BeYou May Update
Hi, BeYou friends! We have a new update for you. And we believe you will love this one.
Spoiler alert: we got to test out the chair and made some important decisions. So you’re about to find out some exciting things. Woohoo!
Mechanism Variant Decision & Base Mold
If you remember from the previous update, we were waiting to see the two mechanism variants: the ratchet system (which is ingenious but with more moving pieces) and the pin one (simpler and more robust).
After receiving the chairs and testing them out for ourselves, we all agreed that the pin version is the best solution. This will be kept as the final version.
Last time we were saying the only piece left to be finalized was the wheelbase mold. We’ve made progress and we’re halfway through. The rough machining of the mold is done. Now we’re focusing on details — the fine machining of the mold (which is the most tedious part).
After it’s finished, the official testing and certification stage will begin. You can see some pictures below.
Wheelbase Design and Look
A while ago, we started testing one last option to add wooden accents into the base. That wasn’t approved either because it is very subpar compared to the quality we are aiming for with BeYou.
We know how excited you are for this part and we won’t make the introduction long.
But before we begin, please keep in mind that the chair you see in pictures was sent to us to be tested by the team. That means small adjustments will be made in the final version.
For transparency reasons, we will mention some things that will be slightly different in the chair you’re getting. So please read everything carefully.
See how versatile the BeYou Chair is! We recorded a demo video for you to see the BeYou sample we received from the factory and how it works.
And here are some pictures that show some of the sitting positions you will enjoy soon, giving you, in the same time, an idea of the size of the chair:
Improved Seat Size/Depth (already announced)
The chair you see in pictures doesn’t have the increased seat size/depth. That is only because the new wooden parts and cushions weren’t ready when the chair was sent to us. But we will receive the updated version very soon.
That means your chair will have an increased seat size/depth, just as promised. And it won’t be too different, visually speaking. If anything, it will only look better.
As an example, your chair will not have the black dots you see now on the outer side of the wings. They are there for now because we used the older wood parts to find the new and improved positions of the bigger cushions and wood parts.
The Ideal Backrest
We promised you comfort (among many other things) and you will get it. Since we have seen some concerns about the backrest, we’d like to assure you we always consider how unique we all are.
This is well-reflected in how we designed the chair to provide you with the comfort you need. We might be a little biased, but everyone in our team genuinely loves it.
For your reference, the woman in the pictures is 5ft 4in (1.63m) tall and the man is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall.
We have to decide between two types of wheels, but they are both noiseless and of great quality. So regardless of the choice, we believe you will be happy. Once again, you might notice that the wheels don’t have the self-locking system in the version we’re testing.
Your chair will have self-locking wheels, just as promised.
Here are two videos that show a clear noise comparison between the BeYou chair and a regular one. What a difference, right?
Assemble your chair even faster
We’ve worked hard on many improvements so that you can make the best out of your BeYou chair. And now it takes far less time to assemble it. You will be amazed by the difference.
BeYou Rough Timeline Estimates*
- First half of June - received samples from the factory and tested them (looking for final tweaks)
- Second half of June - making the final sample implementing the tweaks and adjustments noticed from the samples.
- Second half of May - First half of July - mold manufacturing period.
- End of June - First half of July - have golden samples** completely finalized and sent to the testing center (dependent on the base mold being finished). Start of official testing and certification.
- Second half of August - expected kick-off of mass-production.
- First half of September*** - packaging, dispatch to fulfillment warehouse and the start of fulfillment.
* As always, these are still estimates, and every stage of the process is subject to a QC audit. If any other challenges or delays come up along the way, we will inform you so that you are always aware of the progress we are making behind the scenes.
** Golden Samples are exactly the same as the final product, in every single way. The Golden Samples set the standard for mass production and are used by the factory and Quality Control (QC) agency to compare with products taken randomly from the production line to make sure they’re 100% identical to the standard we (and you) expect from the BeYou chair.
*** We hear you. We feel you. Some of the delays have been difficult to deal with. This is why we increased the estimated timeline a bit, to account for anything unforeseen. We aim to surprise you, but for now this is the new official estimated timeline.
Getting in Touch
Kind reminder: our correspondence volume tends to increase after each update. So please bear with us, it might take us a bit to respond over the next few days. Also, please refrain from following up, as that will push your message to the end of the queue.
The fastest way to get an answer to any questions you might have is through the Contact Form on our website. You’ll be greatly helping our small yet mighty Customer Happiness team if you submit your message from there.🙏
We’d like to express our gratitude once more. You inspired a sitting revolution and we were grateful to have you on this journey with us.
Thank you for believing in a better way to sit! We’re incredibly excited for you to experience what it's like to be comfortable and productive simultaneously.
The best is yet to come,
The BeYou Team