We’re officially entering production!

Dear Backers,

Happy New Year! We hope that you are all doing well and staying healthy.

Bringing an innovative product to the market means that many parts are custom-built rather than purchased off-the-shelf. For example, the fingerprint sensor housing was designed from scratch as we wanted it to also double as a sliding turn signal actuator. Our post-campaign work has been mainly focused on ensuring that these parts are manufacturable within our supplier’s tolerances, making minor engineering changes, and finalizing mold designs.

Today we are happy to announce that we have passed the first hurdle towards mass production. The first samples are being shipped to our assembly plant in Penang for quality checking. Here are some photos from our suppliers (sorry for the phone quality photos!).

Officially entering the production stage

Good news! We have been in close contact with the Indiegogo Trust and Safety team, who have now verified our progress and moved the project status to “Production”. This signifies a major milestone and means that we are one step closer to shipping your Reevo to you.

Thank you for all your support thus far. We could not have made it here without you!

Fingerprint sensor housing and battery cover

XL Stem

We expect to receive more parts from our suppliers and will be posting additional pictures and videos as they become available.

Additional Challenges

We would also like to be transparent and update you regarding potential challenges that we are currently facing and steps taken to mitigate the risks.

  1. Lithium ion cells are going up in price in 2021 due to higher than expected demand. We’ve acted promptly to secure a price embargo from our supplier based on 2020 pricing.
  2. Some of our suppliers are working at sub-optimal capacity due to a new wave of COVID cases in the country which affected staffing. This caused some delays to the sample production. We are continuing to monitor the situation and will push for adherence to the project timeline to the best of our ability.

Finally, we would like to apologize for the delayed update. We truly appreciate each and everyone of you who have believed in and backed us, allowing us to bring Reevo to life. You are all an integral part of the first chapter of our story. Thank you.

As always, take care and stay safe.

Until next time,

The Reevo Team

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