It was barely two months ago that the Gertboard was announced, and the expansion board has finally begun to turn up at people’s doors. Adding a huge amount of extra capabilities to the Pi through its GPIO port, the Gertboard allows for many extra sensors and the ability to power motors and actuators.
According to the Raspberry Pi blog, there were a couple of problems procuring components for the boards which resulted in the two month delay from announcement to shipping, but these have been apparently resolved. At time of writing, Farnell/element14 are out of stock, but they don’t anticipate much of a delay until new units are in.
You can go ahead and pre-order yours at the element14 website.