Update from Instacube
We’ve been making great progress and are now about 2 weeks away from a pilot build of Instacube, scheduled the week of November 11.
Software development is going well and we’re making final tweaks before calling a feature freeze on this version for the pilot build. We have been finalizing the user interface to improve streaming speed, navigation, and the slideshow experience. There are also other important system improvements, such as how the system handles Wi-Fi hot spots and image caching. We are also testing the backend system to ensure we can send you software updates to the Instacube and release new features regularly in the future.
Our UX designers have been making modifications to ensure that the out-of-the-box experience will be smooth, seamless and intuitive for any user. Changes have included everything from fonts, iconography and menu navigation, to how the carousel is presented. You can see in the screenshot below that the carousel now shows the latest image directly from the Instagram streams.
We’re excited about these changes and look forward to your feedback.
On the manufacturing side, final tooling modifications are in progress and we expect to make new plastic parts in two weeks. We are adding a foot on the back of the unit to increase stability and we’re modifying the internal mechanical structure to improve how we secure the components in place and ensure that the Instacube can pass reliability and quality requirements.
Here are a couple of photos of the tool for the back housing.
Packaging samples are also being made this week for transportation and storage testing.
We’re excited to tell you we will soon be shipping the pilot units to Kickstarter backers who will be invited to participate in our Beta Test. Getting user feedback will be critical in helping us refine the product and involving our backers is very important to us.
We are putting together our plan for selecting participants and collecting feedback to ensure we have an effective system for capturing and incorporating this data. More information on the how and what will be coming very soon.
Thanks again for your continued support,
The Instacube Team
seconds to go
Pledge $10 or moreYou selected
Every little bit counts! Since we love your support, we'll give your Instagram handle a special shout-out on our website. Tag your photos with #Instacube to connect with our growing community!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $35 or moreYou selected
For your generous donation, we'll hook you up with a super fly American Apparel® Instacube T-Shirt! You'll be able to show off to the world that you supported this awesome kickstarter project!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $99 or moreYou selected
1000 backers All gone!
Early Adopter Special! One "Classic" Instacube. There are only 1,000 Instacubes at this sweet price, and they are reserved exclusively for our first Kickstarter supporters!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $149 or moreYou selected
One "Classic" Instacube. It's sexy, and because you want it first, Kickstarter is the only place we're offering the presale.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $199 or moreYou selected
1000 backers All gone!
Early Adopter "Lover's Pair!" Two "Classic" Instacubes offered at a super low price! Instacube makes a great gift and we're confident if you love Instacube, you have a loved one who will too!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $239 or moreYou selected
We love you and we wanted to offer a few more Instacube "Lover's Pairs" at a special Kickstarter price. This reward is only open from 9/13-9/21 so grab this sweet deal while you can!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $249 or moreYou selected
69 backers Limited (931 left of 1000)
Collector's Limited Edition Instacube! This is a VIP batch just for VIP Kickstarter backers! One "Vintage Spring" Instacube in Kickstarter Green, individually numbered ___/1000 and laser engraved with your Instagram handle or name (optional). This is the only time we will ever offer Instacube in this amazing throwback retro green!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $269 or moreYou selected
"Lover's Pair" of Instacubes. Two "Classic" Instacubes for him and her, him and him, her and her, home and work, grandparent and grandkid, near and far or any other combo you can come up with! Since you're willing to buy two, we're willing to give you a price break off of retail :).Estimated delivery:
Pledge $349 or moreYou selected
Instacube Backer Blowout! For our final three days, we're offering a sultry Instacube Trio in any color combination you desire for a fraction of the anticipated $199 retail price.Estimated delivery:
Pledge $799 or moreYou selected
Instacube Six-Pack. Cheers to you and your extended friends & family or boutique shop!Estimated delivery:
Pledge $2,499 or moreYou selected
Instacube "Baller Pack!" Nine Instacubes and an invitation to our VIP CES Penthouse Party in Las Vegas this January. (Transportation and accommodations are not included... but this will be the #BestPartyatCES we promise!)Estimated delivery:
Pledge $5,000 or moreYou selected
1 backer Limited (1 left of 2)
10 Instacubes, custom skinned & designed just for you with the promise of first dibs on orders for retail next March! Email for more detailsEstimated delivery:
Pledge $10,000 or moreYou selected
Instacube Design Experience! Looking to make some custom Instacubes for your business or clients? Join us for an Instacube Design Session & Adventure with Instacube Designer John Whaley at D2M's office in Mountain View, CA! E-mail for more details on this once in a lifetime opportunity! We will hook you up with Instacubes and the experience will blow your mind. We promise. (Transportation and accommodations are not included but a great time is assured.)Estimated delivery:
- (31 days)