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Instacube: A Living Canvas for your Instagram Photos's video poster

Liberating Instagram photos from your smart device, Instacube feeds your favorite images wirelessly at 3x the size. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on September 21, 2012.

Liberating Instagram photos from your smart device, Instacube feeds your favorite images wirelessly at 3x the size.

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    1. Creator Rob Walker about 7 hours ago

      I believe I've waited very patiently and this the first time I am posting.
      Here in NYC, I Ordered two cubes, Black.
      If as per your updates, all deliveries were made to backers months ago, so why are there so many of us backers still waiting to receive our cubes.
      I am formally requesting a response.
      Thank you.

    2. Creator Chong Chee Wee 2 days ago

      Hey CEO,
      Where Is My Refund ?!

    3. Creator Douglas Fountain 6 days ago

      As a "Early Adopter" (Aug 2012) I too have yet to receive my pair. See the new Cube web page and blog, units for sale on Amazon is just fuel to the fire that this project was ultimately a big sham !!!! ..and from the comments of those who have received units, they confirm that in fact these things are totally outdated (hmmm.. and only after waiting two and a half years ??) Ces
      t la vie..

    4. Creator Nivas Gallo on February 19

      Got mine last month, and boy, this is so outdated I don't even know how to begin. Any Android Tablet does a better job than this one. The screen resolution is really bad: the pictures are all washed out, and it seems to drain battery a lot. The battery life is very, very small, like half an hour of use and you have to plug it to the wall. The sensibility of the screen puzzles me: some areas don't respond at all, so I had to use some creative moves to get things done. The look and feel is meh, OK. Looks like a cheap product, despite the designer's attempt to resonate Apple plastic white (witch is old now). Gave it to my mom, who isn't a heavy user and she loved though. So, there's a market there with old technoludite ladies who'd like to see their siblings on Instagram and ferociously like all their selfies.

    5. Creator Matthew Procaccino on February 19

      Where the hell are my cubes. This is insane the amount of crap us backers have dealt with for this product. This designer needs to ship or refund NOW

    6. Creator Peter Nguyen on February 18

      Backed project on August 27, 2012. Fast forward 2.5 years and I'm still waiting for a pair to ship to Vancouver, Canada.

    7. Creator Ray D on February 16

      Still waiting for my product 2 years later! When will it ship to Toronto, Canada?

    8. Creator gryphonent on February 16

      Amazing. Just came here for fun. You guys still believe you get a refund? I’ve written off the investment already. There used to be some images here in the comments showing Andy Butler partying and going on holiday… well, it looks he enjoyed wasting our money. Lesson learnt. Don’t back on Kickstarter! Wait for the product to hit the store, and read the reviews before handing over your hard-earned dough.

    9. Creator John Huetz on February 15

      This project and others are why I'll never again pledge with kickstarter again.

    10. Creator James G on February 11

      Where is my refund? This is an absolute joke. Only on kickstarter can a company get away with such terrible service. It's literally theft at this point. WHEEN WILL YOU PROCESS REFUNDS?!?!

    11. Creator K.J. Cardinal on February 10

      Any idea when my units will ship? I would appreciate an update. Thanks.

    12. Creator Luiz Eduardo Oliveira Fonseca on February 9

      I wanna be refound, 2 years and nothing.

    13. Creator Oi-Lionheart on February 9

      I want to be refund. This has gone on long enough!

    14. Creator Tim Lomas on February 9

      Just thought I'd update, Liz from the Instacube team is helping try and get to the bottom of the issue.

    15. Creator Roo Bix on February 7

      Any idea when I'll be getting mine? It's a few years down the line now lads.

    16. Creator Roo Bix on February 7

      Any idea when I'll be getting mine? It's a few years down the line now lads.

    17. Creator Tim Lomas on February 7

      Anyone else's instacube brick itself? Mine is now stuck on the boot up image page. Flickers a couple of times then just stays on the picture. Can't get it to boot up...

    18. Creator Jesus Robles on February 6

      Finally got my cubes. I mean sure they were REALLY late ... but at the end of the day I think its a neat product. Sure the screen could have a better resolution but im just glad this whole thing's over..

    19. Creator Jo Hann on February 6

      where the hell is my instacube ????

    20. Creator André Rocha on February 4

      Could someone from your team give me an update on when my cubes will be received? I live in Brazil and have not heard news in a while.

    21. Creator Benoit Verreault on February 1

      Could someone from your team give me an update on when my cubes will be received? I live in Canada and have not heard a peep in a while. Christmas delivery promises have come and gone with nothing on my doorstep.

      A little more transparency would be appreciated.


    22. Creator Bee on January 30

      @Robert: I second that. I have been way more exited while waiting then after I received it. I sold my outdated piece of hardware back in November '14 on eBay.

    23. Creator Nicolas Chan on January 29

      I've yet to recieve an email or update on when I'm going to get mine. Who can i contact to rectify this?

    24. Creator Jason Mlady on January 28

      Okay, guys. This is now for sale on Amazon. Where are our backer rewards?…

    25. Creator Rob Logan on January 28

      I have yet to receive my pair of black Instacubes, or whatever they're called now, which is infuriating when they are for sale online.

    26. Creator Justin Kinnel on January 27

      Can you contact me about a refund?

    27. Creator Kevin De Mulder on January 27

      What's the procedure for getting a refund?

    28. Creator pellamac on January 27

      I think this Kickstarter is one of the most unsecured one I've ever seen: we've all pledged such a big amount of money and we're more than 2 years in and still nothing. You continue to promise and promise but we see nothing! I understand it's a huge project, but you can't expect people to be happy about it after waiting for 2 years for a product or still waiting for a refund after a year!

      When I see that the last update is from November and when I read the reviews, I'm feeling really betrayed by all your false promises. Yes, you are people, yes, this project has taken huge proportions, but it doesn't change the fact that you promised so much more than it's worth.

      So I'm asking for a refund too and I expect it to come earlier than later, I have my view on other projects that won't betray my trust in people's great ideas and projects.

      It's really sad because I thought it was something that would be the next best thing...

    29. Creator dion on January 24

      After getting someone else's refund cheque initially, I've gotten mine & can finally close the book on this nightmare.

      Hope everyone gets a resolution that they're happy with.

    30. Creator Henrique Sauer on January 22

      i guess i need my money back. how can i do it?

    31. Creator Henrique Sauer on January 22

      depending on the next delivery expected date, i'm interested in a refund. please, let me know

    32. Creator Francesc on January 21

      I requested a refund last September. I received an email saying that they added me to a refunds list but there wasn't a date for it.
      I didn't hear anything new yet.

    33. Creator Marc Lee on January 21

      Where is my Cube ?Where is my Cube ?Where is my Cube ?Where is my Cube ?Where is my Cube ?Where is my Cube ?

    34. Creator Peter Wysoczanski - Obsidan Order on January 20

      I too am awaiting a full refund of my hard earned money

    35. Creator Virginia on January 19

      I'm still waiting my 2 instacubes. I'm from Spain, what happen with our instacubes? I can't believe that I have been waiting more than two years!!! I WANT MY 2 INSTACUBES or REFUND ME. I feel absolutely cheated.

    36. Creator Robert Svihla on January 15

      Welp, after 2+ years, I finally received my pair of Instacubes.

      It's kind of charming looking, I'll give it that. I ended up with two Classic models because the black I originally requested was backordered until the end of time apparently.

      I turned it on and my immediate reaction was "oh no... this screen is really poor... and hey, there's a dead pixel right there in the center." Not a promising start.

      Got connected to wi-fi.

      Updated the Instacube.

      Logged into Instagram.

      And all I get is a blank screen that every 30 seconds or so flashes up a progress bar with the text "Loading My Feed". Except my feed never loads. Ever. Reboot, nothing works.

      Truth is that I spent that money two years ago and it's basically fiction to me at this point, so I'm not optimistic the Instacube people really care one way or the other at this point. But this is a poor product. Besides the generally appealing vibe of the device, it's built with a terrible screen -- I mean, it's TERRIBLE; that RAZR you were excited about carrying around in your pocket circa 2002 is fancy as hell compared to this -- and nothing is remotely responsive about it.

      The Instacube is a huge failure, and in the grand scheme of consumer electronic devices it'll be forgotten and for good reason. The fact I own TWO of them is my own fault, a handy reminder of the dangers of feeling too optimistically about the dreams of others.

      To the rest of you still waiting for your Instacubes to arrive -- don't hold your breath. I feel more disappointed now that I've actually experienced the device than I did yesterday when it was just a thing that potentially existed. Take comfort in the fact you haven't had a chance to suffer through handling one yourself. You're the lucky ones.

    37. Creator Brian St. Onge on January 15

      Please send my Refund check! Email me please.

    38. Creator Bob Reuter on January 12

      I finally got my lovers' pair... After sending a reminder email... It's quite nice, even if the touch screen is less reactive than that of other devices.

    39. Creator Jose Andres Armenteros on January 12

      company name changed to #cube now too

    40. Creator Jose Andres Armenteros on January 12

      im here waiting still.... i like how anyone can buy one on amazon and get it yet me pledging 149 dollars is still sitting here waiting for two years

    41. Creator Anees Younis on January 11

      I was the 20th backer of this project and still have nothing to show for my money. Not that I expect preferential treatment for backing early or anything, but the fact that this product is available for retail but Kickstarter backers like myself are still waiting to receive our units is absolutely ridiculous!

    42. Creator Brian on January 9

      I finally received mine today. It actually works well. The screen is a little washed out but I can live with it. Better late than never.

    43. Creator Michelle Leong on January 8

      Hey all. just wanted to drop off a note to say that i've received the long-awaited lover's pair of instacubes. late it might be but since i had pretty much given up on it ever materializing, this was a nice surprise and i'm glad that you guys managed to keep on trucking!

    44. Creator Jay Welshofer on January 4

      No cubes. Wow.

    45. Creator Ben Handin on January 2

      I am happy to report that I finally received my two cubes, after agreeing to accept white cubes instead of black ones. I feel for the people who have still not received theirs, but am optimistic that they will receive them soon.

      The following is my review: The whole project was a clusterf*uck, and everyone involved in the operations and management of it should be ashamed of themselves. As others have mentioned, the screen is washed out and the some of the menus cannot be read because they extend outside of the viewing area of the screen. I expect that support for Facebook integration is likely to never happen. My sole positive statement is that the cube does seem to be easy enough to use that my 90+ year old grandparents could use it without much trouble.

    46. Creator Henk on December 31

      I´ve got my "lovers pair" black and white in Germany without any Fee´s or something (send as a gift =)
      Look and feel is ok, the screen is not great and the touch interface doesn´t work very well, but when it´s set up it works. To be honest, i woul´d buy this in a store but that is not the fault of Instacube. It does what they promised

    47. Creator Ivan on December 30

      I've emailed (multiple times) them asking for a refund a year ago and all I got was a ticket number which, hasn't been resolved. :(

    48. Creator Bob on December 30

      Still nothing... Post on their Facebook page about how they are screwing their backers.

    49. Creator Euwing Tham Tatt Wah on December 26

      Can I get a refund? Nothing is happening!

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