20% Shipped and Climbing
We have now officially fulfilled 20% of the GameDock orders and that number should be taking a big jump within the next two weeks -- potentially to 50%. By that time, we'll have fulfilled all $150 and $1k sponsor rewards and will be moving into the $250-for-two and $125 tiers. I've sprinkled some Twitter folks' pics of their package arrivals throughout this post. :)
Of course, like all stages in this project, we are behind schedule. The culprit this time is quality control on the circuit boards. We are making sure every board works perfectly, and therefore each one is being tested twice. This has been moving slower than hoped. Next week we are adjusting our process with the aim of getting boards assembled and tested more quickly.
We also decided to add epoxy to the 30-pin ports for extra sturdiness, which adds more time to production. While we've only seen a couple boards with loose connectors, it was enough to convince us that the extra step would help ensure a quality product.
And that's honestly about it at this point! As soon as a board passes QA, it is assembled into a GameDock and packaged. Within a day or two of that, it is shipped out. Please note that when your GameDock ships, the USPS will notify you via email with a tracking number. If you haven't gotten that email yet, it likely means yours hasn't shipped yet.