We are excited to announce that the connectivity was finally, successfully achieved in multiple earbuds sets.
We had 8 people coming for this third round of Beta testing, 7 of them were new beta testers. The results were impressive. All of them found the connectivity to be a 10/10.
*They were also all delighted by the fit and sound quality
**1 beta tester had 5/10 but when the earbud was rightfully orientated in the ear, it was a 10\10
This month, we made lots of earbuds’ shell variations since it’s greatly affecting the antenna performance and we found what works best. There are 2 designs that deliver great results, one where only the antenna portion is extruded and the other one where all the top surface is extruded.
We are now making a release (completing documentation), for the hardware & firmware so we can move into pre-production. We are looking to implement the microphone and audio transparency. This shall take a few days.
The big recurring question is: When do you ship?
The end of year deadline slipped, sadly. We made big personal (financial) sacrifices to keep the cashflow secured. That’s been a rough year and we certainly know we created a lot of disappointment. I have to confess that I’m quite embarrassed by this long delay. We’re now estimating Q1 2020. To put it frankly, we are really bad at setting up estimates. We’re hoping this one will be good. The hardest milestone has been completed so the ride should be smoother.
That being said, we hope to offset all this inconvenience and reward your extreme patience with a great quality product. We deeply feel accountable to our backers.
From the team, Happy Holidays guys!
Chris & Sylvain