Manufacturing has started!
Dear Kickstarter backers, Here is the latest news from the ultra busy NEEO office:
We are super happy to announce that the manufacturing process is going really well. Due to your overwhelming support, we will be delivering a huge number of NEEOs. We had to re-negotiate and even find some new suppliers to handle the volume. We had tough negotiations which is normal and we are now aligned. You guys made something incredible possible.
In order to get NEEO produced in the quality we demand, we decided to work with Swiss suppliers. Most steps of the manufacturing including the machining of the Aluminum, Aluminum anodizing, Polycarbonate coating, Part of the assembling, quality control, testing and much more will be done by amazing suppliers for the watch & aviation industry. You can really look forward experiencing your NEEO.
The majority of the pledges were scheduled for delivery in May 2015. If everything continues to go well and our partners deliver as planned we will start shipping in May! This is valid for all pledge levels that say MAY. The only thing that will be a bit delayed are the Super Early birds and serial numbers 1-9. Those will be shipped first before the May batch. We will add a little surprise to the package to thank you for your patience.
After NEEO's success at this year’s IF design award we were encouraged to enter the Red-Dot Award contest too. This is the largest international competition for product design. The winners will be announced on Monday the 30th of March, please keep your fingers crossed for NEEO.
The team grows
Hardware engineer Markus Lempen joined the NEEO team. Markus performed already lots of work making NEEO very solid from day one. Another addition to the team: Hardware Andy just became father. His wife and little girl are healthy and happy!
Website & compatibility check
For all who missed getting NEEO during our kickstarter campaign, we are currently taking pre-orders on neeo.com. The website shows only basic info at this time. We are working on a brand new site which goes live next month. It will offer some features like compatibility check - so you can make sure all your gear works with NEEO – and some special offers. Stay tuned.
Finally, manufacturing is a fun and really interesting part of creating NEEO. You are part of the amazing journey, so expect to see more frequent updates and photos coming soon. We are putting all our energy into getting your NEEO to you. Thanks so much for being part of this!
The NEEO Team