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Forget about low-battery anxiety: grab a super-thin wall charger and charge up anywhere. US/EU plugs & cables for all your devices.
Forget about low-battery anxiety: grab a super-thin wall charger and charge up anywhere. US/EU plugs & cables for all your devices.
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Kado Update - what we’ve been doing so far #3

Posted by Kado (Creator)
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Dear Backers,

We know it's been a while and want to updated you on the latest developments we had with our charger.

As mentioned on our last update, we ran into some delay due to the late arrival of a key technological component. We initially assessed the delay as a matter of a couple of weeks. More recently, we found we need to solve another major issue, this time regarding the charger's casing material. 

As you may know the aluminum casing of our prototype allowed us to reach the size and features we published. As we progressed we found that from a certification perspective we're required to use specific materials, much more expensive than planned, that would meet all the safety regulations. This means we're currently looking for a new solution that would:
a) enable us to keep the slimness of Kado and its overall look and feel,
b) help us maintain the strength of our product,
c) will have the smallest impact on our production cost,
d) pass certification with flying colors, 
e) will take as less time as possible to bring to production.

Yes, this means that unfortunately like many other Kickstarter projects ours too sees more delay. We are trying as much as we can to minimize the wait time, which we estimate at three more months and deeply apologize for this. 

Technologically we are on track and it is important for us to share that currently no other aspects are holding us back. We will inform you as we move forward and are eager to give you good news, knowing that you too await them.
You trusted us to provide you the thinnest charger ever and this is what we intend to do. 

Your Kado team

Marc Wey, Mii Vazquez, and 14 more people like this update.

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    1. Robin Loveman on

      You didn't know about the safety regulations before?

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      Joe
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      As long as it stays as thin as you're saying. I'm down for getting the best product you can produce, delays and all. Too fast can lead to bad products, so I'm still happy. Thank you for the update.

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      melkor on

      i can pay for titanium as well.

    4. Randall on

      Although it seems important project management parts of the puzzle were lacking in your original scope and promise, I could be wrong, so I have no right to harbor ill will. I appreciate the updates, your communication is greatly appreciated. Nothing worse than feeling abandoned, so thanks! This is still a very hoped for solution. What can I do but wish you the best. So, wishing you all the best!

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      angela on

      Hi. Although I still think this is a good product, this was meant to be a gift and with the latest setback is now way too delayed. Please issue a refund.

    6. Kado Creator on

      @Neil, Thanks, we'll let you know if titanium becomes a relevant option.

    7. Kado Creator on

      @Moshe, we're doing our best to get the best product we can out there and though many Kickstatrter products get delayed, we definitely don't like being affiliated with those. Sorry we let you down Moshe.

    8. Kado Creator on

      @Amy, @Alfonso DeLuca, @Arthur, @JC Asis, We can't thank you enough for your support!!
      We'll keep you posted as we progress. Thank you again!

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      JC Asis
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      I agree with Arthur. I'd take the delay than a defective/ ineffective product. Good luck guys! :)

    10. Arthur W on

      As long as you keep us updated, I'm fine with the delays.

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      Alfonso DeLuca on

      Take your time! Get it right.

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      Neil on

      I would pay extra for titanium over aluminum. Let me know though.

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      Moshe on

      Well, I lost my faith in you. Too many delays.

      I would like to get a refund.

    14. Edc.N.Stuff - Amy Bell
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      on

      Thanks for the update. Delays happen. No worries. We believe in you!