Yes, it’s that time of the year again and we’re back with our traditional, post-CES update, however, before we share our CES news we would just like to thank all those who participated in the research interviews we ran in L.A. after CES, and for bringing their own laundry to fold.
We watched, recorded, documented and learned from these interviews and all of this valuable feedback has now been shared with our R&D team. As we keep reminding you, we will not manufacture a product until we are certain you will be happy incorporating it into your weekly routine, and that is why participating in this research is crucial for both you and especially for FoldiMate.
Interested in participating in future home or business research?
Home use: In order to make sure that FoldiMate will suit your lifestyle we need your input. We are looking for people from different backgrounds, cultures, and folding habits.
Home owners - complete this form for a chance to participate in pilots and research during 2019.
Business use: We have received many requests from business owners who plan to use FoldiMate in their business, so we are considering developing a suitable model that will withstand heavy commercial use.
Business owners - complete this form for a chance to participate in future research and to help us understand your business needs.
We are aware that there are many more of you who requested to participate in the recent research but weren’t invited. Unfortunately we have limited time slots for these session, but we hope that you will be able to participate in future research or even as part of our beta program. To make sure we can let you know when new opportunities are available - complete one of the above forms.
Back to CES. Once again FoldiMate was one of the most popular products displayed at CES, especially as this year we delivered what we had promised the previous year, and we brought an elegantly designed and fully functional FoldiMate prototype.
We proudly demonstrated this latest model throughout the show, and received incredible feedback, encouragement, media coverage and even The Best of CES 2019 award from Business Insider.
Watch our interview with Digital Trends while using the latest fully-designed and fully-functional prototype in action:
It isn’t possibly to share all the coverage we received from CES, as there were hundreds of articles, videos, radio and TV coverage in multiple languages, however, there are two extraordinary pieces we feel are particularly special:
Rich DeMuro, a tech reporter for Los Angeles' top ranked KTLA 5 Morning News, has had more views of his FoldiMate video than he has ever had from any other video he has EVER shared (we know because we asked him :-) ) At the time of writing this it already has over 112M views. See it here
Gage Edwards, a staff writer at http://n3rdabl3.com created a crazy video about FoldiMate that just blew us away - watch it here:
We discovered that Gage had neither been to CES nor Las Vegas and within 24 hours we setup a GoFundMe campaign to help him finance a trip to meet the “love of his life” at CES and we videoed every moment of his first meeting with FoldiMate - Click here to see Gage unite with FoldiMate.
As we mentioned above, our R&D team is now busy designing and implementing upgrades to certain aspects of the FoldiMate experience as a result of recent research feedback. We still hope to start shipping first units at the end of 2019 to the US and follow with other regions. All regions will be prioritized according to pre-order waitlist demand (if you’re not on the waitlist yet, join here).
We appreciate your patience as we work hard to reach a highly rated, first ever, robotic folder that will ship to your home once ready - we will be keeping you informed in the process as always. Thanks to your ongoing support and feedback FoldiMate will very soon become an integral part of our daily life.
Successful 2019 greetings to us all,
CEO & Founder