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The key shaped multitool that puts a tool box in your pocket.
The key shaped multitool that puts a tool box in your pocket.
4,226 backers pledged $83,087 to help bring this project to life.

Final Shipping Schedule

Posted by Sean Connell (Creator)

Hi Kickstarters,

The following update provides a final decision on the black coating and shipping schedule for the remaining units.

Black Coating: The previous update noted the issues with the black coating. Unfortunately, I was not able to reach a solution. So, regretfully, I have decided not to continue pursuing the coating options. Instead, I will replace the black orders with the stainless steel version. I understand there will be a great deal of frustration with this decision, but the coating simply did not work out. I sincerely apologize for not meeting the intended expectations. 

Shipping Schedule: The remaining balance of units will be shipped by June 29. Here is the detailed schedule:

Molding and Sintering: 5/21 - 6/3
Heat Treatment: 6/4 - 6/6
Grinding and Polishing: 6/7 - 6/18
Plating: 6/19 - 6/24
Painting: 6/25 - 6/28
Inspection: 6/29

The final set of units will be used to fulfill the remaining orders and FINALLY close out the campaign. Thanks for the continued support. 

Max Sablosky, Will Hamilton, and 16 more people like this update.


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    1. Missing avatar

      Christopher Sills on

      I never got one either. I remember backing this thing well before last father's day thinking I'd get it well before father's day 2013. I honestly forgot about it til now when this bathroom stall won't open and I noticed I could unscrew the handle if only I had a little screwdriver tool. Anyway, 16 Oct 2014, still no tool.

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      Stefanie on

      I still have not received my tool.

    3. Patrick Thomson on

      I got mine today. He is mailing them guys

    4. Thomas Clark

      Nothing here yet either.

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      Herb Smith on

      Still waiting. May we have an update, please?

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      Derek Barnes on

      I have yet to receive mine

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      Luke Barats on

      I'm still waiting on my tool. Any updates, Sean Connell?

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      Tom Weber on

      I got mine in the mail today.

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      Andrew Roberts on

      I am still waiting on 2 tools - any word on arrival times. THere has not been an update in quite a while.

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      Bryan Boudreaux on

      Sean, It has been over 3 weeks since the products were supposed to be shipped according to your most recent update. I have yet to receive them. Any update would be greatly appreciated.


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      Paul Kolatorowicz on

      I have not received my tool yet.

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      Robert Crotty on

      Much like the august smart lock, get nymi band, and, this has come to nothing,... Definitely losing faith in kick starter campaigns

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      Mark Wilson on

      Just got mine today. Thanks

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      Dustin Merchant on

      I havent received my tool yet :(

    15. Ed Aragon on

      Have they shipped yet?

    16. Billy Yip on

      When will the tools gonna ship Sean?

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      Will Wei on

      Do we get shipping confirmations when you send it out Sean? I have yet to have received mine yet.

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      carlos mitsu salas rendon on

      I would like to give Sean a big round of applause for completing a full year of not delivering the product. It takes special talent to keep peoples hopes up on a product that doesn't exit. My bets are on another up coming year of no product due to shipping mistakes of manufacture or lost products due to natural disasters ����

    19. Stephen Wang on

      Has anyone received theres yet???

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      landon seale on

      Have yet to receive my tool yet

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      Vanessa Gollaher on

      Agreed - I have yet to receive mine. I ordered 3. When can we expect these?

    22. Eric Bottomley on

      I have not recieved mine yet either.

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      Martin Aguilar on

      Are these coming?

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      Robert Crotty on

      Been so long I forgot about this. Still haven't received anything.

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      Roberto on

      My lord I've been checking my mailbox every day this week... Still nothing. Hopefully it gets here before the weekend!

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      Norman Powers on

      It's been so long, I don't even remember which one I ordered...just send something!

    27. Marcus Heygster on

      Sean stated in the main comments that 750 will ship on Monday.

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      Michael Delmore on

      What the actual hell - send me something for God's sake.

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      Andrew Nicoli on

      Still waiting in WI as well.

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      Kasey P Murphey on

      Not received mine either?!

    31. Marcus Heygster on

      I still haven't received my originally backed steel one. And I am in the US.

    32. Myk Crawford on

      I still have not received mine.

    33. Michael Trotter on

      Sean - any news on the latest schedule? It has been a week since they were due to be posted and I was wondering if they have all been sent (I am in Australia so shipping will obviously take longer).

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      peter irene on

      Has anyone received one of these yet?

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      janos erdelyi on

      I am also very interested in the 6/29 inspection and subsequent shipping. Any update would be appreciated, thanks!

    36. Elliot Lobell on

      Any updates as far as when the ATOM might be arriving at our doors? Looking forward to it!!!

    37. Donald MacLean on

      Just checking to see if you are still on schedule as per your May 21 Final Shipping Update Schedule update.

    38. Jeffrey Bernt on

      Hey there Sean, are we still on track per your schedule? Just curious. Thanks!

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      Matt Zaccaglin on

      I still have not received mine....

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      Tyson S. Carroll on

      "Winy", or the wired version with extra y's, means to have qualities if wine.

      Stop WHINING about comments having a crisp fresh flavor. Instead commiserate with us that we can't open the box in the video and get our cold drink yet. I chose milk for my box. May have been a little optimistic.

    41. Ray C. on

      To all the people that are complaining - KS is not a shopping website, it is a platform for people like Sean to realize their dreams. We fund to make his dream possible and we get a reward in return. Dreams like this don't come easily. There will be mistakes and hurdles to go through. Constructive criticisms are great but winyyyy ones are not so productive.
      Looking forward to receiving mine!

    42. Sean Connell 2-time creator on

      Hi Joel, sorry for the disappointing delays. I hope you enjoy the tool though!

    43. Joel D Aronowicz G on

      We are already 1 year from completing the funding. I have not received the 2 products I purchase. I am very disappointed with this enterprise of yours. I hope when I receive it, will it worth the time and cost I pay for.

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      Jeffrey h kashner on

      I understand problems can happen. I hope the stainless steel one is a nice quality one, and look forward to receiving it.
      I hope that won't be too long. Thanks

    45. Matias Proietti on

      People get really bitchy in comment threads on Kickstarter, don't they? So many people losing so much perspective is kind of terrifying. In the grand scheme of things, this is a minor hurdle. Thanks for sticking with it, Sean. Looking forward to my ATOMs.

    46. K

      I had selected the steel versions for me which I never received it? I hope, I will receive it before New Year 2015?

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      Aleks Marks on

      I initially preferred the look of the black ATOM, but when I saw some of the early comments about the black coating issues, I switched to stainless steel before the campaign ended. I feel bad for anyone who has not yet received their ATOM but I also feel like it's worth the wait. The product looks and feels great and fit my expectations based on descriptions and images. I hope that you still plan to mass produce for consumers, because I plan to recommend this product to several friends. I'll be periodically checking kickstarter and your website for updates.

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      Ryan Polonski on

      I received the stainless steel a while ago... I am sad to report that I haven't used it even once... Of course that's my fault not the creators fault! I also carry a multi-tool around so that's why. But when I use air travel I think the ATOM will come in handy, if I remember I have it!

    49. Sean Connell 2-time creator on

      Anyone that needs an address change can email me directly and I will make the change. Thanks!

    50. Sean Connell 2-time creator on

      Thanks for the feedback (both good and bad). Clearly, the project did not progress as intended. I made several mistakes. The project truly served as experiential learning opportunity. I'm sorry my initial backers had to suffer through the learning curve.