questions are important and must be addressed by Polyend, as when people like a device and use it, they tend to want to keep it for several years, even if they buy the new version (like many of the OG tracker users right now).
I also can mention that it’s not a cheap device so durability and repairability is expected as a consequence.
I can’t answer for all of these but i’ve tagged Polyend so hopefully you can get some answers.
I can however give you some info regarding the battery since @Mitch already answered this in another post.