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So when are we going to get our shit? I bought it for school and now Im almost graduated.
More and more disappointing, to be very much honest. And now there's the release of a new product. I for sure will not back it, although it seems interesting, because who knows when I would get it. For sure nothing will be ready by the end of 2018.
And oh well, not receiving a refund is part of the game of 'investing'. In this specific case, it was clearly a bad investment.
Thanks for the update.
If Podo can start another project while working on this, I am more than happy.
This means they are consistently producing items, designs N inventions. A company doing that is a company that is surviving.
A company that is surviving won't cheat your money or do anything to jeopardise their reputation.
Furthermore, manufacturing department and design department are two different department.
After finishing a design, the design department moves on to a new project while the manufacturing department takes the baton.
This makes a company work flow better and continuously churn in money.
So for those people worried that Podo is promoting other products while not delivering this. Please. Please just churn your brain through on how a company works and how if you own a company, you would want it to survive and thrive.
We apologize for all the concern and for not having an update for you recently! The status is since the last update, we have continued to make the tooling modifications and so do not have much to report until everything is ready and assembly begins. The boards have been finished, and so the main schedule driver at this point are the modified plastics.
Injection of the first plastics were done yesterday, and since they're only the first shots a little bit of tweaking needs to be done. Our Sept 17th target did not have much buffer for things needing another day here and there, but overall we do not expect that date to slip if at all. We will get tracking numbers out for the first units this month.
Thank you for bearing with us everyone, we want nothing more than to get these out the door as well! We've endured a delay together and come this far; we do not want to overlook anything or slip up at the last minute. We are trying our best to be aggressive and optimistic at the timeline but focus on the product first. Thank you for the encouragement!
Did you guys even read the August 17th update?
It says "We have finished the board modifications and will now move towards production! The first run will be a few hundred units we expect to finish Sept 17. We don't expect these to have any problems, and we will ship them out immediately. "
I suggest waiting until at least September 17 for the next update
Three weeks since the last update to spam us on the "new" project, and still nothing about the jack.
Re: Starting a new campaign before delivering on an existing one...
Imagine if Apple only announced the iPad after they shipped all of the iPhones? We'd still be using Palm Pilots as our daily devices.
+1 for John Rykart, well said.
You realize Kickstarter isn't a store, right? Your not "buying" anything. You are helping to fund a product and bring it to life. In exchange for your funding, you receive a reward. I've supported a few tech projects and they almost always go over, especially popular ones. Things take time when retooling happens. I've even seen a year over. We just need to wait it out and enjoy them when they do arrive.
Hi guys any update on the product delivery ?? Is it possible to get my pledge money back , as you have overshot your dates by 4 months now. Please do update
Okay guys can i take my money back?
When is this product shipping?
I understand that there can be delays in production and such. But why do they start new products if they can’t finish the first one? Perhaps I don’t understand manufacturing as much as I should. Either way they should constantly provide updates.
So is there an estimation about the shipping dates?? :)
Still nothing on this. Very disappointing
Somewhat cheeky to announce your next pruduct if you haven't delivered the present one!
Really disappointed by lack of commitment to delivery dates
As a backer of this and Belle, they come on approximately every 3 days on the Belle project to answer questions. So if you guys think they are focusing 100% of their energy on Belle, it's not true.
you took our money, to advertise another product, that is very sad :(
Did you read the entirety of the previous update? PODO Labs said that the new PCBs were being created and the plastics tooling redone to fit, and that they expect to begin assembly this month. Based on previous updates, if they get the PCBs in-house in the next week or two, then shipments to backers should begin by late October or early November.
Really hoping that there's a new update coming soon letting us know when we should be expecting to receive these things!
@Adrian It's OK. Hope all we would receive the rewords ASAP.
"While our production team focuses on managing the factory for Jack, our design team is eager to finally show you our new creation, Belle!"
Copied and pasted straight from the August 17 update. Podo Labs is more than one person, and more than one team, and they can focus on more than one thing at a time. What would the design team have to offer at this point in the process? It's in the production team's hands now. Not to mention, from what the updates on Belle are looking like, they haven't even started real progress on making the product yet - they've just put up a page, and some PR person is answering questions. Be patient. Things happen that are out of anyone's control. If you want one of these that badly, go to Best Buy and get an off-brand one.
Look at the project updates.
Does anybody receive the rewords?
I'm a EARLY BIRD backer but I did NOT receive anything, even tracking number!
Can the creator advise an update on the progress and a estimate of delivery?
I know there sometimes could be some delay in the development or production of a new product, but you have received our payment and support. It's your responsibility to keep your supporters informed. It's extremely offensive and irresponsible to start a new project and actively spend time there.
If the creator continue to do nothing here, I think supporters here should comment on the new project to keep others from suffering and report to KS.
Following is the creator's another new project:
Oh yeah.. I totally forgot how ks works... Doh
You still haven't responded to my message/comment yet. HOPELESS AND THUGS are the right words for you guys.
Adrian - doesn't cost a buck till it is successfull. Pledge a buck, comment, cancel pledge.
RL. Sure. Thats because they want to keep the potential backers in a positive mood. As soon as the cash changed its posession, boom, gone with the wind.
Would love to hear update on this product. As much as I appreciate the reason for the delay and the updates, I'm still on the edge on when I would actually receive the product. Any updates on when the final delivery date will be?
What is the progress on the Jack, it had been months since the delivery date was promised, do hope that the product is worth the wait, can you guys please work on completing this first project before moving onto another one. Put belle on hold until you have got Jack made to the correct specs and ship to your customers like myself who have backed the project and are eagerly awaiting for the Jack product.
Thought about chipping in on the new project page, but it'd cost a dollar. So I thought naaaaaa. :)
We should hope that it's because this project is in mass production mode and there's not much left to do. Hence they focus on the next project.
Fingers crossed lads.
If someone wants for an update, may be try to post on their new project page, they reply everyday over there.
Would you please send any update on the progress?
I really don't understand why u guys take so long to build this stupid thing, it isn't even some new technology , they are simple and sold every where !
Read the Project Updates.
hi PODO LABS,
I haven't receive the product, and never answer my messages. When i can receive the product? Anyone?
@ Jack - i was going to buy that RA light strip - did you get yours? I"m still thinking about it for biking to work -would love to hear what you think of it!
I find it really frustrating that you're spamming the backers of your last project when you're 3 months late already on it. Why would I fund something else when you're not making good on the first?
Battery can last for how many hours?
@creator why don't you guys report jackster?
Man so many worry worts. Calm down and bed patient. I backed the RA led magnetic light strip and it didnt come until about a month ago. Some products take time, I would've been very surprised if this product didnt encounter any kinks. PODO pay no mind to the ones complaining, it seems that a few assume KS is Amazon.
Dang people calm down. Everyone seems to seem to have a dearth of common sense and an overly developed sense of entitlement.
Seems the communication has been pretty straightforward; good and bad. Overall only a couple of months late? Ok. This is a small team working hard. I've never seen a KS that wasn't at least a bit late. Everyone crying about not receiving their units should go look at many KS campaigns where the product isn't delivered. Or is years late.
This creator has delivered before, made a well designed and needed product. Additionally has another product in the chute. Obviously not a campaign or company meant to fleece the public.
Before anyone posts some complaint about not getting any updates,please at least READ the updates.
I truly hope that every single complaint that comes up is followed with a sincere Thank You when their product is delivered.
I haven't received my product. Can someone let me know when it will be delivered? It's been two months now since the estimated delivery.