Progress Report & Shipping Timeline
Shipping of the regular version by the end of this month is of certainty now.
To ensure the steady and safe of the battery, they need to stay still for a month since produced. In another words, the bluetooth modular can only be shipped a month later than the regular ones, which is the end of the July. But each backers with passed orders can receive a pair of regular Arc first. Because we really want share the Arc with our great backers eagerly despite this action will add our shipping cost largely. And bluetooth modules will be shipped as soon as they are ready.
So all the backer with passed orders can enjoy the comfort and joy brought by Arc as soon as possible.
Plus, all the backers who have not uploaded your ear photos, please submit the photos as soon as you can so we can custom the earphones for you.
There have been some exciting breakthroughs which were achieved by solving some producing and supplying problems. The mess production is finally upon us. Perfection is what we are after and many adjustments have been made on the Arc.
Apology for the waiting. The difficulties in mass production is more than we expected and we’d rather polish each detail until they shine with perfection or at least satisfactory.
We replaced the paper package from earlier design with delicate transparent plastic capsule-like outfit for HelloEar Arc earphones.
There is a holder inside the capsule cover, which makes the earphones sprout-like and stand up for observation from every angel. How brilliant, our designer!
Can you recall the improvement we made changing the whole design for better noise insulation? Here are the details and a lot of work had been done pursing more comfort and easier production.
From left to right, our first, second, third version of front stopper, each one made out of its time and capital consuming metal model for the doable test. You can see the subtle evolution and hence appreciate its well tested comfort and noise insulation function.
In order to have a more reliable plug structure, we also had some adjustment, which includes stronger structure and new design.
A tiny plug includes four individual metal needles. We made three models to have this structure finalized. The yellow needles works as signal conveyor, and the silver needles are to keep the plug in fixed position so the using time could be prolonged.
Another component on the plug, the R and L signs also has its evolving story. It is one of our designer’s favorite and also one of the not easy parts.
To have the product exactly as we designed, the efforts we made on such a tiny part are not tiny. As you can see, the one on the lower right corner is the final version, and the one on the left lower corner its last. They are made of stainless steel and the technology is powder metallurgy method, which are made by same factory manufacturing the metal parts on LV bags. While pursuing this goal, we are quite amazed by the sophisticated technologies applied on such a tiny part.
We designed a portable bag for Arc earphones so the they can fit in your pocket or bag in a neat and space saving way.
These are the effort we made for perfection. Each polished detail is to make sure the most desired version of Arc will be shipped to you. This is our dream, so is our commitment to you.
Apology again for the delay in shipping, and we have been trying our best to make mess production happen. Now all the certifications have been acquired including the material safety and bluetooth approval and the factory has began producing in small amount. We will keep up the pace nicely and neatly.
None of this can ever be possible without our dearest backers, who have been nothing but supportive of us on this project for so long. Thanks to you, the greatest backer ever, the perfected Arc is now presented finally, hopefully you will be greatly amazed by it.
Thank you to all the backers again, let’s look forward to its arrival together.
HelloEar Arc Team