We are now officially past our original projected shipping date of July. Our last update projected Labor Day as a possible date, but since then we have hit two more speed bumps.
The first one was mostly on yours truly. The first hardcopy proofs showed that my initial attempts to get the red decoding formula working optimally were unsuccessful. It took a bit more experimentation and testing to get it right, but we are now good to go on that front. Tack on two weeks for that misstep.
Last week, we hit another, unexpected speed bump which is mostly on the manufacturer and it involves an issue with the packaging that we had assumed would be standard practice, but now find out differently. That issue remains unresolved as of this writing, but once it is, I'll have a better basis on which to project an updated shipping date. But for now, for best case scenario, let's add three weeks and project late October.
If you've been following our saga here in the Updates section, you'll recall that our first manufacturer was inexplicably unresponsive to our project from November to February and eventually we hit an irreconcilable brick wall with them and had to switch manufacturers. The new company has been consistently more responsive, but slow along each step of the way. So now, although we are on the very verge of manufacturing, and we could pull the trigger to go into mass production, but we don't want to sacrifice quality for expedience. You, our supporters and backers, deserve the best we can deliver.