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AXIS Gear Update: March 2017

8th March 2017

The Finishing Line

For the first batch of units, our team is currently in China wrapping up the final quality control and production process, and getting all the necessary paperwork ready for us to ship the product at the end of this month. There are a lot of legal (and safety) documents that need to be sorted out before they allow our products out of China.

Bug Fixes

From all the testing that has occurred over the month, our engineering team has been fixing minor bugs within the app and firmware. All of this has been leading up to a lot of improvements for the product that will begin shipping in only a matter of weeks! The v1 launch of the app will come hand-in-hand with shipping the Gears.

Lifecycle Testing

We’ve created test rigs in our office to discover how long Gear will be able to last under heavy usage. Before heading back to China to begin shipping your beautiful Gears, Clif the Cunning Engineer, created a time lapse video using one of the many Nest Cams we have around the office overseeing our around-the-clock tests.

Drop Test

To ensure the plastics and components used for Gear can hold up against the terrifying fall from the highest point of your gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows, we’ve also conducted many drop tests. In the following video, you can see Clif the Cunning dropping our precious jewel from up to 2m. You’ll notice there has been no external or internal damage whatsoever!

User Testing

Throughout February, we invited a select group of people to come in one-by-one to test installing, setting up and using Gear. Having only a small idea of what Gear is and what it is capable of, they were given the fully packaged box and went to town without any other instruction. We gained invaluable insight on how to improve our user manual, the app, and the coming tutorial videos that we will be releasing!

This has been a truly amazing journey. We would like to thank you all for your support and joining us on our mission to transform the window coverings industry. Our vision is to make smart home technology accessible to anyone and everyone, and we couldn’t have done it without your support, patience, and feedback.

Trung Pham
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Trung Pham

Trung Pham loves to sip on an Old Fashioned and hit the gym (not always at the same time). Trung aspires to be the Elon Musk of DIY products while looking better in suit than James Bond and Harvey Sector combined. Ask him who will win between Batman and Superman? Batman. You aren't born with it, you gotta earn it.