Hi Stephen! New news on design and new manufacturer is right now waiting... Communication with Jon is tough when he is in the Orient. He is visiting/working with a new company, and hopefully getting them to take over where Onyx left off.
Jon is trying to get the idea of using Gorilla Glass promoted - this won't reduce touch sensitivity, or glove use with the e-Ink screen. I'm hoping for that too, but would be very willing to use screen protectors if it came down to that.
Jon wants to get pilot units into the hands of the backers ASAP... he just has a few case design issues to resolve with the new manufacturer - but I haven't heard if the new manufacturer has been signed yet, so it's still confidential... sorry about that. I'm anxious too, believe me.
On a positive note, I can now adjust peoples access, which will stop the cross posting and off-topic posts because of the limitations put on new users. Right now, new users get three posts, then they are locked out of the topic, which means that they had to go to another topic to get their point across. I don't think new users are barred from Private Messaging, so that is a solution too.
If you are blocked from being able to post on a topic, please let me know by private message and I'll increase your user rights so you are not limited.
Thanks again for your patience, and if you need my help with something, please let me know.