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Somabar is a Wi-Fi connected craft cocktail appliance created specifically for the home kitchen.
Somabar is a Wi-Fi connected robotic bartender.
Somabar is a Wi-Fi connected robotic bartender.
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    1. Mathew just now

      Happy to be a beta tester, always good to know your product can handle Australians :)

    2. Somabar Creator 2 days ago

      @William We're looking forward to positive beta results as soon as possible.

    3. William B
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      So far my estimate of not until 2019 is still not looking unreasonable

    4. Somabar Creator 4 days ago

      @Sherwin We will be able to update you after the beta test.

    5. Sherwin Kahn 4 days ago

      Any idea when the product will be in my hands?

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      Charlie N. on

      @Creator, good to see Somabar getting shipped. Those lucky testers...

      Charlie N.

    7. Steve Sebban
      Superbacker
      on

      I have send a PM.

    8. Somabar Creator on

      @Ian, no problem. We are messaging people directly for now.

    9. Ian Zander on

      @somabar. Thanks for the explanation. Are surveys going to go out soon so people can update addresses and such?

    10. Somabar Creator on

      @Mark, please add detail to your question so we can answer it properly. We are not sure what you are referring to.

    11. Somabar Creator on

      @Ian, its a little over 100 and will be used on an "as-needed" basis for the beta testing.

    12. Ian Zander on

      So I am a little confused. Why are there literally hundreds of boxes being shown in the last update but then the update itself says only 20 Kickstarter pledges will be getting the product. Who gets the other 300 or so shown there. It’s not like you guys are going to ship them across the ocean then throw them away if the beta test fails. Who gets those while we all sit and wait?

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      Mark Krieger on

      Yawn... Is this thing still on?

    14. Somabar Creator on

      @Tony We've answered all of the questions we can at this point regarding beta testing. Feel free to PM us with any further questions.

    15. Tony Carey on

      You had enough time to beta test this thing yourself! How much longer you plan on taking? Three more years for beta testing? Then what? Three more years to review the results of the testers?

    16. Somabar Creator on

      @Rahel, thanks so much for the continued support!

    17. Somabar Creator on

      @Bhavik, we are focused on the beta test right now and will discuss post-beta test plans once we get through all our various requirements for the beta test. We are sorry if that is not the answer you were looking for. Feel free to PM us if you have any additional/different questions.

    18. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      @somabar I feel like I am talking to a child!!! I never asked you reveal your beta test details!! I am asking what after that? Are you saying you need to wait for beta test to finish then decide what to do off it’s success!?? I do not understand how telling your next plan of action is going to break your secrets!!! It’s not Brexit that you have many options or oppositions to your plans!!!

      Again, maybe slowly helps:
      1) w-h-a-t h-a-p-p-e-n-s i-f y-o-u-r b-e-t-a i-s s-u-c-c-e-s-s-f-u-l
      2)w-h-a-t i-f b-e-t-a h-a-s i-s-s-u-e-s?
      3) w-h-a-t i-s t-a-r-g-e-t d-e-l-i -v-e-r-y d-a-t-e i-n c-a-s-e o-f a s-u-c-c-e-s-s-f-u-l b-e-t-a?

      Hope spelling this out will make it easier to get the questions!!

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      Kevin S Cox on

      If you're still looking for beta testers, I'd love to be one!!!

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      Rahel on

      @Somabar, thanks for your reply. I wish you success with the beta testing and look forward to the next update.

    21. Somabar Creator on

      @Rahel Thanks for your comment. We will get this information out to everyone as soon as it's available.

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      Rahel on

      @Somabar, just read your conversation with Bhavik and I think you want to blink the question about a timeline. I do not want to know every detail of the beta run (fully respect your NDA), but in my opinion all backers that are not in the beta tests should also get a outlook of what happens after the beta test. Do you have different scenarios, e.g. what happens when everything works seamless, can we then expect deliviery this autumn/winter? Or what happens when it goes completely wrong - do you have enough financial resources to continue working on somabar? Hope you can answer at least a few of the questions. Thanks & happy 4th of july!

    23. Somabar Creator on

      @Bhavik, you stated in your comment:
      "- How long does the beta run?
      - If the beta run is successful, how would the shipping be scheduled?
      - If there are issues in beta, what are the next steps?
      - If there are issues, how does it impact shipping?"

      Being all those questions are about the beta test we assumed you were asking about the beta test. We cannot comment on what will happen after the beta until we have the results from the beta. And as stated in the update, the beta test is under NDA. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

    24. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      @Somabar that isn’t the question I have asked or the point I was making. The questions I have asked are specific to the timelines after beta! And the the link on Monzo is more on how good they are with their comms!!

    25. Somabar Creator on

      @Bhavik, please carefully read our update on the beta test. As stated, this beta test will be done with backers who agree to and sign an NDA. So we will not be discussing the details publicly here in the comment section. What we will be doing is shipping units to those Kickstarter backers and communicating with them directly. If you happen to be a beta tester then you would also be interacting with us directly. We appreciate your sharing Monzo's beta test, and agree it is fun to follow a beta test publicly. However, that's not a true beta test.

    26. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      @Hang dude, not sure how was this different form my first post on this besides this being bulleted!!! I have asked the same questions there. Guess you were just wanting a beta bump up!!! Anyways, thanks (?) for the support!!!

    27. Somabar Creator on

      @Bhavik @Hong @Tony Thanks for your comments. As usual, we will continue posting information as it becomes available.

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      Hong Chow on

      That is a much better post asking for answers and accountability @Bhavik. Although I do think finding support from backers should also be encouraged. But I am behind you on this one. Milestone timelines and insight to the planning would be appreciated.

    29. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      @Somabar, questions are still unanswered!
      - How long does the beta run?
      - If the beta run is successful, how would the shipping be scheduled?
      - If there are issues in beta, what are the next steps?
      - If there are issues, how does it impact shipping?

      I (am sure most of us) would appreciate if you are specific in your answers, rather than being vague that wait for next updates, or trying to find support in other backers comments!

    30. Tony Carey on

      Three YEARS past delivery date! Let that sink in....

    31. Somabar Creator on

      @Hong We couldn't agree more. We're looking forward to the beta test and final delivery!

    32. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      Again, no trust in a company that thinks defending a project delayed by years by a backer is business taken care of rather than answering the questions asked!!
      @Hang did not know holding someone accountable was abuse in your side of the world!! Guess what, your smart-ass attitudes might have just earned you some brownie points from @somabar and bumped up the beta chain!! Well done dude!!

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      Hong Chow on

      @Somabar. That last update was really good news that we are in the final stretch and I'm sure many fellow backers were happy to hear judging by the outpour of requests to be beta testers when you called out for backers to be the testers. Let's keep the momentum going to deliver a great product!

    34. Somabar Creator on

      Thanks for taking care of that for us, @Hong ;)

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      Hong Chow on

      @Bhavik. Just because someone calls you out on your abuse that is unwarranted in this case you assume they represent Somabar? No. I do not represent Somabar, but I wouldn't mind the opportunity to beta test for them. I am a backer just like you but with a little more patience. Not a customer. We did not buy a product. We backed an idea and a project. And I don't need to "try" to be a smart-ass. You make it easy.

    36. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      @hong chow, do you represent Somabar? :) patience is a virtue unfortunately!! You might have more than me but as a customer, no clear plans doesn’t give me any comfort with the brand or their ability to communicate. So, appreciate your views and not your wisdom but hey, let the company be accountable rather than you trying to be the smart-ass!!!

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      Hong Chow on

      @Bhavik. Dude you need to chill out. Your previous post asks for any update and if it's past on to the next stage. It's passed and announced they are selecting backers for beta testing the app. You got your update. You fire back being nasty saying you want delivery dates because you look dumb because you didn't read your updates or the 50 other new posts that people are volunteering for beta. Take it easy. It's taken a very long time but we got this far and our lives have not changes because we don't have it.

    38. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      @somabar..still doesn’t mention about final delivery!!! How long is the beta testing? And what after that? I think the team needs some project planning and comms lessons!!! Working with product teams from around the world for past ten years, I understand it is difficult to manage a delivery but at the sametime, no project milestones means no clarity on the goals!! This is not a really great sign of a brand!!! One great example is here: https://monzo.com/blog/2018/05/22/making-monzo-better/

    39. Somabar Creator on

      @Bhavik Please check the Updates tab. We posted an update on June 18.

    40. Bhavik Sanghvi on

      Its July and still no updates!! We are not lookig for a detailed updated but just if the next phase has been passed would suffice!! It is just absolutely ridiculous that a company of your repute has such bad comms plan!!! It makes me wonder of the after sales service!!!

    41. Somabar Creator on

      Thank you for your interest in the beta test, everyone! We've received a lot of requests and will follow up as soon as possible.

      @JP We'll be sending a new member survey before units are shipped out. You'll be able to update your address that that time

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      JP
      Superbacker
      on

      How do we change our address on file?

    43. Donna on

      I volunteer as tribute....oh wait, I mean a beta tester :) If there's still room, I'm in Cali so not far to ship

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      Balaji on

      I am an UX designer myself. Would like to volunteer for the beta and ready to give feedback if needed. Good luck

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      Robert on

      Volunteering for beta testing, from Germany if helpful ;)

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      William Vorwerk on

      I’ll Beta test if you need help!

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      JW on

      I'll be a beta tester and happy to help. Plus we're in the same time zone so would be super easy to connect

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      brandon fenton on

      Contact me if there is still room for the beta. Thanks

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      Shane Schmidt on

      I would love to be a beta tester.

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      Jefferson Osborne on

      I’m willing to be a beta tester.

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