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Smartphone Compatibility, Integrated Alarm, Full-Featured App, Nearly Indestructible Body. Protecting Your Bike has Never Been Better.
Smartphone Compatibility, Integrated Alarm, Full-Featured App, Nearly Indestructible Body. Protecting Your Bike has Never Been Better.
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More Samples

Posted by FŪZ Designs (Creator)
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Look what we just received from the manufacturer. When your samples come with 20 units, you know you're getting closer to mass production. We expect a final set of 50 pre-production samples in a few weeks and that should do it. Mass production looks good for end of June. 

I know we wanted it to be sooner, some of the little details have taken longer than we'd planned. Thanks for your enduring patience with us through all this. You've all been great.

Take a look at all the parts. We are very  close.

 

 

Thanks,

The Noke Team

Steve Emery, Warwick Shaw, and 37 more people like this update.

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    1. Caitlin Yacucha on

      I absolutely love using my Noke padlock and was hoping to receive the u-lock this summer/fall. Any news? Thx!

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      Joram Schwartzmann on

      Hey, it's the beginning of August. Any news on the mass production that should have started two months ago?

    3. david bunce on

      I have asked for my money back via messenger. Please respond!

    4. Steve Delepine on

      Class action time, I think it's about time we as a community for a class action law against projects like this and kickstarter for their lack of enforcement.

      This is fraud, pure and simple.

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      sean daugherty on

      Cracks me up. Same complaints, same action (none) Communication is key and this entire organization lacks communication. If and when we ever see these locks rest assured I will not buy another of your products nor back any more kickstarter campaigns as they always seem to end like this one...

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      Jan Hesby on

      Looking forward to finally gifting these locks. Hope it's before Christmas. Still waiting.

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      Kurt Schomaker on

      Can your backers please get an update??? It's been months and estimated delivery was almost 2 years ago!!! Don't let us down!!!

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      Jennifer brown on

      How close is close? in may you said "When your samples come with 20 units, you know you're getting closer to mass production."
      so what are we looking at maybe by 2020? Let get some updates up here or refunds in the mail!

    9. Eric Hansen on

      Hey team. Like Cory, I would like to see any update on potential ship dates. I can be very forgiving about delays, but I start to get worried when communications drops off. Thanks!

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      Anthony Santiago on

      Hey I just wanted to know if the 'end on June' deadline was met. I also wanted to know if i could check/update my shipping address.

      Thank you,
      -Anthony

    11. Mark Hogie Hogendobler on

      So did y'all hear that the Tesla Model 3 was announced, designed, developed, produced, tested, and launched in lass than half the time since this single lock was announced, with still no firm date for expected delivery?

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      Cory Christman on

      Any new updates with a potential ship date? Surly the best policy is to give frequent updates and keep investors updated. Wouldn't be so annoyed if I felt like I knew what was going on.

    13. Jack on

      Dear team Noke,

      Since my choice to back you in April 2015, I have never had any doubts or complaints. Not even when the updates came less frequent or were less transparent. Until recently.
      Yes, backing Startups via Kickstarter should go along with patience. But what is going right now, is becoming annoying.
      Its July 2nd 2017 and a proper update regarding final production + shipment has not been shared yet with us.

      Where I come from, we don't treat customers that way. Especially not initial investors. The believers.

      But hey, all Im hoping is that you don't have the time to actually read this message because you are doing everything you can to make it to your deadline. And if not, that you probably will update us on a four-weekly base. At least, that would be great.

      Kind regards,
      // jack man

    14. Mark Hogie Hogendobler on

      Hey guys - remember me? The guy who ordered TEN u-locks from you? It'd be great to see an official update. Looks like you said on June 15 that you "plan" to be shipping in "1 - 2" months. That's sounding like September to me. I think this is the 10th target date, which of course will slip yet again. We deserve an update, particularly those of us with a LOT of money invested in you.

    15. Mark Hogie Hogendobler on

      Hey guys - remember me? The guy who ordered TEN u-locks from you? It'd be great to see an official update. Looks like you said on June 15 that you "plan" to be shipping in "1 - 2" months. That's sounding like September to me. I think this is the 10th target date, which of course will slip yet again. We deserve an update, particularly those of us with a LOT of money invested in you.

    16. Ronald Lam on

      I think it's time for another official update, it would help ease everyones mind. maybe change it up with a video update showing the functioning sample and real world testing.

    17. FŪZ Designs 5-time creator on

      @Bryan Adam, Glad to hear the Padlocks are working out well for you! We had the same idea with the U-Lock. We could have released it about a year ago in a “finished” state and then come out with a redesigned product around this time but we didn’t think that would be fair to our backers. We made the decision to postpone so we could give our backers the best possible Noke U-Lock, which is almost here! Thank you for being patient through the process and your understanding. 



      @Johan Soderstrom, Agreed! Progress is typically never negative, thank you for being understanding and patient. We hope there isn’t anymore delays with the U-Lock and so far everything is going smooth at the manufacturer but in the event that we do have a delay Kickstarter will be the first place we make it known. Thank you for the feedback and we’re excited to get the U-Lock in your hands.

      

@David, We can assure you that these U-Locks are from the manufacture and are different from the original ones we took. During a mass production there is always a few sample runs of the lock before the real production begins. The last production run is 50 locks, and as long as everything goes smooth, mass production will start. Manufacturing a product can also take some time since it’s scheduled process and most manufactures aren’t just manufacturing a single product but hundreds of products for various companies. In that situation we are scheduled our production dates based on previous successes of the shorter runs. Thank you for being patient during this process. 



      @Jeffery P., Definitely! Good thins do take time and we consider a Kickstarter pledge to be an “investment” with the reward being a fine-tuned product. In most cases the longer we spend developing and fine tuning the product the better the reward will be. We’re positive you won’t be disappointed in the U-Lock. 



      @Ivan Chia, We’re extremely close to getting the U-lock in your hands and plan to start shipping within the next 1-2 months. Thank you for sticking through this process with us!



      @Jonathan Ponce, shouldn’t be too long before we have some photos of the other colors. We currently have only had the black created for the samples but mass production will make it able for us to show the other colors.

    18. Jonathan Ponce on

      Just wondering if you will be sharing photos of the other color versions.

    19. Ivan Chia on

      Long overdue, when will we get our stuff?

    20. Jeffrey P.
      Superbacker
      on

      The best things take time. This is going to be well worth the wait.

    21. David on

      If u don't tel us what you did between the last post and the newest one, it just looks like you took a few more photos of the same product and posted the exact same thing again. Few more weeks to months. Final timeline. I could be pretty good at keeping your backers updated too.

    22. Johan Söderström on

      Great to see progress! Thanks for the update.
      I have a request. if (when) the next set of samples are delayed or you find that there is a need for some more final tuning - please do let us know through another update and don't wait until you actually have another shipment. Knowing that there has been a delay and why that is is just so much better than not getting any information. Many of the backers here are interested by the process as well as the final product so knowing what detail you are working on right now would be fun!
      Looking forward to next update, regardless of content

    23. Bryan Adams
      Superbacker
      on

      My Noke padlocks have been great and I'm still looking looking forward to the final U-lock product. I'd rather have a functional but late product than an incomplete or flawed product more quickly, especially when it comes to locks.

    24. FŪZ Designs 5-time creator on

      @Richard, we apologize for the delay however production and development of products can takes years. With a small team, developing something like this is a big accomplishment. We do appreciate you sticking through the process with us and are happy to have it in your hands soon. We're sure you wont be dissapointed.

    25. FŪZ Designs 5-time creator on

      @Andre Brown, no, thank you for your patience! We appreciate it.

    26. Richard on

      [long deep groan] Great that you've got some samples. It's only been two years. Yeah you really deserve a massive pat on the back.

    27. FŪZ Designs 5-time creator on

      @Callum Duckmanton, definitely! If you could just email support@noke.com with your updated address we can change that for you.

    28. Callum Duckmanton on

      Hey guys just wondering if I could change my postal address?