December Manufacturing Update

We're heading back to China

We're heading back to China

We’ve made great progress, but we are sorry to inform that ODIN will be delayed a few weeks and we are currently estimating the shipping date to be late January 2015.

There are three main reasons:

  1. Metal tooling has taken a little longer than expected. The stabilizer part on the ODIN rotation was not stable enough and our mechanical engineers are working on it. 
  2. Our team felt that we were rushing the final testing in order to meet the December shipping deadline and wanted more time testing in normal user scenarios.
  3. We need to insert a G-sensor to our board so it can detect horizontal or portrait views for apps.  With the new KitKat OS, some of the apps don't have the correct screen orientation.  Engineers are saying this is an easy change, thankfully.

In the next few weeks, expect another email that will confirm your shipping address.

Here are photos of our progress thus far.

ODIN's Dos Owls branded carrying case

ODIN's Dos Owls branded carrying case

A sample of ODIN's retail box

A sample of ODIN's retail box

Oops! It doesn't fit—this is the reason we make prototypes!

Oops! It doesn't fit—this is the reason we make prototypes!

Our fully assembled ODIN plastic molding

Our fully assembled ODIN plastic molding

A few of the many parts that make up ODIN

A few of the many parts that make up ODIN

ODIN's updated timeline

ODIN's updated timeline

Best regards,
Alex Yoo