To benefit our backers, we offer free shipping to the U.S. and only half of standard shipping cost to other countries. This decision is made after the release of project. So considering some backers have already pledged, we are going to refund the shipping cost accordingly after the end of this project.
It will be able to control by Alexa in the future.
Candela is Bluetooth based, currently it can't support Alexa by itself alone. But we are planning to develop a Bluetooth-WiFi bridge, which can help Yeelight Bluetooth devices access network. This upcoming bridge will make Candela compatible with current cloud infrastructure which was designed for Wi-Fi devices. Work with this Bridge, Candela will be able to support Alexa, IFTTT, Google Home etc.