Shipping starting this week
The shipments of the Almond+ will start this week. We’ve had some minor holdups with the production testing which had to be fixed. We’re now back on track and things should progress fairly smoothly for here on in.
Last Friday we had send personalized emails to about 300 of you whose Z-Wave frequency or power plug selections didn’t match the shipping country. Please look into this and get back to us before Sunday. In case you have spam filters, this email was send from email@example.com If you have not received such email, your selection is OK and no further action is required from you.
We were a bit surprised some of you didn't like the fact that we are using a courier service to ship the Almond+. We are actually paying much more for shipping via courier instead of local post. We didn't want to take any risks with lost shipments. Please note that you can have your Almond+ sent to an alternative address like your place of work, a relative etc. if you can’t accept delivery at home. You don’t have to be the person signing for it. If you are still concerned and prefer we dont use a courier for your shipment, please send us a note. We will put your shipment on hold from the initial batches. Please note that this could delay your shipment by a month.
There were also some questions about the pictures in update #38, as some questioned the PCB. Well, we kind of forgot to mention that we changed the colour of the PCB from red to black and it really gives it that premium look and feel of a high-end computer motherboard. We’ll be posting a list of changes comparing the original spec with the final spec of the Almond+ in a couple of weeks, to show you all the changes we’ve done over the past 15 months since the funding ended.
This week we’ll also be submitting the Android app to Google for approval for the Play Store. The iOS app should also be submitted to Apple shortly, although it still requires a little bit of work before we’re done with the first release version.
Finally, we’ll be closing our shop by the end of today, so those of you that still need to pay for international shipping, please do so ASAP, or we won’t be able to send you your Almond+. This also means that it’s no longer going to be possible to update your shipping details, so if you need to do any additional changes, this is the time to do it. You will of course be able to inform us of any changes up to the day you receive your tracking number for your Almond+.
The Almond+ Team