by Casey Hopkins + ElevationLab
I pledged relatively early. Any chance of getting a realistic ETA. I also live in PDX.
How do we know if our dock has shipped or not? This just keeps dragging out... Post says docks shipping around June 4th and now its the 27th with no dock and no shipping info. This sucks!
My dock arrived and I love it! I immediately plugged it into the wall and started using it daily. The connector is still a little "sticky", but the weight of the dock helps. Nice work, gorgeous craftsmanship.
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My dock has not yet arrived. By the time it does, iPhone 5 may be just a couple months away. Your note above says you will make available a way to upgrade the dock to IPhone 5. What will the cost associated with this upgrade be? Thanks much
Any updates on the shipping process, I was really hoping that mine would arrive this week ?
@colin about where were you in the order of backers? First 3rd? Middle 3rd? Last 3rd? That would help determine where we are in the process. Thanks in advance.
@Colin Rowan...I am a little concerned when you say it doesn't fit with an Apple bumper on your phone the original description said specifically the dock is designed to work with or without a case.
Can you clarify what's happening with your dock?
Even the pictures show the iPhone with what looks like a bumper sitting in the dock with room to spare...at least it looks it looks that way.
@Robert, it doesn't look like its possible to track it. They are shipping as quickly as they can. As soon as they get the docks milled, and the components in, they assemble, test, and ship same day.
How can we track our order?
Andrew: it rocks back and forth (left to right). It doesn't seem to slide all the way down into the dock. I'm hoping I'm 'docking it wrong.'
Cant we all just get along? For GODS sake most of the entities on KS are "Starters" - HELLO!? We all knew we weren't buying a PC from HP or a freaking Chevy. We're buying a new product from a new guy and issues are to be anticipated. It's called the bleeding edge of technology for a reason. So make yourself a nice stiff drink, sit back, be rational in your expectations and enjoy the hell out of some of the coolest stuff no one else has when it arrives.
How does it not fit in the dock Colin?
Just got mine in the mail. Very nice. A little bummed that it doesn't fit with Apple's bumper. Seems like that's one of the "cases" that would work.
@David So you came up with 36 shipped per day by the picture? Are you kidding me? Did it ever occur to you that all the shipped docks may not fit in a single photo? Or just perhaps they shipped a large batch of docks then decided "Hey this would be a cool photo for the update". Or maybe they had this batch of docks on the table took the picture then shipped many more after these had been packaged and shipped. I didn't know it was a prerequisite to have every single dock that ships that day in the picture.
I am as anxious as anyone to get the dock and yes, I it would be nice to know when my dock ships and a tracking number. But it is what it is. Unsubstantiated numbers of units shipped just gets people aggravated. I respect you opinion but you opinion has turned into a bitch session.
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@David, you do realize that Casey isn't selectively choosing to ignore just your questions / concerns, but neither himself, nor the Elevation Lab team has responded to ANYONES comments on here since the beginning. They have directed all questions / concerns to their email. I can almost guarantee you that they are shipping more than 36 everyday. I estimate there are about 15,000 docks they have to make. Divide that by 36 (per day) and they will be shipping docks for the next 416 days. So, if they ship 36 docks per day, every day including weekends, it will take over 1 year to ship the original order of docks from this project. I'm pretty sure they can and are shipping more than that.
@David Please when you quote a number like "36 units shipped a day" please reference where you obtained your information. Otherwise your just pulling stuff out of your butt
I may have gotten bored and created a Petition!
I encourage all that agree with the petition to sign it. I will be sending an email to the Elevation Lab team with a link to the petition as well.
Looks like one backer got his today... Aaron Linville just post in the comment area.
No, No, No, I'll buy David's units right now...
Oh what a surprise @David is complaining. The day must end in a 'Y' if he's back here moaning about something.
Change the record it must be stuck.....again.
No, I'll buy David's units right now...
I'll buy David's unit right now. Save him the trouble of waiting any longer.
Someone should start a petition for Elevation Lab to refund @David's donation.
@David Shut up. Just shut up, seriously. Donating to a kickstarter project has inherent risks and you sound like a crybaby idiot.
I think some people are confusing backing a kickstart campaign with shopping at the mall.
@David, what makes you so entitled?
@PhotoGuy, I don't think we get tracking numbers at all. The way the wording is made in this update, they shipped on the 5th. Someone received their dock earlier this afternoon, which leads me to believe they did overnight shipping, which is really amazing.
I would like a tracking number, but it would also make a really great surprise to have it all of a sudden show up. I don't think they would be able to say what 'group' they are shipping as they said once they come in, they ship right back out, so its a really quick receive, inspect, package, and ship phase that it might make it difficult to say. I would think they are shipping in order of pledges received - First to pledge, First to receive.
How do we know which batch of people we are in for the shipment dates? Do we get a tracking number or just an awesome surprise at our door?
Thank you so much for making these in this country. If a few more people were like you, there would be more employed people in the USA.
Steven, keep in mind that Casey originally expected to be shipping the products on April 28. The only way he could have done that was to already have a lot of the parts ready to go. He has had to wait for the parts he listed in Update #14.
waiting .. for...my..package :)
They say "good things take time." So I'm wondering how the hell you pulled this off so fast. Great work and as everyone else, I'm extremely excited to get mine! Thanks for the hard work.
I'm moving this week, how do I update my ship-to address?
Hooray. And now the feeling of regret for having waited so long to become a backer. I'm sure my dock is something like #10,000 in line
Casey. Well done, and your attention to detail and concern for future usage is much appreciated.
So the Dock+ units will start shipping a week later than the regular Docks? Sounds good.
Great news that you are shipping! Since I'm often away from my condo days at a time, I will need to make arrangements for someone to check to see if a package is at my door. What shipper are you using? And will individuals be notified with shipping number? THANKS! JOB WELL DONE!!
You just made my day when you said that this dock is upgradable. You're awesome!
Awesome! Casey, you could teach some other folks with Kickstarter projects, with much less complex design, a few things. Can't wait to get my dock and thanks for staying ahead of the curve with the new iPhone coming so soon.
Great news! Will there be a way for us international backers to track the shipments? Thanks.
Casey that's awesome news thanks for the update!!!
Great news!! Thanks for the excellent job!! :D
The iPhone 5 part was all i wanted to ear (read) -> happy dance!
Thanks Casey, looking forward to receiving the babies :)
I pledge allegiance....Well done guys. I just love the low key execution and delivering to commitment. I am a little tired of some of my other kicks winding me up and letting me down. Congrats and thank you.