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We'll that was unexpected
I guess that is everything they have published at the moment: http://www.brck.com/2017/01/2016-year-brck/#.WGpCWpK1B4w. They've totally forgotten the remainig backers...
Any updates regarding v2 for 2017?
2017 and still no update on or sight of V.2. Very poor. Very disappointing.
It's almost 2017. Any update?
Hi, is there any news on V2?
Almost a year since the last 'update' - no news anywhere on the v2? At what point do we start requesting refunds for non-delivery?
As it is summer now, any update from BRCK?
From my Twitter conversation:
BRCK: "so v2 is out this summer. testing now. I can’t give out full specs here, but think more enterprise."
Me: "@brcknet Will it be worth the wait for for your consumer Kickstarter clients who pledged for v2?"
BRCK: "Yes!! you’ll be very happy"
Hello? Houston? v2 update?
Are there any news to v2? We have already April, so are v2 in production? Also an answer about Support for 4G (with v2) would be nice.
Hey guys, looks like the products are working, but I'm sure we all would appreciate more updates. Last one was November, what's going on now?
I've seen nothing on V 2.0 since November, which said production was targeted for now. Which rather suggests things have been held up. It would be nice to know, though.
Has anyone heard anything on V2 - I see that the thread that I posted on the forums is now private or has been deleted.
I started a thread on the BRCK forum to see if I can get an update on V2 / version 2 - https://forums.brck.com/t/v2-version-2-brck-for-kickstarter-pledges/1275…
Update on version 2 please
There is no information on version 2 or V2 on your website/forums. Can you share an update here on KS with us, or send out an old fashioned but functional email to all backers of V2?
Hey backers, we're still hard at work, most of the updates go on the BRCK blog (http://www.brck.com/blog/) now, but we'll make sure to send out some of those using the KS platform too.
update on BRCK v2 ? it's been 8 months since the last update.
Information on the Kickstarter site for this project is out of date. The last email update was Dec 2014. It would be helpful to have an update so that contributors know that this is still an ongoing concern.
Some who gave in the Kickstarter campaign decided to wait for a v2 when we were informed about delays and asked what we would like to do. Please post updates on the Kickstarter site for this project and include current, best estimate for shipment date of v2.
Hello, I also want to know if there are any news about BRCK V2. Also it would be nice to get a clarification about T-Shirts.
Hi, are there any updates about BRICK v2?
I have not received a shirt or reply from anyone about my pledge. Shame on you!
Hello Brick V2?
Just checking in on the BRCK v2 - Hope you can publish an update soon!
Is there any updates on the development of the BRCK v2? Many of us are eager to hear what progress is being made. Thanks.
What I have is not yet received, still?
Still haven't received my BRCK - when/where can I get it?
What's the update for BRCK v2?
Any update when I can expect to receive my BRCK?
Hey Cyrus, we've got an update on those coming out today.
I hope I'm not the only early bird still waiting for his BRCK.................
Can you provide an updated ETA for v2 Brcks?
Hi Stephanie, you can power the BRCK using the cable to any USB power. It's quite versatile, so whether it's your computer or the wall, or a car battery or a solar panel, it'll work. Ping us at support@BRCK.com if you need a charger still.
Hi guys, BRCK arrived but there was no charger in the box. Please advise. Thanks!
Hey Mitar, as Juliana answered this same post on the forums, I'll just add that a year ago we didn't know if BRCK would end up being held within Ushahidi or spun out like it is today. In fact, this took the Board 5 months to decide on, and it wasn't until Oct 2013 that it was made. The primary reason behind this is due to sustainability and growth, it's hard to do some of what we do within the constraints of a non-profit and risks us losing our non-profit status if we didn't change. Hope that clears things up, we weren't intending to mislead anyone.
Am I the only one who feels tricked by the Kickstart campaign thinking that BRCK will be non-profit?
Now that I received a BRCK, I discovered that it is made by Brck inc., a for-profit company. Am I the only one who feels tricked by Kickstart campaign thinking that BRCK will be non-profit? If I cite from from the campaign:
Who are we?
Ushahidi, is a non-profit technology company that builds open source software, tools that democratize information for ordinary people.
I found this blog post explaining that:
BRCK’s founding team has a long history of making an impact – from Ushahidi to the iHub. BRCK is of the same ethos as these other ventures, but a different business model. BRCK is a for-profit company.
But this was nowhere explained in the Kickstarter campaign. It seems Kickstarter campaign was misleading?
Hey there; glad to hear that the team is making progress.
Do you have any updates for the Early Bird pledges? I'm backer #17 in the first 50 Early Bird reward but haven't seen any messages about shipping though one of your recent updates makes it seem that the first 50 have gone out already.
Glad to hear it Cory!
I got my BRCK. Thanks!
How is the shipping going? A week after ship date I haven't seen any comments here from users and only one tweet. What % is shipped and when do you anticipate completing shipping?
Hi, can you please answer my question on the estimated delivery date of V2?
Hi Andrew and Robert, we sent out an address survey a while back, just after the Kickstarter ended last year. However, you can send us your mailing address to confirm that we have the right one, and we'll update it.
As with others, I am patiently awaiting for my BRCK unit to be shipped. Please advise as to how I can confirm the address where the device is to be delivered. Thank you!
Dear BRCK team,
I seem to remember that we would be told to send shipping info. I may have missed this communication. When and how should we provide shipping addresses? Looking forward to using my BRCK.
I pledged for the V2, estimated for delivered around May 2014, 9 months after the delivery of V1. With the delay in delivery for V1, what's the estimation for V2? I know you're all swamped with work on V1, but I don't really want to wait another 9 more months.
Hi David and Rainer, my apologies on the lack of updates this month. There's been non-stop work on the BRCK this whole time, and I was trying to ensure that I just didn't throw out a date that would make everyone happy, but that we missed. I was hoping I'd be able to send you all an update of "it has shipped" as a big update. Where do we stand now? The final cases were approved this last week and are en-route to our production facility. Our goal is to get the first ones put together late next week and shipped out to you.
BRCK is clearly a lesson on how NOT to lead a crowd-sourced project. Seven months late, bad communication. The device we will receive, if we ever receive something, will be what the name says: A brick.
Another month has passed and still no BRCK.... I have calculated a delay of 6 month...now I really need my BRCK... only 2 weeks before holiday....If the delay will last even longer, the used technology is nearly end of life.... Will BRCK v2 support LTE?
Hi Erik, I'm trying to connect with you re: "mid-June" - please be in touch>