Thank all you very much! See you early 2017!
First of all, we are impressed by the interest in our project from people from all over the world so a big THANK YOU, especially to our early backers!
While the campaign was running, we received so much feedback here and on social networks in personal messages, comments and emails. We came to the conclusion that the timing of our launch is off, mostly due to the Christmas holiday season.
We were a bit too eager to bring StringPad to you and we were continuously working on improving the headset and the amplifier, and maybe not enough on optimizing its manufacturing cost. So while we now have an AMAZING product, we don’t have it at an affordable enough price yet.
Also, one of the drawbacks of creating something completely new, is, well, that it’s new 🙂 so people want to try it out for themselves.
So here’s what we’ll do : we’ll cancel our Kickstarter campaign for now and we’ll plan a series of open test days where people can come and test StringPad. We’ll also re-negotiate with our manufacturers to get you a better price. Since we have the headphones, the transducers and a brand new amplifier,our initial development and tooling costs are very high, so we’ll work on that.
Then, we will relaunch our Kickstarter campaign with a new approach and a reduced pricing in the beginning of 2017.
Thanks to you we have built a very strong community, and we believe that our relaunch will be a great success.
We like learning from you and making our product even better. So please support us by sending your feedback on this campaign.
Follow us on facebook, twitter, instagram and our website to stay tuned about the new campaign.
Warmest regards and see you back on Kickstarter in early 2017 !
Jean-Pierre, Patrick, Edwina, Daniel & Kris,
the StringPad team