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An unusually addicting, high-quality desk toy designed to help you focus. Fidget at work, in class, and at home in style.
An unusually addicting, high-quality desk toy designed to help you focus. Fidget at work, in class, and at home in style.
An unusually addicting, high-quality desk toy designed to help you focus. Fidget at work, in class, and at home in style.
154,926 backers pledged $6,465,690 to help bring this project to life.

Shipping Update, Fidget Cube Nonprofit Program, and Fidget Family Spotlight!

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Hello Fidget Family!

We just wanted to touch base with you all to catch you up on things - let’s get started!

Production and shipping update.

This is of course the biggest item on our plates. The good news is that our daily output on the production side (and subsequently our ability to ship) is increasing. What this means is that our rate of shipping your rewards is becoming more efficient.

December Tier Backers

We know that the remaining group of you who have not yet received your rewards are likely watching your mailboxes eagerly.

 

And while we know that this doesn’t give you the immediate satisfaction of having your Fidget Cube(s) in hand, we can once again promise you that our manufacturing and fulfillment partners are working around the clock to get your rewards shipped ASAP. In terms of December backers, we’re in the final stretch! Now, in the spirit of staying transparent we need to bring to light that we estimated that we would have fulfilled 80% of December orders by the end of last week. Unfortunately, we reached only 75% - that said, we plan to be at the 90% mark by the end of next week and 100% by the end of the following week.

March Tier Backers

Our previous projections still stand. We plan to start shipping March tier rewards later this month (of course, once December tiers have been completed).

A quick note on fidgeting.

With thousands of you receiving your Fidget Cubes each day, we love hearing feedback from the community! One thing that we wanted to take some time to talk about is the feel of Fidget Cube. We’ve heard from some members of the Fidget Family that they had expected certain components of Fidget Cube to feel a certain way, while the actual tactile experience differs from that. We understand that, before using a Fidget Cube in person, everyone has expectations regarding how each side will feel. Having only pictures and video to rely on, it’s impossible to know exactly what each side will feel like, but we think you’re each going to love your Fidget Cube(s) once you spend some time using it. We liken this to the experience of seeing your favorite radio personality for the first time and trying to align your mental image of them with how they actually look.

In our own experience, we saw the benefits of Fidget Cube when we truly forgot that we were fidgeting with it. This can take time, but once we got to that point we personally found it soothing. You may have heard us mention this before, but fidgeting is a subjective experience - what we did with Fidget Cube was carefully and intentionally design the product as a whole to offer a broad set of tactile feels. That said, we will be sending out a Fidget Feedback survey in the next month that will give you all the opportunity to tell us what you think. We will also be asking what your favorite side is and will be posting some of the results in future updates.

Fidget Cube Nonprofit Program.

This next section is something that is very near and dear to our hearts, which makes us very happy to announce it! 

Since we launched Fidget Cube, we’ve received literally thousands of emails from educators, mental health professionals, and other individuals involved in nonprofit organizations expressing interest in sharing Fidget Cube in their workplaces. Making sure that Fidget Cube is accessible to those who may benefit from it in these organizations is something that’s been of high priority for us. Of course, completing the fulfillment of Kickstarter rewards will come first. But in the meantime, we wanted to introduce a way for individuals belonging to nonprofit organizations to formally apply to the Fidget Cube Nonprofit Program. We’ve got you covered... thank you for all that you do.

 

If you are a professional working in education, counseling, health care, etc. then please be sure to check out the Fidget Cube Nonprofit Program here.

Fidget Family Spotlight.

After sharing Asiamarie’s song with the community in the last update, we decided we wanted to make Fidget Family Spotlight an ongoing feature. The creative little gem below was sent our way since then, and we can’t help but share it… It made our week!

 

Emails.

As we are in the fulfilling process, our inboxes are growing daily.

 

Many of the questions we are getting involve discounts for nonprofits, but a majority are questions regarding tracking information and if a specific reward has shipped yet. We are attempting to add additional resources to our team, but we thank you for your continued patience as we try to stay caught up on emails. Please know that once your reward ships you should receive an email with tracking information. Additionally, you might receive tracking info and then a lag of some time before a scan is logged. We have looked into this and have been told that packages need to be scanned by the carrier at various points during the journey to the destination, something that can sometimes slip through the cracks. Just know that it’s on its way.

Questions?

Finally, another reminder that any questions regarding your rewards can be directed to our awesome partners at BackerKit here.

Again, we want to sincerely thank each one of you for your support throughout this journey. The Fidget Family truly is an amazing group of people. We don't take your patience and encouragement lightly... thank you for everything!

Until next time,

Team Antsy Labs (Matthew and Mark)

 

 

 

 

January Shipping Update, Fidget Family Spotlight, and More!

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Fidget Family!

We hope you all have been well since our last update. We (along with our manufacturing and fulfillment partners) have been incredibly hard at work, so let's get you caught up.

First, let’s discuss business.

 

Where are we with shipping?

While we would absolutely love to announce that we have shipped all December rewards as of today, we aren’t quite there yet but are making progress. A majority of December rewards have been shipped out to backers and by next week we will be at about 80% of December orders shipped. As you know, we are shipping as we get inventory - so you will receive your shipping confirmation based on the makeup of your order.

Had we known that there would be delays in shipments and deliveries of some of your rewards, we would have told you from the very start. It has always been our goal to deliver as soon as possible, and as you all know by now (as this has become our mantra over the course of this project) we did not want to compromise the quality of Fidget Cube to push shipments out the door faster.

There are many moving pieces to a project of this magnitude, and while we would love to have the ability to control 100% of these pieces, the fact of the matter is that there are unfortunately processes that take time. Some examples of this can be seen in shipments that are unexpectedly held up by customs.

Some of you may have seen that a small amount of March backers were reporting tracking information being sent their way. There was an isolated clerical error that sent out a small amount of March shipments. This was an error that was caught quickly thanks to our Kickstarter community… Thank you!

March Backers.

In an earlier update, we mentioned that we planned on starting March shipments in January. While we are finalizing the December tier shipments, we won’t be starting March shipments - however, we’re still planning to deliver your rewards early, which will begin in February.

Now, onto the fun stuff.

Many of you who have connected with us on our social platforms saw our official unboxing video for Fidget Cube. For those of you who may have missed it, here it is to tide you over until your rewards are delivered!

On that note, we’re planning on sharing another video in the coming days that’ll give a closer look at Prism and how we like to install it on Fidget Cube, so be sure to check back with us on our social platforms here: 

Antsy Labs Facebook

Antsy Labs YouTube

Fidget Family Spotlight.

We absolutely LOVE the creativity that's found in this community of ours. Some of the Fidget Cube fan content that you all make serves as a daily dose of motivation for us. There’s nothing wrong with having a little fun with things, and maybe including a dollop of…

 

Backer Asiamarie wrote and recorded a short song while waiting for her Fidget Cube, and graciously posted it. You can check it out below. We're not saying it's been stuck in our heads the past few days, but we're not not saying that either. ;) Ear worm alert!

 

Even more closer looks at Fidget Cube.

For those who may still be waiting for their Fidget Cube(s) to arrive, we wanted to give you more Fidget Cube eye candy to check out. We may be biased, but we think Fidget Cube is pretty photogenic. ;)

The gang's all here!
The gang's all here!

 

You chose it - here G4MER is!
You chose it - here G4MER is!

 

 

Questions?

It’s come to our attention that some of you have reached out to us via the Kickstarter messaging platform and did not receive a response. We’ve had a forwarding service set up through Kickstarter (which directs queries to our knowledgeable partners at BackerKit) that has not been working just as it should. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch with our amazing partners over at BackerKit here. 

 

Finally, we’ve said it many times, and we’ll say it again (we hope you don’t get tired of hearing it!). The Antsy Labs community is one of the most awesome gatherings of people in crowdfunding. And that’s because of YOU. Thank you for your ongoing energy, patience, excitement, and support as we continue on this journey together!

Until next time,

Team Antsy Labs (Matthew and Mark)

 

 

 

 

Happy New Year + Shipping Update

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Hello Fidget Family,

Matthew and Mark here. HAPPY NEW YEAR! 

 

 

We hope you all have had a safe start to 2017 and we wish you all the best.

With every update we send, we realize that we are sending notifications and emails to over 150,000 of our backers (you). We do not take this lightly and don’t want you to feel like these are being “spammy” in any way. 

 

For this reason, we try to hold off on updates until we have new information to update you on.

That said, we want to let you know that shipping has started and is ramping up. Although we wished we could have shipped these to you back in October when our project ended, we had to (and continue to) make sure Fidget Cube was a finished product that met our incredibly high standards. As we ship such a large amount of packages over the coming weeks, please know that your shipment is in the queue and that we are in the homestretch! Being Antsy and fidgety ourselves, we know how the wait can be difficult - but rest assured, it will be worth it.

Our shipping partners are hard at work packaging and fulfilling your rewards!
Our shipping partners are hard at work packaging and fulfilling your rewards!

 

A Quick Note

We are fulfilling shipments based on backer number and available inventory. When your shipment is sent, you should receive an email with tracking info (there can be a slight delay in the email being generated, so please keep this in mind). As we are dealing with such large amounts of shipments on this massive scale, please be aware that sometimes shipments may not be scanned when they are picked up from the warehouse, which can result in a tracking number with no “pick up” scan (when it has actually been picked up and is on its way).

Again, we want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The support, patience, and kind words of the community won’t ever be lost on us - we truly appreciate your involvement in the story of Fidget Cube.

Until next time,

Team Antsy Labs (Matthew and Mark)

 

 

 

 

 

Shipping Timeline Update, Downloadables, and Something Else

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BackerKit Addresses Being Locked Down (December Tiers)

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Fidget Family,

As you know, shipping for December tiers is right around the corner!

 

This is just a brief update to let you know that we’ll be locking down final addresses for December tier backers in BackerKit at 10a MST on Wednesday of this week (December 14).

Please note: this locking down will only affect December tier backers.

The “last” day to make final updates to your order is at 10a MST on Wednesday, December 14. After this date, we will lock your shipping addresses. 

We can't wait for this to be you soon!
We can't wait for this to be you soon!

 

For backers who have not answered their surveys yet:

If you fill out your BackerKit survey after the December 14 due date, we will still receive your information, but your shipment may be delayed.

If you need to review your shipping address, you can request your survey by clicking here.

If you are all set and confident that the survey you completed through BackerKit is accurate, there is no action required on your part.

On the topic of the backer surveys, we also wanted to give a shoutout to BackerKit, who’ve been helping us field thousands of questions from the community. Seriously, the BackerKit team is full of awesome folks who are amazing at what they do (if you’re a project creator, we highly recommend them!).

Finally, some questions we’ve been hearing recently:

Q: Will the downloadables be available for all backers (both December and March tier backers)?

A: Yep! All backers will have access to the downloadables.

Q: Does the Backer Edition green match Kickstarter’s green?

A: It sure does. The limited Backer Edition uses the same green found in Kickstarter’s Brand Assets.

Q: Am I awesome?

A: Yes. Yes you are. And don’t let anyone tell you differently. ;)

Expect to hear from us again soon regarding the downloadables we have planned for you!

Until next time,

Team Antsy Labs (Matthew and Mark)