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Are we still on track for mid Aug? An update on how things are progressing would be nice.
I think the last update was the end of June so it would be nice to get another one soon.
There was a small problem with the LED arrangement in the thumb cluster that was causing a couple minor issues, but has since been resolved. Because of the additional PCB work that had to be done there was a few days lost putting us a little closer to late August, but we're still on schedule for delivery this month. I'll try to get Logistics to broadcast this in an email and will update with any other changes in the project.
Thank you for your patience!
Well I must say that you have done an amazing job that I am rather impressed with, With so many people demanding that you offer updates and a quick turn around with the keyboard to be delivered as soon as possible, you kept up with updates and pretty time line in shipping the keyboard.
Congratulations in making it happen.
Don't be mistaken. About some of us, it's not "patience" but "resignation" since it's the only way to get one of this keyboard.
I'm curious. When you say "Delivery" by late August, do you mean that you'll have delivered the the keyboards to Backer's* doors by then, or that they'll be placed on a boat in China at that point? Or do you mean you'll "deliver" the designs to the factory for manufacture (meaning we're looking at about 4 months before the word "delivery" is appropriate)?
My experience with other Kickstarters* has been a 2-3 month delay between product manufacture and actual delivery. The product has to be shipped from the factory overseas to a US fulfillment center before actually being shipped to the Backer*. Can you provide a realistic estimate for actually fulfilling the Backer Pledges*?
* - "This isn't a Kickstarter!" you say? Weird. I paid up front for a nebulous concept product, only to watch the product flounder through endless delays and growing pains. Looks like a Kickstarter to me...
This most definitely isn't a Kickstarter. Here you pre-ordered a product. If you dont get the product, you get a refund. With Kickstarter, you donate money to a group to attempt to make a product, and they agree to give you some sort of gift (the product) IF they are successful. Very big difference there.
When I joined this drop it already said at the bottom of the description: "Shipping time is an estimate, and we may have to adjust the actual ship date for this product."
Then I researched a little and found out that all is thought out and done, only a few variables weren't. I, then, knowing all this joined the drop. Perhaps there should've been more info, or perhaps you should've done research. Kickstarter is, like Vilhjalmr says, entirely different. If you are not content with waiting this long maybe support will help you with your worries, be it leaving the drop or getting more info.
This comment makes me wish Massdrop had a downvote button...
While I may not agree with everything in this comment, I do think clarification on what is meant by "delivery" is completely valid. The last update mentioned problems with the PCB, so that sounds like delivery means delivery to factory, which puts delivery of product to consumers further out.
I'd assume massdrop are going to take delivery of the pcbs complete with with smds, the plastic cases, keycaps and key-switches individually from a range of suppliers and re-package those themselves.
In that scenario the pcbs would be the critical and final thing they need before sorting and re-shipping can start, given that's the component with the largest complexity and delays.