Project update: From London to Tokyo
Piggies big and small!
We’ve got a super chunky update for you all to dig into before the holidays begin. Since reaching our funding goal, we’ve been sprinting our way through the first half of the holiday season. From London to Tokyo, here’s what we’ve been up to!
A week in Shenzhen
Nothing does more for a person's senses (and waistline) than a week in Shenzhen. We didn’t want to wait 4 weeks to get our hands on our first batch of 20 production-ready prototypes. So we got on a plane to China, and picked them up in person!
We’re happy to report things are on schedule. The first handful of Pigzbes are grunting out the lab, and ready for a big show and tell at next year’s CES in Vegas. In town for the event and want to come see us? Send us a DM!
Lots of tiny little details
The ones you see, and the ones you don’t. Here’s what a piggy brain looks like, and what goes into every Pigzbe Piggy-Wallet. In China we made a few tweaks here and there. We will always strive to improve on our design.
The previous prototype sported a fixed tail loop popping off the side. A strong look, but an inefficient design. You couldn't remove it! So we fixed it with an improved system, making the lanyard optional. We’ve also moved the USB plug to the piggy-side.
Winning the colour race
In our last update, we announced a stretch goal: if we hit $100k, we will introduce a brand new colour to the Pigzbe mix. And we asked you guys to vote on which colour you preferred!
Leading the poll we have Frog (Frogzbe?) Green. Hot on its tail is Elephant Grey. Last but not least is Fox Yellow. We will keep the votes running until the end of the campaign,
👉 keep voting!
While we're on the topic of colour, we’ve also gone and changed our shade of pink. How pink a pink should be has been an agonising and ongoing discussion here at HQ, but we think we’ve finally solved this impossible conundrum.
We’re Pig in Japan!
If you've never been, Japan is a remarkable place. We’ve always looked at it as a great opportunity for our little Piggy-wallet, but we had to go see for ourselves. Well, we were overwhelmed by the reception we received.
The turn-out to our meet-up was humbling. A drove of Pigzbe fans showed up to fly our colours. We met so many new backers, friends and supporters, so to everyone who came, thank you! We'll definitely be back in 2019 when we look forward to meeting more of you!
That's all for now. We’re less than $6,000 away from making a new colour happen. Thank you all again for your support, and enjoy the Christmas break!
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