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2021 year end update

December 23, 2021 | Jacob (eno)

Hey Backers!

We’re back with our monthly update. 2021 really flew by – this post will share our latest update on Enophone and Enowork, as we’ll look back on the year’s progress before heading into the new year.

Enjoy!

TL;DR 

Enophones have shipped to Kickstarter backers with order number below 3750. In the next couple weeks, we will to order number is 3900 and below, so keep your eyes peeled!

Very important: be on the lookout for an email from your local customs office asking you to pay any import taxes. Failure to respond promptly may result in several months of delays, so please keep an eye on your junk mail folder!

V0.5.1 was released earlier this month, introducing a new session page, updated status indicator, and more. V0.6 will be coming out early in the new year, and will include some awesome data visualization tools.

Finally, read on for a recap of Eno’s progress in 2021, and some expectations for the next year! 

Enophone shipments

This month we shipped several hundred Enophones, delivering to every Kickstarter backer with order number below 3750. We’re continuing to receive Enophones on a rolling basis from our factory, and will be sending out the next shipment to Kickstarter backers with order number below 3900 in a couple weeks.

If you have not already, please read our November update for instructions on updating your shipping address.

For clarity, here’s a quick breakdown of what you’ll receive when your Enophone ships:

  1. We will send out an email with your tracking number
  2. Based on your location, the shipping companies may or may not also send an email with your tracking number
  3. We will send a reminder a week later notifying you to keep an eye on your emails

If you receive any of those three notices, and feel like you’re lacking information, please reach out to hello@enophone.com – our community manager Oliver is always happy to help!

After this, it’s very important to keep an eye on your emails. There’s a high probability that the shipping company or your country’s local customs will reach out by email to coordinate payment of any VATs, duties, or local import taxes. These payments are legally required for you to receive your Enophone, and are not something we control. Failure to respond promptly may result in several months of delays, so please keep an eye on your junk mail folder!

For the remainder of Batch 5, rather than arriving all at once, our factory continues to produce hundreds of Enophones each month. We’re continuing to ship Enophones on a rolling basis, as fast as we receive them. In the next 2 weeks we will be sending out several hundred more, to every Kickstarter backer with order number below 3900, with shipments to the remaining Kickstarter backers and those who ordered through Indiegogo or our website shipping soon after. 

We can’t wait for you to experience Enophone, and share your feedback with us!

Enowork v0.5.1

Enowork v0.5 released earlier this month, bringing several very significant features: Auto-tracking, auto-start at login, a new session page, an updated status indicator, and more. V0.5.1 released shortly after, patching a few bugs and providing stability improvements based on your feedback.

We are still experiencing an issue with MacOS Monterey, which is interfering with Enophone’s Bluetooth connection and preventing streaming the sensor data to the app. We are still in discussions with Apple to resolve this issue as soon as possible. In order to continue using the Enowork app, we suggest that you avoid updating to Monterey for the time being.

Enowork v0.6

The team has been hard at work on v0.6, which we anticipate releasing before the next update. This update will bring a hotly requested feature: a stats page, for long-term data visualization.

The new stats page! 

The stats page will allow you to view all your focus sessions at once, to look for trends that can influence your productivity. You can identify what time of day you’re most focused, when you tend to work most, which app you use most often, and what your average focus level is. Filters will allow you to compare different days of the week or compare month by month. Over time, we’ll continue to add new dimensions to this data, to help you better extract insights from your daily tracking.

We’re really excited about this new feature, as it brings Enophone one step closer to our vision of a Fitbit for your brain. Together with the auto-tracking in v0.5, using Enophone to track your brain is easier and more insightful than ever.

We can’t wait for you to try it out!

2021 BY THE NUMBERS 

In many ways, 2021 has been a difficult year for Eno. The supply chain shortages caused massive delays that we could not have anticipated. Shipping delays compounded this, as some Enophone shipments took months to arrive. On the software side we had to focus mostly on infrastructure, including a massive database migration, instead of building the new features that we wanted.

On the other hand, 2021 has been Eno’s most productive and exciting year yet. We’ve shipped Enophones to backers all over the world. The app has received 4 massive updates, introducing some new features we’ve been working on since we first began our R&D. Our team has grown substantially to help support our users. And we successfully raised the funding we needed to make all of this happen.

For our last update of the year, we wanted to offer a quick recap of Eno’s 2021 by the numbers – what we’ve achieved, and where we intend to go.

We see this as our biggest success story of the year – despite the chaotic state of the supply chain, we’re incredibly proud to have finally delivered thousands of Enophones to our backers.

As we’ve shared throughout the years, it’s been a difficult, confusing, and often frustrating ride trying to miniaturize clinical neurotechnology into a comfortable and easy to use form factor. The depth of research, design, engineering, and manufacturing required to bring this product to life has astounded us time and time again. And while we were not able to ship all of the outstanding Enophone orders this year, being able to look back on the thousands of Enophones brought to life and shipped around the world, I’m incredibly proud of the hard work our team has put in to achieve this goal.

This one continues to blow me away! Across nearly every continent, people have rallied together in our search improve our focus and better understand our brains.

We can’t wait to get everyone on the platform, with our different experiences, sharing our insights and helping each other improve our productivity!

This one is simply astounding. Since v0.5 introduced auto-tracking, the amount of time people spend tracking their neural data with Enophone has skyrocketed.

When we first started building Eno, collecting 3 hours of brain data per week was simply impossible to imagine. Now, it’s as easy as listening to music while you work. At this rate, many of you will collect over 10,000 minutes of EEG data in 2022!

With our next updates, we are prioritizing building tools to get the most out of this data. Adding new metrics, better dashboards, more stats analysis tools, and highlighting important trends is just the start. We’ve spent a lot of time in 2021 doing the R&D foundation to add these new tools into Enowork. We can’t wait to share these features with you next year, as we keep building towards our vision of making Enophone the Fitbit for your brain.

This year, our priority on software has been improving the app’s infrastructure, in order to integrate the core functionality necessary for Enophone to live up to our Fitbit for your brain vision.

Throughout the year, we’ve released 13 updates to Enowork: 4 major updates, and 9 minor ones. This brought the app from the v0.1 release that shipped alongside beta units, to the v0.5.1 version currently available, featuring automatic tracking, and a newly designed version of almost every page in the app.

In 2022 we have major plans to add new features geared towards helping you make the most of your data. We can’t wait to share what’s next with you all!

Finally: without our backers, there would be no Eno. Throughout 2021 we’ve counted over 2,000 interactions with you through our comments, emails, messages, and more.

Hearing your stories about how Eno has impacted your work has been the most satisfying part of the process. In 2022 we’re looking forward to sharing more tools, stories, and guides to getting the most out of your Enophones, and building a community where we can discuss the future of work, wellness, and neurotech.

Thank you again for continuing to support Eno. Your support, feedback, and excitement has had a huge impact on our product and helped get us to where we are today. As we enter 2022, we’re more excited than ever to keep building our vision of the Fitbit for your brain. 

As always, you can reach us at hello@enophone.com with any feedback, questions, or share your thoughts in the comments below. 

Happy holidays to everyone. Stay safe, and cheers to a healthy, productive 2022! 

Lots of love,

– The Eno Team

Comments on 2021 year end update
  • Heather P

    I was waiting to see when the next shipment would release, since it means mine is on it’s way! Would’ve been nice to get it for Christmas, but I’m very excited anyways!

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Heather – Can’t wait to get your feedback on the product! 🙂

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  • Anne

    I’ve had my Enophone since the summer, and I can honestly say the app has MASSIVELY improved in that time. I’m definitely way above 203 minutes per week. Congrats to everyone at Eno. Enjoy your holidays, and keep up the hard work 🙂

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Great to hear Anne! Happy Holidays, and cheers to an exciting 2022 🙂

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  • Han

    Is it possible to get an estimate of when the next batches will ship? I’m just above the 3900 cutoff and really eager to get my hands on it. Probably February right?

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Han – yes, we expect the following shipment will roll out in late January or early February. We’ll share more news as we hear from our factory!

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  • Dhruv

    Lol at the # emails and comments. Had to wait 3 weeks to get a reply a few months ago, but this week you answered my email the same day. Thanks for hiring Oliver, he the real MVP.

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  • Jacob (eno)

    We’re definitely very glad to be able to respond quicker to your feedback now that our team is growing. Keep those emails coming! 😉

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  • Dr. Yu

    Any news on the data API? Just got my Enophone. Is that availabl yet?

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Dr. Yu – please email our technical support team at support@enophone.com and we’ll help get you setup with the API! 🙂

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  • Yishay

    In December you promised indiegogo backers will get the headphone. Now they are not even mentioned.

    This is disgusting.

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Yishay,

    I apologize for not being more clear in the update. We’re shipping in the order that they were purchased, which means Indiegogo backers will receive their Enophones after the Kickstarter backers. We’re shipping more every month on a rolling basis and are very close to fulfilling all of the Kickstarter orders, so that day will be very soon. I can’t give a firm date yet – we’ll share more details as we hear back from our factory.

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  • Scott

    When will the indegogo backers get theirs? I am below 600 but on indegogo.

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Scott,

    We’re shipping in the order that they were purchased, which means Indiegogo backers will receive their Enophones after the Kickstarter backers. We’re shipping more every month on a rolling basis and are very close to fulfilling all of the Kickstarter orders, so that day will be very soon. I can’t give a firm date yet – we’ll share more details as we hear back from our factory.

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  • Chris

    In Nov you said “The first shipment will go out this week to all Kickstarter backers with order number below 3750, and beyond after that. Indiegogo, thinkmindset.com, and enophone.com orders will be following soon after.” Now you are saying you sent to 3900 and no mention of Indiegogo. What is the plan for us please?

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Chris,

    I apologize for not being more clear in the update. The order is still as you mentioned – Kickstarter, then Indiegogo, then thinkmindset.com, then Enophone.com. So far we’ve reached 3900/4300 Kickstarter orders, and will be moving to fulfil Indiegogo backers as soon as those are finished.

    Thanks again for your patience, and looking forward to shipping yours!

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  • Chris

    You really need to resolve the MacOS Monterey issue. This OS is integrated into my workflow. I haven’t been able to use my Enophone headset for months now.

    Also please add a dark mode to the app. It’s extremely disorienting and uncomfortable when switching to it from all my other apps which are dark mode.

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Chris – I 100% agree with you. From what we can tell, the issue needs to be patched by Apple to fix a broken API call in their latest update. We’re going our best to find a workaround, but since this is a core Bluetooth API call, we’re limited in what we can do. We’re in communication with Apple as we speak, working to find a solution together.

    Noted about the dark mode! It’s been on our plan for a while, but is currently lower priority than a few of the big features we’re releasing soon. I’m hoping to implement it later this year, after v0.7.

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  • Ed Cruz Febus

    Another Indiegogo backed promised and forgotten, again.

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Ed – delayed, but not forgotten! We will be shipping to Indiegogo backers as soon as the Kickstarter orders are delivered, which should occur very soon.

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  • Tom

    Ai one of the forgotten Kickstarter backers I’m more upset with every update.

    Merry Christmas anyway!

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Sorry to hear that Tom. We’re working hard to make sure that you get your Enophones, and that they deliver on the promises we made despite the delays.

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

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  • Patata

    Forgive me for being redundant, but without the android and linux versions, it gives me little. Do you have a date in mind?

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Linux should be ready in the next few months. We won’t be able to support all of the features unfortunately, but the core functions should work.

    Android will take a little longer. I don’t want to share a date until I’m more confident in the timeline. We will keep you posted when we have a better estimate.

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  • Bart Roozendaal

    Sending an email didn’t trigger a reply. Replies to other’s questions not seen here. Maybe it is because I am an Indiegogo backer too? I am patient but after 4 years of waiting and backing for two units I’m getting slightly upset not getting any clear answers…

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  • Jacob (eno)

    Hi Bart – I’m not sure what reply you’re referring to. Please email hello@enophone.com if you have any questions we can help with (note that our support team was off last week for the holidays, so if you emailed already we will be replying this week).

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  • Yukari

    I have believed in you many times before, but you have not yet arrived.
    When will it arrive?
    Please tell me the truth.
    ORDER #1491

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  • Gabriel

    I’ve waited 10 days for a response on what my backer # is. After this many delays and mixed information etc, the least you can do is reply. On kickstarter it says that the number of backers is below my backer #, so I’m really confused. Looking forward to your reply on my e-mail, preferably within 2022 please.

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  • Vincent Lally

    sounds like the factory + your shipping will result in about 200 units monthly? Is that accurate? If so, are there plans to ramp up production?

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  • Patata

    Thanks for the reply, Jacob.

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  • Tom

    Just an idea: Wouldn’t it be easier to share a shipment planning chart instead of answering to all the shipment questions? So everyone could check when his device is more or less planned for shipment and wouldn’t need to ask it in every update…

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  • sam

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  • Shawna

    Can you please provide the latest on the Monterey MacOS issue that keeps the enophones from working?

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  • Jan Hemphälä

    I’m backer 3936 and I’m waiting for my two units. One for me and the other for my son. I could potentially use a third for my younger son. I’m both curious on how the delivery is doing and wondering if I could get a third unit included in the shipment for a discounted kickbacker-price. 😉

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  • ERIC HSIAO

    I received an email to confirm my postal address.
    I replied it back with my address, but did not receive any confirmation of shipping.
    Can you please kindly looking into it?

    Thank you

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    when is the next blog post?

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    Hi, I ordered via indiegogo and paid for transport feeds back in 2020, but I haven’t received any notification of my ordered being delivered nor did I get a reply to my repeated emails about the status of my order. How can I get an answer?

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    Hi, I ordered via indiegogo from 2017 and paid for transport fees back in 2020, but I haven’t received any notification of my ordered being delivered nor did I get a reply to my repeated emails about the status of my order. How can I get an answer?

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