Seeed Studio just sent word that the #twatch shipped over the past few days. Bus Pirate v3 preorder 1 is shipping now.

The #twatch shipped about 2 weeks later than the earliest possible delivery date. There was a major holiday in China that slowed everything down. Bus Pirate v3 preorder 1, by comparison, started after the holiday and is shipping only a few days later.

We’re still figuring out how to announce the ship-date on preorders, your feedback would be helpful. We’ve given the best-case delivery date based on Seeed’s quotes. If the quote says 10 days, we list a date two weeks after the preorder concludes. It might be better to add a week, giving most orders a delivery date 3-4 weeks after the preorder ends. If it ships early, everyone is pleasantly surprised.

After we get a bit more experience we might have kits or assembled hardware for immediate delivery. For now, Seeed is going to make a few extra of each project. You can now buy a #twatch for immediate delivery. There’s also a few Bus Pirates left in preorder 2, which should ship in about 4 weeks.