December update: Merry christmas everyone!
Since our last update, we have been working hard on our production prototype.
The Dev Kit backers received their Dato DUO prototypes and had some play time with them. We received positive remarks and useful feedback. The USB connection needs some attention, as does the packaging and the sound quality from the speaker. We are working on it!
The Dev Kit prototypes were shipped without print. Now, a few weeks later, we finalized the graphics. Here they are:
Looking back at the past year we are proud of what the DUO has become. It was only around last Christmas that we made our first prototype. Here is Toon playing on it:
We then set out to turn that mishmash of wires and buttons into the Dato DUO. For us as designers, it’s a great experience to come full circle in going from an idea to an actual product. We are very grateful that you have helped us to make that possible, we literally could not have done in without you!
Thanks to the Dato DUO, we met many interesting people – musicians, other instrument designers and great manufacturing partners among others. We already had some great people playing the kickstarter prototype, and in the coming year hope to get more people playing the DUO.
Now that our design is finalized, we will spend the next month to transform our office space into a production line. Next up is ordering all the parts so that we can start actual production of over 300 Dato DUO’s. We will keep you in the loop on that as we go!
We are still on schedule for shipping the DUO’s to all of you in April. Pre-orders from our website will ship after that, and soon after that we hope to be selling in stores all over the world.
Have some great days. We will get back to you with more news at the end of January!
Toon and David