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Forget about low-battery anxiety: grab a super-thin wall charger and charge up anywhere. US/EU plugs & cables for all your devices.
Forget about low-battery anxiety: grab a super-thin wall charger and charge up anywhere. US/EU plugs & cables for all your devices.
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Kado Update: Cooperation with DongYang E&P Sealed

Posted by Kado (Creator)
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Dear backers,  

We’re glad to share with you that Kado has sealed a deal to manufacture its innovative chargers with major South Korean manufacturer DongYang E&P.  

DongYang E&P has been working with tier-1 electronics brands since 1987 and employs over 3500 employees worldwide. We see it as an optimal partnership to positively tackle the challenges of getting a new technology such as ours out to the market.  

DongYang and Kado will be initially focusing on developing Kado’s first ever folding multi-charger.

Folding charger prototype
Folding charger prototype

This extra thin, ultra light and portable adapter, can simultaneously charge a laptop computer and a smartphone or any other suitable device. DongYang E&P and Kado’s engineers drew a project plan of 13 months, at the end of which the charger will be ready to market with an estimated retail price of $100US.  

Thin as a pencil
Thin as a pencil


As a token of our appreciation for your support, we’re offering it to you dear backers, free of any extra charge.
 
We will gladly supply it as a replacement for the Kado phone charger you initially backed, as it is currently unclear when it could be expected, due to serious complications with its manufacturing.
Kado fully intends to supply you with the same number of chargers you backed and will contact you a month before shipping for delivery details and product preferences.

We are very positive that the collaboration with DongYang E&P will prove to be fruitful, and trust that you accept our sincere gratitude.  

The Kado Team

Scott Haneda, Tyler Cabuloy, and 33 more people like this update.

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    1. Missing avatar

      Fabio 4 days ago

      Estimate delivery: Dec 2017.
      2 years of delay! I will buy another anniversary cake for Kado!

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      Rob on

      Any update o this

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      ratedK
      Superbacker
      on

      "You should be confident in KADO's success for the same reason we are: we know what we’re doing. We have a proven track record of end to end product development, with specialties in development, production, and shipping internationally. In fact, every Kado team member has years of experience in developing and launching hi-tech products for international markets."

      Updates to what ever you've decided to do would be less worrying. This is the first of many projects that I've backed in this category that appears to be negligent in fulfilling their promised reward. I would be happy to receive what you are prepared to ship when it's ready. PLEASE POST UPDATES TO WHATEVER IT IS YOU"VE GOT PLANNED.

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      deleted on

      This user's account has been deleted.

    5. Pieter Kole on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use
      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012
      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfil."
      I request a full refund for my pledge amount.
      Also, if in the near future a Class Action Suit is forthcoming I would like to be included.

    6. Ian on

      Why do people still keep posting this ridiculous crap with Kickstarter's Terms and Conditions.

      If you actually took the time to click on the link you post, you will see that those terms and conditions have not been used for any project backed in the last 4 years.

      If you really want to do something like that, at least use the correct terms and conditions (https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use) to stop yourself looking bloody stupid.

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      Anne-Clemence Owen on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfil."

      I request a full refund for my pledge amount.

      Also, if in the near future a Class Action Suit is forthcoming I would like to be included.

    8. Eider
      Superbacker
      on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfil."

      I request a full refund for my pledge amount.

      Also, if in the near future a Class Action Suit is forthcoming I would like to be included.

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      Carlo on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfil."

      I request a full refund for my pledge amount.

      Also, if in the near future a Class Action Suit is forthcoming I would like to be included.

    10. The Jen on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfil."

      I request a full refund for my pledge amount.

      Also, if in the near future a Class Action Suit is forthcoming I would like to be included.

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      GATOT on

      How to cancel our fund support on this project? I need refund...not interesting anymore.

    12. Toney on

      I invoke my rights under Kickstarter's Terms of Use

      https://www.kickstarter.com/terms-of-use/oct2012

      "Project Creators are required to fulfill all rewards of their successful fundraising campaigns or refund any Backer whose reward they do not or cannot fulfil."

      I request a full refund for my pledge amount.

      Also, if in the near future a Class Action Suit is forthcoming I would like to be included.

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      Elena Monroe
      Superbacker
      on

      I would like formally request a refund!

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      Sharon on

      refund, please!

    15. Bob Meinhard on

      @Robin - in the US at least, we have all already paid - when the project was funded, our credit cards were hit. Many months ago! Do you live outside the US?

    16. Emil Myrdal on

      You guys have the nerve to pull some shit like this, give people their money back, you're not delivering the product.

    17. Robin Mayhall on

      Hey, everybody: I don't like this either, but remember, none of us has actually paid money to this project. We've *pledged* to pay when the chargers are delivered. So we can't get refunds; at best, we'll have to find a way to revoke our backing/pledges. I don't know how Kickstarter handles that.

    18. Rouslan#BoycottKS #KSfraud #KSdelusion
      Superbacker
      on

      So, one more year to get this one now? Sure, it's better to have something instead of nothing, but that's not what I gave you my money for.

    19. Ian on

      I've just emailed DongYang E&P to ask if it is true that they are working with Kado. I suspect that this is another lie but, if they are, also warning them that Kado are likely fraudsters and to be cautious.

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      Luke Brickley on

      I have to agree, abandoning this project for a new one, and utilizing the funds for another is criminal. I as well would like my money back.

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      Sean Boyle on

      REFUNDS SHOULD BE ISSUED

    22. Darius "DariBoss" Asadian on

      בבקשה החזר

      Please refund.

    23. Jackie Van Velse on

      I would really like my money back and would appreciate KickStarters help: 1. There has been a lack of communication w/ the company until recently. 2. This is far beyond the projected date that we should have received said item(s). 3. Now they are offering something other than what we originally backed... I have stopped using KickStarter and this is one of the reasons. I like helping new companies but when they are vague, suspicious and fail to follow through I will not be “donating” to that.

    24. Ian on

      BULLSHIT. UTTER BULLSHIT.

      You guys are fraudsters trying to make us believe you are not fraudsters. I'm so glad I reported this to the Israeli police. I encourage others to do the same.

    25. Robin Loveman on

      Thieves. I don't want this, and I don't believe you'll send it, anyway. It's just a way to put people off another 13 months. Kickstarter needs to step up here. I won't be backing any the projects on the site.

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      James Fain on

      Ok, when are we receiving this replacement?

    27. Chan wook Min on

      This is a SERIOUS issue. I think it's time to tell Kickstarter to stop this project ASAP.
      You guys should pay back to all backers and launch a new project.
      I don't remember that agree to pay this unknown project, and You have broken our wait and trust.

    28. Roi Bejerano on

      You're a bunch of frauds and thieves. disgusting.

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      Jaehyun Jun on

      I want immediate refund. I don't want to get a replacement charger, and I don't want to wait 13 more months.

    30. Ralf Pickart on

      I'd certainly prefer a refund over a foldable charger. I didn't just back any charger, I wanted the the flat one.

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      sam schneider on

      לא מתאים חברה השקעתי מעל 500 בפרוייקט כי אתם חברים כעת אני מרגיש שעשו עלי סיבוב. לא מתאים יבגני כלל. אתה אולי חושב שאנו מתוחכמים אך אני אשרוף לך כל משקיע עתידי במידה ולא תחזיר לי הכסף.

    32. Jay Mueller on

      13 more months from now?

    33. Lim Chee Aun on

      Sorry, is this a replacement for the phone charger or an additional charger on top of the one we backed?

      On the site https://kado.tech/products/ , it shows two products; Kado Wallet and Kado Sleeve. The one we backed seems to be Kado Wallet but Kado Sleeve seems like a different (much larger) charger? If Kado Sleeve is the replacement, does this mean we can't get the Kado Wallet anymore?

    34. Peter schuiling on

      Please give me my refund

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      Robert Poluhowich on

      Skip the replacement, please just provide me a refund.

    36. Darius "DariBoss" Asadian on

      Again. Pure disappointment. I decided that this is my last time using Kickstarter since each project gets delayed by years and/or never happens. Horrible! I needed a thin phone charger that I can carry around everywhere and NOT a multi USB charger that is big(!) - forget „thin as“ - as a PENCIL!

      Please refund. Highly disappointed.

    37. Simone on

      Are you f*cking serious?! You’re a scammer! Give us the refund for the project never received!

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      Emanuele Donà on

      Bullshit, i will try to contact the company you had mentioned and verify the partnership because i'm very disappointed and Kado's team are thinking we (as bakers) are idiots.

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      Scott Haneda on

      As with damn near everything I have backed on Kickstarter, I often seem to forget that I have things in the queue that will one day arrive in my mailbox. I totally forgot that I a backer of the KADO! Just got the email this evening, and though I get the feeling things are running a bit behind schedule, I am stoked that I am a backer of this. I just ordered a bunch of power/charge/cable related stuff from Anker, and this will be a nice compliment to those items.