Kado Update: What we've been doing so far
It has been a while since our last update and we apologize if some of you felt we’re keeping you in in the dark. We want to ensure you we’re working relentlessly to get Kado chargers into production.
This is no simple task as there are several important and required steps to go through when dealing with an electrical product, and those take our full time and attention.
We hope that by sharing those with you you’ll get more clarity into what we’ve been doing so far and what is still ahead.
Below you can see an improved PCB unit from the batch we received this week.
Since our campaign launched we made some modifications to our older PCBs, to ensure that the certification process for Kado chargers can proceed as smoothly as possible. Certification is a crucial and major milestone towards manufacturing and we’ve got several specialized labs helping us with this process. We need to make sure Kado chargers comply fully with the safety regulations both in the US and EU.
Another important milestone we’re approaching is getting the right manufacturer for our innovative product.
As Kado involves newly designed components we want to be sure we chose the best partner for this.
We’re very close to finalizing a cooperation agreement with a top-tier, highly experienced, South Korean manufacturer and we’ll keep you updated when things are set.
Finally, Kado is now also a registered trademark in Japan! This will allow us to be more active on that market after we’ve shipped our first products to you (and hopefully will rejoice our Japanese backers).
For us seeing Kado coming out on the market will be a dream come true, but we know there are still some major steps we need to go through to get this done.
We invite you to keep asking us questions you may have and understand us if we do not post weekly updates. Some of the things we progress on are purely technological and operational so we really don’t want you feeling “spammed”.
We will how ever post updates every 2 to 3 weeks to keep you in the loop.
We appreciate the support you’ve given us so far and remain committed to provide you with the thinnest charger ever!
Your Kado team