YOU DID IT! We're at $1M and the 1080p upgrade is unlocked!
A HUGE thank you from Team Andromium!
We've run out of different ways to say the word WOW. You guys have blown us away with your support, and we're incredibly excited that you joined us in our journey to make the Superbook a reality. Thank you for helping us get past $1,000,000 in pledges!
As promised, we'll be offering the IPS 1080p screen upgrade to everyone who opts for it. The cost of the upgrade will be $30 per Superbook on top of your current pledge (thank you to those who have already upped their pledge).
This process may seem a little tricky at first, but the team is here to help. Don't worry, it's really simple!
How to edit your pledge
1. Go to our main project page and click on the blue Manage button to the right of the video.
2. Select Change your pledge.
3. Once you're in, add $30 to your current pledge amount for each Superbook you want upgraded.
If you ordered the Superbook Double or the Commuter Special, you can pledge an additional $60 to upgrade both!
4. Confirm the change (make sure the number is correct!)
And that's it! Not too bad, right?
We will be providing everyone with a survey after the campaign as well as the opportunity to get the upgrade then as well, so don't worry about missing out.
What's next? New Stretch Goals!
We've worked long and hard with our suppliers to provide stretch goals that are reasonable within a few limitations.
As we head into manufacturing, we're limited by a few things:
- Cost - for things that we give away
- Manufacturing / design / logistical complexity - for things that we provide upgrades for
This last limitation is crucial. While we'd like to make everyone happy and add on a ton of requested features to the Superbook, we're trying to keep our Kickstarter model as affordable as possible - for us to produce, but also for our backers to be able to purchase! We've done the homework to research each suggested feature carefully, and some features just aren't economically reasonable for us.
With that in mind, we're excited to announce our brand new stretch goals! (Wow, we didn't know we'd be typing those words - you guys rock.)
New Stretch Goals:
- $1.5M - Customized Superbook Sleeves w/Pockets for Smartphone, free to all backers! (photos coming soon)
- $2M - Backlit Keys upgrade ($25 additional cost, needs to also have 1080p upgrade)
One thing to note about Backlit Keys. We need to manage our SKUs properly, and as many of our backers have suggested, we should combine our premium upgrades to maintain a low number of variations.
What does this mean? Well, in order to deliver Backlit Keys, we can only offer a Backlit Keys upgrade WITH the 1080p upgrade. If we hit the $2M stretch goal, there will only be one upgrade, which is a combined $55 upgrade for both Backlit Keys and the 1080p screen.
To repeat: if we hit 2M, we won't be able to offer a 1080p-only version, OR a backlit-keys-only-version. We can only offer an upgraded version with 1080p + backlit keys for a combined upgrade cost of $55.
Last note on Backlit Keys: manufacturing these requires us to spend resources doing a design modification of our shell, as well as our internal board. There are inherent risks to changing a prototype. Thus, before we get anywhere close to $2M, we will detail out those risks to everyone so you can make an informed decision!
Thanks again, everyone!
It sounds repetitive because we've said this a million times now, but we mean it every time. Thank you so much for your support! We at Team Andromium are seriously blown away by the response to the Superbook.
We're trying to get back to your emails, comments, messages, and so on as fast as we can, but there might be a slight delay due to the sheer volume of inquiries. For a faster response, please check the FAQ at the end of the campaign first before contacting us!
Keep sharing us with your friends & family via Facebook, Twitter, messenger pigeon...or, if you'd like, face-to-face works too. ;)
With great excitement and gratitude,
PS! You guys are all amazing. One special shoutout to Sander Frans who did a special logo concept for us: