The CruxSKUNK contains a lithium-ion battery. These batteries are considered "Hazardous Material". Because we are limited on international carriers for this, we have to pay a higher price to ship the SKUNK to you.
We've considered putting speakers into the CruxSKUNK. However, the base is only 6 mm thin, which means we would be limited to very small and weak speakers. The sound quality produced by these speakers would be very poor. In addition speakers would drain the battery and add more weight. So for this product we have opted to leave them out.
We've also considered putting an extra battery into the CruxSKUNK. This too, However, would drastically increase the size, weight, and cost of the case. So we've decided to leave them out on this first version.
We've just changed our shipping price to Western Europe to $40. If you've already pledged and live in Western Europe, you can modify your pledge to reflect this. If you are a new backer, just add $40 to your pledge amount.
We would love to do a backlit keyboard. The only problem is that it would cost us about 200K and 6 months to produce. So as you can see a backlit keyboard is very cost and time prohibitive for this version of the CruxSKUNK. But yes we'd love to do one if the future.
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