Update #15 - Shipping Estimates
Kiras were distributed to the Input Club and Kono teams for a final look-over. Everyone is exceptionally pleased with Kira’s appearance and feel. Even if our timelines haven’t been ideal, the end product is something we’re proud of.
We have more news about Kira shipping estimates. Production was slower than promised, so some of the gaps between waves were larger than anticipated. Note that the following dates reflect shipment to you, not shipment to our warehouse (nearly everything is en route).
Wave 1: Expected to ship during the week of 12/23 — primarily standard Kiras.
Wave 2: Expected to ship during the week of 1/6 — mix of metal and standard Kiras.
Wave 3: Expected to ship during the week of 1/20 — mix of metal and standard Kiras.
People at the Bay Area meetup were surprised by one of the Metal Kira’s features. Its machined aluminum frame is attached with hinge-like hardpoints and several strong magnets. We’re looking into a la carte frame options with different anodization colors. The alternative frames would be available sometime in the future — right now we’re focused on wrapping current projects up. This also means that we (or community members) could design completely different frame shapes for Kira.
We also had some great feedback regarding our standard Kira frames. If we order them unpainted, and offer them on Kono Store, people can pick them up and make artisan / custom versions. Hydro dipping, hand painting, and sticker bombing are the first things that come to mind.
Please route any questions or concerns to firstname.lastname@example.org — they can help out with cancellations, address changes, and other requests.
Thanks for your support, and enjoy the holidays!