Snap’s new flying camera, the $230 Pixy drone, went on sale last week – but the earliest buyers were told they’d have to wait three months to actually get the device. We now think the company hasn’t done enough, as Snap has extended the delivery time of the Pixy to a full four months, according to the drone’s website.
Does that mean the Pixy is selling well? It’s possible, but it seems more likely that Snap didn’t make that many initially. In the past, Snap has lost almost $40 million by making too many of its Spectacles, but Snap CEO Evan Spiegel suggested doing so The edge Before launching Pixy, Snap underestimated how many Pixys were needed and made little this time around. “Honestly, in hindsight, we probably should have done more,” Spiegel told us.
As a result, buyers of the Pixy drone will have to wait. Even the very first people who bought the Pixy on day one won’t see their drone for weeks, Snap spokeswoman Chloe Keusder confirmed in an email.
That won’t surprise buyers: Snap’s website always showed an 11- to 12-week shipping window on its launch date, April 28. But if you buy one today, you now have a longer wait of 15-16 weeks. However, Snap doesn’t wait for orders to come in before crafting each drone; The Pixy isn’t made to order, says Keusder The edge. So there is at least a small supply somewhere that takes several months to get to your home.
How small? Snap declined to tell us how many drones it’s made. So we can’t really gauge how popular the Pixy might be.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/5/6/23059094/snap-pixy-drone-camera-shipping Snap hasn’t made enough Pixy drones, but doesn’t say how many