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Dear @Jennifer Brownell,
Thanks for your comment! Happy to explain:
The European RRP (recommended retail price) will be €549,- (incl. VAT excl. shipping) and the American RRP will be $549,- excluding VAT & shipping.
Which indeed means that the US-version is cheaper compared to the European one. This indeed makes your Kickstarter discount somewhat smaller than that of Europeans that backed our project. We apologize for this difference and the confusion it may have caused.
We are very thankful to our first backers, so you can be sure you have the best price and product that will be delivered at first.
Your advantage for pre-ordering the first 'snoozer' edition of the Somnox Sleep Robot is still significant:
549 EUR = 869,36 Canadian Dollar (RRP) vs. €449,- = $711,00 (KS Edition) is still ~$150 discount compared to the RRP. And of course, the Kickstarter badge will be shipping first (starting July). Whereas the other models only will start shipping in October.
During the time we set up our Kickstarter we didn't take into account the varying taxes in other countries for the RRP. Therefore the difference in pricing. On the other hand, we want to help as many people improve their sleep. We found that 549$ excl. tax enabled us to reach more people and have a 'steady' price for other countries.
I hope this helps you understand! If not, we are happy to help!
Contact us here: email@example.com or +31 6 18265186
I couldn't help but notice on the clip for Ryan and Kelly that he said it's going to retail for $549, not Euros, Dollars, I paid $749(CDN, but still) with the promise that I was saving around $300. It seems this is no longer true. Is it possible that we've all overpaid for the first models, to get your company off the ground?
Thank you for the update :). It looks very good. I like the packaging too although I expect it will seldom be used.
I have a small concern about the label. Since it is used for sleeping usually labels could be very annoying. At least in my opinion. You could think of something like printing the name and/or instructions on the cover itself
@Peter Franken, it's a kind of magic! The new update was just published! Let me know if you have any questions.
Is there already an update?
@Peter Franken, a new update will follow this week! Including more updates regarding the timeline and packaging. :)
I saw the new packaging on Facebook. Could we get a full look including pictures in an update?
That s great!!!
Thanks a lot!!!
Hi @Udo Krueger,
Thanks for the feedback! We will have a more elaborate update regarding the production next week! It's almost Chinese new year so we are collecting the images as we speak!
Sorry Somnox ...
I don t want to hear something about socks etc ...
What s about the Somnox ???
The production, timeline and so on...
New Update please!!!
Thanks for the update!!!
Can t wait to get my sleep robots!!!
Email would be preferred since I think not everybody reads the comments
@Udo Krueger, will do! Tomorrow there's an exciting update coming your way. How do you prefer to be updated? (email / kickstarter)
Time for an Update!!!
Great to see us featured more and more in Germany, we are getting a lot of media attention from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Thanks for keeping us up to date :)
Some news from the CES in a large german newspaper
Picture 2 is Somnox
@Udo Krueger We are very busy developing our sleeprobot and this week we are standing at CES in Las Vegas (Huge Opportunity). The mobile app is making progression and furthermore have we started designing the packaging.
More updates coming soon!
Happy New Year Somnox!!!
Some more News please...
@Christa Jepsen Yihaa! We can't wait to deliver your sleep robot.
You did it, you doubled your goal! To be continued...
Hi @Arthur Hofman!
Yessss! We are currently celebrating like crazy. What an amazing ride it was.
We will post an update in a moment about our next steps!
Can't wait to make a difference. Start the sleep revolution!
YES! So excited for you guys!
Have fun celebrating and creating a product that’s making a difference in being different.
Thank you - can’t wait to experience the real deal!
Thanks for meeting Henk. Very cool and inspiring to get into touch with you..
Had a meet with the Somnox .... and designer and now I have a positive feeling that it's a excellent project. And will realize for people to get a deeper sleep .
@Luc De Wilde, thank you for your question! This really depends on how you use the sleep robot. The battery will give you a breathing time of 2-3 hours (depending on the settings). So if you use it for 20 minutes per night it will last for about a week. Nevertheless we recommend to charge it every day, so you're always sure it has enough power to help you charge at night ;)
How long does the battery last? Do you have to charge it every day or can you use the robot several nights in a row without charching?
Hi Silverback, we will ask Iens and post an update on our website if we were able to retrieve the data. :) Iens is not involved with Somnox in any other way than having tested the Somnox sleep robot. There was no financial compensation or incentive otherwise to make a review.
I see the dutch lady speakers ( IENS Boswijk ) talk about fitbit and theire positive results measured during longer deep sleep .
Can you place these measured FITBIT sleep results on the website ...... without SOMNOX and with SOMNOX ! BTW ...Is IENS financially involved ?
Thank you for the extra information! I'm so grateful to your team for this invention and I'm counting the days until I get to meet and benefit from my very own Somnox! All the best and keep up the good work!
Hi Jennifer, thank you for the questions! We want you to have the best experience, so a free subscription to updates is included.
For charging a regular adapter is used to charge the rechargeable battery in the sleep robot.
I have a couple of questions that I would've liked to of asked you and your live stream but I was working missed it; is a subscription to the updates or the app included in the price meaning will it always be free to people that have a somnox to get updates for it? My second question is how does the robot charge when not in use, does it have a dock and a rechargeable battery?
@Silverback Bluetooth can be configured to be fully off while sleeping. Just as sounds.
@Brian Cool, we are looking into the best way to make this possible. Keep you updated!
Question .... is bluetooth on while sleeping .
Can it be turned off. ?
I would really like an extra sleeve to be included to swap out while one is being washed.
@Good we do have some wonderful ideas!
Do you have any suggestions for stretch goals?
Sleep well ;)
Do you have planned stretch goal?
Yes @Udo Krueger we can't wait! Our partner Auping is already informed! Let's get these sleep robots produced!
Ok Julian ...
Now it is time to start the production!!!
Yihaaaa! @Christa Jepsen @Udo Krueger woohoo we did it! In just 4 days we raised 100k! Thank you so much for your support, we can't wait to start building your sleeprobots. Let's see what the next 26 days will bring. >> Update is following soon! Keep up the great work, together we can start a sleep revolution.
Yeah! Congatrulations. In just only 4 days you reached your goal. Up to much, much more.
We got it!!!
Hi @Wilhelmina Polman,
We understand your concerns regarding the price. However, we choose high-quality materials, produce in the Netherlands and want to ensure a sustainable product. With 2,5 years of research and development, the product consists of the latest technology.
Since this is our initial 'batch' of products the price is a bit higher. In case we will produce a larger volume the price can go down as well.
Our mission is to help as many people achieve a good night's rest but in a sustainable manner.
We are already looking into cheaper versions and maybe even a 'lease-model'.
We ensure a 30 day test period!
Thanks so much for your support! Make sure you spread the word!
sorry...I just read that you DO have a 30-day return policy.....
but the € 589 price will be too high for me to try.....but my donation stands as it is and I really do hope that this will be a succes for you!!!
I just pledged my donation......I really do think this is amazing, but I do have concerns about the price later on; it will be above € 500 right? That is a huge amount for a lot of people. I do have problems with sleeping, but a price like that will not make it easy for me to 'give it a go' to see if it will work for me or not....and if not, can the robot be returned? Do you already have a policy for that?
@Christa Jepsen, let's hope so! We do see decreasing traffic. So we need to find new ways to boost our campaign. (Press & media, social advertising.) If you have any tips or ideas, please share them! Sleep well.
I wish I could manage my typo in my messages, but that's a Kickstarter-issue. ;-)
I'm checking regularly and now you're really close to your goal. I predict you will rais more than 200% :-D
Hi @Koos Langstraat,
Very good idea. Tinnitus is a huge problem.
The Somnox sleeprobot can produce white noise that can help people with tinnitus. However, it is not the initial proposition.
We will take into account for product updates / stretch goals.
Allmost at € 100.000,-.Congratulations.
Try to make this product usefull for patients of tinnitus too. Iformmation available.