Surprise surprise, folks — another Kickstarter shipping window slipped. This time, Pressy’s April 28th ship date came and went without a peep from NimRod Back, the project’s creators. Many were wondering what happened and why they were so silent they were nearly deafening. Thankfully we have our answer.
Nimrod Back posted an update to Kickstarter today to let everyone know what’s going. As for what happened, they say that some of the Pressy buttons in their latest production batch weren’t up to par, with some beginning to wear out after just 100 clicks. Most Kickstarter delays are often due to quality control issues, so that’s not too surprising of a reason.
As to why they took so long to say anything, they say they didn’t want to share any information until they knew the problem was fully identified and fixed. With that, we’re told that the buttons should all be working perfectly fine after a change in their assembly process, and if everything goes well we should see the first shipments begin to arrive by the end of the month.
Of course, that window is also subject to unforeseen delays so don’t put too much stock into their estimations. Our suggestion? Just go on with your life, forget about Pressy, and the day it finally shows up you can be even more excited and surprised to have finally received it.