Hi folks, and happy holidays!
I'm Jason- I created the PE6502 computer that The 8-bit Guy reviewed on his channel a few years back- and before I say anything else, let me just say THANK YOU David for your review! The exposure my little computer got (> 1 million views!) was astounding, and literally because of your effort/video, we sold well beyond what I ever thought I'd sell (or would interest people!) It almost single-handedly put us on the map!
I must say- the Commander X16 looks amazing- I absolutely will buy one when they are available! While I love your Xbox-inspired case mock up, but I personally think that something done with "snow white design language" (but just no more boring off-while color, make it bright orange!) would hit a home run. I honestly believe your computer will succeed WELL beyond your wildest expectations (and I hope you don't mind my opinions here!) The more I read about your computer, the more I like- and you've got a dream team of folks working together on this. I am genuinely really excited for you (and for me, because like I said, I want to buy one!) :-)
If I could offer any advise (and my experience pales to what you've all each already done, so, please take with a grain of salt) it is- find a way to automate production as much as possible, and consider making an all-surface mount, pre-assembled version of your computer. This would cut costs across multiple levels of your supply chain, and also lesson support needs too. That way you can focus on development of follow-on products that can be used/integrated into your computer. This is where I feel like I have to some degree failed with my computer, because I didn't do this..
As for the PE6502- I sold perhaps 150 units before I threw in the towel trying to keep up with orders/sales. I still get weekly emails from folks asking if they can buy. I tried to find a replacement seller, but due to COVID (and perhaps they're own business workload) they've not yet made the kit available on their site- and at this point the tech is getting a little bit old (yes it's retro, but I don't know how much longer all the parts I used will continue to be available.)
Anyways, sorry for my rambling note, but I just wanted to chime in- I am absolutely a fan of this project!!!