The $300 MSRP was the Kickstarter estimate. I believe that the Geek is being made available to everyone at $200. The WSJ article lists $199 at the price and the Geek pre-order page states $199. And with your design issue, they include a 6" jumper from the USB to the Geek. It's not competing with the $99 Dragonfly v1.1, they're taking on the $149 v1.2. So $50 difference for higher res audio, DSD support and more power. Even the base Geek puts out more than the Dragonfly.
hahaha that does sound much better. always good to see a start-up company try to shake up the current market place. $200 is definitely more competitively/reasonably priced & extra features are always welcome :)
I am excited to read more in-depth reviews when it gets released (hopefully, with some measurements & direct comparisons against its competitors)