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If the bottle is not in production yet is an on time delivery still expected?
@nir Production has not yet begun on the bottles. We are currently working with the factory to translate the prototypes from the campaign into advanced prototypes that they will make next with the actual components of the final product (called the "design for manufacturing" process) at an acceptable cost. This is an essential step to ensure everything works/looks/functions correctly and can be built as designed.
Is the bottle in production?
We have just posted a campaign update about what we've been focused on lately for our backers. Go check it out in the Updates section above.
Any new update last on was in July
We'd all love an update please!
Any update about this project??
I guess we're all awaiting another monthly update for August.
I have so many visions backed, forgot about this. Anything new? - ITC TJS
Thanks everyone for your enthusiasm! We have just posted a campaign update about what we've been up to for our backers. Go check it out in the Updates section above. We hope you're all enjoying your summer and staying hydrated out there!
Only a month into the production and the creators don't seem to care about us anymore. I can't help but to compare this and how they were so much more active during the campaign. Not a good sign.
Is this project is dead??
What makes the indegogo campaign different than the Kickstarter? Just looking to sell more??
Anything new going on with the project? I haven't heard anything in a while and just wanted to see if things are still on track and going smoothly! Pretty excited for November to get here!
Your update on the successful funding seems a bit overdue. I hope during the production your communication with us backers will be more active and timely.
Hey any update?
@Sara We don't have any plans to make a Kindle specific app for AquaGenie.
@Tim, @Amy, @Bill, @Dante, @Santa - thank you!! We're all pretty excited here at "AquaGenie HQ" about our campaign funding too so that we can continue the journey of building and bringing you all the world's smartest water bottle!
Congrats on the funding. Some water bottles only hit $20k or so, but this one did very well.
I pledged even though I suspect pretty strongly, no, I'm pretty sure, there won't be a Kindle app for the thing. I don't have a cellphone, let alone a smartphone.
I just bartered recently for a Fit it Charge 2.
I might finally be getting a smartphone in the next year, and if not, am moving to a different device than Kindle Fire despite loving the features because Amacustomer service sucks and they've lied to me twice.
But, until I do, or if I have to stick with the Kindle longer than planned because of an upcoming bump in my husband's job situation . . .just thought I d check on what is usually the case. No Kindle support. Fitbit is on it now, buggy, but on it.
Congratulations!! I really love your project!
Nevertheless I feel a bit disappointed because I got the Early Bird Aquagenie and now I realized that you opened a pledge for $45 with free shipping which is cheaper than the Early Bird :(
Beside that, I'm looking forward to get my Aquagenie.
Great news. Look forward to AquaGenie on hikes in Tucson. Katie/Bill
Congrats!! You ran a wonderful campaign for an amazing product!!
Awesomeness. Over 685. Congrats! -ITC TJS
I really want to keep my pledge, but $107 to ship to Australia?! I know shipping costs can be expensive but if that is the only price you're getting you're being ripped off... It does not cost that much to ship to Australia.
@Valerie - We are too!! Good question. Once the campaign ends, Kickstarter will charge for whatever level you've pledged. Then, in the coming weeks after the campaign, we at AquaGenie will send out a survey via Kickstarter to collect up shipping address & bottle color preferences. As part of that, all backers will have the option to add any of our add-on/accessory items for an additional payment - that will be clearly laid out in there. We anticipate the hook add on will be inexpensive - but optional - since not everyone wants one.
I'm so pleased you met your goal!! I was a bit worried there for a few days. This will be the first campaign that I've pledged on before entering InDemand. So, I'm curious, once the campaign ends, will we be charged? Or does it now wait to take the funds until InDemand is complete/closed? I will be adding on a hook as well (depending on price).
@Twaniuk - the AquaGenie wireless charging pad IS compatible with Qi standard and your charger may work. However, we recommend using our charger if only so you don't have to balance the bottle on whatever charger size/shape you may have already and possibly make a mess. Our wireless charging pad is custom designed to fit around the bottle base so there's a good, solid fit and you're confident it's charging every time.
@Jasmin - that's correct. However, we will also ensure that you and every backer has the option to add on an extra charger at checkout, selected via the backers survey you will receive after the campaign, so, not to worry.
Is the wireless charging compatible with the Qi standard? Can I use an existing Qi charger to charge the bottle?
Hi I just wanted to make sure. If I already am a backer of the $45+ free shipping. If I changed my pledge to $60. I would get the extra wireless charger?
@nicola @chad @christina @amy @bryan - Thanks for your support in making this KS successful! This is the one we want to succeed the most too!
@bryan The add-on (& removable) carrying hook will be something you'll be able to purchase post-campaign at survey time. We don't have a final price yet, but it will be an inexpensive add-on that's custom manufactured to fit on the AquaGenie bottles our backers will be receiving.
I was curious about the add on carrying hook, how much will that be?
Are there any plans to add a nozzle to the drink slot for easier consumption? My current water bottle has one, which makes it super convenient to drink from while doing cardio exercises. The shape of the AquaGenie's hole looks like it might be prone to spillage in such circumstances....
Soooo excited! This is the ks I wanted to succeed the most!
Yeah!!! I was beginning to lose hope when I saw the end of the funding period approaching... but now you guys have reached the goal!!! Great work!!!
Yay we got this funded!!!!
OMG! You've soooooooooooo got this!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wooohooo almost there!
@ivan We hear you and others - and we agree. Before launching this Kickstarter campaign, we looked at 5 different international shipping carriers to find the best rates we could. On top of that, we are getting the best business shipping rate we can for a small startup. We wish it were lower too as none of the shipping costs (or VAT tariffs, depending on your country, of course) go to us. There are even a couple FAQ's for exactly this reason. Thanks for supporting our campaign to bring our hydration tracking smart water bottle to market, we do really appreciate the support!
It is a great water bottle than I am looking for. however, I find that the mail fee is a little bit expensive when mail to other country. is it possible to use another carrier to reduce the cost?
@bryan Thanks for your support! We sure hope we can hit our goal in the 5 days left too! The AquaGenie team really wants to help the world stay hydrated and every one of our backers is part of making that happen. Thank you!
Hey creator I hope there are plans to relaunch this if you don't hit your goal, I really love this project and I believe it should succeed!
Nice idea about a sale. Never seen that before on KS.
@chad The bottle is double walled. While not specifically designed to be insulated and keep beverages hot/cold, AquaGenie will do a better job at both of those than typical single walled regular water bottles.
Read through everything again (pretty sure anyway) and have another question. Are your bottles insulated?
Will do, thank you!