The Pebble Won’t be Home for Christmas


The cautionary tale of the Pebble smartwatch grows a bit longer.  The Pebble, a Kickstarter star that raised $10 million from backers, won’t ship by Christmas. The new ship date: “soon.”

Here’s part of Pebble’s message to backers:

Unfortunately we will not be able to ship out Pebble in time for the holidays. As a tiny act of compensation, we’d like to offer you this little holiday card. I know it’s not a Pebble, but I do hope that you can tell from these updates that we’re quickly moving towards the moment when Pebble will finally be on your wrist.

Any thoughts, Pebble backers?


Stett Holbrook is editor of the Bohemian, an alternative weekly in Santa Rosa, California. He is a former senior editor at Maker Media.

He is also the co-creator of Food Forward, a documentary TV series for PBS about the innovators and pioneers changing our food system.

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