I just wanted to give you the good news that I wired the funds to the factory yesterday to start production in Corona, CA. Why only now? I first needed to get most of your surveys back to know the quantity to order for each model. Thank you for responding to the surveys so quickly!
What's the next step?
The next step is for the factory to procure enough of the special TPU material they will be using to make the product. Once they receive it (hopefully in a few days) they can start shooting this material into the 2-cavity mold they've already made for us: one cavity makes the iPhone 5 version and the other makes the iPhone 4 version.
(Snapshot of the factory in Corona, CA where the Smarter Stand for iPhone is being made)
As soon as they have enough parts manufactured, they will ship them to the fulfillment center who will pack and ship them to you!
As you can tell from the several steps above, it's still hard to predict exactly when the product will ship to you but my best guess at this point would be sometime in late May.
In the meantime if you or your friends need to order more of the Smarter Stand for iPhone or for iPad, you can do so right now at Smarterflo.com. The Smarter Stand for iPad orders will ship immediately while the Smarter Stand for iPhone orders will ship right after the Kickstarter rewards are shipped (around late May).
A sneak peek at my next Kickstarter project
I will keep you posted as we get closer to the shipping date but in the meantime, I'd like to give you a sneak peek at my next Kickstarter project which will launch soon... the Smart Cargo for iPad!
The Smart Cargo is a sleek hard case that attaches to your Apple Smart Cover magnetically and holds all your iPad essentials while adding very little bulk or weight to your iPad.
It also serves as a comfortable ergonomic grip when you carry your iPad around.
Stay tuned for an announcement as soon as the Kickstarter project goes live. Limited quantities will be made available at an "early bird" price!