THE SHIPPING NEWS (wasn't that a movie with Kevin Spacey?)
Hello Alpha Backers!
The announcement you have all been waiting for - the answer to the big question:
When will I get my ALPHA?
We have approved the results of our pre-production and we have now slotted our mass production. We will be finished our first run of ALPHA and plan to start shipping by:
They will be shipping via priority courier so we hope they will arrive within just a few days after the 15th. If you have not completed your survey, now would be a good time to do so. If possible, it would be terrific to get all remaining responses in by midnight PST on November 12th.
I am super happy with the way every detail is turning out - from the look and feel of ALPHA on the wrist, the beautifully designed package (teaser peek below), and, of course, its performance. To say I am proud of the team is an understatement. Everyone involved in the project has put more than the usual effort into the product - this project has been their passion. This has been a project of heart and soul.
I want to call out a few people that have made an enormous difference to our success:
Team MIO: Manson Fei (who literally put his heart into it), Gene Yanku (beautifully done on all fronts), and Qin Yu; the whole team at Philips but in particular Giuseppe Coppola, John De Lange, Piet Van Engen (who refused to retire until the project was complete - what a swan song!), Fons Schipper, David Roovers, Cristian Presura, Toon Bogers, Tjeu Mans and Ad Rommersand (yes, it took THAT many experts in their fields), and, of course, the manufacturing team in China led by Walter Camota (awesome talent), under the unflagging oversight of Kathy Ip and President Leon Leong.
I can hardly wait to get your comments when you get your ALPHAs. Thanks for all the support Kickstarters...you are all TOTALLY THE BOMB!