- Experienced in developing new electronics products starting with conceptualizing and designing and all the way through to creating, molding, prototyping, and completion.
- Experienced in developing MFI (Apple-approved) products related to iPhone battery cases, iPhone/iPad cables, iPad battery cases, and many other Apple products.
- Experienced in developing products for Samsung, HTC, Motorola, ZTE, Huawei, etc.
- Experienced in manufacturing mobile phone batteries.
- Experienced in developing batteries for medical devices with IEC 62133 certifications, CB certificates, FCC compliance, Lithium Drop Test approved, UN 38.3, etc.
- Experienced in ROHS, ETL, UL, CUL, CE, and FCC certifications.
- Experienced working with engineers/factories to create electronic circuits with specific functions.
Extensive knowledge of various industrial design firms’ working methodologies for the creation of new products, prototyping, and injection molding.
When it comes to selling your products, how they look on the shelf and how they feel in the consumer’s hand go a long way toward generating sales. The former refers to the product design and the latter has to do with its ergonomics, and you can’t properly market your products without either one of these aspects in place. The line of reasoning is pretty simple. Consumers are willing to pay more for products that appeal to them, both visually and tactually. As a result, if you’ve got good design and ergonomics, you can charge more for your products. And a higher price point means substantially higher profits.
- 1. Limit parts. – The more parts that go into a product, the more it is going to cost you to manufacture that product. The fewer parts your product entails, the less you’ll spend on the entire manufacturing lifecycle from development all the way through testing.
- 2. Module-ate it. – Whenever possible, you should always use modules in the design of your products. Why? Because modules minimize the activities involved in manufacturing. What’s more, modulation makes it easier to repair your product, maintain it, and replace its parts. Consumers are a fickle bunch. If your products are going to cause them a lot of frustration and monetary outlay to keep them in proper working condition, they will quickly turn elsewhere. And once they do, it will be near impossible to win them back.
- 3. Standardize. – Sure, at first glance, customization might sound like a strong selling point, but cost always trumps it. Using standard components in your product design will not only make it more inexpensive to produce but it will also make obtaining the necessary parts easier, thereby reducing your lead time. What’s more, unlike custom parts, standard components have already proven themselves reliable.
- 4. Apply the KISS principle. – Keep it simple, silly. Solid design is a fine balancing act between the materials used and the processes involved in the product’s fabrication. Don’t try to get too fancy with surface finishings and part precisions that will only add to your manufacturing costs. Opt for quality components over slick packaging to win loyal customers.
- 5. Soften your edges. – Architecturally speaking, round edges are preferable to sharp edges when plastic injection molding is involved. At the same time, draft angles make releasing the product from the mold easier. And don’t make a mountain out of the electronic assembly molehill. Keep them to a minimum. Finally, don’t try to trick gravity. Assembly from above is always preferred to speed up production time and to eliminate the need for gravity-defying compensation.
Electronic design is a tedious process that requires expert knowledge and experience. It’s not something you want to entrust with just any designer. When selecting a design company, make sure you seek out one with specific experience in the design of electronics. Getting the design and components down right the first time will mean the difference in how well your product performs, how durable it will be, how much it will cost, and in turn, how successful it will be in the electronics marketplace.
To save time and money, you might be tempted to skip the prototype phase of your product design, but DON’T. Prototyping is an essential aspect of not only product development but also procedural certification. This is where what exists only in your mind and intangibly on paper is brought to life in the physical form you envisioned in your conceptualization. Prototyping is also the stage where you get to see, first hand, how users interact with your electronic device. It’s here where the product can be engineer tested and then tweaked far less expensively than it could be if it had already gone into production.
The prototyping phase is where you can iron out all the bugs as well, before consumers ever see or experience them, thereby significantly reducing the likelihood you’ll alienate them as customers. Only once you are satisfied with the prototype will the design process move on to mass production. Given a prototype’s importance, when selecting a design partner, look for one with prior experience in working with industrial designers and in manufacturing units to create prototypes.
Extensive knowledge obtained from working with brands to create their packaging, starting with design and then all the way through to creating prototypes and ultimately final Versions.
- Possess complete knowledge of the Apple manufacturing process, starting with design and working all the way through with Apple-approved facilities to develop MFI products
- Equipped with comprehensive MFI Program expertise to encompass:
- Leveraging third-party hardware connectors and components
- Testing of tools
- Understanding and applying technical information
- Providing technical support
- Obtaining product certification
- Securing MFI licensing
- Experienced in a full suite of MFI accessories and technologies:
- HomeKit accessory protocol (HAP)
- Lightning and 30-pin connectors
- Authentication coprocessors
- iPod Accessory Protocol (iAP) for communication with iPhone, iPad, and iPod
- AirPlay audio technology
- Wireless Accessory Configuration (WAC)
- Headphone Remote and Mic
- Lightning Audio Module
- CarPlay, MFI Game Controller, and MFI Hearing Aid technologies
- MFi Game Controller technology
- MFi Hearing Aid technology
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