If you are unwilling or unable to pledge through Kickstarter/Amazon, you can pledge off-line. Many people have already done that.
You can send a check directly to Frederic Chiu, 52 Weston Rd, Westport, CT 06880. I'll keep the checks until the deadline. If I need them to make the budget, I'll make a pledge through a surrogate. If we don't meet the budget, then I'll send the checks back or destroy them.
Already, 9 people have pledged this way, totaling $900. Thanks to all of you for your support and your trust!