First sample batch from our production partners and additional shipping options!
Less than 1% left to our funding goal with 27 days still to go. We are truly humbled by your amazing support and will continue to work day and night to offer you the best VR experience possible! But, even though the campaign is looking to turn out great, we are well aware that the real work starts once we’ve finished our Kickstarter campaign, because as all of you can probably imagine, manufacturing a high-tech product isn’t something to be done easily. That’s exactly the reason why we’ve already started producing samples through our manufacturing partners and we’re happy to announce that we have just received our first batch of pillars, rings and linear guides. We’re absolutely stoked about the quality and speed with which our partners are able to produce and look forward to the kickoff of our serial production. The sample batch once again reassured us that keeping production in Europe was a wise choice, guaranteeing high quality production and instant communication between us and our partners. Take a look at those beauties and I’m sure you’ll feel the same:
We’ve also prepared our prototype for shipment to the SIGGRAPH Conference in Vancouver, Canada, starting August 10th, where we’ll get the chance to present our Virtualizer to developers, other VR companies and the press. Really looking forward to get some feedback on our product and exchange ideas regarding the future VR applications! Here’s what our Virtualizer looks like, once it’s ready for shipment (don’t worry; your packages won’t be nearly as heavy!):
Speaking of shipping. We understand that shipping costs for the Virtualizer aren’t exactly cheap and believe us, neither you, nor we are satisfied with that. That’s why we’ve contacted our logistics partner to discuss further options to lower costs and we found a solution that could save our European customers a substantial amount of money. We’ve told you already, that we’ll offer the possibility to pick up the Virtualizer yourself in Austria, but obviously that’s no help to someone coming from Spain for example. So in cooperation with our logistic partner and their European partners, we’ll offer our backers another pick up option: If you choose to do so, you’ll be able to pick up the Virtualizer at a specified location in your country, e.g. the capital. Transporting the Virtualizer to these keypoints is way cheaper for our partners than delivering it to your doorsteps and we want to pass on those savings to you. Again, prices depend on whether we ship multiple devices to the same city, but here’s a best case scenario for someone from Madrid: Instead of the current ~120€ you would only pay ~45€ if you chose to pick up the device in Madrid. Good deal, right? We’ve compiled a list of places for which this new option applies, you’ll find it the FAQ section for shipping costs! Once we’re ready for shipment we’ll ask each backer via email which shipping option he prefers, so there’s enough time for you to decide which option suits you best.
All the best,
Your Cyberith Team