Shipping batch 4, and exciting new features in Enowork!
The team’s been working really hard to get more units out, and update every facet of the Enophone experience. It’s been a while since we’ve shared an update – we wanted to ensure we had a concrete timeline we could trust before setting expectations.
We’re excited to show you our latest progress over the past months, and announce what’s to come. Enjoy!
We are shipping Batch 4 of Enophones to every Kickstarter backer with order # below 3,600 starting the week of August 30th. Due to component shortages, Batch 5 will be shipping all remaining pre-orders by December 2021.
v0.4.3 of Enowork will be out in the coming days with improved stability. Meanwhile, the software team is preparing release v0.5.0, which will include major robustness improvements, a new session page and focus level, automatic tracking, and a new onboarding. Look for this release in a few weeks, alongside Batch 4.
Read the full update below for more details!
Let’s dive right into the big news: Enophone Batch 4. We have manufactured our latest batch of Enophones, and will be shipping these units in 2 weeks, starting August 30th. Every Kickstarter backer with order number below #3,600 will be receiving their Enophone in this shipment.
In preparing Batch 4, we unfortunately learned that one of the electronics components in our product is currently sold out everywhere due to the international supply chain shortages manufacturers have been facing. As a result, we were unable to meet the volume for this batch necessary to ship all remaining pre-orders as we’d hoped. We were able to secure enough materials to ship Enophones to backers up to #3,600, but the remaining units will need to be produced in our subsequent batch.
As a result of this, we have spent the last few months working with our team to swap the component for an equivalent one, and modify our firmware accordingly. We are now far enough along in this change that we feel comfortable projecting that Batch 5 will arrive in December, in time for the holidays. This will ship all remaining Enophone pre-orders across all platforms.
To everyone with backer number below 3,600: please double check your address on Backerkit in the next few days, as we will be locking in the shipping address soon. You will receive a tracking number by email once the Enophone ships, and should receive the unit shortly after!
As a quick reminder: we will only be shipping units to backers who have updated their backerkit survey with their current shipping address. If you haven’t done so, please visit this link for Kickstarter, and this link for Indiegogo. Those who ordered through our website, do not need to update anything.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help with updating your shipping address. We look forward to shipping your Enophones!
While the hardware team prepared the next batch, the software team has been working on our next app release: v0.5.
This update will release alongside Batch 4, and focus on the following improvements:
Many of you shared edge case bugs with us that you experienced with Enophone, Enowork, or both. Thanks to your feedback, we have implemented several crucial reliability and robustness improvements to the data streaming and app launch. This will help ensure that tracking your brain can be a consistent part of your workday.
One piece of feedback we heard often is that you want to be able to see your focus level in real time while you’re wearing Enophone. As a result, we redesigned the session page to add a focus level visualization. Now, whenever you wear Enophone, opening the app will immediately show you your focus level in real time.
In v0.4 we released a beta for automatic tracking, which allows Enowork to automatically track your focus level during the day without having to start and stop your sessions. After several iterations, we are ready to fully integrate this feature into the app. Now, every time you wear Enophone, you can be confident that your focus level will be saved and available to view later!
Finally, we have updated Enowork’s onboarding to add a data calibration, and a survey to help us personalized recommendations for your focus sessions. As we add new coaching features over the coming months, this data will help ensure that the experience is personalized to you and your habits.
We’re anticipating launching this major update in the next few weeks. Whether you’re new to Enowork, you’ve been using it for months, or you haven’t touched it in a while, we recommend checking out the new features is has to offer!
We saw a few comments recently from backers that received their Enophone in Batch 3, citing issues with the audio quality, Bluetooth connection, and app installation. We wanted to share some feedback on these questions.
I want to clarify that the majority of these issues can be resolved. Many times, we have a quick fix ready to share! We set the quality standard for Enophones quite high, and if your current unit is not living up to that we want to help.
Based on your feedback we’ve been able to replicate many of the bugs – more will be solved in Enowork v0.5 – while others remain difficult to track. This is why we need your help: if you’ve experienced any bugs with Enophone or Enowork, please reach out to our technical support team at email@example.com to help us improve your experience, and everyone else’s.
In parallel, we are working on adding more details to our user manual, as well as a help section to our website with guides to resolving common issues and getting the most out of your Enophone. We will update our website in the coming weeks to share this resource.
Our goal is to keep improving Enophone to add new features, patch old issues, and deliver the best possible brain-sensing tool. As our first customers, your testing, feedback, and support helps make that happen!
For everyone interested in the Enophone SDK for streaming EEG data into your personal apps and projects, we have good news: we’re integrating Enophone into Brainflow!
Brainflow provides integrated tools for streaming, parsing, and processing EEG data. They have done a fantastic job of simplifying the process of integrating EEG into biosignal projects and apps, making it really easy to use neurotech devices in personal and professional projects.
We’ve been working with the team at Brainflow to integrate Enophone into their SDK, so that you can leverage their incredible tools to get access to your neural data. A special thanks to Andrey Parfenov for his incredible effort in integrating Enophone and helping make neural data more accessible for the community!
You can check out the git repo for the full implementation. We will be adding tutorials and sample code to help get setup with the data over the coming months. Please do share with us any projects you create – we hope you enjoy!
Please reach out if you have any questions, or comment your thoughts below and we’ll be sure to answer them!
Also, we’d really love your feedback about Enophone, Enowork, and any new features you’d like us to add over the coming months. If you have suggestions or ideas, please send them our way to firstname.lastname@example.org!
– The Eno Team