Final call on upgrades and sensor orders
We didn’t plan on posting an update this week, but we wanted to get a small piece of information out that we’ll stop taking orders on upgrades (not including international shipping for those that still need to pay that) and sensors come midnight Sunday the 8th of June Pacific Time. So in other words, if you’ve got a sensor order pending, now is the time to finalize the order if you want them shipped with your Almond+.
The reason why we’re closing things a week or so before we expect the first shipments to take place is so we can collect all the data and make sure we ship the right items to everyone. We’ve had a phenomenal amount of upgrades to white units and we want to apologise to those that ordered upgrades to the other colours that we took so long to enable you to pick the colour you want. If you have paid for a colour upgrade, but were unable to select the colour, if you check your account now, you’ll be able the select the colour you want.
Many of you have asked if we’ll be offering the sensors after we ship the Almond+ to our backers and the short answer is yes. The longer answer is that as far as the Kickstarter campaign is concerned, we sourced the sensors from a third party and this is also why we ended up with a very special deal for those that ordered the power switch, as all of those got upgraded to a version with power monitoring, which the model we originally offered didn’t have. We were also asked if we’d be offering more of these, but we’re not planning on offering this model due to the $20 or so higher cost as we believe the retail cost would simply be too high. What will happen in the future is a different matter, but it’s too early for us to share any plans of any future products. Next week we’ll be providing a manufacturing and shipping update, as by then we’ll have the full picture of how, where and when.
The Almond+ Team