Getting Started With
Your Invention Ideas
At Sonos Product Development, we have been bringing invention ideas to life for over 40+ years.
Led by founder Carl TenBrink, our team specializes in helping inventors, entrepreneurs, and companies of all sizes develop their invention ideas into successful products that are sold globally.
With a personal approach and a dedication to maximizing the potential of your invention, we look forward to guiding you through every step of the product development process.
At Sonos, you will have the opportunity to work directly with Carl TenBrink himself. With our expertise and your input, we will navigate the development process together, ensuring that your invention ideas reach their full potential. As each phase is completed, we will meet to review progress and involve you in the decision-making process, bringing your product closer to reality.
We Do It All!
If you just need help with one or two aspects of your project, or need a partner to work with through the whole process, we’ve got you covered!
To get the process started, follow these simple steps:
Submitting Your Invention Idea:
- Fill out the form at the bottom of the page.
- Provide as much detail as possible about your invention idea.
- Upload concept drawings or any relevant images.
Proposal and Approval:
- Once we review your idea, we will provide a no-obligation proposal within one week or less.
- The proposal will include the cost and schedule for developing your concept.
- Once the approved proposal is received, we will schedule the project start.
- Depending on the project, completion of Phase 1 and/or Phase 2 may be required before proceeding to prototype development.
While it is difficult to provide an accurate quote without more information about your specific invention idea, we can provide general price ranges for each phase based on our extensive experience. Please note that the complexity of the project will influence the final cost. The typical price ranges for each phase are as follows:
Phase 1 – Concept Development:
Price Range: $1,500 to $3,950
Explore functional aspects and conceptualize visual appearance for commercial success and retail sales.
Phase 2 – Refinement and 3D CAD Modeling:
Price Range: $2,500 to $3,950 (Complex products can be more)
Make refinements based on Phase 1 review and create a 3D computer model to confirm functional and aesthetic requirements.
Phase 3 – Prototype Fabrication:
Price Range: $2,000 to $5,000
Build a sample of your invention for proof of concept, photography, and sales materials. Prototypes can exceed $5,000 for complex products.
The Product Development Phases In Detail
Phase 1 – Concept Development
During this phase, we will work on expanding your idea, focusing on both functional aspects and the visual appearance. Our goal is to enhance your concept for commercial success and retail sales. We will explore various options and present them to you, leveraging our expertise to maximize the potential of your invention.
Phase 2 – Refinement & 3D CAD Modeling
Building upon the concepts developed in Phase 1, we will make minor refinements based on your feedback. Using state-of-the-art computer systems, we will create a 3D model of your product. This model allows you to view the product virtually from any angle, ensuring that all functional and aesthetic requirements are met.
Phase 3 – Prototype Fabrication
Once the 3D model is finalized, we will move forward with building a physical prototype of your invention. The prototype serves as proof of concept, allowing you to hold, test, and showcase your product to the world. It is an essential step in the development process and provides valuable materials for photography and sales.
Phase 4 – Branding and Marketing
Beyond the initial development phases, Sonos Product Development can assist you with branding and marketing your product. We offer services for logo and company identity design, as well as setting up an e-commerce website with optimized SEO and credit card processing. Additionally, we provide turn-key solutions for production, including storage and drop shipping of your orders.
Embarking on the journey of turning your invention ideas into reality is an exciting endeavor, and Sonos Product Development is here to support you every step of the way. With our expertise, personal approach, and dedication to success, we will work together to bring your invention to market. Contact us today to get started on your innovation journey.