Carl TenBrink, founder of Sonos Models, Inc. and his team have been working professionally to bring ideas to life for 30 years. Sonos works with inventors, entrepreneurs, small companies as well as fortune 500 companies to develop their ideas into viable products that are selling around the world. We have developed products for clients that combined have generated well over a billion dollars in sales all over the globe!
Sonos Product Development will provide a very personal approach to you and your ideas. You will work directly with Carl as you are guided step by step through the development process to maximize the potential of your invention. As each Phase is complete, you meet to review progress and are instrumental in the decision making progress to move the product closer to reality.
How much will it cost?
While there is no 'base rate', quoting a price for a prototype or project is based on the complexity of the project. Each project is as unique as each of our client ideas and therefore each project is a fairly fluid creative process, and involves an infinite number of variables, it is impossible to quote accurately through our website or by phone until we have some details provided by you.
In our many years of experience we can safely say that 80% of the time the following prices for each phase are:
Phase 1 - Concept Development - Ranges from $2,500 up to $3,950 Phase 2 -Refinement and 3D CAD Modeling - Ranges from $2,500 up to $3,950 Phase 3 -Prototype Fabrication- Ranges from $2,000 up to $5,000 (actual prototypes we have created have gone upwards of $5,000 due to the complexity of the product)
What is the Process?
If you would like to get started, complete the form at the bottom of this page and describe to us as much as you possibly can about your idea. There is a place you can upload a file to us should you have a concept drawing or other useful file to send us.
Once your idea is reviewed, we provide a no obligation free consultation meeting. This can be face-to-face meeting or by a phone. This meeting is so that you can introduce your concept and discuss the possibilities for your idea or invention and also get any questions that you may have answered. A proposal with cost and schedule for developing your concept will be delivered to you in 1 week or less after this meeting.
If you approve the proposal, you sign and return to us to get your project started.
What Happens When?
Phase 1 -Concept Development - We will explore options for your idea that will expand your imagination for the functional aspects of your invention as well as conceptualizing the visual appearance to enhance your idea to best position it for commercial success and retail sales.
Phase 2 -Refinement and 3D CAD Modeling - We will make minor refinements requested in the Phase 1 review meeting and then model the product in 3D on our state of the art computer systems where the product can be viewed virtually from any angle to confirm functional and esthetic desires are addressed.
Phase 3 -Prototype Fabrication - We will build a sample of your invention for proof of concept, photography and sales materials. You will be able to hold, testing and show your product to the world. * Please Note;Generally, phases 1 and/or 2 must be completed before we can start to develop a prototype.
Phase 4 -We can assist with your logo and company identity design and setting up an e-commerce based web site with the simple and easy to use Paypal merchant processing along with other attractive web features. Your production can be set up as a turn-key/hands off solution positioning you for success!
Please read the process below to further understand when and how we determine a projects cost. The better we understand your ideas the more accurately we can estimate each project. If you already have a fixed budget in mind for your project, then please let us know. At the end of the Idea Security Agreement form there is a place for comments. Please use this space for specific requests, concerns, questions and any information that you think we should know about your project.
Idea Security Agreement I believe, to the best of my knowledge, that I am the original inventor of the idea described herein. I hereby authorize Sonos Models, Inc. to provide me a no-cost discussion about my idea, with no purchase required. I understand submitting my concept is not a release and that this information cannot be used, disclosed, or sold without my expressed written permission. I also understand that all employees of Sonos Models, Inc. are required to sign an ethics and confidentiality agreement for my protection. By signing this agreement, I understand that Sonos Models, Inc. does not promise or guarantee any financial gain from the development of any new product or idea.
We are a fee based company that can help in turning your idea into reality. Please be advised we do not purchase ideas or aide in providing inventors.
Confidentiality is Guaranteed!
For your convenience we have provided a Non-disclosure and Non-compete agreement along with a development process form that you may download.
Copyright 2013 Sonos Models Inc. All Rights Reserved. All text, images, graphics, animation, videos, music and other materials on this website are subject to the copyright and other intellectual property rights of Sonos Models Inc. These materials may not be reproduced, distributed, modified or reposted to other websites without the express written permission by Sonos Models Inc.