I get you. The thing is: this small companies (yes, they're small compared to the Apple, Samsung and LGs of the world) get scond-class treatment. If some component is in high demand, factories will give priority to big buyers.
So, it's not rare to get delays with Kickstarter projects that involve manufacturing in China. Most of these newly formed companies are too small (and in some cases, too inexperienced) to demand anything from factories. I'm seeing this in other projects, and it's always the same: any change or any problem with a component means several weeks to a few months delay. I guess it's not for the faint of heart.
I have to confess a little secret: if the gadget I want is already funded, I wait for the company to start delivering and get the gadget in the pre-order phase. In that way the gadget may only take a few months to arrive instead of several months to a year (or more).
Of course, if the thing is not funded, I back to try to make the gadget a reality.
Edit: just checked Tracking, and my PocketCHIP is being shipped too, two weeks ahead of its planned date.