First off, we hope you're having a wonderful start to Thanksgiving!
We have some news to share. The good news is that our first round of devices are nearly ready to go. All the parts, including housings, PCBs, batteries, force sensing membranes, cases, and packaging are at our factory and we'll be starting final assembly and test of the first 500 units next week. These units will be completely assembled by early December.
Now for the less good news. The Overlays have been pushing our delivery schedule. We don't want to ship the Morphs without Overlays, since the Overlays are such a crucial part of the device and its "morphability". The first production samples of the Overlays will be arriving at our office from the factory during the month of December and once we give our approval to the factory, production Overlays will arrive a couple of weeks later.
We wanted to make sure the overlay designs were perfect and thus came delays. We've received quality feedback from industry professionals and previous beta testers and wanted to implement all of the feedback received.
Backers who have orders that do not include the below 3 overlays can expect to receive their packages in February. Kickstarter backers who ordered from our Early Bird Special who do not have the below overlays will be the first to get their packages.
Backers who have orders which include one or more of 1) The Drum Overlay 2) The Gaming Overlay 3) The Media Editing Overlay can expect to receive their packages by March.
We'll be making regular updates in the next few weeks as devices enter final assembly and as we receive production samples of our overlays for approval. Thank you for your patience and continued support, and for those of you in the United States, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
The Sensel Team