Pillow Talk's trial assembly run has happened and it went mostly to plan! So other than some of the small changes that I mentioned in a previous update, our factory is mostly happy with how things are proceeding.
What happens now?
Right now, a lot of things are happening. We're back in the UK to leave our Chinese team to get on with their work. We made 100 units in China, half of which we brought back to the UK for testing.
The other half of the units are with a safety testing lab, where they are undergoing a series of tests. As well as the CE marking and FCC approval our product undergoes to be safe for you guys to use, the factory has to conduct some other tests - such as ensuring if the product is dropped, it still works. Or checking that a pallet of products in a box can withstand the vibrations they will be subject to in transit.
We have ordered all of the parts for the mass production. Everything is made in different places - the plastics, the electronics etc, and then all the parts are sent to the assembly house, where the products are built and packed in their boxes.
Our assembly starts on the 20th November. The plan is for all of the products to be assembled and boxed by the 25th, and then to begin shipping units out w/c 27th. Fingers crossed everything goes well.
Scenes from the assembly line
The next time you hear from us will be in a couple of weeks, when we'll be back in China watching THOUSANDS of Pillow Talks being assembled. Eeeek!
Joanna and The Little Riot Team