Retail launch! Sticker update.
The isostick goes up for retail sale TODAY at 16:00 EST (13:00 PDT) -- that's about 30 minutes from when I post this update. Hit http://isostick.com for the details!
Thanks again... Read more
Final shipments, firmware update, notes.
All isosticks should now be shipped out! Woohoo! Please let me know if you haven't received a shipping notification and I will take care of it right away.
UPDATE: This... Read more
More isosticks shipped, the shipment notifications are being sent as I write this. There's still ONE MORE shipment to go before everyone gets theirs, so don't worry if you haven't... Read more
Using your isostick
Whether you've got your isostick or I'm still in the process of mailing it out, here's some info you should check out:
First, you should update to the latest firmware: http://reboot.pro/17228/... Read more
The first 140 or so isosticks have shipped. The rest should go out by Friday.
If your isostick shipped, you will have an email from firstname.lastname@example.org with the details.
Please... Read more
Shipping supplies mix-up
D'oh! Well, all the isosticks are ready to go, but it seems I bought the wrong kind of shipping labels. The correct labels are expected Friday at the latest, so... Read more
Out of beta!
The first non-beta firmware is out - r1562. It should show up in the isostick updater already.
There are still some minor tweaks on the todo list, and new compatibility issues... Read more
Firmware updater is ready!
The official isostick firmware updater is available now!
You can download it here: Windows (32-bit), Windows (64-bit), MacOS X, Linux
There's already a newer firmware available (r1521) which, along with... Read more
Clarification about shipping
To clarify about shipping: I will request everyone's address when their isostick(s) are ready to go. If you did not yet receive an email asking to confirm your shipping address... Read more
Information for those getting a beta isostick
My apologies for spamming those who didn't fund at the Early Adopter tier, I can't limit updates to backers of specific funding tiers.
For those getting a beta isostick, here's... Read more
Beta isosticks shipped!
The beta / Early Adopter isosticks are in the mail!
They were sent via USPS, who could not provide me with tracking numbers for shipments outside the US. I will... Read more
Almost there! + Apple anecdote
Just a quick update for those not watching twitter: Integrating isosel into the new firmware is very nearly complete, and one of the two bootloader tweaks is already done. The... Read more
So close to beta!
Things are on track to ship betas very soon. As Mr. Murphy dictates, some bugs came out of the last few SCSI commands being implemented, which took a while to fix.... Read more
Apple bug resolved, back on track!
Well, that took much longer than anticipated. The Apple bug has been resolved!
After working on it continuously for weeks, I finally hit a dead end and purchased a USB... Read more
Apple bug progress
It's been a busy almost-two-weeks since the last update. A lot of progress has been made. The fix has required some relatively major changes to the code: making almost everything... Read more
As with most products, the "first draft" code was a bit messy, with clean-up planned for the beta testing period. After confirming the custom enclosures back in November, I found... Read more
Customs delays, back-ordered adhesives
Just a quick update on the status of the enclosures and the beta units.
The enclosures should be here early next week. They were held up in customs for a... Read more
The latest enclosure samples arrived and they work great! The first full order is under way, then we can finally move into the beta.
The change is depicted below: the... Read more
MicroSD Card Testing Stats
A while back I uploaded some pictures of the first batch of microSD cards. They were purchased retail because of the relatively low volume of cards needed (manufacturers and wholesales... Read more
PCBs, Enclosure Samples Arrived
The first batch of PCBs arrived and all tested good. The enclosures arrived just yesterday and everything fits as expected, check 'em out!
There was one minor issue with the... Read more
PCB/Enclosure Progress Update
The first of the new PCBs have been fabricated and are moving to assembly on schedule.
Tooling is being done for the enclosures right now (the molds are being made).... Read more
First batch of new boards ordered!
The new enclosure and circuit board were designed to fit together, and after some fiddling with a mock-up of the circuit board in the 3D-printed enclosure prototype, it seems like they... Read more
Clarification of Enclosure Change & Prototype Enclosures
Just to clarify the last update: all backers, including those at the beta/early adopter tier, will be receiving isosticks with the new enclosure featured in the last update. That means... Read more
Enclosure Update! Finally!
Finally, an update! I do apologize for taking so long to post this, I didn't want to mention what might happen until I knew for certain whether it was... Read more
Official isostick forums hosted by reboot.pro!
I'm very pleased to announce the official isostick forums are being hosted by reboot.pro!
This will serve as the official channel for feature requests, suggestions, support, and general chatter about... Read more
USB Vendor ID obtained!
The USB Vendor ID arrived in the mail today! It's 0x25bf :)
I have ordered two initial samples of the enclosures to be sure they're perfect before I have the... Read more
USB Vendor ID and Enclosures Pending!
Just a quick update, the money has finally cleared and I have put in a request for a USB Vendor ID and started the process of ordering the enclosures.
Meanwhile... Read more
Once again I'd like to say thank you to all the backers. I can't wait to get all your isosticks produced and delivered!
For any backers not familiar with Kickstarter's... Read more
International Shipping Reminder
Just a reminder as we near the end of funding:
Anyone requiring shipping outside the US, please be sure you have added $10 to your pledge for shipping to Canada,... Read more
Hard at work
More than 200% funded! Thanks again to all the backers!!
I apologize for the delay in updates, I will try to write them more frequently. I have been hard at... Read more
Thanks again to everyone pledging and promoting the isostick, we made our goal!! Fantastic!!
With 24 days to go we're already there. Wow. Just wow. To everyone giving support in... Read more
Over Half Way!!
I'm blown away by the response, thanks again to everyone pledging and promoting isostick!
In 5 days we're over half way there! We're continuing to work on isostick and I'm... Read more
Wow! The response so far as been incredible, we're already at 30%!
Thanks to Kickstarter for providing a fantastic platform. But most of all thanks so much to all the... Read more