In the past, we have struggled to provide you with an accurate shipping date. Regretfully, we will not be shipping this September. However, we do have some great news: We have secured an investment that will allow us to place our initial batch order of Vybes. The investment will allow us to manufacture the tooling and the first production run of 3000 units, which will fulfill all of our preorders and give us stock for future orders. With the order on the verge of being placed, we have been able to come up with an accurate shipping timeframe which will get ALL current orders out before the 2014 holidays. More specifically, based on our manufacturing and lead times below, we expect to ship the second week of November. We truly apologize for the delays and thank you for your patience throughout the year. It’s been a tough race, but we are nearing the finish line.
Our Vybe prototypes have been thoroughly tested for quality, durability, and usability – they have passed with flying colors. With the hardware, software, and firmware in a ship-ready state, we are in the final stages – mass production. Production of the tooling (band, clasp, and capsule molds) for the Vybe will begin 1 week from today with an expedited lead time of 3-4 weeks for tooling completion. The Vybe PCB and board assembly will take 6 weeks from today, making the total time for Vybe assembly around the end of October. The orders will then be sent from China where we will assemble and test the Vybes in the USA. Shipping will take place immediately after.
Again, we thank you for your dedicated support and commitment to our vision. We are very excited to see Vybe come to fruition and can’t wait to hear feedback on how Vybe will help people around the world stay connected!
The Vybe Team