Inquiries outside of Salehoo have thus far universally recommended Alibaba, which I'm not sure if that means they were kidding or just don't like me. Any members here have experience with/credible knowledge of electronics manufacturers?
Without getting too deeply into the product, the ideal company would have experience with VOIP and/or WiFi routers.
It would be super awesome if a low initial run can be made. We have the technical ability and resources to do highly-limited runs (ie. <10 units for design and testing) but the cost per unit runs about four times what we'd like to charge retail for the product. Finding a manufacturer that can do a low run in the range of a gross of units would be ideal, so that we can do some actual market testing instead of just "don't you think it would be neat?" focus groups that don't actually have the product in hand.