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Shipping out! - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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Hi Backers! This is one of the most exciting updates we have had in a long time. Judging from the comments everyone is extremely eager to receive their KS rewards and we are proud to say that production will be completed ahead of schedule! Production update KS Mass production is scheduled to be ready by next week Wednesday As stated in previous updates we experienced some issues with the tracker PCBs supplied by our supplier. The firmware on the chips was not equivalent to the firmware we ordered and programmed our tracker cards for. This caused a two-week delay in the tracker production while all wallets were ready to ship out. Luckily we were able to resolve this issue and get back on track with production. We have added an extra feature to the tracker cards which would prevent the cards to be limited to one device in it's lifetime....

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Packaging update - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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We have new information from our tracker chip supplier. Since we returned the PCBs to be flashed at the supplier's factory in order to fix the previously mentioned defect, they have informed us that the batch they delivered has more issues that can cause product defects down the line. Seeing as we have just received this information we don't have much clarity on what exactly is the problem and we are on top of them 24/7. We presume that they may have to send over a brand new batch which may cause a slight delay.For the timeline, this means that we did not receive the tracker chips on the correct day to ensure assembly in time for shipment on the 30th. We are hoping that this new batch will be delivered within a week which would mean we could start shipping out on the 15th of July. This would mean that instead of receiving...

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Production update - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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The light at the end of the tunnel is in sight! This update is dedicated to giving you insights into the successful production trip we just had in China and to clarifying the delivery schedule.Firstly we'd like to express our excitement after receiving the reactions from our early products testers and lottery winners to their new Ekster 2.0 wallets. After several months of use the testers have had nothing but positive remarks. We have seen no defects and no red flags that could delay the production in any way. Even the Lottery winners have expressed to us personally how happy they are with their prize. Production Update Quality control for the first crowdfunding batch is completed. For both the cardholder and the leather components of the products we have found no significant issues.  The cardholders are assembled in a dust free area allowing no dust to enter the mechanism or glue. Tracker...

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Start of Mass Production - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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We are extremely thankful for everyone's elaborate feedback and have gotten quite some interesting results! If anyone is interested in hearing more about the results, feel free to reach out to us at nest@ekster.com. All of the tests are cleared, and we are ready to flip the switch starting mass production of the wallets. Production Update: Final preparations to start Mass Production next week are ongoing We will be traveling to China the first week of June All resources from our suppliers have arrived at our factory except for the TrackR PCBs Still on track with proposed time-line Final Packaging samples are in!

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China Trip update - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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We have some cool new developments we'd like to shoot your way. We're very excited as a team to get our hands dirty at the pre-production line and even more excited to send you our progress. Backer Questions Complete your Backerkit Survey! This is the LAST chance to claim our products at major discounts. After this, the prices will shoot up on our webshop. The survey has been sent to your inbox. What is included with a Senate and what is a "Pocket Strap"? If you order a Senate WITH tracker you will receive the Senate cardholder with a pocket strap around it. This pocket strap has an extra card-slot on the back of the Senate to allow for a tracker card or any other card to be stored. If you order a Senate WITHOUT tracker then you will receive a Senate with a regular cash-strap. Both the pocket-strap and the cash-strap can be added...

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The leather update - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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We're extremely excited about how well the Ekster 2.0 has been received by the Indiegogo community. Not only do we have countless returning customers from the Ekster 1.0, we've built up a new backer community of 1500 backers who believe in the 2nd Generation Ekster wallet. Backer questions As a result of our backer questionnaire in the previous update, we received many requests for a side-by-side comparison between the 1st generation and the 2nd generation Ekster Wallet. If you scroll down the campaign you'll find a detailed comparison! Some people are still confused about what this "Solar Powered" feature means exactly. This is the first ever solar powered tracker card to date. It only requires 800 lux to charge at maximum capacity, meaning that it doesn't even need direct contact with sun-rays for a sufficient charge. (Broad daylight = 10,000 lux)  Ekster's tracker cards only require 3 hours of light...

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Factory Update - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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We're nearing the 700% funded mark and are extremely thankful for the support you guys have given us over the past 10 days. It's time for another weekly update! Backer Questions How do I add multiple products to my order without paying double shipping: After the campaign comes to an end, we will send out a "Backerkit Survey" to all backers, which allows you to make your final choice of colour, add products to your order and confirm your address.  "Two & Three products of Choice" perk: This perk allows you to combine any two/three perks that we offer for a set price and you only have to pay shipping once! This gives you a major discount over buying just 1 product. Factory Update The final molds have been ordered and are currently in production. Our assembly factory has the resources to do this in-house.  All details concerning the leather...

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500% Crowdfunding mark - World's #1 best-selling Smart Wallet

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We're overwhelmed by the wave of positive reactions and the support you've given us over the past 3 days. We were funded in less than an hour and are nearing the 500% funding mark! We're so excited to reveal the products that we've worked tirelessly on improving and redesigning. We have taken every single piece of feedback from previous campaigns to perfect the 2nd generation Ekster Wallets.  Production Update Founder and head of production Rick Scharnigg is in Shenzhen at the factory as we speak monitoring the last rounds of sample production. The final mold designs have officially been confirmed and are ready to be ordered.  The tracker final/golden samples are scheduled to be ready for the last phase of testing next week. All leather samples are going through final detail changes under the supervision of Rick. Production is on schedule according to the time-line   Finalize Your Order Here...

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