Good news! We passed all the 120V testing and should ship the first Nomikus by the end of July. To get Nomiku into your kitchens as quickly as possible, we are skipping the usual slow boat from China and are instead air shipping the Nomikus to the US. From there, they will be shipped in the order we received your backing. They’ll be flying to your doorsteps in August! This also means we’ll be hosting the first of our promised backer parties in San Francisco August 14th at a secret location we’ll email you privately about.
We’re in the middle of our production verification test (PVT) right now, and the results are looking great. We’re nailing down the cosmetics and making sure that we catch any issues before a unit leaves the factory. We’ve ordered every part now down to the last screw, so we’ll be ready for mass production early next month.
In other good news, we were able to make some last minute modifications to extend the voltage range of Nomiku from just 120V to cover the full 120V-240V range! The final power rating for Nomiku will be 1150-1250W, though actual power will depend on the water level and temperature.
240V backers will be able to get their units soon after Nomiku gets CE certification. Because the units already work at 240V, we have good confidence that we’ll pass the testing, but we’ve learned to expect surprises. Provided we don’t need a significant part change, we should have your Nomikus shipped a month after the 120V ones.
We’re excited to begin mass production and get Nomiku into your hands! As usual, if you want more updates on how things are going, you can check out our blog, Facebook, or Twitter.
Dedicated to you,
Lisa, Abe and Bam