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Other World Computing: Sourcing America

globe-saluteThere is an assumption most everything tech is manufactured in Asia. OWC is an exception to this. While some things can be done cheaper in China, I’m a true believer we can do it better in the USA. While it’s not practical or even possible to do everything here, we’re constantly innovating new ways to do more in the USA. Check out what OWC has accomplished so far. 

Made in the USA Cases Protect iPhone/iPad

According to a recent survey by Consumer Reports, 78% of Americans would rather buy an American product than an identical one made abroad. At OWC, we understand why and feel the same way.

Over half the cost of producing our high-quality, impact-resistant cases is spent on the space-age absorbing gel that’s made right here in the USA. The kinetic energy X-orbing impact protection is specifically engineered to meet the challenging cushioning and protection requirements of today’s handheld digital devices. With up to eight times more energy absorption capability than competing materials, a mobile device can survive a 20-foot drop onto concrete or an unexpected tumble down the stairs. All this in a slim, one-piece design that isn’t bulky.

The NuGuard KX cases for iPhone and iPad models have been well received by thousands of customers, install in seconds and provide incredible protection against accidental drops and dings. And while the NuGuard KX cases for iPhone and iPad are assembled in China (there just isn’t the support for this kind of manufacturing in the USA… yet), we’ve managed to integrate American technology into these cases at a cost that’s competitive and preserves US jobs.

OWC SSDs – Designed, Built, and Tested in the USA

Our SSDs are the only Mac-focused line of SSDs exclusively designed and built in the USA. OWC SSDs have been produced just north of Austin, TX since 2010. Our engineers and product developers at OWC HQ in Woodstock, IL, and OWC’s Design Center in Austin make sure every OWC SSD is of the highest quality available.

OWC Memory – Designed, Built, and Tested in the USA

97% of all OWC memory shipped since 2008 was built, qualified, and tested in our Austin facility. They meet, and often exceed, Apple’s stringent memory specs, which are among the highest in the industry. 100% of OWC memory is tested in the most expansive test labs outside of Apple – all in the USA!

Externals Designed, Tested, and Assembled in the USA

It’s a safe bet that almost any non-OWC external drive was manufactured at a plant in Asia. Every OWC external drive is prepared, assembled and QC tested at our U.S. HQ. We build our drives with higher output power supplies and better bridge solutions to provide the greatest performance and reliability available.

USA Based Support

At OWC we strongly support “Sourcing America.” We believe everyone we need is right here in the USA. OWC is known throughout the industry for our award-winning, US-based customer service team. For over 25 years, the “OWC Difference” has meant that we provide elite service to customers around the world. Got a question about what your Mac? Give us a call at 800-275-4576 or visit us online. We’re here to help.

OWC Larry
the authorOWC Larry
OWC Founder & CEO
Larry O'Connor is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Illinois-based Other World Computing (OWC®). Starting as a one-man business in 1988, O'Connor has provided the leadership and vision to establish OWC as the leading provider of technology products and services today.
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