Wall Street Journal Looks to Blue Clover Devices for Perspective on Hardware Manufacture in China

Silicon Valley startups are increasingly turning to China-based companies to make their products. To learn the ins and outs of international manufacturing, the Wall Street Journal followed six business owners, including BCD Founder Pete Staples, on a factory tour of Shenzhen. 

As author Li Yuan learned from interviewing Pete and other industry figures, changes like increased competition, lower costs, and an explosion…

BCD Hong Kong Makes A Move!

BCD is starting out 2016 strong! We’re pleased to announce our Hong Kong office has officially moved to a new location in Tuen Mun, HK. 
At 5000 sq ft, the new warehouse is only about 20 minutes away from our Shenzhen factory and is easily accessible by several highway entrances. This new space will enable us to provide…

The Year in Review: Blue Clover Devices Looks Back on 2015

The BCD South Park Holiday Party wasn’t just about the food or the games (or even about geeking out over the Star Wars trailer). As we reflected on everything that’s happened over the course of 2015, our founder Pete gave us a little reminder of just why our mascot is a beaver.

Beavers are nature’s engineers. Tireless and endlessly resourceful, they depend each other for their every achievement. By identifying ourselves in these funny little mammals, we’re honoring the spirit of teamwork and optimism that’s gotten…

The 2015 #IoT Holiday Gift Guide from Blue Clover Devices

At Blue Clover Devices, we like giving gifts that make life better. Share the love with just a few of the IoT-enabled products that help their users live their best lives!

Nature Lovers will love you for gifting the device that gives plants exactly what they need. Combining environment-specific data with info about your local weather, the Edyn Garden Sensor uses connected technology to generate a customized watering schedule. With this smart and sustainable irrigation tool, your favorite gardener can always expect a healthy, thriving harvest.

The average City…

IoT Industry Leaders Visit the BCD Shenzhen Factory

BCD was thrilled to welcome a group of IoT industry leaders to our Shenzhen factory last week. Nicknamed Cloverfield, BCD’s Chinese branch is the location of our fully-owned 40,000 sq ft factory, which has been operational since 2012. 

The group, which included current clients Edyn and Droplet, were given a look into our manufacturing capabilities by Beavers Ivy, Yuki, Eddie, and Michael. Their visit included a factory tour, a comprehensive presentation of Blue Clover Devices, and of course, new product demos.

At BCD, we’re always looking forward to the next project, so…

BCD South Park Celebrates Thanksgiving With Our Annual Potluck Contest

Does anyone really lose in a potluck contest? The amazing turnout for BCD South Park’s annual Thanksgiving potluck made it almost impossible to pick a winner.

Emily’s savory chicken satay may have garnered the most votes, but she faced some stiff competition: our SF Beavers brought their A-game with a smorgasbord of homemade dishes, from garlic and ginger chicken wings to chocolate peanut butter cookies to slow-roasted…

BCDU Brings English Courses to Cloverfield

Starting this quarter, BCDU is back in session! Over the next two months, 16 Beavers will have the chance to develop their written and oral English in a new program staffed entirely by BCD team members. As an intercontinental team, we’re always striving to improve how we communicate, and speaking English is an especially valuable skill for supporting our international clientele.

A BCD resource for several years, Blue Clover Devices University is more than a training center: it’s a…