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A beautiful Transparent Speaker with high quality audio components and materials. Sustainable design created for today's music lover.
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PEOPLE PEOPLE

490 backers pledged $169,480 to help bring this project to life.

TRANSPARENT SPEAKER UPDATE #28

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We are shipping most speakers today! 

Today we have started sending out the speakers from the UK warehouse. Most of the speakers have already gone through the door by the time of writing. You should get a confirmation email with a tracking number for your order. We expect the first speakers to reach people around London tomorrow. We can’t wait to see the first images on the #transparentspeaker hashtag!

Very expensive shipping 

When we started the kickstarter campaign we thought the speaker would be more lightweight and the box a bit smaller. We ran a couple of checks and thought the shipping would be around 20 dollars per speaker. We can still get that price point for California and most of the UK.

However it turns out that anywhere else outside these locations is way more expensive and the average cost is now actually 71 dollar per order, a whopping 51 dollar per speaker over budget! Even Canada is five times more expensive; after changing to USPS for our Canadian backers the shipping price there is 98 dollars per backer! The current record holder however is Russia at 185 dollars for one speaker!! We have been double checking the most expensive orders (over 70 dollar) and transferred extra money for them and we are still waiting for the money wire to come in so we can send speakers to our more distant backers (like Australia).

This also affect some late survey repliers because we entered them into the system today after we ran out of money in the shipwire account.

Back on display in LA 

Austere in down town LA now have stock again after their break in a couple of weeks ago. Do you have an awesome retail place in your city we should talk to?

All the best! Martin & PP-team

Matthieu Martin, Richard Thomas, and 1 more person like this update.

Comments

    1. Creator Richard Thomas on July 31, 2014

      Mine was held captive by Canada Customs for secondary inspection since July 9. I am playing my first vinyl on the Kickstarter UTurn Turntable now. First LP played is Pink Floyd "Wish You Were Here". That choice seemed fitting :poke : BTW it looks and sounds fr**ken awesome !

    2. Creator mudgod on July 8, 2014

      Singapore has received the box! My neighbours are now enjoying my music! Or not!

    3. Creator Yoshimi on July 3, 2014

      A work of art! Chemical Brothers - Block Rockin Beats never sounded so good.

      Thanks ... very much worth the wait :).

    4. Creator PEOPLE PEOPLE on July 3, 2014

      Hi,

      in UK almost all deliveries are being done with Parcelforce.

      @Ran. Yes it has a universal powerswitch.

      Br. Martin

    5. Creator Charlie Henderson on July 3, 2014

      My UK delivery has just arrived via Parcelforce

    6. Creator James Fok on July 2, 2014

      Can anyone confirm which courier it is, so I can contact them directly?

      @Yoshimi - alas I wasn't at home by chance. And for the last two products I missed the deliveries. They left no card or information until the emailed me after the last delivery.

    7. Creator Ran on July 2, 2014

      I got my shipping notice this morning. I should have it soon.

      Just one question, will the voltage be universal (100-240V)?

      I plan to bring the speaker with me as I'm moving from the US to abroad.

    8. Creator Yoshimi on July 1, 2014

      @James Fok ... I was home today (not planned around this I promise) but no missed delivery.

    9. Creator James Fok on July 1, 2014

      Nope... Updates? I find that most kick starter deliveries fail to send me notifications or missed cards until the final delivery.

    10. Creator Yoshimi on July 1, 2014

      Anyone in the UK got a shipping email yet?