We're in full production mode! Our parts to start production are in and new parts are steadily arriving to feed the production line. We've been working on overdrive to tune the Ubis, get them working even better, and pave the way for rapid and significant improvements.
70 Units Shipped
We've now shipped out 70 units to the Early Backer tier and other testers and are starting to get great feedback that we've fed back to our development team. About two dozen of you have taken time out of your days to give us generous assessments of the Ubi and this is being used to improve the experience of the rest of the Kickstarter cohort.
First over-the-air software update
We were able to push down our first over-the-air software update to several dozen of the first Ubis that shipped. This update:
- Improved uptime and service availability
- Allowed for the trigger sensitivity ("OK Ubi") to be changed through the Ubi portal
- Resolved an issue of the Ubi giving silent treatment
- Led to better pronunciation of words
We're planning another update in the coming week that will:
- Help with the setup process of the device
- Allow for WiFi to be reconfigured more easily when you move the Ubi to a different location
- Improve voice pick up
On Monday (November 25), we started our main production run for thousands of Ubis! Our first ten Ubis came off the line today and are now undergoing burn in tests. Should those go as planned, we hope to have 30 units ready by the end of the week. Our goal for next week is to have another 150 Ubis out for delivery. The following week, we aim to ramp up our burn in tests with the aim of getting to 200 units per day.
We want to ensure that everyone gets an Ubi before the holidays and will make a call, depending how our burn in tests are going, whether we'll split multiple Ubi packs and ship the remainder towards the end of the run.
Once shipped, we'll be sending you an email with a tracking number for your order.
Ubi and Goldee
Our friends at Goldee have launched a very interesting campaign that will allow you to perfectly control the color of your lights at home depending on your mood, the time, or where you're at. With a Goldee and an Ubi, you'll be able to more easily change the color of your lights just by asking:
- "Change lights to orange"
- "Make it romantic in here"
They're already well on their way to funding - check them out here: http://goo.gl/3y4iky
We're setting up our Zendesk page, seeding it with questions that have already come from our Early Beta Backers. We're very excited to hear your experiences and how we can improve the Ubi. We know out of the box that the Ubi may not work perfectly all of the time but we're committed to grow the Ubi into some remarkable.
Looking forward to getting you your Ubis soon!
Sincerely, Team Ubi