We are proud and excited to announce that as of today, we have a date for the beginning of Mark II mass-production.
Here is a letter from our CEO, Michael Lewis:
I promised I wouldn’t announce the Mark II for sale until I was sure about the ship date. Well, now I’m sure. Eight months from the time we place the orders for parts, the first mass-production Mark II will roll off the line. The sale of 1000 units will be enough to finance the set up costs (NREs), and when we’ve hit that milestone we’ll start the clock ticking. If we can sell 1000 by the end of the year, I’m confident that our ship date will be Sept 19th 2022.
When I joined Mycroft in 2020, the circumstances weren’t great. There was the patent thing. There was the pandemic thing. There was a Mark II prototype that cost $2000 each to make. The software needed a little work too. In retrospect…
But I was sold on the idea, the team and the need. Just look at this Mycroft vs. Amazon video to see just one example of what drives me crazy about modern technology. Amazon is relentless with their constant attempts to get your attention and “feed you content”. Mycroft just does what you ask it to. That’s the kind of device I want in my house.
Now the Mark II really exists. I have two on my desk and one in my kitchen. And, finally, we have a solid plan to make more. Lots more.
Personally, I’m very excited to have the date finally pinned down and I can’t wait for you to get yours. Thank you once again for your support.
CEO, Mycroft AI inc.
DVT = Design Validation Testing
PVT = Production Validation Testing
DFM = Design for Manufacturing
UL = Underwriters Laboratories
FCC = Federal Communications Commission
CE = Certified for European Economic Area
RoHS – Restriction of Hazardous Substance Directive
EE = Electrical Engineering
ME = Mechanical Engineering
Pre-order your Mark II now. Shipping starts 19th Sept 2022*.
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* See order page for details.
An accomplished serial entrepreneur and open source enthusiast, Michael mastered hardware development at his first startup, Stellar Semiconductor, before founding Cryptic Studios and launching the legendary City of Heroes MMORPG. Michael and his family live in Venice, California.