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The Somnox Sleep Robot helps you sleep faster, longer and wake up refreshed by slowing down your breathing, focussing your attention and playing soothing sounds.
The Somnox Sleep Robot helps you sleep faster, longer and wake up refreshed by slowing down your breathing, focussing your attention and playing soothing sounds.
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New year's resolution? The Somnox Sleep Academy is here! 🚀

Posted by Somnox (Creator)
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Dear dreamers,

Is your new year's resolution to sleep better?

We are excited to share with you that we have finalized the initial version of the Somnox Sleep Academy. A video course on how to improve sleep, teaching you the ins and outs on how to easily change habits in order Learn Optimal Sleep to Improve Your Health, Energy and Mind.

We created this video course for everyone that wants to know more about improving their sleep. The last 3 years in R&D at Somnox gave us a lot of knowledge about how to improve sleep. Since our sleep robot is not a silver-bullet we want to offer guidance along the way as well. Helping you to form habits that contribute to better sleep hygiene, sleep schedules and and an overall healthy lifestyle. 

You can find the course here. 100% free.

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Production Samples Came in! 

Exciting the news: the first production samples came in and they look fantastic. 
Now we await the success of the certification phase, almost there. Another update about this in week 2 of January.

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Looking back at 2018

The year 2018 sure didn’t make us sleepy. It was a wake-up call, and here we are looking back at this rollercoaster ride. 

 We are fortunate enough to be featured in many renowned publishing and broadcasting media that bring the name of Somnox to a global scale. Also, we had the honour to participate in amazing events that broaden our horizons. 

 We had some wonderful people joining our dream team that contribute to amazing results: acquired trademarks in the USA, set up the supply chain and manufacturing line, had the packaging and sleeve designed, developed our app and won honourable awards, and much more which motivates us to continue to bring better sleep to the world. 

Although we experienced some major setbacks with Somnox (delay in shipment of our sleep robot, we had to cancel our launch plan and revisit it) the team became stronger than ever.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Despite all the changes that happened in 2018, you still have faith in us, understand the situation and have stayed by our side. We wouldn’t be here without you! 

Let’s help everyone sleep better together!

Somnox 2018 Recap
Somnox 2018 Recap

 Have a sleepy 2019! 

The Somnox Team

Good news!

Posted by Somnox (Creator)
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Voor Nederlands klik hier.

Hi everyone, 

Good news! We passed the certification tests that we failed last time. We are almost there.

That’s why we want to share an indication with you of when the shipment of your Somnox Sleep Robot takes place:

Between week 8 & 11 (18 February - 17 March) 2019.

There is this time frame because we are doing the delivery chronologically. So the people that ordered first get it first and so on.

In week 1 (January 1 - 7) we will have the final completion of the certification phase and we start mass production. The issue that we ran into during the certification phase has been solved now. We can’t guarantee anything because we still need to pass some tests, but we are feeling confident that this timeline will work out.

Meanwhile we are doing final tests with 150 uncertified samples that we use for optimizing bugs we may run into.

Our next update will take place in Week 2 of 2019. If you have any questions feel free to email us (info@somnox.nl) or chat with us using our live chat tool. We are ready to answer all your questions 09:00-18:00 CET during weekdays. We try to respond within 24 hours.

We appreciate your patience and support.

Kind Regards,

The Somnox Team

For previous updates about the delivery status check out this link.

Timeline
Timeline

Status Update regarding your Somnox Sleep Robot

Posted by Somnox (Creator)
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Dear Kickstarter Community,

Time for another update!

Choose the language below for an extensive (video) status update on the delivery of your sleep robot:

Nederlands

English

In the previous 4 weeks we have been working hard on the certification issue. Together with our certification partner and Auping we improved the design so we meet the requirements for certification. At the moment we're putting the last hand to the sleep robot samples for certification. Once finished the certification process will start.  

As you can see in our previous update we scheduled the certification to restart 2 weeks ago. Because we want to make sure we wouldn't fail a second time for certification we had to take more time for researching the issue and improving the design. We better take some extra time right now to be sure, than delaying because we failed the test. This means certification will start in the upcoming 2 weeks.  

Halfway the certification process we'll be able to tell you more about the status. This will be in the beginning of december. We don't want to give a unvalidated delivery date. Halfway certification we'll be able to give a better indication of delivery.  

When we're compliant with all certification regulations, we're able to start producing. There will be another update with a scheduled delivery week!  

At this moment it looks like the delivery date will be between the end of February and the end of March. As said before, this is still quite uncertain. During the process we'll update you with a more specific delivery date.

Timeline

*We encourage you to watch the videos above in order to understand this timeline better.*

Have a look at the timeline below to get an insight of our progress and when to expect the delivery of your Somnox Sleep Robot. As said in the video(s) above we are starting certification again which is an important milestone to determine the actual delivery date.

The orange blocks indicate important milestones where we will update you about the status. 

The estimated delivery date based upon the current timeline is the end of february / beginning of March. Since we do not want to overpromise and underdeliver we want to give you the overview the way it is. We understand this can be frustrating and we do apologize for this situation. We are doing everything we can to accelerate this process. 

It's not a question if the sleep robot will arrive it's the question when it will arrive.

Delivery Timeline Somnox
Delivery Timeline Somnox

Podcast: Audio Engineering the Sleep Robot (Dutch)

We take quality very seriously. The sound design of the robot was created by our partner in bed Manglemoose, a specialized audio engineering team that creates sounds for apps/commercials and videos. They did an amazing job on the project. First, studying the effects of sound on sleep and how to engineer the ultimate sleep inducing sounds. Find out about their progress and results in the podcast. It's only available in dutch, but an english one will be available soon.

Or check it out on our your favourite podcast channel: 

What you will receive

We wanted to make sure to give you an overview of what you will receive. As a kickstarter backer (depending on your pledge) you get these in your package

  • The Somnox Sleep Robot 
  • The Somnox Sleep Robot Sleeve 1x
  • Mobile App (iOS and Android) 
  • Packaging of both Somnox Sleep Robot / sleeve
  • Access to our Sleep Course (video course)
  • Sleep Consult 
  • Community Access 

Thank you for being a member of our early bird community! You will be owning one of the most revolutionary Sleep Robot companions to come at a discounted price of at least 33% of retail (€549 for the Robot and €49 for the sleeve) and priority delivery once we start shipping.

What you will receive
What you will receive

On a final note

Pre-ordering in a crowdfunding campaign is an investment you make in the journey towards bringing a product to the market. Unexpected things can happen, that are very frustrating. We hope you understand this and we do apologize for this situation. We can only imagine how much you are looking forward to receiving your new sleep companion. It is something we didn't want to happen as well. 

Do know that 80% of our time and talent is spend on accelarating the delivery process, because we know how important it is. Rest assured that we have an incredible team overseeing development and manufacturing. Together with our partner Auping we are confident in finding the right materials to ensure the new production dates.

Please continue following our progress via our blog, social media channels (facebook, twitter and instagram) and emails.  

If you have any questions feel free to email us (info@somnox.nl) or chat with us using our live chat tool. We are ready to answer all your questions 09:00-18:00 CET during weekdays. We try to respond within 24 hours.

We appreciate your patience and support.  

Sweet dreams, 

The Somnox team

Shipment Delay - Announcement

Posted by Somnox (Creator)

Liever in het Nederlands? Klik hier voor de Nederlandse versie.

Dear backers,

A lot has happened since we first launched our crowdfunding campaign for Somnox in November 2017. Since then we now have a community of many pre-orders, tested with a lot of test sleepers, released an early version of our mobile app, produced demos at various events around the world (CES, IFA) and much more. This would have never been possible without your continuous support, so thank you for being with us through this journey.


R&D Roadmap
R&D Roadmap

Unexpected certification issue

In the past month, we accomplished a lot from a development perspective. To summarize it in short, we finalized the packaging, finished the sleeve designs and solved some noise issues in the first Sleep Robots from our tooling. We finalized the firmware for the robot and launched an Alpha version of our mobile application for iOS and Android.

During the certification process, we encountered an unexpected problem with the materials selected, which results in a reselection of some critical materials. We are doing everything we can to realize this as soon as possible. After that, we will produce new samples with the alternative materials, when that is completed certification can recommence.

We expect news about the certification in week 49, after which we can announce a new shipping date.

We looked at all possible ways to speed up our production to ensure a fast delivery of your sleep robot, but it simply wasn’t feasible. We have a commitment to deliver quality and providing you with the best sleep experience possible, and we don’t believe in releasing the pilot Somnox Sleep Robot until it’s perfect. Product delays sometimes happen because new products can’t guarantee the estimated delivery date when it is given so early in the manufacturing process, this even counts for large companies (see: Apple).

Rest assured that we have an incredible team overseeing development and manufacturing. Together with our partner Auping we are confident in finding the right materials to ensure the new production dates. In week 49 we will have a new estimate of what the new shipping date will be.

Our commitment to help you sleep better

Thank you for being a member of our early bird community! You will be owning one of the most revolutionary Sleep Robot companions to come at a discounted price of at least 33% of retail (€549 for the Robot and €49 for the sleeve) and priority delivery once we start shipping.

Choose your sleeve color

For your early bird support, we have given you free washable sleeve (valued at €49) that comes in two designs. You can choose 1 of the 2 designs prior to delivery, we will be sending out an email asking you for your preference.

Extra functionality

Since the unexpected delay also gives us more unexpected time on other levels we are now also creating the alarm function, to wake you up in the morning. We will do additional user testing so that the Sleep Robot will be even more valuable.

Somnox Sleep Academy

We want to ensure we can help you improve your sleep while waiting for the delivery of the sleep robot, we decided to create the Somnox Sleep Academy. An online platform where we will gather all our research and knowledge that we found during our last 3 years in the area of sleep. The academy will consist of (live)webinars, Q&A’s, toolkits (best apps and curated tips) and proven techniques to improve sleep naturally. You will gain access for FREE. We have a sleep hero working full-time for the next 6 months maintaining and launching this platform to ensure high quality content.

As compensation we also offer you a sleep consult to give you tailored advice on solving sleep (if you are interested please email us at info@somnox.nl).

The Somnox Sleep Robot as a gift

In case the Sleep Robot is a gift for a loved one, we can send you a voucher that you can use to give during the holiday season, to make sure you do have something physical to give in the meanwhile (mail us at info@somnox.nl).

We are very sorry to announce a delay, but we want to be transparent and upfront with all of you. Please continue following our progress via our blog, social media channels (facebook, twitter and instagram) and emails.

If you have any questions feel free to email us (info@somnox.nl) or chat with us using our live chat tool. We are ready to answer all your questions 09:00-18:00 CET during weekdays. We try to respond within 24 hours.

We appreciate your patience and support.

Sweet dreams,

The Somnox team


Getting ready for our launch & global shipment

Posted by Somnox (Creator)
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Dear to-be-sleep-robot-owners,

Time for another update! We are working very hard to start shipping the Somnox Sleep Robots very soon to their new bedrooms. We can't wait to hear about your experiences! We have added some really cool extras in the packaging. Read on to find out about the most important updates this month.

Starting October 14th the first sleep robots should be snuggling with their new users!

We keep an updated overview about the delivery-status meetsomnox.com


This month we will resend you an e-mail asking you to update your shipping adress. 

The Somnox Sleep Robot Package
The Somnox Sleep Robot Package
Sending some love from the office with the newest production units
Sending some love from the office with the newest production units
The package you get
The package you get
   

Want to become a reviewer? 

We are starting a series called 'Bedtime Stories' a campaign that shows the story of people using their new sleep companion: The Somnox Sleep Robot and sharing their experience and the impact it has on their lives. 

If you want to participate, let us know by sending an e-mail to jeroen@meetsomnox.com 

Preparing for launch

Because of you we realized the dream of bringing the sleep robot to the world and help millions of people sleep better and more naturally. This year the shipping will begin and it will be a memorable moment for us. We will be doing a world-wide tour to present the sleep robot to the world. Attending IFA (Berlin), SOMNEX Show (London) and pyjama parties throughout the USA (NYC and San Francisco).

Thanks again for your patience and your trust.




May you have any questions, don't hesitate and contact us! 
info@meetsomnox.com 
+31 6 82421037

Much love and sweet dreams from the Somnox - team, 

Julian Jagtenberg

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