Q4. Why Cubiios need a 5V-2A power source?
A: In engineering, there is a term called “safety factor”. We recommend 5V-2A power sources so that we can ensure that Cubiios will work stable. It doesn’t mean that Cubiios need 10W all the time.
Q5. Cubiios are easy to get overheated, right?
A: NO, Cubiios don’t get overheated in a normal environment. The shells were made of Aluminum Alloy and were used to address thermal problems. And here is a video that shows how the surface’s temperature rises, from 27.1 to 36.4 degree Centigrade (81 to 98 degree Fahrenheit), during a task lasting for 50 minutes.
Q6. Can I charge Cubiios?
A: No, you can NOT because there is no battery in it. Therefore, Cubiio is absolutely safe during shipping because there is no energy source inside. Cubiio has zero chance to emit laser if it is not powered externally.
Q7. Certifications take years?
Yes, if you are inexperienced. You would spend years changing designs again and again.
No, if you are assisted by an experienced agent. Certifications only take months. We have hired NEMKO to handle certifications for us. Norges Elektriske Materiellkontroll (NEMKO) is a Norwegian private organization that supervises safety testing for electrical equipment manufacturing. Different country has different certifications of laser devices. We can deliver only after obtaining the certifications, or there is a risk that Customs will block your package. NEMKO gave their best estimated time of delivery as following.
Nov 2017: EU (including UK), Taiwan, and countries without laser regulations
Dec 2017: IEC member countries except EU
Jan 2018: US
We apologize for our too aggressive forecast about the delivery time. We are so sorry that we cannot deliver rewards to US before Christmas. To compensate US backers, we will open a new reward at the price lower than Early Bird which ships to US only. Please pay attention to our next UPDATE.