It's been several weeks since our last Update… we didn't want to bother you all until we had some major progress to share. Well, now we do!
Gamepad Firmware Update:
Our very first BETA firmware is now available for download/install.
- We have added the much-requested GAMEPAD support on Android - thereby greatly expanding the number of games you can play on iMpulse!
- We have put in a test version of Siri remote activation for iOS users.
The new firmware is completely user-upgradeable (and reversible). All the usual caveats about using beta software apply, and we reccommend that only those experienced with computers and installing firmware should try it. But - it's FREE, and CANNOT DAMAGE YOUR iMPULSE!
We've been testing the iMpulse with such games as GTA3, Mongo Madness, Granny Smith and others, with great success and enjoyment. Please download, install and try out your favorite games!
Where is this update available, you ask? It's downloadable NOW from our new forums!
You have been asking, we have been busy shipping. However - thanks to the initiative shown by our own Kickstarter backer Jonathan Gabriel - the iMpulse forums are resurrected and BETTER than ever before! We will be moving ALL traffic and responses to the Forums, so please join and post to the forums insted of the Kickstarter Comments threads.
The forums are now LIVE at http://forums.impulsecontroller.com/. Sign up, it's FREE!
We have transferred a lot of the setup and tips information already, and will continue to do so over the next few days. You'll never again need to scroll through the long Kickstarter Comments thread for some crucial tip or hint! Other forum members will be available to share experiences and advice!
When you register and login to the forums, please waste NO time in sending backer Jon Gabriel a BIG "thank you" message for all his work on building this kickass forum site!!
Here's our shipping status as of today:
A: Pre-Order Shipments (all orders placed PRIOR to the Kickstarter Campaign): All Pre-Order Shipments are current. If you have not yet received your iMpulse Controller or a "Welcome to iMpulse!" email, it's because we haven't received your final Shipment Confirmation Survey. Please fill one out at http://survey.impulsecontroller.com/ - sorry for the inconvenience, but we need to know if you have moved since you placed your pre-order!
B: Kickstarter Backer Status:
- All Black Controllers have been shipped to backers.
- White/Green Controllers - almost all units shipped, final batch will ship this week.
- Metal Finish: New Metal cases are in-house and shipments will resume Wednesday.
We are still awaiting the International Shipping fee from some of you emails have already been sent out). Please remit the payment via store.impulsecontroller.com (purchase SKU MP_KSO or MP_KSC as applicable), so we can ship out your pledge reward.
C: Re-Order Status:(all purchases on store.impulsecontroller.com since Dec. 1, 2012)
- We will be starting shipments of all units starting Tuesday Oct. 8. - Metal Finish orders will initially be backlogged by 1-2 weeks.
We expect to be current on ALL pre-orders by Nov. 10, 2013 or earlier.
store.impulsecontroller.com has served us well for 11 months now - far longer than we expected when we first set it up! At last, we're going to shut the site down on Friday Oct. 11 for a few weeks, as major changes are about to take place at Camp iMpulse.
Several large online resellers have already placed orders for the iMpulse Controller, and it will soon be available from their sites as well. Accordingly, when our new order store re-opens in November, the iMpulse Controller will go on sale as a retail product, at an MSRP of $39.99 (+s/h and tax where applicable).
That's all for now!