CST–01-watch

The ultra thin watch CST-01, that managed to attract a lot of media interest (and a million dollars from eager buyers) will not be realized as a product. Two-year delay of the device due to the numerous production problems.

Besides being confronted with a number of logistical problems about finding parts and specialists, the team behind the product said that the process is not nearly as smooth as it was assumed originally. Manufacture of the watch with a thickness of only 0.8 millimeters is not easy (or cheap) task. At the time they made a small part of the alleged Kickstarter in watches, but only half of the already existing pieces actually work.

To solve technical problems and to realize the project initially planned number of devices, engineers of CST-01 will need another 1.2 million dollars. For the moment there is no prospect of funding and most likely next step is to return the funds paid to all interested.

“Hi everyone,

We’d like to begin this update with our deepest apologies. Through all the challenges we’ve faced, the only thing that has kept us going is your belief in us. The last thing we wanted to do was to disappoint the nearly 8,000 people who generously backed our project so long ago. Unfortunately, some hard news follows.”

You can read the full statement here: An Apology to Our Backers + Parting Ways with Flextronics.

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