Update from Instacube
Hot off the press, so to speak, we bring you an inside look at the Beta Instacubes from our pilot production run at our factory in China.
There were some hiccups last week with the supply chain and getting parts to the factory on time, but we resolved those issues over the weekend. We’re going to ship these units to our developers, certification lab, engineers, and testers as soon as these assembled units arrive at our Hong Kong office from the factory this week.
We’re only producing the “Classic” version of Instacube for this Beta run and will perform test runs of the other colors later. Our #1 focus is on getting the production and assembly processes approved for the final mass production.
Back housing emerging from the injection molding machine.
We have also compiled a small group of Beta testers from the Kickstarter community and invited those individuals to participate in this pilot round by doing some “real world” testing and to provide user feedback. If you’re among those to whom we’ve reached out and you’ve agreed to take part, or plan to agree, we thank you. If you’re not among this first group, don’t feel left out; you will get your chance soon with the production units. The Instacube is meant to be an ever-evolving product that we can continually improve and by enabling “over-the-air” software updates over WiFi, we will incorporate feedback from the Beta testers and our Kickstarter community to continually improve the user experience and make it a better product. We’re working as fast and as hard as we can to try to get mass production started soon and to ship them to you in time for Christmas, but we’ve learned from our past mistakes and don’t want to over-promise. We do promise we will do our very best to send them to you as quickly as possible.
Again, we want to thank you for your patience and on-going support.
- The Instacube Team