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Martin Andersen
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--- STATUS UPDATE ---

I sadly announce that we found some turbulence.
Our expected shipping date was planned for mid-December, and we will not be able to meet that date Smile

Factory was supposed to ship the products to us on Nov 27th, but due to increase complexity of the product they had several problems and could not ship until today. Assuming a transit time of 3-5 days for express shipping then we will receive them by mid next week (already mid-Dec). Still we have to program and test each unit one by one, pack them and ship.

That is only half of the problem. We made custom color rubber caps for the switches. 50,000 units color caps... that was the minimum order quantity. But really nice caps! Samples worked nice. But once we received the production units, they didn't work!!! Smile
I mean, they do work, and still very nice, but you can not fit one cap on top of the other as you see on the video to turn 2 different color lights at the same time. So I asked to produce a new kind of caps which proved to work. This will also delay the shipping maybe one extra week. Smile

December has many holidays, and because of Xmas season shipping and customs are slower than usual. And still in COVID situation which make everything harder.
Im really sorry to make you all wait. I promise we are working extra hours to have them ready ASAP. But some things are out of our control. Thanks for your comprehension.
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Thanks for the update Martin I'm sure we will all continue to patiently wait
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On Dec 9, 2020, Magicalos wrote:
Thanks for the update Martin I'm sure we will all continue to patiently wait


Sad news BUT this trick is worth to wait a bit longer to receive a flawless version ✨
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Martin,you don’t have to worry at all.
I understand the complexity of the project and I know all the wait deserves the chance.
I purchased Clonk and IpodRF directly from you in the past and I always received a state of the art final product.
I’m still in.
Anyway all my investment for the moment has been the reserve price, a very low one, so no hurry at all.

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No worries, Martin, and thank you for the thorough update!

Mark
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I just ordered mine from the third batch so I guess I have to wait even longer but it seems to be worth it
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Although the bulbs seem to screw in/out easily with a minimum of turns, I was hoping this version would eliminate having to screw in each bulb, and use pressure fit bulbs instead as having to repeatedly unscrew and screw each bulb really bogs down every switchboard routine I have seen IMO.
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Although the bulbs seem to screw in/out easily with a minimum of turns, I was hoping this version would eliminate having to screw in each bulb, and use pressure fit bulbs instead as having to repeatedly unscrew and screw each bulb really bogs down every switchboard routine I have seen IMO.


I understand your wish, but I believe that laymen can handle the screwing technique better
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I am aware of that but feel the trade off is worth it. Again, just my opinion.
But I should add that I think Martin has done a wonderful job overall with the creation of this product and I wish him great success.
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Thank you all for your support!

We were aware of the "problem" of having to screw the bulbs and evaluated the possibility of alternatives. We are using E10 bulb holder model. And there is a BA9S model that allows to fit the bulb with only a 1/8 turn. Much easier, but those bulb holders have a spring inside, and a rod to make contact with the bottom tip of the bulb. That rod, when pressed with the bulb, comes out from the back of the holder and would need a hole in the circuit board so it can go through. The working is simple, but the trade off is a quite strange mechanism that protrudes from the back of the circuit, and most people will not be familiar with, so may rise suspicion even when nothing has to do with anything. Moreover, they are far less elegant. Was hard to decide, but we preferred a "nice and familiar, but more difficult" holder, than a "easier but ugly and suspicious" one Smile

Third batch wont necessarily be delayed because of the #1 and #2 delay. We hope to keep the same expected shipping date by end of January.

BTW, only 5 left from #3! After that the price will go up Smile
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Which price is estimated?
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Which price is estimated?

Final retail price is 210€. If reserved for the #3 batch then the price is 179€
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On Dec 9, 2020, videoman wrote:
Although the bulbs seem to screw in/out easily with a minimum of turns, I was hoping this version would eliminate having to screw in each bulb, and use pressure fit bulbs instead as having to repeatedly unscrew and screw each bulb really bogs down every switchboard routine I have seen IMO.


I understand your wish, but I believe that laymen can handle the screwing technique better


don't we all handle screwing better? Smile
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Hey Martin any updates to 1st batchers? as to when itll be up to order/ready/ship/any news at all?
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Hey Martin any updates to 1st batchers? as to when itll be up to order/ready/ship/any news at all?

Nothing to update since Dec 9th from last update Smile
This week I will try to send an email to everyone that made a reservation, as not everyone is reading here.

Recap:
1. a few days before Switch Board is ready we will send an email with discount cupon to the ones that reserved one
2. you will be able to purchase the final product with the coupon in our website
3. we will prepare and send them all
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On Dec 13, 2020, Magicalos wrote:
Hey Martin any updates to 1st batchers? as to when itll be up to order/ready/ship/any news at all?

Nothing to update since Dec 9th from last update Smile
This week I will try to send an email to everyone that made a reservation, as not everyone is reading here.

Recap:
1. a few days before Switch Board is ready we will send an email with discount cupon to the ones that reserved one
2. you will be able to purchase the final product with the coupon in our website
3. we will prepare and send them all


thanks for the update!! cant wait Smile
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Also can`t wait ; )
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Hey Martin,
Any update news?????
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Martin,

Do you anticipate extraordinary shipping delays due to the pandemic? I have an order with Lebanon Circle and Dan sent an update email this morning. Basically, he's not shipping anything at this time, even if the person's order is ready to be shipped. The new strain of virus has caused additional lockdown in the UK. Is the situation similar in Spain?

Mark
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On Dec 22, 2020, Magic Mark wrote:
Martin,

Do you anticipate extraordinary shipping delays due to the pandemic? I have an order with Lebanon Circle and Dan sent an update email this morning. Basically, he's not shipping anything at this time, even if the person's order is ready to be shipped. The new strain of virus has caused additional lockdown in the UK. Is the situation similar in Spain?

Mark


Fortunately NOT the same at Spain for the moment.
Fingers crossed.
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