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Liberating Instagram photos from your smart device, Instacube feeds your favorite images wirelessly at 3x the size.
Liberating Instagram photos from your smart device, Instacube feeds your favorite images wirelessly at 3x the size.
3,434 backers pledged $621,049 to help bring this project to life.

Instacube Update #31

Happy Year of the Horse!
Happy Year of the Horse!

Dear Backers,

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

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    1. Missing avatar

      Martin Rayner on August 7, 2014

      I still haven't received my Instacube yet and was expecting this in April.
      Martin Rayner

    2. Serge Jespers on March 24, 2014

      I know... Probably wishful thinking but would love to get an answer to my question: I backed for the Instacube Trio. Will you send them out one by one? Or can I choose to not get one of each and get three of the same color so I don't have to wait for all 3 colors to be produced?

    3. Seals Watch Company on March 22, 2014

      Thanks for the update, it has been sometime, and I'm very excited to final receive an Instacube. Way to stick with it!

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      J K on March 16, 2014

      It's been a long time coming, and I definitely contemplated working my CC company to work a refund. My patience has been tried, but I'm really looking forward to this now!

    5. Marco Marzetti on March 15, 2014

      When I pledged I knew things may have wordked out differently from your initial plans. We had to wait a lot but it seems like instacube will kick ass! Look forward to have it in my living in Switzerland :D possibly by may!

    6. Chris on March 13, 2014

      I echo Daniel's question. I have also moved since first backing this project, and so my address will require updating.

    7. Daniel Malen on March 7, 2014

      Will backers be given the opportunity to change their address? I moved since this project was backed?

    8. Sam Beckett on March 6, 2014

      April 5 2015!! woot :) cant wait

    9. Evaristo Ramos on March 6, 2014

      wahoo!!! awesome cant wait!!!


    10. Paul Vrbik on March 2, 2014

      InstaCube? More like WaitaCube!

      (Ba dum tssshhh.)

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      Jo on March 2, 2014

      please really ship us a product that is worth our wait for so long. I wonder if you will contact us for an updated shipping address before send out? It's been very long time since I have ordered my 2 units. Don't want it to be lost somewhere else.

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      Vincent on March 2, 2014

      I want one more cube. Is it possible at the price of my initial pledge ? Looks like some do not want theirs, and i'd happy to get one more !

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      Jonathan F on March 2, 2014

      Ditto what HAL1800, Andy, Beagle and Mariana, et. al. said! Shipping means refunds -- you promised...

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      Elena Murphy on March 1, 2014

      I'm sooooo excited to get my refund for this. Really, really excited.

    15. Dario Cottone on March 1, 2014

      Finally! Can't see the hour to get mine!!! All the haters maybe don't know how kickstarter works and how difficult is work on a new product

    16. Beagle on March 1, 2014

      Now will you tell us about the promised refund process which you committed to once they were shipping.

      And @Nikolas Reitz - are you easily always such a rude arse or do you have to work hard at it?

    17. Mark on March 1, 2014

      All these backers asking how to change their shipping address, don't deserve an Instacube to be honest. If you can't read further than an email header, then there's no hope for humanity I'm afraid. Plus all those asking for a refund, why did you back? You certainly have no idea what Kickstarter is about.

    18. Florian Horsch on March 1, 2014

      You will make it happen.

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      Anees Younis on March 1, 2014

      I just wondered if these will be shipped to backers in the order in which pledges were made? Of course, I can understand that this may not entirely be the case, as some of the earlier backers may have opted for a colour other than the classic or white that are being manufactured in this initial production run.

    20. Nikolas Reitz on March 1, 2014

      Ohh my good, read please they will contact every one bevore they will ship eaven one unit so please be patiend

    21. Mark Ngui on March 1, 2014

      I would like to change my shipping address too.

      No hate here, such is the way of kickstarter and any small or large scale investment. I'm pleased to see some light at end of this tunnel and I can't wait to see what I invested in finally.

    22. Nikolas Reitz on March 1, 2014

      Read the F**** updatet you morons there it stands in black and White " We’ll contact you again soon to confirm your shipping address, as well. " gosh and what weehners every time "buh hu hu i want my Money back bu hu" yes we got you the first time now sh** up or get a Job where you could earn 100buks Sorry but I could not stand this crying any longer

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      Yaron Goldstein on March 1, 2014

      Need to change the address, too...

    24. Steven Turner on March 1, 2014

      Hey, whadayaknow! Looking forward to my Instacube. Now that this things is shipping soon, I want to thank all the haters for the entertainment you've provided over these past two years. Your ability to sustain a spew of vitriol is both amazing and hilarious. For those of you hoping that you'll get the opportunity to change your shipping address, please read the second to last paragraph.

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      Andy on March 1, 2014

      can i NOW get my refund?

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      Andy on March 1, 2014

      can i NOW get my refund?

    27. HAL1800
      on March 1, 2014

      On July 29, you replied to my email with:

      "We plan to issue you a refund. But, it will be possible only after we start
      shipping Instacube and when we will be able to sell your unit."

      Now it's time to walk the talk... The first half will be done : shipping unit. Please, don't send me my units. SELL them and give me back my money.

    28. Julian Chan on February 28, 2014

      Same question as others. How can we update our addresses? Will there be tracking numbers?

      You didn't mention anything about the black Instacubes?What is the shipping schedule like for the black Instacubes?

    29. Jason Bradshaw on February 28, 2014

      How do I update my shipping address?

    30. Grant-Davidson McVittie on February 28, 2014

      I moved, i'd like to be able to update my address - none of this 'surprise package' stuff, confirm our addresses and send out a tracking number, c'mon it's 2014.

    31. Rick Muñoz on February 28, 2014

      Also need to change my address. How do I do that?

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      Darren Crowder on February 28, 2014

      I would also like to change my shipping address...

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      Zack Hitchcock on February 28, 2014

      And when may we request a refund as promised? Or was that just another empty promise?

    34. Jonatan Martin on February 28, 2014

      How can I change my shipment address?

    35. Ameer Robinson on February 28, 2014

      Now that they are shipping how can we request a refund as promised?

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      KRIS on February 28, 2014

      Let's hope they really do ship 3 White Cubes to me. If they do, only thing I can say would be a Thank U.

      This would mark a 3rd yr since funding ended.

    37. Ayman Van Bregt on February 28, 2014

      Same question as Andrew, please inform me about the refund option that was promised in an earlier update.

    38. Nikolaj Ryfr on February 28, 2014

      Great! Looking forward! Way to go! Can I suggest sending me my instacube first, so the always pissed off guys get it later and be pissed off, 'cause that just seems to be the way they roll and it would make them feel familiar and comfortable? :)))

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      Michael on February 28, 2014

      Great work, you guys are only 13 months delayed. I bought this thing in 2012! You guys really do suck.

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      Jesse on February 28, 2014

      I would like to say to all the haterz I hope you enjoy your Instacube as much as you've enjoyed bitching about the project.

    41. Mick on February 28, 2014

      I have a new address since backing this project - I need to update my address as well.

    42. Kevin Gawthrope on February 28, 2014

      If our mailing address has changed since we originally backed the project, where do we update it to ensure delivery?

      Many thanks!

    43. Jimmy Plamondon on February 28, 2014

      Will they ship with a skyhook and a batcave?

    44. Serge Jespers on February 28, 2014

      I backed for the Instacube Trio. Will you send them out one by one? Or can I choose to not get one of each and get three of the same color so I don't have to wait for all 3 colors to be produced?

    45. Alex Dixon on February 28, 2014

      I am very excited! Might need to send out new address surveys though

    46. Will Cocks on February 28, 2014

      How do I know what address you guys have

    47. Steve Black Jr. on February 28, 2014

      Can't wait guys! I use my beta unit everyday! So excited to see the new screen on the official unit! :D

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      Brandon Smith on February 28, 2014

      If the product sucks as much as the process of getting the product this should be pretty comical.

    49. Bill Anastas on February 28, 2014

      I would think that you guys are cute with your funny little updates and new target dates and what not if I didn't also think that you had a bonfire with 621,049 dollar bills.