Expresscard to NVMe: Shipping Soon.
It's been a very long two years, but ThinkMods Expresscard to NVMe adapters will start shipping within the next few weeks.
It's been a long time since our last blog post. A lot of issues came up during that time, which were mostly detailed as they happened in the ThinkMods Discord server. For the sake of brevity (and of actually finishing the job), I'm not going to recap all of the hurdles except the ones that actually affect the outcome.
The biggest issue is this: The activity LED was poorly designed and implemented in terms of manufacturability, and takes a substantial amount of work in order to produce, for a multitude of reasons. It's a very minor cosmetic detail in an otherwise fully functional product, but is solely responsible for a significant portion of the most recent delays, which is incredibly frustrating.
Because of this, I'm deciding to forego the LED for all orders by default. If you would like an LED on yours, please reach out to me via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), and your order will have one. I was originally planning to make this an opt-out, rather than an opt-in, but the extent of this delay and labor necessitate otherwise. All orders will include an unsoldered LED in the screw bag so that you can install it yourself, if desired.
In addition, since it's been such a long time since the Indiegogo campaign, I'm sending out a mass email in order to confirm every order's shipping address. It will list what I currently have on file for you. I've gone through every address change that I've seen, and even if I didn't confirm it with you before, your change request should be reflected in this mass email. It is still possible that I missed a request, though. If the address in the email is not correct, please reply to the email letting me know, along with your LED preference. Going forward, you will receive a followup confirmation email if you need a change, prior to your order shipping.
Orders will be prioritized with non-LED orders shipping first, and among those, the priority will be based on order #, lower shipping first.
Please visit the ThinkMods Discord server for further updates.