Machining is wrapping up in the next week. Our anodizing vendors are taking longer than they committed, but the very last Dock body should have its surface finish applied in 3 weeks.
Here are some Docks on titanium racks, fresh out of the anodizing tanks and still about 200°F. Headed to lasering when they cool down:
Review in the wild. Here is a well shot video review by iMore.com. (This comes unsolicited from a backer, we haven't gave a single dock out to media.)
The rest of the review is here.
Apple Bumper. The Bumpers we have work great with the Dock, but a couple folks contacted us that their Bumper didn't fit well. We found that Apple made a tighter fitting version when the original iPhone4 launched and quietly changed it a few months later to the larger size that remains today. There are many Apple forums about it, a lot of people just shaved the opening larger so it worked with their 3rd party chargers and accessories without problem.
Perspective. For a reminder of our manufacturing scale - Docks we are making for Kickstarter backers could stack taller than 4 Empire State Buildings.
And these are not simple to produce plastic molded parts, but intricate, fully CNC machined parts, individually cut from solid billet. There is no precedent for any previous Kickstarter project or other startup we know to manufacture parts as precision as these, at this scale and speed. Especially done domestically.
Casey & everyone at ElevationLab
(And again, if you need to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and not through the Kickstarter messenger. If you are asking about a date your dock will ship, we do not have a precise date, other than as fast as we can make them and within the range above.)
As always, informal updates and pics are on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/ElevationLab