The canary is on its way

Not long now, another of our great giveaways.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve made great strides at Canary—improving the setup experience, solidifying the server infrastructure, testing to make sure every unit off the assembly line works and looks great. With so many milestones behind us, we feel comfortable honing in on your biggest question: “When do I get mine?”

Shipping Timeline

The big moment is nearly upon us—Canary devices will be rolling off the assembly line next month for mass production. Concurrently, we’ll be finishing up our Beta testing so we can ship your units as soon as the firmware on the device has been tested and finalized.

What does that mean for backers? Most of you will receive your Canary in October, and as we get closer to shipping, you’ll receive an email with a delivery timeline for your specific units. Some international users will receive their Canary starting in November as there is additional testing and certification that we’re going through to comply with local laws. Although it’s a little later than anticipated, we can’t wait to get Canary into your hands and we’re working around the clock to make that happen.

Backer Event

Last week, we held a sneak peek event for Canary backers in the New York City area. We demoed the app, showed off the hardware, and—the part we enjoyed most—spoke with some of our backers and pre-order customers. It was a thrill for us to learn more about how they plan to use Canary, and get their feedback on our design and user experience.