Please Plug-In Your Wakē & Turn ON
(Non UK/UAE Only) Please Plug In Your Wakē and Switch ON for 12 Hours
Many users have written in with support issues that likely stemmed from a dead or... Read more
Update - Battery Charging Re-Enabled
Type-G Power Cord Issue Resolved
As mentioned in my last email we were alerted to a single defect in a Type-G power adapter that caused an overheating event. We determined... Read more
Update - Charging Temporarily Disabled
Dear Wake Backers,
This afternoon, we were alerted by a user in Great Britain that their power adapter overheated and emitted a small amount of smoke.
All indications... Read more
Clearing Up Confusion
Hi folks! We've gotten quite a few inquiries from users over issues regarding battery operation and Wakē's periodic "Offline" status. We owe you an explanation on a few items to... Read more
iOS Users: Please Keep Wakē Plugged in for 10 hrs AFTER pairing your device
If you've downloaded Wakē's iOS app and paired your device to your local network, you'll still want to leave your device plugged in for 10 hours before going... Read more
Wakē's iOS App is Live!!!
You read that right! You can now download the iOS app to control your own Wakē! There are a lot of alarm clock apps available on the App Store so... Read more
What We're Up To...
Battery Charge Push Notifications
I know I sound like a broken record, but we're really close to the iOS app release. Despite having Apple App Store approval, we've been delaying... Read more
iOS App Approved. Android Needs a Bit More Time...
iOS App Approved
Half the battle is won! Apple approved the Wakē app! But don't go looking for it in the App Store just yet. Our technical team is quickly... Read more
KS Units Shipped - Countdown to App Availability
All US and International Kickstarter pledges have been shipped! US & Canadian backers should already have hardware in hand. Special thanks to Shawn Ouillette at Excelsior Integrated for walking... Read more
US & Canadian Orders Have Shipped!
Some of you may not have caught the fact that US and Canadian orders shipped late last week. Sadly, Lucera Labs hasn't yet received... Read more
While all Wakē units sit in the fulfillment center, ready to ship, a few last minute software issues have stopped us from pressing the "ship button".
Having recently received the... Read more
Wakē Starts The Journey To Your Bedroom
All Dressed Up
As promised - two pallets of Wakē's left the lab today on a truck to start their journey towards the fulfillment center where they'll eventually be distributed to... Read more
Commit To Ship
Commit to Ship
You read that right! We're cautiously moving towards a 15 February ship date. This will be the date that our pallets of Wakē devices leave the... Read more
Android App & New Software Features
New Software Rolls In
All Wakē hardware sits on our pallets and is ready to ship, but the software empire needs a little more time to improve. Here's a run-down... Read more
Update 42# Wakē in the Wild
BETA Tester Unboxing Video
One of our Kickstarter backers and BETA testers, Ryan Fiorini filmed this great video unboxing, installing and using the complete Wakē system. We're very grateful to... Read more
Update #41: Hardware Boxed Ready for Shipment
Acceptance testing is finally complete (after a long delay). We graded our units on pretty stiff criteria so we have a good number of "failed units" that can be... Read more
Update #40: Wakē Enterprise Online!
Now Witness the Firepower of this fully Armed and Operational Battle Station!!!
The whole Wakē hardware and software system works and works well! This is really an exciting milestone. We're... Read more
Update #39: So Close... But the Box Eludes us
These last three weeks saw significant progress, although we didn't meet our goal of getting every unit on a shipping pallet loaded onto a truck, but we're closer. I'll give... Read more
Update #38: App Software on Final Stretch and Assembly is Complete!
App Software is Apptastic!
Hardware is hard, and so is software… but software can sprint ahead sometimes at speeds that make hardware envious. Greg and Brandon have made incredible progress,... Read more
Update #37 - Cloud Software Done - Finalizing The App!
Wakē's cloud-side software package is up and running! We can now receive and analyze the data sent from any Wakē unit that comes online anywhere in the world, giving our engineers... Read more
Update #36 - Production Nearing Completion
From Garage to Gargantuan - Scaling Production
Our tiny garage lab is successfully pushing through its third week of production activity. We've run out of space so we've "gone vertical"... Read more
Circuit Boards! Assembly! Production! Sparks! Man-Power! Huzzah!
Ladies and gents, prepare to be happy! After agonizing for months over production hardware that we couldn't get in house, we finally... Read more
Update #34 - Boards Arrive Friday
We sunk more than 2 months in back and forth re-engineering with our Motherboard manufacturer and while I'd like to place the entire blame on them for... Read more
Shout Out for SoundLazer VR!!!
At Lucera Labs, we're sure to express our gratitude where it's deserved. When Wakē was little more than a napkin sketch, we were lucky enough to receive an education in parametric... Read more
Update #33: Bear With Us. The Journey Has Been Long, But The Payoff Will Rock
Production Hardware Continues to Elude Us
We would have every one of our units assembled by now had it not been for an erroneous component swap at the PCB factory.... Read more
Update #32 - Teaser Video
A Glorious Dawn
I promised an update with some early video shots. The video below is rough, but shows the silky quiet mechanical motion of a production Wakē . We're... Read more
Update #31: Suppliers Slow us Down, But We Sprint Ahead Elsewhere!
We knew the motherboards would take the better part of a month to get here, but component delivery delays are dragging that out several weeks. First it was... Read more
Update #30 Production Motherboards On Their Way!
Hardware is Done!
Today marks an important milestone: the last of Wakē's physical hardware is en route to the lab. Finally, every single physical detail of the production product has... Read more
Update #29: (Teaser)
I promise a proper update is coming very soon with some really good news to share. It's maybe 2 or 3 days away, but I wanted to reach out to... Read more
Update #28: More Good Stuff
We have some exciting milestones to share with you guys, but sadly do not have our production circuit boards in hand yet, and thus no official delivery target. However, we... Read more
Update #27: More Production Progress
Yay! Things are good!
It feels great to finally be in production after two years of R&D! We've completed the mechanical sub-assembly on the first group of units. This mechanical... Read more
Update #26: Assembly!
Molded Parts Are Stateside At Last!
Apparently, people in other countries take holidays, so despite paying extra for rush shipping, the 10-day Chinese holiday thwarted our plans to get these... Read more
Update #25: Production Progress!
Injection Mold Production Run Complete
The wheels of progress are turning! And while they didn't exactly peel rubber during the holidays, we've fairly happy with what we got accomplished over... Read more
Update #24: Welcome to 2016!
Welcome to 2016!
2015 was a pretty great year, and in 2016 Wakē will take the world by storm. This update is a few days later than planned because I was... Read more
Update #23: Production Version Locked - Final Samples on Their Way
It's taken a long time to get here, but our production Wakē design is finally locked in. The injection molding is receiving it's final texture, and the first run of production... Read more
Update #22: Happy Thanksgiving
Battery Life Testing Looking Good!
What's worse than a traditional alarm clock? Having to recharge batteries constantly. This is why we're using our down time before our production supplies arrive... Read more
Update #21: Wakē's Injection Molded Parts Are Here!
Those Molds Don't Just Look Pretty, They Make Stuff Too...
If I sound a bit breathless as I type this, its because we're overjoyed by finally getting our fingers on... Read more
Update #20: The Mold Is Done!
Cold Hard Steel Makes Us Feel Warm
As the title of this update suggests, we've reached another important production milestone. Wakē's injection mold tooling is complete! Plus, it's already pumped... Read more
Update #19: Production Progress!
I mentioned in the last update that we were officially cutting metal. I wanted to make sure you all believed me that despite the delays, production is happening,... Read more
Update #18: Sparks Fly At Last
Can you hear that? It's the sound of steel cutting steel. A few days ago, Lucera Labs finally, after much delay, reached the point where our injection mold began its... Read more
Update #17: Big Steps Forward, But...
I was hoping after our last update to have a picture to show of our mold being CNC carved from a giant block of high strength steel - its metal... Read more
Update #16: Ready to Cut Metal
Injection Molding Time
After hitting several snags and delays, we have our final detailed mechanical design complete. High Resolution 3D prints of the injection molded parts arrive next Monday to... Read more
Update #15: Classy Chassis
Progress continues Wakē backers! Rest assured your money is hard at work putting the finer touches on the design details required before efficient production at scale can begin. And believe me... Read more
Update #14: A New Look
Hello Kickstarters! We'd like to introduce you to the leading design concept for Wakē's makeover. It's been a long time coming, but Wakē is finally getting the aesthetic treatment it deserves.... Read more
Update #13: Funding in Hand, We Step Out Smartly
Good news! We are now a funded company! Kickstarter deposited the campaign funding in to our account allowing us to immediately purchase the long lead items in our manufacturing chain.... Read more
Update #12: The Ides of Kickstarter
Lucera Labs is now in what can be best described as the "ides of a Kickstarter campaign". We've reached our goal and closed our campaign, but now must wait for... Read more
Its been an incredible ride... and we've only just begun
After 60 long but awesome days, we here at Lucera Labs are ready to close one chapter and begin another. Before we launched on Kickstarter, it was thought we had... Read more
Lights, Sound... Action!
We should have braced ourselves for a large batch of questions dealing with light and sound - after all, we're a product that promises to change the way the world... Read more
Silently Stepping Towards a Better Morning
At Lucera Labs, we love all things acoustic - especially silence. Silence is golden after all, right? In order for Wakē to succeed in displacing the typical alarm clock, we worked... Read more
Prototype after Prototype after Prototype
It is easier to design, build, learn and iterate prototypes than it ever has been before. Wakē owes its rather rapid development (from concept to nearly-ready-for-production prototype in about a... Read more
We're Adding Stretch Goals That Make Everyone's Wakē Better
We got great ideas from the community on possible stretch goals, but far and away the most interest was generated by integrating Wakē with the growing ecosystem of home automation products.... Read more
Ladies and Gentlemen of the crowdfunding universe, yesterday we met our Kickstarter funding goal of $100,000. This is no longer a question of "if" we share Wake with the world,... Read more
The Dawn of Something Very Cool
While I still have several more tech updates to work through, I thought I'd inject this special note to our backers given how close we are to our goal. Thank... Read more
The Audio Spotlight - How Wakē Focuses Sounds in a Narrow Beam
Regular Audio Versus Focused Sounds
Imagine a pebble is dropped in a pond. Immediately, ripples start spreading circularly outward to all of the pond edges. This is what sound waves... Read more
Wakē's Eye - Seeing with a Single Pixel in InfraRed
So let's get in to the nitty-gritty details for all you hardcore hardware enthusiasts out there. I'm going to break these updates down by technology area so you can get... Read more
Working Overtime To Deliver On Time
While running a Kickstarter campaign feels like a full time job, we're working overtime to make sure Wakē is produced correctly and delivered to backers on schedule. Even though we haven't... Read more