Instacube Update #31
Initial Shipments will begin April 5!
We are pleased to announce to you, our Backers, that initial product shipments will begin in the first week of April.
We‘ve hit all hardware and manufacturing milestones and have placed the order for our first mass production run of the Instacube. Our factory is in the process of placing orders for all of the components, parts, and raw materials for this order and we have confirmed that factory production will begin in mid-March.
We will begin to fulfill Backer’s orders immediately after the factory delivers product to us and plan to drop-ship Instacubes directly to backers from our China fulfillment partner. That means that if you receive a package from China that you hadn’t expected, please accept delivery, it might be your Instacube!
Our production runs will be staged. This means that we will be building Instacube in batches, and backers will receive them as devices become available. Initially, we will produce both Classic and White Instacubes in this run. Other styles will follow as we ramp up production. We are scaling our production to fulfill units to each and every backer as quickly as possible, while building the business and manufacturing infrastructure to build a foundation for a sustainable product.
We intend to continue to add features and collect user feedback to improve the user experience. You will have a stable version of software and user experience when you receive your Instacube. Most importantly, the software on the device we’ll be shipping will support Over-the-Air updates and the software on your device will be easily upgradable. We’ve truly worked hard to mitigate as many risks as we can and solve as many engineering hurdles as we could; we want to acknowledge that, while this may have taken longer than we could forecast, we are pushing forward and bringing you a product that you’ve imagined and that we want you to enjoy.
The future is hard to predict, but our schedule is in place, and we are moving forward. As manufacturing proceeds we intend to update you with progress. We’ll contact you again soon to confirm your shipping address, as well.
We appreciate the support and patience of our Kickstarter community and want to see this vision through to deliver the Instacube experience that you might have hoped for, but continue to deliver beyond your expectations.
The Instacube Team