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Radically upgrade your sound and music experience with this 100dB HiFi Bluetooth speaker/portable audio monitor. 50 hours playtime!
1,083 backers pledged £84,768 to help bring this project to life.

Various (BackerKit, stickers, new logo and some China pics)

Posted by Frankenspiel Ltd. (Creator)
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Hi guys!


Here are a few points we would like to share with you:

BackerKit
A problem we did not anticipate is that we still have 10% of our backers who have not yet filled in their survey. Of course we realise this is not the ideal time of year, with people on vacation. Still can we ask our backers to please log onto Backerkit, and complete their colour preferences, enter their shipping address, etc.

BackerKit link: https://frankenspielfs-x.backerkit.com/accounts/sign_in

In addition we'll e-mail the 91 people concerned to ask them to quickly respond with their choices.

We could simply send everyone silver frontframe plates to those who have not yet specified their frontframe plate colour choice, but unfortunately it’s not as simple as that because of the issue of the COLOUR MIX options, where some backers still need to specify their basic FS-X colour choice. Obviously we don’t want to make this choice for them.

For obvious reasons we need this done before we can begin final production let alone shipping.  

Left and right stickers
Contrary to what we wrote in update #23 we will include stickers but not left and right (speaker) stickers. This is because we have further improved the system, so in stereo wireless mode there will be a different LED colour to indicate which one is the master and which one is the slave speaker (so basically you don’t need the left and right stickers).

Don't worry we will update on how the Bluetooth pairing sequence and stereo operation work this weekend.

New logo
Finally we can show you our new logo, here’s a first look:

We really like it and think it represents our brand very well. 
Also it comunicates what we’re trying to do with the Frankenspiel brand.

The image of the logo on the black box is ment to give a representation of how it would look like in the context of a retail box.   

We hope you like it too.

China Snapshots
We thought you might like to get an idea of what the team have seen while getting around in Southern China and so we’re including some of their snapshots that caught our eye: 

Arriving by train in Shenzen.
Arriving by train in Shenzen.
Motto of the place we're staying at.
Motto of the place we're staying at.
View from our rooms on a beautiful sunny day!.
View from our rooms on a beautiful sunny day!.
Are you feeling used?
Are you feeling used?
Be cautious!
Be cautious!
This is were we eat.
This is were we eat.
Noodle bacteria.
Noodle bacteria.
Thief sauce. :)
Thief sauce. :)
Going back home on the last bus!
Going back home on the last bus!


It's hard work but we're enjoying working alongside very talented and motivated people.

And the hospitality here, as usual, is absolutely incredible. :)

Cheers!

The Frankenspiel Team

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    1. Frankenspiel Ltd. Creator on

      @ Lee Gibson: When the FS-Xs have been shipped to the UK distribution centre we will get in touch with you to re-confirm your UK shipping address before the package gets sent to you. At this moment we don't yet know through which courier the packages will be sent from the distribution centre.

    2. Frankenspiel Ltd. Creator on

      @ Edward Wilcox: You will most certainly receive your FS-X before August 18th. :)

    3. Lee Gibson on

      In the UK that is.

    4. Lee Gibson on

      I'm moving house this month, this is going to be interesting. Who are they going to be sent through?

    5. Edward Wilcox on

      @creator - We cant wait till we get them. i want it for a 3 week trip! do you think a U.S. backer should get it before aug 18?

    6. Frankenspiel Ltd. Creator on

      *End of July (not mid-August)

      Oops! Oh, the irony of apologising for a misunderstanding and creating another misunderstanding.

      Thanks for your patience backers, we can't wait to send these speakers to you!

      Cheers,
      the Frankenspiel team.

    7. Frankenspiel Ltd. Creator on

      Hi all, thank you for bringing this to our attention. You are 100% right and the vast majority of you who have selected your colour scheme shouldn't be penalised for those who haven't.

      Our intentions were to direct that particular comment about delaying the shipping date to those who hadn't sent us their colour choice (for obvious reasons) and not to those who had (for the reasons you've stated in the comments). But, we completely understand that it was interpreted the wrong way - we should have been more clear!

      We are still on schedule to deliver to those who have selected their colour choices by mid-August, exact dates to be confirmed shortly.

      Sorry for the misunderstanding, we can't wait to get our speakers to you.

      All the best,
      the Frankenspiel team

    8. Jan-Willem Ruys on

      Excellent logo, very classy. Looking forward to the final product.

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      Maikel Lodewijk on

      Like some people already said: This delay isn't acceptable and sounds like an excuse...

      There should be a deadline! I think a couple of days should be enough... You can't get 100% to respond and I'm not going to wait any longer because one person doesn't respond.

    10. Gustav Öst on

      "For obvious reasons we need this done before we can begin final production let alone shipping."
      Not obvious. If they do not respond they will have to settle for some default color.
      Also, most likely, the remaining 10% will prefer colors much in the same distribution the first 90% did. Therefor adding 11% of each combination currently prefered should mean that most people get the colors they want.
      Delays because of this is not OK.

    11. Simon Ho
      Superbacker
      on

      The delay is unreasonable, you should always put a deadline for survey respond. You can never get 100 % survey respond.

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      Dave Fowler-Timms on

      I knew you guys would come through with the logo! :D

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      bsl100 on

      @ Frankenspiel...

      If you have a genuine reason for delay in production, its a different matter. But, the non-responders cannot be an excuse in any way for a delay.

      They should get any colour which you put into production and the frontframe plate as well of your choice.

      We appreciate the number of times you have updated the project and the emails sent as well as the responses to both our comments and emails. Hence, there is absolutely no excuse for non-responders

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      Jeremy Lee on

      This delay is awful. I need these speakers for a trip I'm taking in a month. You're screwing your customers who held up their end to protect those who can't be bothered to do a simple task. This is no way to run a business!

    15. Michael Carr on

      I like the new logo but as has been said can't really see the S in it but I still prefer it to the original one. And @John walker +1 for giving people who haven't filled in there surveys a time limit. The rest of us shouldn't get held up because people can't be arsed to check the progress if the campaign. And don't really understand why either. Maybe it's just me but I check kickstarter several times a day and I only have around 20 campaigns

    16. John Walker on

      It's not unreasonable to have a cut off date for the colour choices. Why not email the 91 people to let them know that they need to complete their final choice within say 5 days and that they will be given black by default if they don't specify another colour before then.

    17. Edward Wilcox on

      Cool new logo! So, for those of us that have filled out our backer kit. Are we still on schedule to get our unit in august?

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      Andrew Peachey on

      Love the new Logo...very Metallica-esque, very cool, and I think will stand out for product recognition well. Keep up the good work.

    19. Lee Gibson on

      Can we have a scaled drawing of the logo on the front of the speaker as it is intended to appear?

    20. Lee Gibson on

      The 'S' doesn't stand out to me on the new logo but otherwise I think it's a great logo. Note to self - simplify, simplify, simplify.

      Hopefully the last 10% will get there choices in soon. I'm excited now. :-)

    21. Jay on

      The new logo is badass. You could put it on the back of a leather jacket =D

    22. JB on

      I like the new logo

    23. Jh G Yoon on

      OMG! i like past logo! and i want that, don't like new logo!!!!