We have an exciting new milestone to share with you: we’ve ordered the "long lead-time components" for Karma Go. That's a fancy way of saying, "We bought the stuff we need to make the thing."
This means the Karma Go hardware is final and ready to be built, and our timeline is looking great.
Specifically, long lead-time components are all the major electronic guts that power the device. They're ordered a month or more in advance of device assembly, to make sure everything arrives in time. It means money is on the table — the current order of components is large enough to fill every Karma Go pre-order and then some.
Now attention turns to testing. Next week, Karma Go is scheduled for "pre-cert," which is a preliminary test of the device before it's shipped off to the more intensive (and time consuming) test labs. We'll let you know how it goes!
While the order of long lead-time components shows we're on track for our manufacturing timeline, passing next week’s pre-cert will put us exactly where we need to be on the certification timeline as well.
Our updated production timeline
It feels great to have the Karma Go hardware finalized, and we're feeling even stronger about the April 10th ship date. Like always, if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to say "Hey!" you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.