At this time I do not have a definitive date for delivery of your order. There are many factors for the delay. We are currently debugging the walkie talkie module and testing our new antenna system. Once we are satisfied with the electronics we'll be sending Earl for certification. This process can take a little while. However, we cannot legally ship Earl until it has been approved by the proper authorities. Once we start production, orders will be filled in the order from which they were received.
Earl is a crowdfunded device, however, refunds are available. That discount is also prorated on all future accessory and App Store purchases, and also includes a lifetime warranty on our hardware. Since we're nearing the end of development, we plan to adjust (raise) Earl's price to match the costs incurred in production. In return for taking the risk of pre-ordering a product that is still in development, backers receive Earl at a substantial discount. Unfortunately future orders will not receive the same benefits. It's our way of saying thanks to those that believed in Earl and helped us bring our dream into reality.