Project Update: December 2017
(9 min read)
This update contains 'forward looking statements' that may change for reasons out of the control of the Company, it's officers, and employees.
First pre-orders are going out in a few weeks.
Call it a delay or call it us trying to sustainably build something, we are working hard to get the first 30 pre-orders out this month (though it may take us until January to get all of these out). We have contacted the first pre-order holders to confirm their addresses. We also sent them a rendering (below) of what alpha rev0 will look like. Alpha rev0 is hand built and we will be sharing real images and a brief video of it in the coming weeks. Alpha rev0 is based on an existing frame style from one of our manufacturing partners and will feature some 3D printed content.
rendering of alpha rev0
Approximate Schedule and More Details on rev1, rev2, and rev3
Our previous diagram proved difficult to understand by some pre-order holders and observers so we have fashioned a new one showing our revised rollout.
Rev0: Late this month and early next month we are sending out the first 30 pre-orders for rev0. These folks have been contacted and are in-queue for production. A number of these folks have confirmed their address, those who don’t have them confirmed in time will not receive rev0.
Rev1: Scheduled to occur in the Feb-Mar time frame. Looking at the graph, we have indicated that the 30 people from rev0 are receiving rev1. Rev1 will feature more production content, but may still have some 3D printed content. Rev1 will feature the updated version of our electronics architecture, produced in Orange County, and will only feature one frame style; it will be unisex. Some of these units will feature your prescription.
Rev2: Consists of about 300 units and go out in the March-April timeframe. Rev2 will consist of the 100 people from rev1 and 200 other people who have made pre-orders. At this point, orders will start featuring the selected frame style, prescription, and frame color.
Rev3: This is essentially an early release of the beta that may not be water resistant. It shall consist of 100% production content and be used for an internal initial quality survey. 700 of these will be produced. No one receiving rev2 will receive rev3, but they will get the beta once it is ready, as a concession for their patience, support, and input (note - everyone is still getting beta bold). This run of 700 will spell the end of the alpha development phase. About 200 rev2 will be reserved for certain fortune 1000 and Silicon Valley firms that have expressed an interest in collaborating during beta.
Note, you can change your frame style at any time by shooting us an email (even between revs)
Alpha Pre-Order Period Closes in February.
This is not a solicitation of “please come in and order now”, but it is more of an FYI. We have garnered a statistically significant number of pre-orders and gotten far enough into pre-production activities for beta in order to begin putting a close on alpha activities. Once pre-orders close, the “alpha + beta bold” option will no longer be available, updates will be provided on a regular cadence for those who are on this mailing list.