The current production schedule puts completion on the 25th of September. After that, only QC (Quality Control) remains, estimated to take three days. We estimate to start fulfilling the Byte pre-orders in early October with everything running well.
Sep 9, 2022 3:02 pm
We will get a full update from our factory on Monday the 5th and will post an update then. For now, we know that the main assembly phase is complete, a handful of components still need to be installed, and our factory is still waiting on power cables and packaging.
Sep 2, 2022 3:47 pm
All components are now ready; the main assembly run will start on Monday the 22nd and is expected to take 5 days.
Aug 16, 2022 11:45 am
The first batch of the Byte's is now sold out. For this batch, they are running behind the original estimate and are now due for completion in the second week of August.
We're still waiting on a few updates regarding the trackpads and a few other schedules.
Taking a realistic view on production, albeit pessimistic, it would put completion on the 7th of October. That puts it very close to a national holiday which will commence on the 10th and last for one week. No progress would be possible during that holiday.
We're doing everything we can to reign in the date and will post the updates that should contain good news once we get them.
Sep 9, 2022 3:59 pm
Things are still moving forward at a slower pace. The oleophobic coating on the trackpads isn't performing as well as we'd like, so these will be re-made. Fortunately, this won't take long, and we'll post another update on Monday or Tuesday with new estimations once we've reviewed the current progress and the tasks still to be done.
For anyone wondering about the fingerprint reader, it is a Goodix (27c6:6584) module, which Linux already supports. Enrol your fingerprint, and away you go; there won't be a complicated setup process.
We've received the pre-production units; next week, we will post some benchmarks, pictures and other bits and pieces that you've all requested.
Sep 2, 2022 3:39 pm
Our factory has completed the keyboards and the SMT phase for the CCDs (webcam and microphones). They will finish the speakers' wiring tomorrow and start wiring the DC jacks early next week. They will then test all of these parts.
We've arranged for a couple of the pre-production units to be finished and sent to us; this will allow us to show the final hardware with all the new features so we can show you in detail what exactly it is that you're waiting on.
And before anyone asks, we can't send these out as they aren't certified ;).
Aug 19, 2022 3:02 pm
The factory found one small etching issue with the Nordic layouts, these have been re-made and are now complete along with the other layouts. The next step is for the keyboards to be fused into the Input Covers, which is scheduled for the end of the week.
Aug 8, 2022 1:04 pm
The keyboards have now been etched and we are awaiting confirmation of when the next stage will begin.