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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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U-lock Production is Underway

Posted by FŪZ Designs (Creator)
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After dozens and dozens of starts and stops, production is officially underway. We're sorry about the extended silence. Because we had so many promised delivery dates come and go, we figured the best way to make sure we didn't miss another one was to wait until production started.

The production line has been running a few days now, and the Noke U-lock looks great. I suppose the upside of sweating all the details for so long is that everything is going exactly as planned.

Next week we will work on getting updated shipping information from everyone so keep an eye out for that. We will send a Kickstarter update as well as an email so you won't miss anything.

It's hard to believe it took this long to get here but we are confident you'll be glad you stuck with us. The U-lock looks amazing and works perfectly. We are so grateful for all of your support and dedication to the project and to our team.

Enjoy the photos and have a great weekend. We will be in touch next week.

Thanks,

The Noke Team

Testing Speaker Volume for Alarm
Testing Speaker Volume for Alarm
Getting Everything Setup
Getting Everything Setup
Alarm Speakers on the Left. End Caps on the Right.
Alarm Speakers on the Left. End Caps on the Right.
Tilman Bona, Yoshihiko Minami, and 41 more people like this update.

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      Tyson S. Carroll on

      @Simon Morton they posted again today.

    2. Simon Morton on

      It's pretty amazing that even after all of the bad feeling generated over years and years of poor communication, that each and every "promise" of the next communication gets missed. This update, posted on July 21, ended with "We will be in touch next week". Next week has been and gone with the usual silence.

      I'm sure that more refunds have been requested as a result of poor communication than a lack of belief in the final product. How difficult is it for a company to simply draft and post regular updates, even if they are informing backers of another issue or another delay, it's better than silence or saying “we will be in touch” and not doing so. If had they asked, perhaps even someone from the Kickstarter backer community would have jumped at the chance to act as a kind of unpaid community manager.

      I see the U-Lock is back on noke.com (if it ever went away, perhaps I just didn’t dig deeply enough last time I looked). Let’s hope the July 21st update was genuinely related to full production and we do all receive the request for updated shipping information in the near future.

    3. Tomes on

      Keep the updates coming this time. Even if production falters again, it would be good to know. While the wait was quite extensive, I hope you have learned valuable lessons and will be getting us a very high quality product. I resisted riding my bike to work now so this will be great to receive before end of summer.

    4. Max Thornton on

      So we should expect to get these by xmas 2020 then?

    5. Brian Catton on

      Resilience? Great achievement? Well done guys? Are you lot on drugs??? It’s been OVER 3 years & they still haven’t produced an actual working, fully assembled lock.

    6. Brian Catton on

      Resilience? Great achievement? Well done guys? Are you lot on drugs??? It’s been OVER 3 years & they still haven’t produced an actual working, fully assembled lock.

    7. Angus Zhu on

      How do I change my shipping info?

    8. David on

      Not to be a negative nancy, and I bowed out a while back, but there isn't a single photo of a completed U-lock in all these production photos?

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      leDamien
      Superbacker
      on

      Talk about resilience, great achievement !
      Looking forward trying it out :D

    10. Lars on

      Well done, guys! I’m going to check if I can add one or two locks before you start to send the pledges.

    11. Johan Söderström on

      Wohoo!!
      Wonderful, wonderful news.

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      Jim Hartley on

      Sure glad to have this update, and congratulations on getting the production started. Can't wait to finally receive this lock!!

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      Larry White on

      Hopefully you will finally succeed!

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      Robert Suprun on

      Never a doubt in my mind! Looking forward to my new lock!

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      Heinrich Witetschka on

      Congrats, what a nice surprise! I was entirely sure that after your first lock I received some years ago which works fine you will succeed- I was just not sure that you wanted to fulfill the promise ....

    16. Massimo Lupo Turris
      Superbacker
      on

      Great: the most important thing is that it will last more than the Nokē padlock.

    17. Bruce
      Superbacker
      on

      Congratulations. I’m glad I stuck it out.

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      Seunghwan Lee on

      Finally...
      How do I change the shipping info?