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DoBox is the first wireless dock for iPhones, iPads and Macs.
DoBox is the first wireless dock for iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Final Assembly, Installation and Shipping

If you haven't yet filled out the survey on Kickstarter, or updated your address and phone number on Indiegogo, please do it now, because this is the last chance!
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Finalizing Shipping Addresses
Dear Backers,
We are getting ready to ship you the DoBox, and we would need you to send us or update your shipping addresses. We also ask for phone number, because the courier company will need it. Unfortunately, choosing the color is not available. Please make sure that all your info is correct! Thank You.
Bests,
The DoBox Team
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1000 PCBs Ready
Dear Backers and Supporters,
Since our last update, our CEO visited our manufacturing partner in China to start and oversee the mass manufacturing process, and to set up the test environment. 1000 printed circuit boards have already been produced, which are currently under testing. This batch will be enough for all of our backers, so we can send out the survey to everybody at once in June. Meanwhile, we continue to ship the units from the first small batch.
However, we also had a fair amount of challenges recently. We had to change two of our critical partner companies and find others to continue the work. Our CNC manufacturing partner went bankrupt, but the bright side of the story is that we acquired our own CNC machine from them in the process. We relocated it into a new factory, so now the housing can be produced continuously.
The other problem was with the software development company, because they couldn't keep deadlines and fix bugs efficiently. That was the reason we still haven't been able to deliver the beta app yet. We found a new, more reliable and more professional team, who already took the matter into their hands. By the time you receive the DoBox, the issues with the app will be fixed.
We already have many parts ready, which we will assemble in our office in Hungary. We always thoroughly test every battery and every other component before we use them. It seems that everything goes smoothly, and we can already see the finish line.
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Individual Survey Started Plus Packaging First Glimpse
This month we had many challenges with the software and firmware bugs, our team is continously working on fixing them. If we find any problems later, we'll be able to send out online updates.
We individually contacted those backers whom we are sending out the first DoBoxes. We will also contact those one-by-one who will receive their units in April. Note that we won't send out a survey to all our backers, we'll always ask for your addressess and phone numbers on an individual basis.
Meanwhile we're finishing the design of the packaging, here's a first glimpse:
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The first batch of PCBs has just arrived, and we started testing them. Besides minor problems that we'll fix, it seems everything is okay with them. These units will be shipped to the first backers, to whom we'll write separately in email one-by-one. If you don't get a survey, don't worry! It means that your order will be sent from the next batch in April or May.
Meanwhile, we moved our office to the countryside, to make place for administration and customer support. We already hired the first employee, he will answer your support related questions from now on.
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Dear DoBox Fans and Supporters,
We are proud to announce that we have just received 800.000 EUR from Hiventures, a Hungarian investment fund. This will secure the stable functioning of our company in the long run.

The other great news is that we have just ordered the first batch of the finalized units. After assembly and testing these units will be ready to ship to the first backers. This means we officially started the manufacturing stage!
We'd like to thank Hiventures for their trust and you for your patience!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The DoBox Team
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As you probably know, the financial affairs of a startup can be quite challenging, as was the case for us, because developing the hardware and the software was a ton of money.
Exactly because of this, in line with development and debugging we’ve been working on solving this in the last four months, and it looks like we succeeded!!! (No, Apple didn’t buy us.) We can’t talk about details yet, but the road to mass manufacturing and shipping is now straight.
We are in the process of preparing everything for mass manufacturing, and we already have all the necessary partners for this. Next time we will update you with the exact shipping date and timeline.
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Quick update about software
Dear DoBox Fans and Supporters,
This time we only have a small update for you. We tested the Wi-Fi again in the RF lab, and everything works fine, even inside the aluminum case. This means that the hardware is completely ready for mass production!!!
You must be already waiting for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X, just like us. You may have heard that the new iPhones come with the fast charging feature via a USB-C to lightning cable, making it possible to recharge them up to 50 percent of their battery life in a 30-minute charge. The good news is that perhaps you'll be able to use this function through the USB-C port of DoBox, too. As the new iPhones are only available for preorder as of now, we can't test this yet. But as soon as there's a possibility, we'll try to implement it, too.
About the software: We are constantly developing our software, and this won't stop after shipping. We will make free online updates available, which will enhance the functionality of the DoBox. All parts of the DoBox will be updatable automatically with one click, including not only the iOS app, but the software running on the device, and even the firmware of the microcontrollers, as well – based on your needs and feedback. We just put together a short video of the beta app. This is not a dummy app, it communicates with a finished working DoBox:
https://youtu.be/pZVi8esR3II
Bests,
The DoBox Team
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Finally, we can share great news with you! All Wi-Fi issues are fixed, both the speed and the strength of the connection are excellent! We begin to prepare everything for mass manufacturing!
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