Shipping, Unboxing and Initial First Use Updates
Dear Kickstarter Backers,
We’re thrilled to be shipping the Glyph this week. Over 200 tracking numbers have already been sent out and more units are shipping through the week. If... Read more
Great news everyone, shipping is currently underway!
First units have already started rolling off the line and we should have them in the mail late this week. Our goal is... Read more
CES Debrief and Shipping Update
Greetings Kickstarter Backers:
It's been a crazy two weeks at Avegant central, primarily in Las Vegas running an incredible booth experience and separately on our manufacturing line in China.
If... Read more
CES 2016 Plans
Happy New Year Kickstarter Backers!
The Avegant marketing department has been working on our upcoming presence at CES 2016, taking place in Las Vegas from January 6-9.
The annual Consumer... Read more
Preparing for Launch
Greetings Kickstarter Backers,
It's Joerg Tewes, the CEO of Avegant. I wanted to personally reach out to thank you for your support so far and give you an update on... Read more
Survey and Shipping Update. Please Fill out Shipping Surveys This Week!!
Happy holiday season Kickstarter Backers:
It's time to start collecting addresses for shipping! You should receive a survey in your inbox at some point today. Please fill it in as... Read more
Engraving Kickoff. Select your designs by November 20th.
Hi everybody, it's Grant, your project manager for the engraving effort.
I've been working with a laser engraver over the past few days to set up a printing template and... Read more
Final Product Specifications
Things are coming along nicely on the engineering and operations teams and we are getting ready to begin mass production. But first, we wanted to take some time... Read more
What's Coming in The Box
Happy Friday! With our main prototyping runs successfully behind us, the time has come for us to sign off on final features for the deliverable Glyph. That means... Read more
Beta Testing Signup Links
Good afternoon Kickstarter Backers:
Our beta testing program is kicking into gear this week. The plan is to run a brief campaign with the current prototype units over the course... Read more
Prototype and Scheduling Update
More good news Glyphletes:
We've wrapped up our most recent manufacturing run in China and just got the full shipment of prototype hardware back in the offices in California. In... Read more
We're happy to announce that we will be hosting two events just for our Kickstarter backers in October. Join us in San Francisco or New York to meet... Read more
Great news on funding!
Glyphletes, we have a milestone to celebrate. We announced today that Avegant has closed a $24M Series B round of funding, led by investor Lian Luo (Hangzhou Liaison Interactive Information... Read more
Manufacturing Update and Kickstarter Days
Good news Glyphletes, we're almost done with another round of prototype manufacturing!
The first portion of our campaign focused on the assembly and testing of our optical housing, by far... Read more
Factory Floor Disco Update
We're in the process of assembling and testing our prototype units in China this week, which is a laborious and exhausting process. Setting up test fixtures and plodding through all... Read more
New Prototypes and Beta Testing on the Way!
Happy Fourth of July Glyphletes. Good news too: our next manufacturing run is firing up and we should have new prototypes in our hands by the end of next month.... Read more
Head Tracking Update
In parallel with our hardware development, tooling setup and user testing this summer, the software team has been hard at work in building out our firmware. One of their priorities is... Read more
User Testing Begins
Happy Friday Glyphletes:
We write as we wrap up a trip down to Los Angeles, where early stage fit testing on the current Glyph prototypes just kicked off.
As a... Read more
Nose Bridge Development
Over the course of this spring and summer, we're working on two ergonomic studies to perfect the Glyph's fit over a wide spectrum of users. The first, which we kicked off... Read more
Mobile World Congress and SXSW Debrief
It's been a marathon two weeks between Mobile World Congress in Spain and South by Southwest in Austin Texas, but the dust is finally starting to settle.
Thanks to all... Read more
New Production Prototypes are Complete!
The Glyph lives!
Great news everyone. Our first prototype build went off without any major hiccups and our new Glyph demo units are up and running. We've now got a... Read more
Manufacturing Update: Line Testing Complete
Good news from the factory: line setup is complete and went off without a hitch.
This early stage of manufacturing serves to set up our global foundation of assembly and... Read more
Prototype Builds Commence!
The Glyph prototype build is officially underway!
These prototypes are phase I in our iterative effort to build and refine the technology as we move towards a final product later... Read more
Two weeks after the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wrapped up, we've finally sorted through the mountain of meeting notes, business cards, photos, flyers and receipts.
It was a... Read more
A Q&A on the New Design
Thanks for your positive support after our design release last Monday. After a good week at CES and some time getting everything back in order in the office... Read more
A Brief Note on Preorder Pricing
We're in the process of aggregating all of the inbound questions from the design release and CES, but in the meantime we wanted to give a quick update... Read more
Introducing the Final Glyph Design
The official announcement goes live tomorrow at noon. Over this course of this week at CES... Read more
Supply Chain Update
We've had a very busy few months flying back and forth between San Francisco and China working with our manufacturing partner to set up our supply chain.
For a project... Read more
Updated Production and Delivery Milestones
We’ve got some more details on the delivery schedule for your Glyphs.
First though: an apology for the delay in getting these full details to you. Though our... Read more
Those of you who read the funding press release probably noticed that we'll be revealing the deliverable Glyph's final design at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next... Read more
New Funding and Design Milestones
Late one evening in the Canary.is offices of New York City we were comparing notes on crowdfunding campaigns among a few hardware founders and the Canary guys asked how much... Read more
We've been working on testing the ergonomic fit of the deliverable Glyph with the developmental prototype and its cousin, the ergomule, over the last few days with the goal of... Read more
The electrical engineering team shared an update on cabling with us this month that we thought you might enjoy.
If anyone remembers the setup on the Glyph Alpha prototype, we... Read more
Hardware Update: Meet the Development Glyph
Happy Friday from the sunny Redwood City offices of Avegant.
We've been hard at work perfecting the internal Glyph electronics over the last few months, and things are going well.... Read more
Introducing Joerg Tewes as Avegant’s new CEO
We're growing once more. When Avegant was founded, we knew that our engineering, marketing and executive teams would have to expand rapidly, and the time has now come to add... Read more
A Quick Reminder About Shipping Addresses
A quick break from our regular programming to send a reminder about shipping addresses. We've been fielding a few questions each day about updated addresses and timing, so we... Read more
Take the Avegant User Survey
As promised, we put together a brief survey to capture your thoughts on the upcoming and future Glyph.
Take the survey here.
We'd love your thoughts. The survey... Read more
We want to get to know you better!
During our Kickstarter campaign we received a ton of suggestions about product features from members of the Avegant community. The suggestions covered a huge range of applications and... Read more
Hey everyone, it’s Allan Evans (Avegant's CTO) taking over this Kickstarter newsletter for a quick important shipping update.
Our Kickstarter backers are one of our most important resources at Avegant,... Read more
A Closer Look at Avegant’s Industrial Design Process
The most frequent questions we get at Avegant about the Glyph technology have to do with the fit and the form factor. “How heavy is it on your nose?” “Is... Read more
More Design Updates and Forecasting the Manufacturing Timeline
Lots of work in the last two weeks on refining the Beta prototype and building out the foundation for strong manufacturing.
You might remember in our last update that we... Read more
New Rotation Mechanisms and an Update on VAT
A few nice updates as May plods into the summer and we continue development of the Glyph Beta.
One of the most unique facets of the Glyph design... Read more
Shipping our Science Fuel and Frisbee rewards, Relaunching the Forums and Hiring for an Expansion West
Hello there Glyphletes,
If any of you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you may have noticed that we got our batch of Avegant Science Fuel in last week. We're... Read more
More Hardware Improvements (Including Even BETTER Video Quality!) and Some Media Updates
Happy spring everyone. Maybe it will stick this time.
Things have been moving along nicely on several fronts here at Avegant and we wanted to give you an update on... Read more
March Kickstarting, Engineering and Marketing Progress
Happy spring everyone. Only three weeks have passed since the conclusion of our Kickstarter campaign and we wanted to give you an update on the happenings at Avegant.
First up:... Read more
Closing the Kickstarter Funding, Shoplocket Presales and a Thanks from our Team and Partners.
Greetings Kickstarter Backers,
We finished the Kickstarter funding portion of our campaign this morning at a point just over $1.5M, six times our initial goal of $250,000. Thank you so... Read more
Some Updates on Shipping and Late Stretch Goals
We're back in the United States for all-hands-on-deck during the final days of our campaign. Thanks for being patient with us as we jetlagged our way around the... Read more
On Security and Shipping
Greetings from London, Glyphletes.
It's been a busy week at Avegant, with several of the team in London, several in New York and still others on the west coast of... Read more
Crossing $1M and Opening up the Avegant Forums
Good news Glyphletes, we crossed the $1M funding goal yesterday afternoon. Helping us along the way was a top-notch interview that Ed gave on CNBC's Squakbox this Tuesday and a... Read more
More on Shipping, Team Avegant and the Roadshow
As some of our early backers begin to get settled and comfortable with our campaign, several have been asking about the mechanism for shipping the Glyphs later this year.
Overseas... Read more
Ask Ed and Allan anything on Reddit
With questions coming in from multiple directions (thanks to Crowdfundingforum, the Kickstarter Message Boards, the Kickstarter comment pages, Star Citizen, AVS Forums and a zillion commenters on Engadget) we... Read more
Details on the $1M Stretch Goal
After listening to the Glyph comment threads and fielding an inbox full of messages, we wanted to lock in the $1M stretch goal for custom engraving. This means... Read more
Breaking the $250k Funding Record and More on the $1M Stretch Goal
As we enter the middle of our campaign with some insight into our Kickstarter funding pathway, we're kicking off some internal engineering efforts and ironing out all of... Read more
More on Stretch Goals, a new FAQ and Team Avegant
Hey everyone, happy Monday from the frigid middle of America.
Stretch Goals Announced and Expanding the Avegant Roadshow
Day Three. We're slowly starting to dig out of the initial orders and questions. Thanks again to everyone who supported us so far, you've been awesome.
We talked among the... Read more
We've reached our goal! Stretch goals and the Avegant Roadshow are on the way!
After an amazing 24 hours we're finally coming up for air, and we couldn't be more thrilled with results. In just over four hours we were able to blow past... Read more