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Update #30

Assembly and Fufillment

Hi guys and gals,

I am glad to say we have two good pieces of news this week for you;

The assembly line has been up and running for the last week and cartons of MiniDrives are winging their way back to the UK for fulfillment. The first 1,000 Minidrives (a mixture of Silver Air, Pro and Retina Minidrives) have arrived in the UK today for fulfilment. A further 6,000 Minidrives have been assembled and will be tested and packaged over the next few days before being sent back to the UK (3 days from the factory to our logistics base in the UK).

After the first full week of assembly, and as workers get used to their role on the assembly line we are getting a clearer picture of our daily capacity. Our last update was a tad optimistic and we are realistically looking at assembling, testing and packaging 1,500 Minidrives per day, which will be sent back to the UK in daily batches to expedite the whole process. With this in mind, fulfillment from our UK logistics base will take place over the next two weeks. As mentioned in the previous update, shipment from the UK to our backers is via airfreight, and will take 3-7 days to arrive normally, but please allow up to two weeks, depending on location. 

We are really proud of the product that is going out to you but also realistic that this is our first attempt at anything on this scale. Every single Minidrive that is packaged and sent back must be passed through a professional tester to ensure the integrity of the connections. However, should there be an issue we want to emphasize we will be employing a no quibbles replacement policy.

For those of you who have written to us over the last two weeks, we apologize for the tardiness of getting back to you and are now working our way through all emails and replying personally.

 We’ll do another shipment update towards the end of next week.

 Excited about finally getting these out to you,

 All the best, Piers, Steve & the Nifty Team    

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      Creator Debbie Mauerman on March 15, 2013

      Why I do believe that is a Nifty drive mounted to my desktop. http://bit.ly/YAlSkw

      It finally came thanks guys!

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      Creator Daniel Lundh on February 20, 2013

      Got mine today. Performed tug test, inserted SD card and plugged it in. It was everything I hoped it would be. Thank you!

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      Creator fmotta on February 7, 2013

      No minidrive here. I'm in USA.

      Anyone at Nifty interested in giving us some insight (you know as a responsible person would)?

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      Creator Yoshinobu Imaizumi (deleted) on February 7, 2013

      No minidrive here. I'm in Japan.

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      Creator Fabrice on February 7, 2013

      Hi ! I still have not received my MicroSD cards at all...
      and no minidrive yet. FRANCE

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      Creator Jeffrey Williams on February 6, 2013

      No MiniDrive here. I'm in the US. When I originally made the pledge back in July 2012, they were supposed to be deilivered by November. Then it was moved to December. Then January. The only thing I've received are once a month emails with a littany of excuses as to why shipments are constantly being delayed. I'm starting to feel like I've been ripped off. At this point, if I don't receive it by the end of February., I'll probably file a dispute with my credit card company. VERY disappointing.

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      Creator Sebastian Müller on February 6, 2013

      no mini drive here. I am in Germany.

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      Creator Will Reiher on February 6, 2013

      No mini drive here. I'm in Canada.

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      Creator Christian Klokkers on February 6, 2013

      will i ever get a minidrive???

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      Creator Stephen Haikio on February 6, 2013

      I haven't received anything in the US yet. No word on when I will or how to get any sort of tracking info either. I wish we were kept in the loop better when it came to shipping.

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      Creator JKB on February 6, 2013

      Where can I get tracking information??

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      Creator Rahul Gupta on February 6, 2013

      Hi, had pledged the $60 for the combo - 2 macbook retinas, any updates on shipping to india?

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      Creator Phillip Haydon on February 6, 2013

      Dropped the ball big time.

      52 days and STILL no MicroSD cards... This is beyond a joke.

      Currently feel like I've been robbed.

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      Creator emobix Ltd on February 5, 2013

      I've had no response at all to my email of 4 days ago. Rather disappointing, I hope they eventually ship a replacement...

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      Creator Darwiin on February 5, 2013

      Did'nt receive anything... I hope my order will arrive soon...

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      Creator Peter Wysoczanski - Obsidan Order on February 5, 2013

      @Bily Foster i'm in FL and nothing yet, although not sure if I want it now or just rather wait to get a updated fixed version

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      Creator stefan neuweger on February 5, 2013

      So far, i didn't receive anything. But looking at the comments so far concerning nifty drives for macbook air 2012 it doesn't sound promising at all. I don't wont to pay for a product that doesn't fit as promised or even doesn't work at all :-(
      I hope i'm not getting one of those but a version that fits and works!!!!!!!!!!
      Quite sad by the way that no comments or replys by the supplier...

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      Creator Bily Foster on February 4, 2013

      Has anyone state side received there orders yet? I'm concerned about what I'm hearing about the MacBook Air versions. Are there two different MBA versions?

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      Creator tribaltek (deleted) on February 4, 2013

      What a joke. Just admit your product and campaign was a complete disaster and refund all of our money already.

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      Creator lividhedgehog on February 2, 2013

      @NiftyDrives - Like Paul, I've sent pics of the NiftyDrive showing that the silver part is too wide to go in a Macbook Air. I also think that you've packaged Pro versions in Air packets. Hopefully you'll be able to sort this out as the idea of the NiftyDrive is pretty excellent.

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      Creator Paul Groves on February 2, 2013

      @Nifty drives - I've just emailed a photo to show what I mean about the problem I'm experiencing with my Macbook Air - you can clearly see that the silver part of the Nifty Drive is too large to fit into the SD card slot. I'm pretty certain I've been sent the wrong version, even though it's in the Macbook Air packaging.

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      Creator Nick Kinghorn on February 2, 2013

      My Pro version arrived on the 31st, seems like a good product overall and the guys have done great work. However, the fit isn't perfect and when I used the removed tool the metal separated from the main body, so I had to remove it from inside the machine with tweezers! I've emailed the guys so I'm expecting them to contact me soon about a replacement as per their 'no quibbles' policy.

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      Creator Steve Algieri on February 1, 2013

      Arrived last night. Had exactly the same problem with read only (Macbook Pro - not Retina). Shame really, was quite excited......

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      Creator emobix Ltd on February 1, 2013

      ... but unfortunately doesn't look right. The PCB is coming away from the plastic shell, such that it's half a mm proud of the aluminium part. It's pretty stuff going into the macbook, and I'm not forcing it in as I don't think it would ever come out again!

      An another note, there was way too much glue holding the nifty to the packaging, it was quite a battle. Tip for other people: to remove it, twist it, a lot.

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      Creator emobix Ltd on February 1, 2013

      Mine arrived yesterday, thanks. (I'm in the UK.)

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      Creator William Jennings on February 1, 2013

      Early backer for Retina model...no shipment...no tracking/notice. Losing confidence given mixed revues of fit and read-only problems...and no response from production team isn't helping.

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      Creator Kevin Wallis on January 31, 2013

      Mine came today - perfect fit, read/write capabilities (15" Retina). Many thanks

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      Creator Anthony Usher on January 31, 2013

      Mine came today and fits perfect. Congratulations on a fantastic product and successful Kickstarter.

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      Creator lividhedgehog on January 31, 2013

      Received mine today and was pretty excited... until it didn't fit properly: it is just slightly too wide. I ordered the silver Minidrive Air (I've got a 2012 Macbook Air) and it is simply too big for the slot. I'm really disappointed. All that time waiting only to have a product that doesn't fit. I'm wondering if you've packaged Macbook Pro niftys in Air packets?

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      Creator Mike Ballan on January 31, 2013

      Just came home to find my Nifty MiniDrive and have to say its as awesome as i thought it would be, Thanks for making such great product..!

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      Creator Rupert Field on January 31, 2013

      An update to my earlier comment...

      Yes, nifty appear to have shipped a product that - on the macbook pro retina at least - doesn't actually work.

      I made a small notch in the nifty with a dremel - and now have regular read/write access to the card.

      Way to go guys - did anyone actually test these on a real macbook pro?

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      Creator Rupert Field on January 31, 2013

      I posted this in the main comments area, but just in case it gets missed due to traffic...
      You appear to have a fundamental flaw in the device (for 15" retina models anyway - no idea about others).

      To clarify, any micro sd in regular SD adapter - fine; micro sd in nifty - read only (and one of the tested cards is the same 64gb one you were selling at one point).

      ---
      One of mine has arrived (silver retina).
      Any micro-sd I use in it is *read-only* however - and looking at the nifty itself, it doesn't even appear to have the correct moulding on it (where a standard SD card has it's read/write switch) to allow read/write access at all?
      Can someone from nifty comment please - as at the moment it appears to be hard-wired to be read-only - eg. completely pointless - and the only solution I can think of currently is to see if cutting a slot in it with a dremel will help.

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      Creator Calvin Robinson on January 31, 2013

      If they are being shipped from the UK, why did we have to pay an additional $5 for 'international' shipping?

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      Creator Phillip Haydon on January 31, 2013

      Atleast your cards arrived, It's been 45 days and I still have not received my MicroSD cards at all...

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      Creator Jon Hurwitz on January 31, 2013

      Is it possible to switch my pledge/order to a Retina minidrive? Please let me know!

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      Creator Chris Eccleston on January 30, 2013

      Are you ever going to reply to emails where customers have faulty products?

      24 Days ago and more emails since then and no reply about faulty SD Card.

      Delays are acceptable and expected with a new product, horrible customer service is not.

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      Creator Oh-hyun Kwon on January 29, 2013

      How can I change shipping address?

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      Creator Matt Acosta on January 28, 2013

      What about a website with a status update where we can see if our order has shipped? Maybe just even a simple list with out names on it, and location and status. I think this would be really helpful to backers? I think KS should implement this

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      Creator Teresa Hartman on January 28, 2013

      Joining you and the team in the excitement over your entire project! Can't wait to see what the next project looks like, now that you have a whole new skill set! Thank you for the update.

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      Creator Mauricio on January 28, 2013

      Great!
      @garrett I think they have delivered a very nice job realising this whole project within 7 months ;)

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      Creator Justin Nigro on January 28, 2013

      How can I make sure you have my current address...? I have moved since I funded this and want to make sure I actually receive it.

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      Creator tribaltek (deleted) on January 28, 2013

      I hope you're fulfilling orders chronologically. Some of us have been waiting nearly 7 months.

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      Creator nacho on January 28, 2013

      OK, thanks for your prompt answer Steve.

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      Creator Lee Friedman on January 28, 2013

      Thanks for the update. I am totally sympathetic to your quality control issues. It's been great following your progress. I got my MicroSD drives and will continue to wait for my minidrives. They will be greatly appreciated. You guys rock!

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      Creator Phillip Haydon on January 28, 2013

      :'( I still haven't got my Micro SD cards...

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      Creator Paul-Emmanuel Moulin on January 28, 2013

      Merci, je suis impatient !

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      Creator niftydrives on January 28, 2013

      @nacho Starting today 28th January
      @Ross Fowkes 1st class Royal Mail

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      Creator Thomas Löwe on January 28, 2013

      The way you handle updates and provide transparency is exemplary. Great job, and looking forward to getting my MiniDrive Air! :-)

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      Creator nacho on January 28, 2013

      You always manage to post your updates on late Sunday / early Monday, so we never know what you mean by "next week". So I would like to know, when you say:

      "fulfillment from our UK logistics base will take place over the next two weeks"

      Does that mean this week that just started (28 january - 3 february) and the next (4 february - 10 february) or the next week (4 february - 10 february) and the following one (11 february - 17 february)?

      It would be nice to have an answer before two weeks.

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      Creator Alexandre on January 28, 2013

      thanks for the update, i love your micro sd card holder by the way very practical :)

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