As many of you already know, some of the Edges have already shipped! The last of the North American mailing was completed last week, and the rest will be shipped by the end of this week. We are so happy to have met our shipping deadline - with some backers even receiving their Edges earlier than planned.
Along the way, we've had our obstacles (for example, did we mention that two of our key team members, Angella and Erin, gave birth on the same day? In different countries?). We've nonetheless tried to meet each challenge professionally and gracefully – resulting in a even better version of the Edge that's now rechargeable and even brighter than our prototypes. Way to go team! We're very pleased with the results.
A few notes about your new, rechargeable Edge:
Charging cable - The Edge uses a microB USB cable, an incredibly common type that you can buy anywhere USB cables are found, and the standard for many mobile phones. If you are unsure about what cable to buy, here are two trusted resources, and lovely companies, where you can buy it online:
We really wanted to provide the charging cable with the Edge, but unfortunately weren't able to. All of our buffer money in the budget was eaten up by unforeseen manufacturing and shipping costs associated with the new rechargeable option, and we simply couldn't make it happen. We hope we've made it easy and straight forward on how to access a cable for your Edge (and perhaps some of you already have one.)
"Help! My Edge (maybe) doesn't work!"
The Double-Click! Have you tried double-clicking it to turn it on? Early in our user testing we noticed that the Edge would accidentally turn on in pockets and purses, resulting in quietly draining batteries. The double-click helps prevent accidentally turning it on.
Battery drained in transit! Even though all of the Edges were tested (twice!) before shipping, it's still possible that the button got nudged in the perfect timing to turn it on in transit. Charge it with a USB cable and then test it out.
If you DO have any issues with your Edge, please contact us! firstname.lastname@example.org
Taking care of your Edge: Remember to visit www.vegalite.com/loveyouredge for care instructions to make your Edge stay in the best condition possible for as long as possible.
Hacking the Edge: If you'd like to make your own light patterns, visit www.vegalite.com/nerds. This page currently has basic information but will be more thoroughly updated in the coming weeks (our chief nerd is currently spending most of his free time rocking a newborn to sleep!).
Thanks again to all our amazing backers and supporters. We've received a lot of positive feedback so far from those who have received their Edges. Getting comments and personal messages about how much you're enjoying your Edge makes it all worthwhile! We've had backers already tell us about their experiences using it walking, cycling, running – even speedskating! Send us any pictures and videos of your Edge in action! We want to know where you take it and how creative your get with it.
We'll continue to send you Kickstarter updates about the progress and successes of the product, so you're not rid of us yet! Next up - we'll share details of our laser-cutting process with the fantastic Hot Pop Factory in Toronto. Also, the home base of the Edge will be moving to www.vegalite.com. You can contact us any time at our official email - email@example.com
More to come in the bright and shining future!
The Vega Edge Team