Sandman Update 5/27

by Alex Tramiel May 27, 2016

Sandman Update 5/27

Loyal supporters and followers of the Sandman we have some awesome news! The Sandman is 100% approved for production!

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Long story short, you all should be getting your own Sandman really soon. Continue below for more details…

One of our engineers (Mike) spent the last week in China working one on one with our manufacturer and their team. While in the factory Mike watched 54 pilot units of the Sandman be assembled and then meticulously tested each and every one of them. After his inspection, these units then underwent various quality testing to make sure the Sandman are durable and safe. These tests included drop testing, extreme temperature testing, USB port testing and other various tests to make sure your Sandman works as well as possible and for years to come.

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*please don’t abuse your Sandman

The circuit boards were all turned on and tested individually, making sure everything worked well. Spoiler alert: They all did!

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But of course, nothing is ever perfect the first time they are built… so we had to adjust and tweak some things to get you a better product. We worked with the engineers in the factory that will be overseeing production and are really happy with some of the changes! 

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An example of one of these issues was the way the folds of the boxes looked. So we adjusted the packaging and they will look way better for production. 

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We fixed or put processes in place to fix all of these things so we are hoping that your Sandman is as close to perfect as possible!

Now that we have everything 100% approved, we have released payment for all of the Sandman’s parts to our various suppliers and manufacturers and are waiting for the materials to arrive in our factory’s warehouse (approximately 20-25 days). Right after that happens mass production on all the Sandmen will begin (15-20 days) and then we will ship all pre-orders to our warehouse in the states and then onto our patient customers (7 days). We too weren’t happy about this latest delay, but after this trip, we are hoping that all pre-orders will be fulfilled in July. If something slips with the current timeline we will be as transparent as possible and do our best to keep you in the loop. If you are concerned or want more details on what’s going on don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Thanks for your continued support and patience! 

This trip to China was long and expensive but it was well worth it and every Sandman ever made will reap the benefits.

We can’t wait for all of you to get your own Sandman and start spreading the word of the Sandman!




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