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A modern children's clock and sleep trainer designed especially for parents who miss sleeping in!
A modern children's clock and sleep trainer designed especially for parents who miss sleeping in!
982 backers pledged $59,381 to help bring this project to life.

Previewing Purple MELLA, Development Progress, and Backer Surveys PART II

Posted by Little Hippo (Creator)
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Hi everyone (again!)~

Let's try this one more time...

As you may or may not know by now... you received an incomplete draft update from me earlier this evening consisting of large headers... a handful of "asdfs"... and worst of all, an unfinished promise of unveiling purple MELLA... My humblest apologies for that embarrassing error and for spamming your inbox twice in one day, but I do owe it to you not to leave you hanging!  Here goes!

Introducing Purple MELLA  

Based on your survey responses, we selected a shade of purple we think you guys will love! We've called it "Bright Purple" because it is indeed a bold and fun shade to complete our current lineup.  We received the sample today and are so excited to show it off to you! (Sorry for the less than stellar picture quality - I snapped a few photos with my phone because I couldn't wait to share!)

Meet purple MELLA!

Here's our complete family of MELLAs - d'awwwwwwwwww!  

MELLA's screen is so shiny you can see my hands taking the photo!
MELLA's screen is so shiny you can see my hands taking the photo!

MELLA Development Update

Earlier this week, we signed off on starting mass production for MELLA!  There are only a handful of small programming corrections left that we're resolving, which we don't expect to interfere with the timeline.

KELVIN Development Update  

Earlier this week, we also signed off on starting mass production for KELVIN!  In parallel, we are working on getting KELVIN's humidity calibration as accurate as possible before updating en masse.

My reaction to these hygrometer readings = "WAT."
My reaction to these hygrometer readings = "WAT."

Backer-Kit Surveys and Add-Ons

Many of you have asked about when you'll get to pick your MELLA color, and also whether you're still able to add on more MELLAs or KELVINs to your pledge. When we send out our Backer-Kit surveys, you'll be able to do ALL those things and more.

Right now, we're following up with everyone to ensure all pledges go through before we send out Backer-Kit surveys, to minimize issues down the road.  There are still some backers who are having payment issues - please update your payment method as soon as possible if necessary so we can get our surveys out to you ASAP :)

The plan is to get those surveys out to you in the next week or so, assuming no unexpected delays!

That's it for now - have a wonderful weekend to come!

- Stephanie

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    1. Little Hippo Creator on

      @Helen: We are thrilled you like it! It looks even better in person :)

    2. Helen
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      Yummy! the purple feet on the Mella looks divine :-)

    3. Little Hippo Creator on

      @Amanda James: You make really great points - I should be checking my samples on my kitchen counter :P Thank you for your support and feedback - we will get there!!

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      Amanda James on

      The hygrometer readings may be funkier on wood surfaces as wood equilibrates the moisture in the air continously; a better testing surface may be non-natural and non-porous materials :) not to mention humidity can be heterogenous across even small scales... chin up, I'm sure it'll be perfect!! :D