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Everykey replaces keys and passwords.  It's sleek, secure, and can be deactivated at any time.
Everykey replaces keys and passwords. It's sleek, secure, and can be deactivated at any time.
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Manufacturing Update 5: Circuit Boards Produced, Final Assembly, Band Accessories, Packaging Received, Key Housings, and Fulfillment

Posted by Everykey Inc. (Creator)
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Hello Backers,


Manufacturing for the production version of Everykey is taking place and some major hurdles have been cleared. We realize that we have run into a few different issues throughout the process, however we will only be satisfied with providing a quality product that delivers the ideal user experience.

Circuit Boards Produced

In our previous manufacturing update, we mentioned that our circuit board design met the standards for large scale production. It took many versions, switching out components, and lots of hard work but 5,000 circuit boards are now ready for the final assembly process. Each and every board is currently being tested before going through the ultrasonic welding process.

5,000 Production Everykey Circuit Boards
5,000 Production Everykey Circuit Boards

Final Assembly

The ultrasonic welder used to join the housings is ready and we’re fine tuning the tooling fixture that holds Everykey in place while it’s being joined. The welder is in the Everykey production cell where final assembly will take place and our manufacturer is finalizing instructions for assembly. An Everykey engineer will inspect the operation of each system and every unit that comes off the line in addition to the testing before assembly. We intend to make sure that no units are defective upon delivery and we’re putting significant time into ensuring full functionality of your Everykey.

Ultrasonic Welder At Everykey Manufacturing Cell
Ultrasonic Welder At Everykey Manufacturing Cell
Everykey Housing After Ultrasonic Welding
Everykey Housing After Ultrasonic Welding

Band Accessories

We are working closely with our injection molding partners to finalize the tooling for the Everykey Band Accessory. The injection molding process is an iterative one, where the exact parameters need to be dialed in using samples and empirical data. Since initiating the production of Everykey, we have faced and overcame several common issues that crop up during the manufacturing process. Last week the final mold label samples (which is the piece of the band with color) arrived at our molder. We are pleased to report that high quality, production ready samples have been produced.

Everykey Band Accessory Immediately After Molding
Everykey Band Accessory Immediately After Molding


Packaging Received

Everykey Packaging At Location of Final Assembly
Everykey Packaging At Location of Final Assembly

Final packaging has arrived at our manufacturer! We want every experience with Everykey to be top notch, the final packaging serves as a testament to our attention to aesthetic detail.

Key Housings

As mentioned in our previous update, the original production housings featured a finish that did not meet our original specification. We have revised the makeup of the housings, directed our manufacturing partners and began altering the appearance of the housings. These parts will be finished around the end of this month and then moved into inventory, where final production will occur.

Fulfillment

After reviewing all of the timelines for the remaining tasks, we are projecting a March shipping date. We have made substantial progress over the last few months and many risks have been addressed or eliminated. Making a quality product is a difficult process and we realize that may be frustrating. Rest assured we are doing everything we can to deliver your Everykey. Thank you for your continued support! As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns that you may have.

Sincerely,

The Everykey Team

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    1. Everykey Inc. Creator on

      @Ray Lee @Muhammed Ali @DC we are sorry for the delay, we are continuing to ship larger amounts of orders and have recently shipped close to a thousand units. You will be receiving a survey from Backerkit before you receive your order. Thank you for your patience and for being early supporters!

    2. DC
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      My bday is March 31, day after tomorrow--- no delivery in Natch that I can foresee. Whassup with that?

    3. Muhammed Ali on

      Hello Everkey Team .. hoping to hear a good news from you guys.. it's "March Madness" is Almost over... NO NEWS from you guys... Please update us. Thanks.

      Good Luck & All the Best!!!

    4. Ray Lee
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      Where is the product? it is mid of March now

    5. Everykey Inc. Creator on

      @John Ross you can check your delivery address by clicking Campaign and then finding your backer level. Within the backer level you should see a link next to your backer survey data that says " your response" which will provide you with information about your pledge.

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      J. Ross on

      Where can i check what delivery address i gave you as I have no idea if you have my current address or a previous one?

    7. Everykey Inc. Creator on

      @Iris Tsai You can change your shipping address by clicking Campaign and then finding your backer level. Within the backer level you should see a link next to your backer survey data that says "Your response". Click that link and there should be a link near the top of the page to change your address.

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      George Mingay on

      what is the current estimated arrival of units shipped to the UK
      Thanks and can' wait to get my Everykey

    9. Iris Tsai on

      Can I change my shipping address?

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      Thomas Forbes on

      It's been so long since I ordered that I forget what Everykey is supposed to do. How many missed deadlines is that now? Delivery in March? I'll believe it when I see it.

    11. Keith Baker on

      Great update, thanks looking forwarding to receiving it.