The Idea Lab

Electronics

The Idea Lab is Western owned manufacture of high quality premium Electronics. We understand that whilst Chinese factories are becoming increasingly efficient, sometimes they fail to meet our standards of quality and service. We are here to ensure those requirements are met.

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If you want to get access to premium, high quality manufactured electronic items whether it has been designed from scratch or off the shelf then you are in the right place. The Idea Lab is based in Guangzhou, China. We are a bespoke and off the shelf promotional merchandise company with a specialist skill in managing offshore manufacturing that understands the expectations of western companies in terms of quality and service. 


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This is a very broad question but unlike other products manufacturing electronics is very complex and always relies on a multitude of different factories. Typically there could be anywhere between 10 and 50 factories involved in the most complex electronics. Television factories for instance have to place thousands of diodes onto the glass of a television. This requires very precise robots. Final assembly is localised in one point. 


We are limited in what we can source in terms of electronics as everything we do is in the promotional merchandise niche. Typically we handle orders for these sorts of products, but  

  1. Bluetooth speakers
  2. USB sticks
  3. LED Lamps (for reading)
  4. Promotional Keyrings (with LEDs)
  5. Screen Displays
  6. Flashing glassware
  7. Power banks

 These can be either standalone promotional bluetooth speakers, manufactured to be part of another product such as a cooler bag or picnic box. If you wish to custom design the outer facias this is very straight forward to do but requires tooling. 

These can be either standalone promotional bluetooth speakers, manufactured to be part of another product such as a cooler bag or picnic box. If you wish to custom design the outer facias this is very straight forward to do but requires tooling. 

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The speed at which bamboo grows, combined with its natural strength and great visual appeal makes it a fantastic material to work with for both promotional merchandise products and high end tech gadgetry. We produce items such as Bamboo speakers as well as more simple items such as bamboo pens and notebooks. 

 USB sticks are an very affordable but great promotional item, We can custom mould your design into the USB using silicone which is both affordable tooling and durable.

USB sticks are an very affordable but great promotional item, We can custom mould your design into the USB using silicone which is both affordable tooling and durable.

 Designed to fit around your notebook to illuminate your page when you are writing or taking notes. LED Lamps can carry a sophisticated corporate image for your brand as well as being a durable and valued end product. 

Designed to fit around your notebook to illuminate your page when you are writing or taking notes. LED Lamps can carry a sophisticated corporate image for your brand as well as being a durable and valued end product. 

 Power banks have become a necessity of having a mobile phone these days and the slimmer, sleeker power banks are well designed to fit in a suitcase or your pocket. Solar powered ones that attach to the window are great for long journeys in the car. The reliability on power banks and their usage in the modern day make them a great corporate advertising tool. 

Power banks have become a necessity of having a mobile phone these days and the slimmer, sleeker power banks are well designed to fit in a suitcase or your pocket. Solar powered ones that attach to the window are great for long journeys in the car. The reliability on power banks and their usage in the modern day make them a great corporate advertising tool. 


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China is a huge manufacturing base, with particular niches focused in particular areas of the country. Electronics have been largely focused in Shenzhen, the closest city to Hong Kong. We work with a handful of suppliers in Shenzhen to produce all of our electronic components. 


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The Idea Lab operates by servicing the needs of both small and large clients. If your order quantity is smaller than the operating MOQ of most factories, then talk to us. Our combined purchasing power that we have with a wide range of factories across South China means that we might be able to help you manufacture in the quantity you want. Whilst it depends on the product (and if there is any customisation) for electronic products we can accommodate minimum orders as low as 300 pieces. 


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Electronics more so than other products rely on a linkage of connected factories to deliver vital components for final assembly. This is whats commonly known as out-sourcing. Managing the quality of the components used by out-sourced factories can be very difficult without the assistance of a company like The Idea Lab. We work with first hand visits to ensure that out-sourced components meet the requirements of the order and will not compromise the quality of the finished product. 


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Lead times vary per each individual product and manufacturing methods,  however the industry standard is somewhere between 30 and 45 days, with larger orders taking longer. We understand that sometimes clients have added urgency to their orders and we work to ensure that time frames given are time frames met. 


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The Idea Lab is involved with promotional products and retail merchandise. Unfortunately we are not set up to help with the manufacture of more complicated electronic products such as tablets. 


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Firstly these factories we co-operate now with, we have been for some time and we understand how each other's businesses operate. That being said we are continually based in South China, so we can maintain a presence with manufacturers here. An initial meeting always takes place with a new order to outline requirements, lead times and special requests. Further meetings take place throughout the order when manufacturing starts to take shape. Unfortunately sometimes things do also go wrong, and in when problems do arise they are best solved with a visit to the factory. This makes The Idea Lab your first choice for manufacturing electronic promotional products here in South China. 


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The Idea Lab works alongside fantastic factories in South China producing a range of brilliant electronic products. We have catalogues to hand, so either reach out to us via email or the contact form with an idea of what it is you are looking for and we will follow up within 24 hours with a catalogue. 


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When you place your manufacturing order with us, your requirements become our requirements. As a company working in promotional merchandise in South China for over 10 years you are in the right place to be sure that you get what you pay for. 


China's rapid race to the top to be the world's number one industrial power means quite often that although they are using the newest technologies in some of the best factories, the rate of defective product can be quite high. This is where The Idea Lab comes in. With our top priority, client driven manufacturing standards we deliver both security and quality production that western firms rely on. Meaning we can drive the rate of defective product right down. Currently we work towards something between 1 & 2 % on each order. 


The Idea Lab should be your first choice for Product Design & Development. With over 10 years experience in both product design and being based in South China we are a quality promotional merchandise company that specialises in offshore manufacturing at both great prices and quality.