Happy Update Friday!
All molds are in the process of being built and we have a rough production schedule. With a few of the changes we had to make to ensure the best product possible, our estimated date to ship will be a few weeks later than we expected. We appreciate your understanding as we felt these changes were very important to produce an exceptional product.
This image shows the primary change we made. We are injection molding another part directly over the cable and connector inside the product. This locks everything together to keep the wires held securely and prevent twisting of the housings on the metal cable.
July 9 - Pre-order Production Materials
July 13 - USB and Micro|USB Molds complete
July 20 - Apple Molds complete
July 24 - Micro|CAPS mold complete
July 24 - First production samples, 50 of each product
The production samples are a small quantity of the final production version, including packaging, that we will use for aggressive testing to make sure there are no production issues. Assuming there aren't any major problems, we should be running full production within a week or two of receiving the samples. So we had estimated shipping in late July, but it now looks like we will be a few weeks after that. Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we put the finishing touches on the best product possible for you.
At this point, Kickstarter and Amazon are no longer attempting to charge your credit cards if there was an error. We will be contacting each backer who still had a card error by email in the next few days to make sure you are aware of the problem. We will continue our discount codes for http://www.fusechicken.com until July 15th for you to receive the same cost as Kickstarter pledges. All orders by that date will include the USB Extension cable also.
kickstart25 - 17% off for 1 or 2 (reduces each one to $25)
kickstart75 - 37% off orders over $120 - reduces orders of 4 down to $75
kickstart100 - 44% off orders over $180 - reduces orders of 6 down to $100
Shipping Addresses and Bobine Selection
We've been finalizing the details we will be sending out for the Kickstarter survey to collect your shipping addresses and Bobine selection. We will need this information in order to pre-order the production materials. So you can expect to see this within the next week. Because we cannot send it more than once, we ask that you use the form at http://www.fusechicken.com/contact with a subject of 'Survey Change' if you need to modify any information after you submit it.
How to contact us
We have been working to consolidate our blog, website, and online store. This is now available from one location at www.fusechicken.com
You may also join us on Twitter @fusechicken or Facebook at www.facebook.com/fusechicken