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Matthew B
Aug 27

Closing out August

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@Corey | Founder | Any update coming for August Corey?

Corey | Founder |
Sep 6

The next update will probably be for October. Most of us took the month of August off so not much happened. This month will be spent following up with investors who have expressed interest. Expect for the October update to include commentary on changes to the LAFORGE app (SocialFlo), more details about the our first product which will feature beta software, and perhaps some details about funding.

 

I enjoy doing the videos, but from to time I have to take a break and focus.

 

I hope this helps

Dan Guy
Sep 7

Can you deputize someone else to answer questions and/or post updates so that it doesn't all rest on your busy shoulders?

Corey | Founder |
Sep 7

@Dan Guy That is coming. Having to balance development, reserves that manufactures require, while in the midst of a fundraise is a balancing act.

Dan Guy
Sep 7

@Corey | Founder | Hence the need to shift the community communication role to someone else.

Matthew B
Sep 6

@Corey | Founder |

 

Thanks Corey, looking forward to it.

 

Are we still looking good for alpha units out before the end of the year? The new year is fast approaching.

Adam DB
Sep 7

This is my main concern as well; mid-september soon, and nothing yet. Again, I urge Corey to find the earliest registered regular on this forum, and move him/her to the front of the queue; that way the rest of us would likely get a review of sorts to quench our thirst...! 😊

Corey | Founder |
Sep 7

@Adam DB I agree. That will be Kyle Lux. At the moment, we have a manufacturing plan from our main supplier, we have cash in some of our tier 2 and 3 suppliers' hands, and we are bringing in more funds from some new investors to build a fleet of "cohesive prototypes". We will be spending about $50K on about 5 of these prototypes and ship them to preorder customers so they can try them out. I say "cohesive prototype" because to date we have consolidated about 6 prototypes (each proving something different) into three prototypes: one showing SW, one showing optics and hardware, and another showing lens tech, aesthetics, and hardware. The magic occurs when combining these into one (SW, optics, lens tech, aesthetics, and hardware). So we have another big push before year end. These efforts will be accelerated by new investments.

 

I do appreciate everyone keeping us honest.

Dan Guy
Sep 7

@Corey | Founder | I appreciate the updates, and I know that we're talking about *alphas* by the end of the year, but when I read updates like the above I worry about just how alpha they're going to be.

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ZhiKai Ng
Sep 9

Hi @Corey | Founder | , I just want to check (not asking when), those early alpha buyers, we got our alpha "normal" spectacles. From the site, our order is having a fulfilled status with the same cost we paid, are we still going to expect a beta delivery and as well as the actual product in future?

Mosea Manna
Sep 12

Hey ZhiKai, I don't work for Laforge but I'm pretty sure what you're talking about is the gift eyewear. We all have different accounts, but on mine, Laforge created another order in my account and marked it as fulfilled (I'm guessing to notify me of a new shipment, and to keep track on their end of gift eyewear). Is that what you're talking about? Either way, from what Corey and others have said -- YES. You'll be getting the Alpha and the upgrade for no extra cost. Same terms as when you first ordered.

Dan Guy
Sep 12

I think we get the alpha and the beta, not the post-beta "actual product", if that's what you mean.

Adam DB
Sep 12

@Dan Guy If memory serves me, I think we've signed up for the Beta Bold, and the preceding Alfa. I believe the Beta and Beta Bold are final products in their own right, despite the name. Corey has never mentioned any products following the Betas, other than in theory...

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