Lessons learnt, a big thank you and some information if you are thinking about starting out!
So, it has been a long journey to here. We have learnt so much in creating Nifty, and I hope that you, in following our progress, have also... Read more
Post Mk3, batch 1, part 1 review
Really frustrating for us to hear that some of you are having a tightness issue (as well as obviously for you as well!!). With the help of... Read more
General update & schedule for August
As you can see, we have updated our brand, cool huh?
So - everything is moving on according to schedule: the material preparation will be finished by the... Read more
All on schedule & proceeding smoothly
Just a quick update to say that almost all the hard tooling has now been signed off and Piers is travelling out to China at the end of... Read more
Piers' KickTips & other good stuff
So, for the skimmers amongst us - here is what is in the update today:
- Free stuff: Awesome icon packs
- USA distributor: Dr Bott
- The... Read more
Piers' KickTips - Notes From Manufactureland (1) selecting a manufacturer
KickTips is a blog that Piers is writing every Friday to share some of the details of the lessons learnt on his Kickstarter journey so far.
So you have an... Read more
To our wonderful backers - the big one!
This update includes:
- appointing a new manufacturer: Foxconn
- design verification: DCA-Design
- Mk3 prototypes: all the models plus the MiniDrive Retina 13
- Mk3 timeline
First of all,... Read more
Tidying up and the MK3
We really appreciate your patience over the last month.
At the end of last week we finally received a new batch of Mark 2 Minidrives from our... Read more
Is your MiniDrive missing in action?
Righty - so just a quick on this time. We said that if you haven't got anything by now, it probably has gone MIA.
If you still haven't... Read more
MiniDrive Mk3, notes from the field & returns!
We know some of you still haven't got your MiniDrive and we are working to address that as quickly as we can. We have got a fair number of... Read more
Soooooooooo - everything is now shipped, wooop! Which on its own was a pretty epic task, for which our friends at 3B international (our logistics partners) have been stellar.
Here... Read more
A message of reassurance
First and foremost we wanted to write a message of reassurance to all our backers. We fully understand what a huge privilege it is to be funded on... Read more
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... Read more
Shipping schedule for January and other news :-)
There has been a little radio silence over the last couple of weeks as we wanted to wait until we'd solved the problems that were holding up production... Read more
Happy New Year and Schedule for January, changing model and other admin
Happy New Year guys!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are ready for everything that 2013 is going to bring! We are super pumped about this year :-) ... Read more
Happy Christmas one and all!!
We have a long update coming up for you over the next few days, but in the mean time, here are some Christmas cards for... Read more
Update 26 - change of address?
Just a quick follow up to update 25 (and done separately so it doesn't get lost):
As we are having to delay sending the MiniDrives out until January, if you... Read more
Update 25 - Christmas shipping & QC processes
First of all the bad new - Christmas international shipping deadlines. The Nifty MiniDrive will not make it to you before Christmas. This is because the last day... Read more
The final stretch!
Hello all you lovely people,
Wow - crazy couple of weeks, sorry for the radio silence, have been absolutely slammed, as I am sure you can imagine!
Aside from the... Read more
Meeting the makers :-)
Exciting times for Nifty! We have both been in China for the last week, touring our suppliers and manufacturing facilities, inspecting a large range of samples, and finalizing... Read more
MacBook Pro Retina 13"
Aluminium; Final Choice Deadlines; PCBs; microSD cards
So - four updates for you: Aluminium; Final Choice Deadlines; PCBs; microSD cards
We have got the T2 prototypes through for the precision machined and anodised... Read more
Second round injection mould results - success
Just got word (and an extensive report) back from our manufacturers - the second batch of Nifty MiniDrive bodies are all within spec and ready to roll!
This... Read more
Rewind! - Please ignore update 17. Packaging designer needed :-)
In our previous update we asked for submissions to a design contest we had (naively) set up on 99designs.
It is now obvious to us that we have... Read more
Calling all graphic designers!
Tools, delays and national holidays
Colours of Aluminium - a first draft
Thank you for your patience in waiting to see the actual colours "in real life" as it were.
They are not perfect, but here is what we have... Read more
IT’S ALIVE (AKA working production prototype). Also – colours :-)
So – our test run PCBs and components all finally arrived which gave us a chance to get down and dirty with solder paste and tweezers. Using the... Read more
Laser cutting is awesome. Fact.
Just a quick update - we have got some pictures back from our manufacturers of the Nifty Tool samples, enjoy:
Love the smell of freshly cut stainless steel... Read more
Backer Survey is now live! Plus more results from our tolerance testing
The Kickstarter Backer Survey is now out!
Everyone should have now have received an email to let them know they can submit their model and colour choices (as well as... Read more
Backer survey deadline update, international shipping fees and declined cards
So – first crazy weekend of power planning the roadmap to make and deliver 12,700+ MiniDrives!
Backer Survey Deadline for choosing the Colour & Type of MiniDrives... Read more
The Nifty MiniDrive - Funding is Successful! Battle stations!!
What an amazing 28 days. We were aiming to raise $11k and you guys have just blown us away, not only with the funding, but also the community... Read more
The Nifty Tool & Software recommendations
Just a quick update, following from the previous post.
First of all, we have decided that we will be including the Nifty Tool with every MiniDrive we ship.... Read more
Colours, The Nifty Tool and Sleeping
As we near the end of the campaign, we just want to send out a massive thank you for all your support, questions, comments and promotion. For us... Read more
Stretch Goals and Free Stuff!!
As we near the ¼ million dollar mark (wow), it seems to be the right time to say thank you again to everyone who has helped us reach... Read more
Important Update on the MacBook Pro Retina!!!
So we got some alone time with a MacBook Pro Retina today and were able to make precise measurements. It turns out that the Retina’s SD card slot is 1mm(!!)... Read more
Today we hit $200,000 in pledges! Thank you to all our backers, we hugely appreciate your support and we love it that you share our vision for the Nifty... Read more