Material is ABS. There is one thing that is missing completely from this discussion: time.
The question is not tabs or no tabs. The poll question should be do you want your Pokitto now with tabs or spend 6 months removing them. The work on the mold design began January this year.
And even in 6 months, I probably won’t remove them
No seriously. Pokitto is not the same animal as for example the Arduboy, and my style is different from others. I am not aiming for a sleek gadget that is finalized statement. Pokitto is intended as a modular extendable platform on which new and exciting things will be built in the coming years. The reasoning behind everything will become clear as we go ahead and the roadmap of things to come is revealed.
The tabs are staying for the time being for many reasons, one of which is that kids love Pokitto as it is. We move fast and we intend to continue moving fast. Pokitto will shoot from the hip and ask questions later. You all will benefit from this by actually getting your stuff, not waiting for rewards a year after the project has promised to deliver.
I welcome feedback on the design, I am completely cool with it all. I just think its fair for you all to know that speed of execution and new generations of products are my top priorities. This is the captain speaking, we are on full throttle with no intention of slowing down and some turbulence may be expected.