FRIDAY UPDATE: JUNE 10, 2016

Happy Friday everyone,

We've got a few quick updates to round out your week:

OSSIC X Production 6/10

The past week has seen some great developments. In addition to getting our manufacturing team up to speed, we’re devoting quite a lot of time to on the latest prototype build and made some key progress. Here's a few of them:

  • Final color selection for headband fork

  • Crafting UX story flows for the hardware and software experiences

  • Received and tested a batch of our custom drivers

  • Visited two of our prototype shops to pick up early parts and check up on the progress of our full order

  • Some final soldering this weekend to get ready for our latest prototype build which will kick off this week at the factory

Getting things done.

Getting things done.

Google Cardboards Have Shipped

If you backed at the Google Cardboard tier, you should have received your tracking numbers and your cardboards should be on their way. Be sure to share pics to @ossicvr when you get them!

New Additions to the OSSIC Team

This week brought two new team members to our OSSIC headquarters. Welcome Kedar and Shimon (pronounced She-mon) to the team!

Shimon diving right into some serious work. There's a lot to do!

Shimon diving right into some serious work. There's a lot to do!

Shimon Shmueli - VP of Product

Coming from a background in product design and user experience, Shimon will be ensuring that the OSSIC X is the best piece of ‪‎technology‬ consumers get their hands on this year.

Q.1) What is one important skill every person should have?

"Zoom out, take it all in, and think... then zoom back in and act."

Q.2) What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?

"TV... the moon landing has been an inspiration. People may think I am an old fart ;-)"

Q.3) What fun projects are you working on in your spare time?

"All my time is dedicated to fun projects. Spare time is for cleaning dishes, oil change, taxes, etc."

First day and he's already making cool stuff.

First day and he's already making cool stuff.

Kedar Shashidhar - Content / Demo Wizard

Kedar will be playing a huge role in ensuring that we not only deliver incredible audio experiences, but also help share that knowledge with content creators interested in 3D audio.

Q.1) What is one important skill every person should have?

"Hard Skill: Basic Programming. Computers run our lives, it's fundamental knowledge to know the basics about how they work."

Q.2) What technology innovation made the most impact on your life?

"Most definitely smartphones....although VR headsets are starting to come close."

Q.3) What fun projects are you working on in your spare time?

"I am building an Audio-Only Horror Game with called Sight Unseen with a start-up I founded called Blackout VR to be released later this year."

Jim Yick Yu

Jim joined Ossic HK as Senior Electrictronics Engineer and will be working with me on the Ossic X hardware design. He has more than fifteen years of experience in the field of electronics with a 10-year tenure at Toshiba Electronics Asia. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering from the City University of Hong Kong and Master's degree in Electronic Engineering from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

 Thanks again everyone!

- Team OSSIC