Good News/Bad News
Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season. Both Chung and I have been heads-down working hard to deliver the i+Case and have some good news and bad news.
I'll start with the Good News. We are starting to get finalized product off the line and it's looking really good.
The Bad News. We are producing a lower volume than initially projected by our vendors. This is for some obvious reasons that we've mentioned in the past. The part that we are producing has very fine tolerances and is very difficult to machine. This means that the vendor has to slow the machine down which equals less parts per-day. I'd say our daily volume has been cut in half from what we originally thought.
This has taken quite a bit of testing to dial in the process. Just to give you a sense of how hard this part is to produce I'll share what the yield rate was when we started this. During our first test run the vendor only yielded 20 parts out of 60 that we considered "high quality".
So what does this mean for delivery?
We are still shooting to deliver some products this year, but some will be delivered next year. We still don't have a solid number of how many we'll deliver this year vs. next. We'll most likely be delivering to the US market first.
I'm also attaching some newer product photos of the black version. Other images with different colors will be posted at a later date as we get them.
1. The product in packaging
2. A better look at the muted logo
3. Products loaded in boxes to be shipped to the US
4. i+Cases before being packaged up
Thanks for everyone's patience and support throughout this project. We are getting there.
Jason & Chung