We get news from Sixense after CES 2015, since the first pre-production prototypes have been in the hands of the backers since mid-December and in March the final shipments begin.
The first run of the pre-production prototypes (backers starting at $1000) has served Sixense to polish some details. At the moment only prototypes have been delivered by hand to the backers closest to Sixense, since those units did not even have the ability to update the firmware if it was not with special hardware that they only have in Sixense. Thanks to this first print run, various problems have been discovered that are in the process of being solved, including a system that allows the firmware update by the users themselves, so as soon as it is solved, the rest of the first prototypes will be sent, which are built by hand in the United States and present a rather rough appearance.
It will finally be in the month of March when the shipments of the final product from the factory in China will begin. Sixense apologizes once again for the delay, which will be about 9 months if shipments finally occur in March, but they are convinced that the improvements introduced in STEM, especially the IMUs, will make it worthwhile.