after looking over the creators posts its apparent this "next version" was planned from the get go. guess it makes sense from a business stand point- selling more units. theres just no way it was something that had slipped his mind to include sd card support beforehand and then now saying some bullshit excuse 'if we added this now it would risk the delivery date' lol suuure. either way i've decided to stick with the pledge its not like it cost an arm and a leg
Actually, I do believe him. I remember seeing his first device, which I guess we can now call a prototype, which was just his own personal business card that could play Tetris.
I really wanted that
one back then. So when this
version appeared on Kickstarter, I was happy he decided to commercialize his idea. Heck, no joke, if he had that simpler business card on the Kickstarter instead of this version, I'd probably still be backing it.
It does suck that they didn't think to add more memory since it seems really obvious when you look at what they're planning to do with it. But his determination to stay focused and not deviating on the design is something a lot of Kickstarters should learn from. I'm hoping that keeps them on schedule with the delivery time. But the day I see a Kickstarter product deliver on time is the day I will eat my own shoe, so I'm not expecting miracles.
And plus, the price for this basic model is so cheap that I do plan to buy the upgraded version when that comes out too... which I must say is rather similar in spirit to another handheld from the 90's...