The latest news about Enophone, including shipping batch 3!
Today’s update is a very exciting one for us, as we get to share with you pictures from our latest Enophone production run of Batch 3. After so much hard work, this is a monumental milestone.
Without further ado, let’s dive in!
Production of Batch 3 went great – we are shipping them as we speak! See the full update for pictures, and a more detailed shipping timeline.
We will be getting started on Batch 4 (all remaining pre-orders) as soon as we complete our retrospective analysis on the recent batch. We will have more to share in our next update regarding the timeline for these units.
In parallel to Batch 3, we’re releasing a major update to Enowork to include automatic tracking, an updated onboarding, and more. This will be available for download later this month.
Over the past few months we’ve been working up to Enophone Batch 3: a 2,500 unit mass production cycle of Enophone units that will be shipping to the majority of our backers. We’re incredibly excited to share that manufacturing has proceeded without a hitch, and we are ready to begin shipping these units!
Here are a few photos of the production run, showing some of the completed units.
I’m incredibly proud of the effort the team has put into bringing this batch of Enophones to life. This batch represents the culmination of many years of hard work bringing Eno’s first product to life. This experience has been incredibly humbling, yet has only increased our belief in the vision of this new product category.
Having supported our journey throughout, we can’t wait to get Enophone into your hands, so you can share in our excitement!
Following the manufacturing, we run each of the Enophones through a QA process before forwarding them to our warehouse in Hong Kong to be shipped on a rolling basis.
The first units off the line ran through the QA process last week. We held off on posting this update until these units had shipped so we could confidently state that we encountered no significant issues with these units, and are ready to ship them out.
The first 400 units are already through QA, with the next 600 going through tomorrow and many more to come in the next week. The first shipment of units will be leaving the warehouse next week, delivering to everyone with Kickstarter Backer # below 1900. As the rest go through QA we’ll continue sharing our shipping progress through comments on Kickstarter directly.
Once your unit ships, you’ll receive a tracking number by email to the same email account associated with your backerkit account. If you have any issues with this process, we will do our best to provide support via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Batch 3 heading out the door, we’ll be starting to prep for production of Batch 4. This batch will be shipping all remaining pre-ordered units to our backers!
Having just finished Batch 3, we have not yet laid out a timeline with our factory for the next production batch. As a result, we can’t yet provide a detailed shipping timeline as we did with batch 3.
We intend to do a full retrospective analysis of Batch 3’s production and assembly in the coming weeks to integrate the learnings we had from manufacturing these units.
After that, we’ll be able to share a better estimate of the timeline for Batch 4.
In parallel to releasing Batch 3, we’ll be pushing a major update to our Enowork app to include the following features:
We have added the ability to automatically start/stop sessions by wearing and removing Enophone. This allows you to automatically track your focus during the day as you wear Enophone, without interacting with the Enowork app.
We’ve been working on this for a while, and are very excited to be releasing it alongside Batch 3!
Based on feedback from our beta testers, we’ve updated our onboarding to better explain how to get the most from the Enowork app. We’ve also included a calibration sequence, to help improve Enophone’s accuracy from first use.
We have improved the core aesthetics of some of the apps major functions, including the dashboard calendar, the status indicator, and the daily goals.
This includes stability improvements to the audio, the Bluetooth connection, the account creation, and more. We’ve also added new logging features, to help us better track future bugs to increase the speed of our next patch releases.
This release will be available for download in a few weeks once we finish these features and run them through QA. We can’t wait to get your feedback on the new experience!
That’s all for now!
Please leave your questions and comments below, and we’ll be sure to answer them.
As always, lots of love,
– The Eno Team