Update #17 - Kiras are shipping to you
Last week a majority of our team was at CES and we were not as responsive to your questions about fulfillment and shipping as we would have liked. So, we... Read more
Update #16 - Kira has Arrived
We hope everyone has had a lovely holiday! There is some great news to be had - the first batch of Kiras have arrived at our warehouse in Utah and... Read more
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,... Read more
Update #14 - Kiras are Incoming!
China was a wild and exciting ride, but we have great news for backers! All chips were successfully delivered to the factory. Nearly 1000 Kiras have been produced and will be... Read more
Update #13 - Production Problem + Solution
Making keyboards can be messy. Kira production has been particularly challenging — all sorts of unforeseen problems presented themselves at different times. Part of this is due to the inherent... Read more
Update #12 - In Production
Kiras are moving on the assembly line!
Fifty first-run samples will ship to our office shortly. We’ll photograph examples and dispatch them to reviewers (apply to be a reviewer by... Read more
Update #11 - Finished Physical Hardware + Minor Delay Announcement
We’ve been going back and forth with the factory non-stop about Kira since our last update — fixing small issues, getting purchase orders sent out, as well as... Read more
Update #10: Switch Testers Available, PCB Validation Complete
Switch testers are in stock and ready to ship! They're available on Kono Store at this link. Contact email@example.com if you want to change your Kira configuration. We're ordering extra stock,... Read more
Update #9: Tooling & PCB Progress, Switch Tester Update, Box Switch Information
Kira Tooling is essentially done, and the output looks great.Our engineer was extremely happy with how things turned out — and he has exacting standards. We finalized the lower... Read more
Update #8: Carrying Cases, China, Switch Tester ETA, And Groove
Kira carrying cases are past the prototyping stage, and they look amazing! We worked hard to find a color scheme that suits silver and black Kira frames.
Several team members... Read more
Update #7: Switch Tester ETA & Important Coupon Code Information
1. Switch testers will not arrive until the week of July 23rd.
2. We’re adjusting Kira’s recommended final configuration date to August 30.
3. Your coupon code will be valid... Read more
Update #6 - Kira Pledge Coupons Will Be Sent Today!
Let’s jump right to the most important part of this update: you’ll receive an email with your Kira coupon code and detailed instructions regarding its use today.
Our team’s trip... Read more
Update #5 - Starting Kira Production
Our web developers are making good progress on the Kono Store backer reward system. We estimated that it would take less time to... Read more
Update #4 - End of the Campaign + Next Steps!
We passed our previous Kickstarter campaign for the WhiteFox in the last hour and closed at over $400,000! We’re finalizing... Read more
Update #3 - Setting Up Production In China
We are approaching the end of the Kira Kickstarter campaign! A large part of our team is heading to China tomorrow to get production ready. Last week we received a... Read more
Update #2 - Colors and Case Details
We have had an extraordinarily busy week and are absolutely amazed at how great the Kira launch has been going!
We do have a couple of updates for backers... Read more
Update #1 - A Delightful Beginning!
After we launched Kira on Tuesday, you helped us to reach our backing goal in just 8 minutes. We currently sit at around... Read more