###I know you are all waiting to receive your V, or eager to buy one. Here is the update on shipping schedule:
We ran into additional obstacle with the screens we have received before Computex (5000 screens). The V quality was still not there and supplier disagreed at the last moment to sell us only the good quality screens.
We have looked instantly into several different options and are pushing with local players the best way forwards, for our backers. We have ordered new batch of screens and insisted on stronger QC from our supplier side. The new batch has passed our supplier internal QC and is expected to arrive next Wednesday, 14th of June. After screens arrive to our factory on 14th we will inspect them with our team, and if they pass the quality control we will ship out in around 2 weeks’ time. We will make sure to proceed with the shipment as soon as possible.
The fact is that we are going through this bumpy road with screen supply because we are a small vendor and the high-end screen supplier has not been taking us seriously enough (that is, putting enough effort), comparing to their other huge clients. It is one of the most high end screens on the market and getting it is very challenging. Now after a few rounds, our requirements should be fully understood. We are firing on all cylinders with all our partners, to get the proper goods delivered. They all know, like you do, that further sales of the V will not continue before the first batch is shipped. Everyone has skin in the game. None more than you. I am sorry for the screen-issue!
I know you all want to know the exact dates but this is the most up to date information we have. We are doing our best to get V shipped faster without any affect on quality!
Thank you for your support during the last weeks! We have created an amazing device with you that people loved at Computex. Now we need to ship it!
###And just to add a bit more good news in the end.
It was an insane week for us at Computex. We have received a lot of amazing feedback from journalists and visitors. People are loving V. We have even made it to the best of Computex lists like this one by CNET: https://www.cnet.com/pictures/the-best-of-computex-2017/8/ During Computex all of our focus was on production! We hope that visibility we received during Computex will help us push screen supplier.
Today we have finished production of 600 V keyboards and will soon start producing 2000 more of them. All the other components are in the warehouse too as a result we will keep all of our resources focused on assembling and shipping out Vs.
Below are the pictures from the factory floor:
Short synch up on quality check standards
Approaching keyboard factory building
Freshly painted keyboard modules
Applying pressure to connect back of the keyboard to its front
Attching our glass trackpad to the keyboard housing.
One of the keboards that did not pass th quality check with markers on them indicating what keys did not meet requirenments.
Attaching keboard battery