Hey serpentsintheround, The text in bold are the answers to your questions.
It currently says june 15th. have you folks found these times to be fairly accurate? Yes, the order will be delivered by 15th June if you place an order now.
Is it battery powered or must it be plugged in at all times? If it is battery powered are the batteries replaceable after a few years when they undoubtedly weaken? The board has a rechargeable battery and is fully charged within 3 hours. You need to connect the charger only when the battery is low.
After watching several reviews the machinery inside sounds rather loud in a few, this might just be the device they were recording with but I was curious. is it fairly silent or is it all quite loud? It’s a normal sound that comes due to the robotic arm movement and is not loud at all.
I also noticed a lot of beeping noises in the reviews. Can this beeping function be turned off? We would like to inform you that we have two sounds, one coming from the App and the other coming from the board. The sound coming from the app can be muted however the sound coming from the board can’t be muted. We are still working on bringing this feature however this will be introduced in the future.
I did not notice a spare queen, or any other pieces for that matter. How is pawn promotion handled?
We provide a total of 32 pieces plus 2 extra queens for promotion.
For Pawn promotion you need to choose the promoted piece from the App even while playing on the board.
You need to move the pawn on the board.
A view with possible promotion pieces will be visible in the app. You need to choose one from that in the app.
Once chosen then you need to replace the extra pieces you have with the promoted pawn on the board.
Any other little questions I missed that I should think about? For any other questions you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be happy to assist you.
Thank you 😊