I have intermittent static issues, depending on humidity and use of heater in my great room/kitchen. It is affected by all of the usual bean parameters as have been documented ad infinitum in this thread.
RDT ameliorates the static. Most of the time, it is not bad enough to make me do it.
I dose into a 3oz Dixie bathroom paper cup, elevated on an old PF basket (inverted). I purchased these cups at Safeway.
I clear the funnel with tap and brush if necessary. No matter how bad the static in the funnel, nothing sticks to the cup.
I then invert the cup into the PF, shaking a few times, remove the cup, and tap to settle.
Nutate, light tamp, and go. Predictably perfect every time, as long as I do not make a mistake in my prep. Vertical tapping must be level, or the edge channeling can be heinous. If the prep is botched, then WDT fixes it. Alternatively, back to the cup and re-shake. Paying attention, I never find this necessary at this point.
I have ordered some appropriately sized bamboo cups to use instead of the dixie cups, and will update to let everyone know how that works out.
This grinder has static issues sometimes, which can easily be circumvented by two different techniques, each of which adds no more than 15 sec to the prep. They are also much easier than the work needed to single dose a titan conical like my Kony-E. As such, I find this grinder to be an excellent grinder for low or unhurried volumes of carefully dosed shots.
I have not found the quality to be in any way inferior to my Kony-E, which at this point will be relegated to parties, or when I need to pull 50 shots when collaborating on the making of coffee beer.
I would pay extra for a better lower funnel that does not have static issues. The HG One, while not absolutely perfect, does not miss the mark by much. Any competent home barista, who can go through the gyrations necessary to use a titan conical for single dosing at home, or who is capable of coaxing any kind of a good shot out of lesser grinders, will find this grinder easy to use, predictable, and of unrivaled quality. It is a better value than titan conicals for home use. The Pharos is a better value still, dollar wise, with slightly higher "fiddle-factor," but with the added bonus of portability. Most of us will not find any differences in the cup among any of these grinders, most likely.
It's fantastic to have so many excellent choices. Those who cannot afford titan motorized conicals no longer have to "settle" for other burr sets, unless they desire the flavor profile of a small or flat burr.